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You won't believe the crunch on these Thai Fried Chicken Wings. Glazed in a sweet, salty sauce for appetizer perfection.

Thai Fried Chicken Wings

You won't believe the crunch on these Thai Fried Chicken Wings. Glazed in a sweet, salty sauce for appetizer perfection.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Thai
Keyword Thai Fried Chicken
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Author Adapted from Simple Thai Food Cookbook


For the wings:

  • 2 1/2 lbs. chicken wings
  • 2 Tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. fish sauce
  • 3/4 cup rice flour
  • oil for frying

For the sauce:

  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 5 large garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro stems
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup fish sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • cilantro, for garnish


  • In a large bowl, combine the wings, oyster sauce and 1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour. 
  • Add 2 inches of oil to large skillet over medium heat. Place the rice flour in a shallow dish. Remove chicken wings from marinade and completely coat in the rice flour. Set on a clean plate and continue until all wings are coated. 
  • While the oil is heating, make the sauce. Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add vegetable oil. Add red pepper flakes, garlic and cilantro stems. Cook, stirring often for one minute. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add the wings to the oil and fry until cooked through, about 12 minutes. Drain on a paper towel. Once all the wings are cooked, toss them in the sauce and serve.