The other week my daughter Jaime and I were discussing dishes she could take to a pot luck at the Hawaiian Club. Now Jaime and her family do not eat beef or pork so we were limited to seafood or poultry. I suggested she make Shoyu Chicken, that’s an easy dish and definitely local Hawaii food. Then I remembered these chicken wings my mother used to make for pot lucks, we called it Sweet Sesame Seed Chicken Wings. They were yummy!
Sweet Sesame Seed Chicken Wings are deep fried sweet garlicy wing pieces. They’re not crispy, but are very juicy, flavorful, and tender.
They take a bit of time to prepare, mostly because they’re deep fried. They’re probably not the healthiest chicken dish you’ll ever have, but they are so worth the time and calories.
I couldn’t find the recipe, in fact I’m not even sure if she had one written down. When I asked her about she couldn’t remember, so I had to figure it out on my own, based on a vague memory. It wasn’t really difficult to figure it out and I was able to make it in time for Super Bowl Sunday. They came out “ono” as we say in Hawaii. My family loved them! I’m sure we’ll be making them for future get togethers and pot lucks.
4 Lbs. Chicken Wings
1 Cup Mochiko Sweet Rice Flour
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar – firmly packed
1 Cup Soy Sauce
1/4 Cup Sesame Oil
2-3 Cloved Garlic – minced
2 Tbs. Sesame Seeds + extra for garnish if desired
2 Stalks Green Onions – chopped + extra for garnish if desired
Oil for frying
Mix all ingredients together until Mochiko dissolves (except for frying oil and chicken wings) Mixture will be a milky brown
Pour Marinade into large ziplock bag and put chicken wings in
Marinate in refrigerator at least 3 hours
Heat oil and deep fry chicken wings until done, about 10 minutes
Drain on paper towel
Arrange on serving dish and garnish with more chopped green onions and sesame seed if desired