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Vietnamese Fried Chicken Wings

Double the fry, double the crunch… bring on the serious crackle with these ultimate chicken wings. Guaranteed to bring on your happy dance.

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Vietnamese Fried Chicken Wings

PREP TIME
10 minutes
COOK TIME
30 minutes
SERVES
4
Ingredients

1kg (2 lb) chicken wings* 

vegetable oil, for deep-frying 

1½ cups corn flour (cornstarch) 

1 tsp baking powder 

2 tbsp fried garlic 

2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (cilantro) 

  

Marinade: 

1 tbsp fish sauce 

1 tsp garlic powder 

1 chicken stock cube, crumbled 

1 tsp ground white pepper 

  

Sweet & salty sauce: 

3 tbsp fish sauce 

2½ tbsp sugar 

2 tbsp lime juice 

3 small red chillies, finely sliced 

Steps
  • Step 1

    In a large bowl, place the chicken wings with all the marinade ingredients. Mix until well combined. Set aside while you prepare the sauce. 

  • Step 2

    To make the sweet & salty sauce, place the ingredients in a small saucepan over high heat. Bring to a simmer and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the sugar has just dissolved. Set aside to cool. 

  • Step 3

    Fill a wok or saucepan to about 1/3 capacity with the vegetable oil. Heat over high heat. The oil is hot enough when a wooden spoon dipped into the oil forms little bubbles. You don’t want to heat the oil too much because the chicken needs time to cook without burning. 

  • Step 4

    Meanwhile, mix the corn flour and the baking powder in a large bowl. Coat each chicken wing in the corn flour mixture, being sure to tap off any excess. Cook the chicken (do this in batches) for about 15 minutes or until golden. Drain on a wire baking rack. 

  • Step 5

    Wait a couple of minutes for the oil to heat up again. This time you want the oil very hot (you should have furious bubbles when you test with the wooden spoon). Add the chicken wings back into the oil and cook for another 2 minutes or until super crispy and deeply golden. Drain on paper towel. 

  • Step 6

    Just before serving, toss the chicken in the sweet & salty sauce, along with the fried garlic and coriander. Serve immediately. 

  • Notes
    Notes:

    – If desired, cut the chicken wings in half at the joint (or you can leave them whole).

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Ria
October 4, 2023

Delicious

Marinade works in 15 minutes. Salty umami comes through the other side and the dipping sauce is addictive. Very good!

Ollie
May 30, 2023

A Feast for the Prodigal Son

I was confident that Marion’s recipe would be good as usual so grabbed extra wings to have the next day. So yummy there was not one left. The Prodigal Son departed well fed. Hope they weren’t that good that he decides to return permanently !

Bjorn
May 23, 2023

Amazing

I made them already many times and they are one of the best, this wings will change your life 😉

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