Marmite Chicken Wings (5 ingredients)

Since last month, I’ve been throwing and attending a lot of house parties. And at house parties, we need finger food. What is better than chicken wings? I’ve been making baked chicken wings over and over again.

I stumbled upon this recipe by accident. While visiting my aunt in Singapore, she showed me all the recipes she compiled over the years. Some are passed down to her from her family, others from cooking classes she attended and some are from newspaper clippings. I When I saw ‘Marmite Chicken Wings’, I knew I have to try it (I love Marmite!).

What I like about this recipe is that it’s super easy to make. You only use four different types of sauces – Marmite, sesame oil, oyster sauce and honey. Besides, I like that I can just pop it in the oven and leave it to bake while I do other things. I really only spend 10 minutes preparing it. I also like the interesting flavour from Marmite, that is unlike those we get from hawker stalls So, here’s the result of simple and delicious chicken wings:

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Active time: 10 minutes

Total time: 1 hour
Makes: 12 chicken wings center

INGREDIENTS

  • Chicken wings x  500 g 
  • Marmite x 1 tablespoon
  • Sesame oil x 1 tablespoon
  • Oyster sauce x 2 tablespoon
  • Honey x 2 tablespoon
MATERIALS
  • Oven + baking tray
  • Ziplock bag
  • Bowl + tablespoon
  • Aluminium foil (optional)

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PREP:
  1. In a bowl, add Marmite, sesame oil, oyster sauce & honey. Mix well.
  2. Rinse chicken in running water, drain water, pat dry and transfer into a ziplock bag. Lock and shake the bag well to ensure that marinate covers all parts of chicken wings.
  3. Leave for 30 minutes on the counter or overnight in the fridge (The longer you marinate, the better it taste).
  4. Turn oven to 180 degree to preheat it while waiting for marinate sauce to infuse into chicken wings.
  5. Tear aluminium foil to line the baking tray to ease cleaning (optional).
COOK:
  1. With a spoon scrap marinade off the chicken. Place chicken wings, skin up, on baking tray.
  2. Bake wings for 20 – 25 minutes until chicken turns brown. If you want the skin to crisp, turn on the grill/broil function at the last 3 – 5 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

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COOKING NOTES

  • I chose to buy chicken wings center and tips, without the drummets, for two reason: One: the the thicker part of the drummets take a longer time to cook. Baking one part of it means my chicken will cook evenly. Secondly, I realise its a popular part amongst my family and friends (I also personally prefer this part over drummets). Since drummets are the second choice and leftover, why not only buy the wing center and tips?
  • If you don’t have an oven, you fry the wings on a pan, about 2 – 3 minutes each side.
  • If you don’t have a ziplock bag, you can marinate it in a bowl with cover. However, as I know that sometimes we just don’t have time or foresight to marinate overnight. A ziplock bag ensure that marinate seems in faster as  more surface area of the chicken are enveloped by the sauce.

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Why not make this or my favourite Thai satay at your next party?

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