Try this way of cooking chicken wings with shallots, it is simply easy and quick.  Here, you would  noticed lots of shallots are used.  Shallots give the dish a sweet and mild flavour.  The fried chicken wings are braised to tender and succulent.  It is a dish that you can serve as a main dish with  rice and maybe with a vegetable dish.  The thick, tasty gravy is great to spread over rice.

This is a Guangdong cuisine.  You can use chicken drumsticks to make this dish.

Recipe adapted from Ms Ma’s Kitchen you-tube video with  slight modifications


[serves 2-3]

8 pieces chicken wings – end tip removed and cut into 3 pieces

1 tbsp cooking wine

1 tsp sesame seed oil

some chopped spring onions

120-150 gm shallots – peeled and keep whole


1.5 tbsp light soy sauce and oyster sauce

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp ground black pepper

1.5 tbsp cornstarch

1/2 tbsp cooking oil

several slices of ginger

  1. Marinate the chicken wings with marinade for several hours or overnight to be flavorful.   
  2. Heat up a non stick wok with some oil, place chicken wings in a single layer to fry until brown on all sides by turning them constantly.  Add in shallots, stir fry for 1-2 minutes until aromatic.
  3. Transfer to a claypot, add in cooking wine and some water.  Mix well, cover to cook for 20 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally to prevent burning at the base [alternatively you can cook the chicken wings in the wok instead of transfering to cook in claypot].
  4. Drizzle in sesame seed oil, garnish with some spring onions.  Serve with rice.


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