Baked chicken wings with pomelo sauce

Based on 6 ratings

Johanna

Test Kitchen Manager and Chef at Kitchen Stories

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“For this chicken wing recipe, I used a creative ingredient: Pomelo! This citrus fruit gives the recipe an extra special touch. Crunchy and sticky at the same time, this dish is an absolute flavor explosion. You can enjoy them with steamed pak choi and rice for a full meal or simply serve them as a snack.”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
50
min.
Preparation
40
min.
Baking
720
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-4+
1 kg chicken wing
½ pink pomelo
6 cloves garlic
15 g ginger
scallions
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground star anise
25 g sugar
50 ml soy sauce
30 ml rice vinegar
150 ml grapefruit juice
chili
2 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
lime
mint (for garnish)
cilantro (for garnish)
salt
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • 2 knives
  • 2 cutting boards
  • 2 bowls (large)
  • spatula
  • plastic wrap
  • kitchen towel
  • baking sheet
  • aluminum foil
  • fine grater
  • citrus press

Nutrition per serving

Cal
623
Protein
41 g
Fat
45 g
Carb
12 g
  • Step 1/5

    Peel and finely chop some garlic and ginger. Cut the white part of scallions in rings, save the green part for later.
    • 4 cloves garlic
    • 10 g ginger
    • scallions
    • knife
    • cutting board

    Peel and finely chop some garlic and ginger. Cut the white part of scallions in rings, save the green part for later.

  • Step 2/5

    Add chicken wings to a bowl, with garlic, ginger, the white part of scallions, cinnamon, star anise, sugar, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and grapefruit juice. Mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in fridge for approx. 12 hrs., or overnight.
    • 1 kg chicken wing
    • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
    • ½ tsp ground star anise
    • 25 g sugar
    • 50 ml soy sauce
    • 30 ml rice vinegar
    • 150 ml grapefruit juice
    • bowl (large)
    • spatula
    • plastic wrap

    Add chicken wings to a bowl, with garlic, ginger, the white part of scallions, cinnamon, star anise, sugar, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and grapefruit juice. Mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in fridge for approx. 12 hrs., or overnight.

  • Step 3/5

    Preheat oven to 220°C/425°F, take out the chicken wings and pat them dry, then season with salt. Place on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Bake for approx. 30 – 40 min.
    • salt
    • kitchen towel
    • baking sheet
    • aluminum foil

    Preheat oven to 220°C/425°F, take out the chicken wings and pat them dry, then season with salt. Place on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Bake for approx. 30 – 40 min.

  • Step 4/5

    For the pomelo marinade, peel pomelo and remove the individual segments from half of the fruit. Put segments in a bowl and use your fingers to divide. Peel and mince remaining ginger and garlic. Cut the green part of scallions into fine strips. Cut chili into fine rings. Zest and juice lime. Mix everything with the fish sauce, sesame oil, lime zest and juice.
    • ½ pink pomelo
    • 5 g ginger
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • chili
    • 2 tbsp fish sauce
    • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
    • lime
    • knife
    • cutting board
    • bowl (large)
    • fine grater
    • citrus press

    For the pomelo marinade, peel pomelo and remove the individual segments from half of the fruit. Put segments in a bowl and use your fingers to divide. Peel and mince remaining ginger and garlic. Cut the green part of scallions into fine strips. Cut chili into fine rings. Zest and juice lime. Mix everything with the fish sauce, sesame oil, lime zest and juice.

  • Step 5/5

    Remove the chicken from the oven and transfer to a serving plate. Pour the pomelo sauce over the chicken wings. Garnish with fresh mint and cilantro. Enjoy!
    • mint (for garnish)
    • cilantro (for garnish)

    Remove the chicken from the oven and transfer to a serving plate. Pour the pomelo sauce over the chicken wings. Garnish with fresh mint and cilantro. Enjoy!