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If you love fish sauce, you will love fish sauce sticky chicken wings.

Fish Sauce Chicken Wings Recipe

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These fish sauce chicken wings are sweet, garlicky, and coated with sticky glaze. The secret ingredient is the Red Boat Fish Sauce that’s packed with umami flavor.
Servings: 4
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • Wok or pan


  • 6 chicken wings (cut into 3 parts & discard the wingtips)
  • 1 tbsp chicken rub seasoning (like pepper & garlic powder, etc)
  • tbsp cornstarch (to lightly dredge the chicken)

For the chicken glaze:

  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tbsp Thai chili sauce (or naam phrik pao)
  • 2 tbsp oil (+ oil for frying the chicken wings)


  • Cut the chicken wings into 3 parts. If you like, you can make the drumette which is the “upper arm” of the wing into a lollipop. (You can watch the video on how to do it).
  • Place the wings in a bowl and lightly season with chicken rub seasoning (or use your favorite seasonings, like some garlic powder, etc if you wish). Add the cornstarch and lightly dredge the chicken. Set aside.

Fry or bake the chicken:

  • Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan or a wok (at 325°F), making sure the oil is enough to cover the wings. Gently drop in the wings and deep fry for 6 to 7 minutes each side or until golden brown. Remove and let them rest on a rack to drain off the excess oil.
  • Heat the oil in a large wok and fry some minced garlic till fragrant. Add sugar and fish sauce. Add the Thai chili paste and bring it a simmer to get a thick and sticky sauce.
  • Drop the fried or baked chicken wings and coat with the sticky glaze. Transfer to a serving plate and garnish with fried minced garlic.

Watch the Video:


How to Make a Drumette or chicken lollipop:

1.) Use a sharp kitchen knife or scissors to help with the job, cut the skin and tough tendons around the base of each chicken wing. Using your fingers, push the meat toward the end to expose the bone. (Or you can watch the video above for visual.)

Bake the chicken:

1.) You can bake the chicken wings at 400°F for 24 to 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 457mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 131IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg

Please note that all nutrition information are just estimates. Values will vary among brands, so we encourage you to calculate these on your own for most accurate results.

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Course: Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keywords: fish sauce chicken, fish sauce chicken wings, fish sauce wings, pok pok wings, Vietnamese chicken wings, vietnamese fish sauce wings