Chicken Wings With Oyster Sauce

Roast chicken wings on cutting board
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  • Total: 65 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
482 Calories
25g Fat
9g Carbs
52g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 482
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 33%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 158mg 53%
Sodium 762mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 52g
Calcium 73mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Oyster sauce is a common ingredient in Chinese cuisine. While there are a number of recipes for oyster sauce, the most common one creates a condiment mainly consisting of cornstarch, sugar, and oyster extract. There are even some vegetarian oyster sauces that replace oyster extract with shiitake mushroom.

Oyster sauce adds a savory flavor to any dish and is an absolute staple for cooking Chinese Cuisine. MSG is often added to enhance the oyster flavor, but there are many MSG free varieties available. MSG has been known to cause headaches or discomfort in some people but for those unaffected, it is safe to consume.

This baked chicken oyster sauce recipe is great for anyone who lacks a deep fryer. The fact that the chicken is baked rather than fried also makes these wings slightly healthier. This is an easy, flavorful recipe that makes an appetizer that can be served hot or cold.    

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 pounds chicken wings (about 15)
  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 1 green onion (scallion, spring onion), diced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 F.

  3. In a small bowl, combine the oyster sauce, soy sauce, sherry, garlic and onion to make the glazing sauce.

  4. Place the chicken in a shallow glass baking dish and brush with part of the glazing sauce.

  5. Bake the wings for approximately 1 hour, turning over at least once and brushing with the glazing sauce 2 or 3 times during cooking. This appetizer can be served hot or cold.

  6. Enjoy!

Recipe Variations

These chicken wings can also be deep-fried: toss the wings in a flour/cornstarch coating (use as much cornstarch/flour as needed, keeping a 1 to 1 ratio between the two) and deep-fry until crispy and well cooked. Drain on paper towels and toss in the glazing sauce.

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