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    Dark soy sauce along with regular soy sauce is what gives these wings their rich color (if you can’t find it, use regular soy sauce). We like to use all flats–arguably the best part of the wing!—but a mix with drumettes or whole wings works too. This recipe is from Taiwanese-American cook Lisa Cheng Smith’s spectacular Lunar New Year feast.

    Ingredients

    • 21/2 4"-long cassia or cinnamon sticks
    • 20 whole star anise
    • 1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. whole cloves
    • 20 slices dried sand ginger (optional)
    • 2 Tbsp. plus 11/2 tsp. Sichuan peppercorns
    • 21/2 tsp. sliced dried licorice root or fennel seeds
    • 1 tsp. black peppercorns
    • 1 tsp. white peppercorns (optional)
    • 2 3" pieces ginger, scrubbed, thinly sliced, divided
    • 1/2 cup dark soy sauce, divided
    • 20–24 chicken wing pieces (about 21/2 lb.)
    • 3 Tbsp. vegetable or sunflower oil
    • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
    • 3 scallions, roots trimmed, halved crosswise
    • 5 garlic cloves, smashed
    • 1 red finger or Fresno chile, halved lengthwise
    • 3 oz. Chinese rock or lump sugar or 1/4 cup raw sugar
    • 3 whole star anise
    • 2 pieces dried licorice root (optional)
    • 1 4"-long cassia or cinnamon stick
    • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground white pepper (optional)
    • 1/4 tsp. Sichuan peppercorns
    • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
    • 1/4 cup unseasoned rice wine
    • Thickly sliced cucumbers (for serving; optional)
    • A spice mill or coffee grinder

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
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    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
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    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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