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Recipe: Cola Chicken Wings using Cookcell Hybrid Woks

Recipe: Cola Chicken Wings using Cookcell Hybrid Woks

FULL VIDEO: Episode #20 Cola Chicken Wings with Cookcell Hybrid Woks

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Coca-Cola chicken wings are believed to have been invented by accident in a restaurant when a chef spilled Coke over soy sauce-coated chicken wings.

We chose this recipe because sugar becomes sticky when heated long enough. A wok with superior non-stick properties is needed. We hope the cola chicken recipe will demonstrate how Cookcell's hybrid woks and pans work as well as how to clean them.

The Cookcell non-stick layers are protected by a stainless steel honeycomb structure. Since the stainless steel layer is thick, you will need to heat the wok or frypan properly to enable the nonstick function. Watch the video to see how to do this.



  • 1 bottle/can of Coke
  • Chicken wings (7 pieces)
  • 3-4 slices of ginger
  • Green onion (cut in long pieces)
  • Green onion (cut in small pieces)
  • Sesame (as a garnish)
  • 2 pieces of star anise (optional)


  1. Wash your new wok in order to remove all the protective oil layers from the manufacturer.
  2. Prepare the green onion, ginger, soy sauce, and sake.
  3. Recommended: slice the chicken wings twice on each side. They will absorb more flavours that way.
    Cola Chicken Wings
  4. Add enough oil to the pan.
  5. Heat the wok until it is hot enough to cook. Some cooktops need two minutes to preheat before cooking starts.
  6. Turn down the heat to medium. Fry the green onion and ginger slices until their flavours are released.
  7. Place the chicken wings so that the same side faces down on the wok. Fry for two minutes without stirring. This seals in the juices.
    Cola Chicken Wings
  8. Flip the wings over and fry them for another 2 minutes.
  9. Cook until the sauce thickens. At that point, you can tell how well the non-stick wok is performing.
  10. Turn off the heat and place all wings neatly on the plate. Top with sesame and green onions.
  11. The demonstrator adds two pieces of star anise at this point, but this is optional.
  12. Caramelised sugar is one of the toughest foods that damages woks. See how we clean the wok. Before cleaning the wok, wait for it to cool down. Use a sponge to clean, or stainless steel scrubber or steel wool for stubborn stains.
    Cola Chicken Wings
Additional information:  
  1. Remember a reasonably heated cookware and heated oil (not overheating) are key.
  2. Users will need basic cooking techniques and common sense (understanding of proper heat control, knowing how to check the food periodically, and so on).
  3. Heat level, Please note that the heat levels shown below are for general reference only. Every cooktop is different. The following ranges apply if 10 is the maximum.
  • Low heat: the heat level is 1-2.
  • Medium low heat: the heat level is 3-4.
  • Medium heat: the heat level is 5.
  • Medium high heat: the heat level is 7-8.
  • High heat: the heat level is 9-10.

Click here to see all Cookcell hybrid woks and frypans.

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