May 5, 2014

Braised Soy Sauce Chicken Wings & Potato 薯仔炆雞翼

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By Published: 2014-05-05
This yummilicious dish made with two of my favorite things - chicken wings and potatoes.  The first time I had this Braised Soy Sauce Chicken Wings & Potato, or 薯仔炆雞翼, I did a flip and a half. Wow! Where had this dish been all my life?!  All the things that I loved about chicken wings:  tender, deliciously meaty, yummy browned skin and all the things I loved about potatoes: melty, starchy, potato-y goodness.  All in one humble yet spectacular dish!

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The great thing when you make Braised Soy Sauce Chicken Wings & Potato is that it's an easy dish that always comes out great.  Once the chicken wings are browned you just add the water and sauce ingredients and let it bubble away until meltingly tender and deliciously saucy.  The secret of this dish is the sauce, a luscious meat flavored soy sauce thickened with half melted potatoes.  Just try it and see if you and yours don't end up licking the plate!

Braised Soy Sauce Chicken Wings & Potato Recipe  薯仔炆雞翼


10 chicken wings mid-section, organic chicken if possible
1 big potato, diced
1 tbsp oil
1 cup water
2 star anise (optional)
2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tsp brown sugar
2 tbsp oyster sauce
salt to taste
1 tbsp spring onions, cut to rounds


1 tbsp light soy sauce
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp potato starch (or corn starch)


Marinate chicken wings at room temperature in marinade at least 20 minutes.  Heat wok until hot.  Add oil to wok, then add chicken wings.  Stir fry the chicken wings continuously for 3 minutes or until skin is a golden brown.  Add the water, star anise (if using), potatoes, soy sauce, salt, sugar, oyster sauce.  When water boils, lower to medium heat, cover and let simmer for 10 minutes or until the chicken wings and potatoes are cooked through and the sauce reduced to a gravy consistency.  Taste sauce and add salt to taste (may not be necessary as oyster sauce is salty already).  Dish up, sprinkle with spring onions and serve hot!

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  1. Dear Ellen,

    Tried out your recipe for dinner just now. Wana thank you for the delicious recipe! So yummy!

    1. Hi Christine - So glad you enjoyed our soy sauce chicken and potatoes! And thanks for letting us know, you made our day! ~ellen

  2. Hiya, I've made this a couple of times now and it's just so delicious. Easy to prepare as well. This recipe is a keeper. Thanks a bunch!
    Malini (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

    1. Thanks Malini, so happy you found it delicious! ~ ellen

  3. Hi Ellen, just tried your recipe tonight and it was in every way as delicious and easy to make as you had said! I don't usually do the cooking but my wife is out of town and I've got 3 kids to feed and they all loved it : ) Thank you so much for this recipe!


    1. Hi Hubert - Super duper happy that you and the kids especially liked our dish! ~ellen

  4. Hi Ellen, I tried this recipe and it turned out so good my mom requested me to make it again the week after. This has never happened before! Since she is a good cook, I have never made a dish that she has fully approved of before! Please post more recipes! I am planning to try more of your dishes for dinner!


    1. Annie - I'm tickled pink that we got the Mom stamp of approval on this dish! Yeah! ~ellen

  5. Hi Ellen, this recipe looks amazing. I would like to add more potatoes. If I do that would I have to add more of the other ingredients too? Thanks, Ivan

  6. Hey Ivan - Yay, the more potatoes the better! I love the potatoes in this dish. If you're only adding only a bit more potato, I don't think the recipe needs adjustment. However if you're adding a lot more, then I would double the water, soy sauce, sugar and oyster sauce. ~ellen