Vietnamese Spicy Chicken Wings

Vietnamese Spicy Chicken Wings


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These chicken wings are crispy on the outside and meltingly tender on the inside and are flavoured with layers of Vietnamese spices and soy sauce.

Nelson Huynh

Serves: 4 

  • 12 chicken wings, tips removed and wings cut in half at joint
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 onion, cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup (65ml) soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup (65ml) fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (approx one medium lemon)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Place the chicken wings, garlic and onion into a large bowl. Pour in soy sauce, fish sauce, lemon juice and sesame oil. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and sugar; toss together until well coated. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours to overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Line a 23x33cm baking dish with aluminum foil.
  3. Remove wings from marinade, reserving extra marinade. Arrange wings in a single layer over bottom of prepared dish. Bake in preheated oven, turning once and brushing with reserved marinade, until deep, golden brown and meat juices run clear, approximately 30 minutes.

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Reviews (4)


I loved all the different flavours in these wings but it was a little bit too salty-even for me! I think next time I would omit the salt cos there is plenty already in the sauces. I also didn't use garlic powder just the fresh garlic. - 05 Aug 2009


Delicious and simple, this was a hit in our family! I didn't find it too salty as I use low salt soy. Served it with jasmine rice and choy sum greens. - 19 Jan 2010


It tastes ok. I think I'd have enjoyed it just as much if I salted the chicken wings and placed them in the oven. Not sure what's missing to make it nicer... maybe double the sugar? Also, it's not that spicy (considering the name of the dish). I think a few chilli flakes might have made it a little more exciting. I better confess that I only placed the wings in the fridge for about half an hour if that before putting them in the oven (instead of the 2hrs recommended). Would that have made a significant difference?! In short, not bad... nothing super exciting. - 10 Oct 2016

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