Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Poultry)

Fragrant Chicken Wings Recipe

Chicken wings are a perennial favorite with young and old. This dish can be eaten as a starter or as part of a main meal served with rice.

Ingredients : Serves 4-6

1 kg

1-2 tablespoons


Marinade :

2 stalks



2-3 cloves

2 slices

1 tablespoon

1/4 teaspoon

1 tablespoon

1 teaspoon

2 tablespoons

Chicken wings

Oil, for brushing



Lemon grass


Red Chilies


Galangal root


Turmeric powder



Fish sauce, nuoc cham

Method :
  • To prepare the Marinade, cut off the thick bottom one-third of the lemon grass stalk and discard the rest. Remove the dried outer layers of the stalk.

  • Grind the lemon grass, shallots, chilies, garlic and galangal in a blender or food processor until fine, adding some oil to keep the paste moist.

  • Transfer to a bowl and stir in the rest of the ingredients.

  • Add the chicken wings the Marinade, mixing well with your hand to ensure the wings are evenly coated.

  • Cover and marinate for at least 2 hours or refrigerate overnight if preferred.

  • Brush the grilling pan of a broiler, toaster oven or table-top grill with oil.

  • Grill the chicken wings over moderate heat for about 10 minutes on each side, until golden brown and crisp. Brush with oil when necessary.

  • When the wings are cooked, drain the excess oil on paper towels and serve warm.

Tips : Alternatively, you can bake the chicken wings in a hot oven about 220oC/425oF in a baking dish for about 25 - 30 minutes.

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