Vietnamese-style Chicken Wings

Vietnamese-style Chicken Wings

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  • Each wing
  • 190 cal
  • 11g fat (3g sat)
  • 35 chol
  • 1080mg sodium
  • 12g carb
  • 6g sugars
  • 10g protein


  • 3 pounds chicken wings
  • Sesame oil, for tossing
  • 1/2 cup fish sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 hot chiles (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
  • Sliced green onions, for garnish


Preheat oven to 350° F or heat a grill to medium-high heat.

Toss wings with oil. Bake or grill chicken until an internal temperature taken with an instant-read thermometer reaches 165° F.

Meanwhile, combine fish sauce, sugar, garlic, lime juice, chiles and pepper in a saucepan over medium-high heat; stir until sugar dissolves. Continue cooking until sauce thickens into a thin syrup. Remove chiles.

When chicken is fully cooked, baste generously with sauce and cook until nicely browned, 2 to 5 additional minutes. Sprinkle with green onions and serve.

Special notes:

If this is your first time cooking with fish sauce, the very potent smell can be surprising, but is completely normal! However, the flavor, once cooked, mellows quite a bit when balanced with sugar and lime juice.

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