Yes. You read that right. Coca cola chicken wings.
aka our ‘dinner’ a little while ago. Let me explain.
One evening, we sat watching Masterchef. Normally known for the inventive dishes, creative ingredients, food challenges and, lets be honest, too many tears. But on this occasion, it was a masterclass by none other than Matt Preston, cooking coca cola chicken wings. You can find the recipe here.
I did not even need to look over at Mr BBB to know what he was thinking. Eyes wide. A small smile. And then the request was made.
“We have to make these”.
Truthfully, chicken wings are not my favourite. I think it has something to do with my meat + bone aversion. But Mr BBB indulges my kitchen cravings all too often, so I figured I could indulge him this one.
And so it came to be that these ingredients were set out on our kitchen bench one afternoon.
Sugar and more sugar. Poured over the wings, and cooked for 3.5 hours.
Turning my best baking dish into something of a sticky cola mess.
Chicken wing anyone?
To balance out the sweetness, I also made a simple fried rice.
Brown rice, silverbeet, asparagus, carrot and capsicum. Wok-fried with tofu, peas, egg and a splash of sesame oil and tamari.
Probably unsurprisingly, I was not a fan of the chicken wings – they were too sweet and fiddly for me. But Mr BBB loved them and gobbed most of the plate.
I think they would make a tasty appetiser for a party, so perhaps they’ll make another appearance in the BBB household at some point…
What about you? Are you a fan of chicken wings?