If you love spicy food, and you love wings, you really need to try out this spicy Thai chicken wings recipe. I sometimes like to deep fry my wings for this recipe (and they’re delicious that way), but we like love them smoked, so that that’s what we recommend. And if you’re like me and you like your Thai food hot, the great thing about this is you can just add more chili peppers. You can go as hot as you’d like.
- 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
- 2 tablespoons garlic chili sauce
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 tablespoon lime juice (freshly squeezed)
- 2 tablespoons palm sugar syrup
- 2 tablespoons garlic (minced)
- 1 thai chili pepper (optional, thinly sliced)
- 2 tablespoons cilantro (chopped)
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 8 chicken wings
Finding the Ingredients
A quick note on some of these ingredients before we go any further. The oyster sauce, garlic chili sauce, fish sauce, and palm sugar might be a little harder to get your hands on depending on where you live. Most Asian grocery stores should carry these items. Otherwise you can find them online (try checking Amazon).
Making the Palm Sugar Syrup
As for the palm sugar syrup, you will have to melt the block on sugar in water. Take a small pan with a cover and add in a 1/3 cup of water. Place a piece/block of palm sugar in the pot and bring the water to a boil. Cover the pan and simmer for about 10 minutes or more until the palm sugar is melted.
Making the Sauce
Using a sauce pan, heat up the oil. Then add in the garlic until it starts to turn golden. Add in the chili garlic sauce and cook it for a few more minutes until the sauce becomes fragrant. Turn down the heat to low and add in the oyster sauce and palm sugar. Stir well and let the sauce heat up for a about 4 minutes.
Keep the sauce covered so it stays warm. Once you’re chicken wings are done cooking (we really recommend smoked, or deep fried), toss the wings in the sauce. Combine the lime juice, fish sauce, water, and chopped cilantro and sliced Thai chili peppers in one bowl. Mix them thoroughly with a spoon and carefully press down on the cilantro to kind of mash up the cilantro. This will release the flavors from the cilantro into the mixture (providing for a stronger and more delicious flavor). Toss the wings thoroughly.
Try these spicy Thai chicken wings. If you like more heat, you can always add more Thai chili peppers. Try to find them fresh, or frozen. If you can’t find them, you can always omit them, or resort to some dried red pepper flakes.