You see it may sound crazy but if you’re trying to watch what you eat at home so that you can eat out like a glutton, then fried chicken and karaage chicken aren’t completely off limits. This is a recipe I’ve been developing for a little while so we’ve had lots of fried chicken to eat. If you’re like me and adore chicken karaage yet perhaps studiously ignore the fact that it is deep fried chicken, then this is an alternative recipe for you using chicken wings or drumsticks.
There’s not a spot of oil added to these, you use the skin to provide this along with sealing in the moistness from the chicken. It’s not only packed with flavour from the ginger, garlic, soy and shao xing wine but crispy to boot. You could also use skinless chicken -it won’t be quite as moist and in that case, I’d brush it with a little oil but if you make these as they are, you will have some beautifully flavoursome, fall off the bone chicken wings. Perfect for watching sports (or looking in the mirror!).