Hoisin Chicken Wings

These are deep fried chicken wings smothered with sweet and savoury Hoisin sauce. The mix of honey, ginger and garlic makes these wings absolutely finger licking good!

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Hoisin Chicken Wings
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Hoisin Chicken Wings
Author: Shiokman Eddie
  • 10 chicken wings
  • 1 tsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp shaoxing wine
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 3 Tbsp self raising flour
  • 3 Tbsp potato starch flour
  • 100 – 150 ml water
For Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 3 tsp chopped garlic
  • 150 ml water
  • 3 tsp Hoisin sauce
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp light soy sauce
For Extra Kick
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger
  • ½ tsp chilli powder optional
  1. Wash, pat dry and cut the chicken wings into two and put them in a bowl.
  2. Add light soy sauce, sesame oil, shaoxing wine, white pepper, self raising flour, potato starch and water.
  3. Mix everything well until wings are fully coated with the batter. Set aside in the fridge for at least an hour.
  4. Heat up a pan with hot oil and carefully put in the chicken wings one at a time.
  5. Do not fry too many wings in the pan.
  6. Fry for about 6 – 8 mins, turning the wings after 3 – 4 mins.
  7. Remove wings and fry the rest in small batches.
  8. After all the wings have been fried and removed, let the oil in the pan heat up again before double frying the wings for another 2 mins.
  9. Remove wings and drain in a wire basket.
Hoisin Sauce
  1. Add cooking oil to a hot frying pan and stir fry garlic until fragrant.
  2. Pour in water and let it boil briefly.
  3. Add hoisin sauce, honey, light soy sauce and mix well.
  4. For an extra kick, add chopped ginger and chilli powder (optional) to the sauce.
Final Coating
  1. Add the fried wings into the pan and toss until the wings are evenly coated with the sauce.
  2. Serve on a plate and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.
Recipe Notes
  1. You can add sugar or more honey if the sauce is not sweet enough.
  2. Adjust seasoning to your taste preference.
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