Haloodies Caramel Chicken Wings
Our Haloodies Chicken wings are versatile. My personal favourite recipe picked up while travelling in Vietnam is using dark caramel sauce on the halal chicken wings, and serving with coriander salad and steamed rice! These halal chicken wings are made on the stovetop so they don’t have a crispy skin like other wing recipes. But the caramel in the glaze adds a smoky depth and cuts the sweetness in an amazing way. Although theses chicken wings sound complex, Don’t be put off of making these, as the lime juice that you add in the beginning of the glaze helps keep the caramel from crystallizing, boy oh boy are they worth it!
- 100g golden caster sugar
- 4 tbsp gluten-free fish sauce
- 1 green chilli , halved (optional)
- small piece cinnamon bark
- small piece ginger , finely chopped
- juice 1 large lime , plus extra for squeezing over
- 1kg Haloodies chicken wing , tips removed and cut in half
- small bunch spring onion , cut into 1cm lengths
- large piece ginger , cut into matchsticks
- 1 green chilli (seeds removed if you don't like it too hot), cut into rings
- handful coriander sprigs
- boiled white rice , to serve
- Put the sugar in a medium sauté pan with enough water to make it go sludgy. Place on a low heat and bring to the boil, then cook until you have a dark amber caramel (see tip, below).
- At arms length, add the other ingredients, except for the chicken and garnish, and bring to a simmer – take care as it will spit. Once it has calmed down a little and you have a thick sauce, stir in the wings until well coated. Pour over 100ml water and simmer on a medium heat for about 30 mins, stirring every now and then until the sauce is a thicker consistency – add a splash more water if needed.
- Turn down the heat and continue to cook, covered, for a further 15 mins, stirring occasionally, until the wings are lacquered and tender and the sauce is very thick. Turn off the heat and quickly stir through half the spring onion, ginger and chilli. Tip the wings and sauce onto a platter.
- Scatter with the remaining garnish, serve with a coriander salad and serve with extra lime and steamed rice.