October 12, 2009

Japanese BBQ Chicken

This is probably my most savory and delicious feat yet! I wanted to make crispy fried chicken at first, but realized that I didn’t have a deep fryer. So the next best alternative was to try this Japanese Chicken Wings recipe that I found on AllRecipes.com.

Just so you that everyone knows, pan frying is MESSY. I would recommend getting a splatter guard for the pan if you decide to attempt this. The sauce also requires a lot of sugar, which I am willing to bet will taste just as good if the quantity of sugar is reduced. While the original recipe called for wings, I substituted with drumsticks and thigh to make it more meaty. Bring it to a party and I am almost certain that they will be a hit.

Japanese Chicken Wings
Recipe from AllRecipes.com.
Prep time: 15 min / Cook time: 45 min / Ready in: 1 hr
Yields: 6 servings (although 2 can easily eat all of it)


3 lb chicken drumsticks and thighs (wings also work)

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 cup all-purpose flour for coating

1 cup butter


3 tbsp soy sauce

3 tbsp water

1 cup white sugar

1/2 cup white vinegar

1/2 tsp garlic powder, or to taste

1 tsp salt


1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Chop drumsticks into three smaller pieces. Dip each piece in egg and coat with flour.

2. Heat butter in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat. Fry chicken until deep brown. Place in a shallow roasting pan.

3. In a small bowl combine soy sauce, water, sugar, vinegar, garlic powder and salt. Pour 1/3rd over the chicken.

4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 45 minutes, basting wings with remaining sauce often (suggested 7 times every 6 minutes).


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