Vietnamese Style Spicy Caramel Chicken Wings

Vietnamese Style Spicy Caramel Chicken Wings1

Vietnamese Style Caramel Chicken Wings

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce (or soy sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (~1 lime)
  • 2 tablespoons chili sauce (such as sriracha) or to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 pounds chicken wings, rinsed and pat dry


  1. Simmer the water and sugar in a sauce pan over medium heat until it turns a deep amber, about 10-15 minutes.
  2. Mix the fish sauce, lime juice, chili sauce, and garlic and carefully add it to the pan, then heat until the caramel dissolves.
  3. Marinate the chicken wings in the sauce for 30 minutes to overnight.
  4. Place the chicken wings on a rack, on a foil lined baking sheet and bake in a preheated 400F/200C oven until golden brown and crispy, about 25-30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile place the marinade in a sauce pan and simmer over medium heat to thicken, about 7-10 minutes.
  6. Toss the wings in the caramel sauce and enjoy.

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