Saucy, Chili Chicken Wings

Fried chicken is considered as one of Filipinos comfort foods, making Jollibee, McDonald’s and KFC lucrative in the Philippines.  Myself is a self-confessed fried chicken lover even when I was young.  Though I hate frying, this is one of the recipes that gives me courage to conquer my fear.  Haha!  So, here it is.  My humble Saucy, Chili Chicken Wings.
Ingredients:
10 pieces Chicken wings (tips removed)1 1/2 cups rice or cider vinegar
1 1/2 cups Soy sauce
6 pieces Calamansi
3 tbsp. Chili powder
1 bottle UFC/Jufran/Del Monte Sweet Chili sauce
2 cups Cornstarch
3 cups Cooking oil
Chopped spring onion, for garnish

Preparation of Marinade:

  1. Pour 1 1/2 cups of soy sauce in an airtight container.  Squeeze 6 pieces calamansi and mix with 1 1/2 tablespoons of Chili powder and soy sauce.
  2. Place the chicken wings in the airtight container.  Make sure that the chicken wings are covered with the prepared ingredients.  Marinate overnight.

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Mix 2 cups cornstarch and 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder in a bowl.
  2. Dip the marinated chicken wings on the bowl and toss well so ensure that it will be covered by cornstarch.
  3. Heat the frying pan.  Once hot, pour in cooking oil.  At low heat, fry the chicken wings.  (Note:  It is suggested to fry at low heat so that the meat will be cooked well).
  4. Heat another frying pan and pour in few drops of cooking oil.  At low heat, pour UFC/Jufran/Del Monte Sweet Chili sauce and place the fried chicken wings.  Toss well for 3 to 5 minutes.
  5. Place the chicken wings on a platter.  Sprinkle with chopped spring onion to garnish.

Number of servings:  good for 3-4

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