This wonderful dish looks rather common but it’s actually not that easy to make. There are two main steps involved here. The first step is to prepare the chicken wings and the second is to prepare the gravy. For the wings, you would need to marinate them with salt, pepper and plain flour. Keep them in the refrigerator for an hour or two.
Next, you fry the chicken wings. Most chefs would deep fry. It can be quite a challenge using so little oil, but with plenty of manipulation with a pair of wooden chopsticks, you can still get the wings quite evenly browned on most sides.
The end result of skillful pan-frying should look something like this. Once you’re done with frying the chicken wings, you would set the aside and prepare your “glaze”.
I have some chopped garlic and chilli back in the pan. Fry till the garlic starts to brown, then add about 2 cups of water, a couple of tablespoons of plum sauce. Toss the wings back in the pan and treat them with a drizzle of light soya sauce.
Turn down the heat, slowly reduce the liquid until it begins to look as if your wings are honey-coated. Scoop them them and serve.
There we have it, chicken wings with plum sauce. Do try this at home. As sweet as it’s savoury, the kids are sure to love it. Eat in moderation it can be quite fattening.