How to Make Authentic Cola Chicken Wings

Cola Chicken Wings: The Best Ever Chinese Dish to Make, Kids' All-Time Favorite

In China, caramelized chicken is a common dish. In a restaurant in Jinan, Shandong, the chef accidentally spilled cola into the braised chicken wings pot and discovered that cola not only added color more conveniently but also imparted a unique taste and enchanting aroma. Since then, it has become a popular practice.

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 30 min Cook Time 30 min Total Time 1 hr
Servings: 2


Cola Chicken Wings has a delicious flavor, colorful, tender chicken, salty and sweet.


Main ingredients

Blanching ingredients



  1. Make some cuts on the chicken wings.

  2. Place chicken wings in a pan of cold water, add chopped green onion, sliced ginger, cooking wine. Boil until a large amount of foam surfaces, scoop out the chicken wings, and rinse them thoroughly with hot water.

  3. Pour cooking oil into the pan, heat the oil over medium heat until hot. Then add the chicken wings and sear the wings until two sides turn golden.

  4. Add light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, chopped green onion, sliced ginger, chicken Bouillon Powder, and salt.

  5. Add Coca Cola and boil it with high heat until the source become thick.

  6. Sprinkle white sesame seeds before serving. Enjoy it!


  1. Using a non-stick pan would be better.
  2. You can use less oil, the chicken wings already have a high natural fat content.
  3. You can adjust the amount of cola according to your taste. If the entire can of cola is too sweet, you can use only half a can and add a small amount of water.
  4. Cola can easily cause sticking to the pan, so when reducing the sauce, make sure to constantly stir with a spatula.
  5. Don't worry that the wings won't be cooked when reducing the sauce because they are partially cooked during the blanching process, and the searing process has already cooked them further.
Keywords: Chicken Wing, Braised, Sweet and Salty

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