Thursday, September 25, 2014

Orange and Onion Caramelised Chicken Wings

Onions again? Yep, another dish laden with onions. Small onions, or shallots if you prefer, this time.

Orange and Onion Caramelised Chicken Wings

The internet is a really convenient way to find recipes, so much that it seems unnecessary to actually buy the books. I'm not moved by convenience, however. I really like my books! And if I have to flip countless pages just to find the perfect chicken recipe, I would and I did!

That's how I landed myself on Page 55 of Gordon Ramsay's Great Escape - Southeast Asia. It was a recipe for Orange and Ginger Caramelised Chicken Wings but I've tweaked it a little. Well, more than a little. I used brown sugar instead of white, added ground nutmeg, grated the ginger and increased the portion of some ingredients. I also did not sear the chicken on a pan in oil. Instead I chose to bake it before and after.

Orange and Onion Caramelised Chicken Wings
- 800g chicken wings (6 pieces)
- 10 small onions (sliced)
- 5 cloves garlic (chopped)
- 1 tbsp grated ginger
- 3 stalks lemongrass (smashed)
- ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- 2 tbsp fish sauce
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¾ tsp ground nutmeg
- ½ cup water
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Cooking oil
- Flat leaf parsley for garnishing

1) Season chicken wings with salt, black pepper and ground nutmeg for at least 30 minutes.
2) Arrange the wings in a layer on a baking tin. Bake in a preheated oven for 20 minutes at 170C.
3) Heat oil in pan.
4) Add onions, garlic, ginger and lemongrass. Stir for a couple of minutes on high heat.
5) Add fish sauce and sugar. Mix well.
6) Add orange juice and water. Stir until it has thickened a little, into a nice looking sauce. Switch the heat off and leave aside.
7) Remove chicken from oven. Spread the orange and onion sauce over the half-cooked chicken wings.
8) Continue baking for 45 minutes at 170C or until chickens are cooked and the onions are golden brown. Baste once in between.
9) Garnish with flat leaf parsley!

From Top-Left, clockwise : Season chicken wings, Gather and prepare ingredients,
Arrange wings in a layer, Bake in pre-heated oven. 

From Top-Left, clockwise : Lightly fry the ingredients, Add the sugar in,
Stir well, Leave aside for the next step, Take wings out from oven,
Spread onion and orange sauce over wings and continue baking.

Fresh out of the oven!

This is best enjoyed with rice.

Adding the garnish

Orange and Onion Caramelised Chicken Wing on the plate!


September 28, 2014 - This recipe was featured by Asian Food Channel on their Facebook and other social media pages.

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  1. I love the combination of oranges with onions! Always has been a fave pairing of mine. T.

  2. Oh, I can imagine how that is going to taste...absolutely delicious. Loved going through the stages in pictures. I can smell that hint of orange....

  3. damn delicious, finger licking good citrusy, sticky and spicy chicken!!!
    really seductive looking...

  4. Oh Sharon, these chicken wings, look extra tasty...I love the caramelized onion on int...delicious!
    Have a great weekend :D

    1. Thank you, Juliana. You have a great week! I found it really tasty and juicy.

  5. Oh, those are onions on top :D Certainly love the look of it, dear!

  6. that's it... going to show my mom your recipe...

  7. Hi Sharon,

    I remember this recipe! This is one of best Gordon Ramsay's recipes and also chicken wings recipes that I have tried.

    Yours look wonderful too!


    1. Aww...thanks, Zoe. I remember your post! It was good! ❤

  8. I love the flavor (and smell) that caramelized onions bring. I like the idea of the bright citrusy favor against the smoky onions mmm!

    1. Citrus makes everything a little bit more exciting, yes. I love the aroma that comes from these recipes ;)


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