Vietnamese Style Caramel Chicken Wings from Closet Cooking

Chicken wings in a salty, sweet, sour, spicy Vietnamese caramel sauce.

Servings: makes 2-4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Marinate Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hours 25 minutes
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (~1 lime)
  • 2 tablespoons chili sauce (such as sriracha) or to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 pounds chicken wings, rinsed and pat dry
  1. Simmer the water and sugar in a sauce pan over medium heat until it turns a deep amber, about 10 minutes.
  2. Mix the fish sauce, lime juice, chili sauce, and garlic and carefully add it to the pan, then heat until the caramel dissolves.
  3. Marinate the chicken wings in the sauce for 30 minutes to overnight.
  4. Place the chicken wings on a rack, on a foil lined baking sheet and bake in a preheated 400F oven until golden brown and crispy, about 25-30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile place the marinade in a sauce pan and simmer over medium heat to thicken, about 7-10 minutes.
  6. Toss the wings in the caramel sauce and enjoy.