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Coca-cola Bourbon Chicken Wings

Chicken wings are a classic recipe that’s perfect for ever occasion, whether it’s an outdoor picnic or barebeque, or just another evening in front of the televison. We found a great chicken wings recipe that can be grilled or put in the oven, with a sweet and sticky caramelized coke and bourbon glaze - so delicious! 

Here’s what you’ll need for the recipe:

  • 2.5 lbs party chicken wings

for the glaze:

  • ¾ cup coca cola
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar, packed 
  • 2 tbsp shaoxing rice wine
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp + ½ tbsp bourbon
  • 2 tsp cornstarch + 2 tbsp water
  • optional garnish: fresh chopped scallions


  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Place wings on pan and bake for 50-60 minutes until skin is thin and crispy and wings are a golden brown. You can also make these on a grill if desired.
  2. While wings are cooking, make the glaze. Combine coke, soy sauce, brown sugar, rice wine, garlic and 2 tbsp of the bourbon into a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil for about 3 minutes, stirring frequently. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water. Add mixture into the saucepan and stir and let glaze come to a boil again until sauce thickens. Turn off stove and immediately add in remaining ½ tbsp of bourbon, stirring in while glaze is still hot (you need to do this at the end so that it doesn’t get completely cooked away).
  3. Remove finished wings and lightly brush wings with glaze. Turn oven temperature to 425F. Place wings back, and bake for an additional 3-5 minutes. Watch wings carefully. You want the glaze to caramelize on the skin but you don’t want the skin to burn. Remove wings and brush with remaining glaze. 
  4. Garnish with chopped scallions if desired.

We found the recipe here.

Posted: July 21, 2015