Vietnamese Caramel Chicken Wings

barbara lentz


Sweet sticky with a bit of heat.


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2 Hr
15 Min
Stove Top



  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
    fish sauce
  • 2 lb
    chicken wings
  • 1 tsp
    rice vinegar

  • 2/3 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    each rice vinegar and fish sauce
  • 4 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    ginger grated
  • 1 tsp
    ground birds eye chili or fresh birds eye chili sliced
  • ·
    peanut oil

  • 3 Tbsp
    scallions thinly sliced

How to Make Vietnamese Caramel Chicken Wings


  1. Mix the chicken wings with the marinade and allow to marinate for at least 2 hours. Pat dry. Add some peanut oil to a large skillet. Add the chicken wings and brown on both sides. Remove from pan and set aside.
  2. In the same pan add the brown sugar and 4 tbsp.water. Stir until its melted and begins to bubble. Add the remaining ingredients. Stir and reduce the heat to low.
  3. Add the chicken wings back to pan and cover and cook 5 minutes. Then flip wings and cook 5 more minutes. Watch carefully so caramel doesn't burn.
  4. Garnish with scallions.

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About Vietnamese Caramel Chicken Wings

Course/Dish: Poultry Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Vietnamese

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