Dan Lee’s Maple and Tamarind Chicken Wings

Chicken / Sides / Snacks

Maple and Tamarind Chicken Wings
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2 portions
Metric Imperial


For the chicken wings

  • 3/4 cup cornflour
  • 2/3 cup rice flour
  • 1.5 tsp Chinese five spice
  • 1 tsp maple sugar
  • 1kg chicken wings (approximately 10 wings)
  • Milk, enough to cover the wings

For the glaze

  • 2 pieces of orange peel
  • 4 slices of ginger
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup (preferably dark syrup for its robust taste)
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup (preferably very dark syrup for its strong taste)
  • 1/4 cup tamarind purée
  • 2 tsp water
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves

For the garnish

  • 1 spring onion, chopped
  • 1 pinch of sesame seeds
  • 1 handful of chopped coriander
  • 1 red chilli, sliced
  • Zest of 1 lime


  1. Cut the chicken wings down and trim off the tips (you can buy wings with the tips already separated or ask your butcher to do this for you).
  2. Slightly score each side of the wings so they cook quicker.
  3. Mix the cornflour, rice flour, Chinese five spice and maple sugar together in a bowl to form the coating.
  4. Add the chicken wings to enough milk to cover them completely, remove and roll in the coating and deep fry for 8-10 minutes (until they reach 75°C).
  5. Add all ingredients for the glaze into a pan, stirring together, and bring to boil.
  6. Reduce the consistency by a third, once reduced the glaze should thicken.
  7. Add the deep-fried chicken wings into the glaze and toss for 2 minutes in a pan until the wings are completely coated.
  8. Serve the chicken wings and garnish with the lime zest, chopped spring onion, coriander, sliced red chilli and sesame seeds.

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