Kung Pao Chicken Wings

Kung Pao Chicken Wings
Staff Writer

Dale Talde

Chef Dale Talde coats chicken wings in a rich flour batter before deep-frying and tossing with a sweet and spicy Kung Pao-inspired sauce, topped with chopped peanuts, cilantro, and scallions and served with a buttermilk ranch sauce.

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Directions

Combine the annatto seed, star anise, Sichuan peppercorns, and vegetable oil in a large bowl and let steep for at least 30 minutes. Strain and reserve.

Fill a large pot halfway with vegetable oil and preheat to 325 degrees. To make the sauce, combine the rice wine, rice vinegar, oyster sauce, sweet chile sauce, chile bean sauce, sesame oil, and ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons of the oil that's been steeping and set aside.

To make the buttermilk ranch dressing, mix the mayonnaise, sour cream, buttermilk, and ranch powder together and refrigerate until ready to serve. 

Mix the rice flour and water until smooth. Rinse and dry chicken wings. Dredge the wings in wing batter and fry until golden brown. Drain excess oil off wings then toss in Kung Pao sauce. Garnish with chopped peanuts, chopped cilantro, and sliced scallions. Serve with buttermilk ranch.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

1762 kcal

Daily value:

88%

Servings:

4
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 131 g
  • Protein 20 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 133 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 603 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 92 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 1 mg
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 5 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 30 µg
  • Arginine 1 g
  • Ash 7 g
  • Aspartic acid 1 g
  • Betaine 11 mg
  • Calcium, Ca 267 mg
  • Carotene, alpha 38 µg
  • Carotene, beta 169 µg
  • Cholesterol 29 mg
  • Choline, total 13 mg
  • Copper, Cu 1 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 48 µg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 15 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 6 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 89 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 4 g
  • Folate, DFE 74 µg
  • Folate, food 36 µg
  • Folate, total 59 µg
  • Folic acid 24 µg
  • Fructose 1 g
  • Glucose (dextrose) 2 g
  • Glutamic acid 2 g
  • Iron, Fe 8 mg
  • Leucine 1 g
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 154 µg
  • Lycopene 26 µg
  • Magnesium, Mg 129 mg
  • Maltose 1 g
  • Manganese, Mn 2 mg
  • Niacin 6 mg
  • Pantothenic acid 1 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 723 mg
  • Phytosterols 101 mg
  • Potassium, K 494 mg
  • Proline 1 g
  • Retinol 74 µg
  • Selenium, Se 38 µg
  • Sodium, Na 1865 mg
  • Starch 63 g
  • Sucrose 25 g
  • Sugars, total 30 g
  • Water 111 g
  • Zinc, Zn 3 mg
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