Pepsi and Sesame glazed Chicken Wings (Oven Baked)

Here’s my quick recipe for finger lickin’ chicken wings. I guarantee once you eat these you’ll fall in love with them.

These ones are oven baked to make them somewhat crispy, but for those who don’t want to turn on the oven or the oven doesn’t work or don’t have tin foil I’ll be showing you how to cook the very same thing in a Wok/Pan. Stay tuned.

Sesame and pepsi glazed chicken wings

(Preparation/Cooking time: 45 mins, Difficulty Level: 3 – S’Alright)

Ingredients:

  • Chicken Wings
  • Spring Onions (Finely Diced)
  • Sesame Seeds (Optional)

Marinade:

  • Pepsi/Coke (Can substitute it with root beer if you prefer the taste of that instead)
  • Sesame Oil
  • Soya Sauce (Light and Dark)
  • Chilli Sauce (I used Siracha)
  • Ginger (Chopped/Sliced)
  • Garlic (Chopped)
  • (Optional) Cinnamon (Powder)

Directions:

1) Wash chicken wings and place into large mixing bowl.

2) Add the ingredients for marinade into the bowl and mix thoroughly ensuring the chicken is submerged. Most of the liquid is the Pepsi, so just top it off if there isn’t enough.

3) Wrap in cling film and put in fridge to marinade. (I find it tastes best to marinate it for over 12 hours, but a few hours should be fine if you’re in a hurry)

4) Pre-heat oven to about 200°C and place underside up on tray and bake for around 10 minutes.

5) Whilst chicken is baking pour marinade juice into a shallow pan, add the spring onions and turn on high heat to reduce into a glaze. Should look glossy and start to get slightly thicker. (If you reduce too much just top up with more Pepsi and reduce to the consistency you want to baste your chicken).

6) Once sauce is reduced take off heat and set aside.

7) Flip chicken over and baste with the reduction. Repeat this process at intervals of 2-3 minutes as many times as you want, i.e. until it gets nice and golden and sticky. On the final baste, sprinkle over the sesame seeds and bake one more time.

8) Take chicken out to rest to finish up with sauce.

9) Pour the resting liquids into the pan with any of the remaining reduction. Top with a little bit more Pepsi, soya sauce and a little bit of sesame oil and reduce slightly. Enough to pour onto chicken when you serve.

10) Serve and enjoy.

 Sesame and pepsi glazed chicken wings

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