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Learn the secret to the crispiest baked chicken wings of your life! Then toss them in a sweet and tangy sauce for the most delicious Coca Cola Chicken Wings, ever.

Coca Cola Chicken Wings

Learn the secret to the crispiest baked chicken wings of your life! Then toss them in a sweet and tangy sauce for the most delicious Coca Cola Chicken Wings, ever.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 470 kcal

Ingredients

TO MAKE THE WINGS:

  • 3 pounds chicken wings flats and wingtips removed
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder

TO MAKE THE COCA-COLA SAUCE:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 slices bacon
  • ½ red onion sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 (12 ounce) can Coca-Cola
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

  1. Arrange two oven racks in the upper middle and lower middle positions, respectively. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and place a wire rack on top. Coat rack with nonstick spray.
  2. Pat wings dry with paper towels. In a large zipper-top plastic bag, add baking powder and wings and toss to coat.
  3. Arrange coated wings skin-side up on rack. Bake for 30 minutes on lower-middle oven rack.
  4. Increase oven temperature to 425 degrees and transfer baking sheet to upper-middle rack. Bake an additional 45 to 50 minutes, until the wings are golden brown and crispy.
  5. Meanwhile, in a 3-quart saucepan or deep skillet, heat oil until shimmering. Add bacon and onions and fry until the onions have softened, about 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in garlic until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Whisk in Coca-Cola, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
  7. Stir in brown sugar and soy sauce. Transfer 2 tablespoons Coca-Cola sauce to a small bowl and whisk in cornstarch until smooth.
  8. Add back to pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened and reduced by half, about 20 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve, pushing down on the solids to extract as much liquid as possible. Keep warm on stove until wings have finished baking.
  9. Toss the crispy wings with Coca-Cola sauce and serve.