Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Vietnamese Caramelized Chicken Wings

I still have plenty of chicken wings left in my freezer. Weather is too hot to grill them outside so I just cooked these wings on the stove. These wings are tender and succulent and it is great to serve it with rice and some pickle vegetables.


12 chicken wings – clean and cut
4 kaffir lime leaves
3 stalks lemongrass – finely chopped
2 tbsp grated ginger
2 shallots – sliced thinly
3 bird eyes chilies – finely sliced


3 tbsp fish sauce
2 tbsp soy sauce


4 tbsp sugar
4 tbsp water

1. To make the caramel, gently heat up the sugar and water in a small heavy saucepan until it turns golden. Set it aside.
2. Heat up the wok with 2 tbsp of oil. Stir fry the lemon grass, grated ginger and shallots until fragrant and lightly brown.
3. Add in the wings; toss them around the wok to brown. Pour in the caramel sauce, seasonings, kaffir lime leaves and bird eyes chilies. Give it a few stir and turn down the heat.
4. Cover and let it simmer 20 – 25 minutes or until tender and sauce caramelized.
5. Remove and serve warm or at room temperature.

Note: You can always add a bit of water if the wings get too dry before it is cook.


Anonymous said...

Hi Gert

Good morning. What is the time in Pennsylvania now? Chicken Wings, yum..yum.. Those chicken wings looks so delish especially eat with the daikon/carrot pickles. Did you fried them? Well about the house will KIV hahaha.

Have a nice day.


Linda said...

Wow, look sooo delicious! I love your chicken wing! Can't wait to try out. Thank you!


ahteekitchen said...

This is really looks GOOD!!

yummylittlecooks said...

Delicious! I still have chicken wings in my freezer,will give it a try.Thanks for sharing.

Love2cook Malaysia said...

Tempting chicken wings...loved the ingredients used. Yummmm ;)

You may wanna share your chicken recipes on a newly created FB page...Resipi Masakan Ayam / Chicken Recipes.

Link posts to your blog. Thank you. ;)

Chasing Food Dreams said...

I adored chicken wings, I can imagine the taste of this yummy caramelized bits already on yours... drool...

Wendy said...

I love this dish. Looks so yummy. Do you have any tips on buying lemongrass? They look so dry and old in the market. Also how do you make pickle vegetables? It is such a complement to the wings. Thanks.

MaryMoh said...

This chicken must be very aromatic and delicious with the lemongrass and ginger...mmm

Elin said...

Gertrude...this is so simple and delicious. I would want to try this out...wings my favorite part of the chicken :)

ICook4Fun said...

Yen, it is 9.00pm here in PA. No I just cook this in a wok :)

Linda, thanks for your comment and I hope you like this dish.

Ah Tee, thank you.

Yummylittlecooks, you are most welcome.

Love2cook, I will check them out. Thanks for letting me know.

Jenn, me too :)

Wendy, not sure where you are but over here we can get the already chopped frozen lemongrass. So I hardly buy the fresh ones. As for the pickle vegetable, just cut up the cucumber, carrots and chili and pickle it with 1/2 cup vinegar, 3 tbsp sugar and 1/2 tsp salt.

Marh, yes they are :)

Elin, finger licking good :)

Shereen said...

Another recipe for me...die-die must try..hahaha.(How did I managed to miss this post?)

GastroStu said...

If they're as good as they look then I'm glad I found this blog. *bookmarks page for later date* Thanks for posting :)

Peng said...

I'm trying this tomorrow ^-*

My Little Space said...

I like the addition of lemongrass in this recipe. Bet it tastes so fragrant delicious. Must ry it some day.
Thanks again & have a great day.

Wendy said...

Frozen lemongrass can be kept for a long time. That's a great idea!

Sarah B said...

Thank God I had printed out the recipe, as my hard drive crashed and I lost my links. But now that I've found it again, I'm a happy camper. These wings are just.... well, I can't find a word to accurately describe how great these are! Without a doubt my favorite wing recipe, although one I use that uses key lime juice to "tang" up a basic BBQ sauce is good too... :)

I tried these.