Spicy, tangy, and loaded with authentic Thai flavors- these Thai chicken wings will make you forget your favorite takeout for sure!
You might have tried out tons of different chicken wings recipes and ordered your fair share at your favorite restaurants- but there’s something special about these that really make a difference.
Thai chicken wings, as the name suggests, are flavor-packed in a different way! They are spicy and are topped with lots of freshly chopped herbs- a winning combination you just can’t go wrong with.
These chicken wings are super easy to put together. Here’s all you’ll need to make them yourself.
- Chicken Wings: 10-12
- Thai Hot sauce/ Thai sweet chili sauce (of your choice): ¼ cup
- Soy sauce: ¼ cup
- Vinegar: ⅛ cup
- Lime juice: 2 tbsps
- Ginger (grated): 1 tbsp
- Garlic (grated): 2 tbsps
- Spicy mustard: ½ tbsp
- Black pepper (crushed): 1 tbsp
- Oil: 1 tbsp
- Basil (chopped): For garnish
- Green onions (chopped): For garnish
Ready with all the ingredients? Here’s the step-by-step rundown of how to make it.
Take a ziplock bag or a large mixing bowl and place the wings into it.
Add all the ingredients into the bag or mixing bowl and give it a good mix. Try the marinade to ensure that it’s properly seasoned. If not, you can adjust the quantities as per your preference.
Refrigerate the coated wings for at least 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Line a baking tray with aluminum foil and spray/brush with some oil.
Add the wings into the baking tray and spray them with some oil. Make sure to spread them in a single layer and not one on top of the other.
Bake the wings for about 40 minutes or until properly cooked through.
Garnish with some chopped basil and serve hot!
Can I Make & Store These For Later?
Yes! That’s one of the best parts about this recipe- you can actually make the chicken wings in advance and store them for another day. So now, you just have to get them out and pop them in the oven.
What Else Can I Add-In?
These may be chicken wings, but don’t keep yourself from using the dreamy and delicious sauce for everything else too! If you’ve been trying to consciously eat healthily, you can toss some of your favorite chopped veggies into this delicious sauce and sauté it well.
Bell peppers, carrots, zucchini, broccoli, green beans, Brussels sprouts, and baby corn are all excellent choices. You can serve these alongside your chicken wings, and turn them into a fancy-looking appetizer.
Can I Grill the Chicken Wings?
Yes, you totally can. If you’re in the mood for some summer grilling, these Thai chicken wings can be a good option. Just remember to spray some cooking spray on your grill to keep the chicken wings from sticking to the grill.
Can I Prep the Wings Myself?
Yes! While you can easily get yourself a bag of party chicken wings from the frozen foods section of your local supermarket, which can work wonderfully when you’re whipping up these chicken wings in a rush; you can save a few bucks by prepping the wings yourself.
Breaking down whole chicken wings is super easy. You can look up any tutorial online and it should take you just a few minutes to get it all ready. Plus, you’ll also be left with the tips, which can be great to use for your batch of homemade stock.
Tips & Tricks to Make the Thai Chicken Wings
Ready to go ahead and give this recipe a shot? Here are some tips and tricks you might want to keep in mind to make sure you nail the recipe.
- Want to add a bit of extra flavor to your Thai chicken wings? Coat them with some of the leftover sauce using a basting brush once you’ve got them out of the oven. Your chicken wings will also end up having that amazing shiny glaze.
- Want to make these chicken wings healthier? Cook them in your air fryer. They’ll have that incredible crispiness that you’re looking for, and will obviously, be healthier than practically any other cooking method you might want to try out.
- If you’re planning to air fry the chicken wings, make sure you avoid overcrowding them in the air fryer basket, and that you grease the basket well. You might also want to flip the wings over midway through the cooking process to ensure that both sides get that perfect crispiness you’re looking for.
- You can also make the sauce separately in a bigger batch and store it for later. That way, you’ll always have the sauce ready whenever you want to coat your chicken.
- Pour the excess sauce in a glass jar or any clean airtight container and refrigerate it for 2-3 weeks or more.
- You can also use this tangy concoction as a dipping sauce for your chicken wings, or practically any other Thai appetizer you’re whipping up.
- Got some shrimp in your freezer? Marinade them in this sauce and grill or bake them. You’ve got another delicious appetizer ready!
- If you can, let the chicken marinate overnight. This will give your chicken the chance to soak up all those delicious flavors, and it’ll make your chicken more tender too.
Serving Ideas & Suggestions
Ready with your batch of chicken wings? Looking for some ideas to serve them? Here are some good ones to try out right away.
- Trying out a complete Thai feast that your guests can dig into? You can’t go wrong with a bowl of Thai curry noodle soup and some Thai fried rice to go along with these chicken wings. And of course, don’t forget the iced tea to wash it all down.
- Remember to be generous with the chopped basil while you’re garnishing the wings.
- Want to enjoy these wings with a bit of textural difference? Sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds on the top to get that little crunch factor.
Spicy Thai Chicken Wings Recipe
- 10-12 Chicken Wings
- ¼ cup Thai Hot sauce/ Thai sweet chili sauce (of your choice)
- ¼ cup Soy sauce
- 1-8 cup Vinegar
- 2 tsp Lime juice
- 1 tsp Ginger (grated)
- 2 tsp Garlic (grated)
- ½ tsp Spicy mustard
- 1 tsp Black pepper (crushed)
- 1 tsp Oil
- For garnish Basil (chopped)
- For garnish Green onions (chopped)
- Take a ziplock bag or a large mixing bowl and place the wings into it.
- Add all the ingredients into the bag or mixing bowl and give it a good mix. Try the marinade to ensure that it’s properly seasoned. If not, you can adjust the quantities as per your preference.
- Refrigerate the coated wings for at least 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Line a baking tray with aluminium foil and spray/brush with some oil.
- Add the wings into the baking tray and spray them with some oil. Make sure to spread them in a single layer and not one on top of the other.
- Bake the wings for about 40 minutes or until properly cooked through.
- Garnish with some chopped basil and serve hot!