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Easy Glazed Chicken Wings Recipe

Spicy and sweet, crispy and sticky, basically the perfect wing recipe.

by Erling Wu-Bower
Nov 19 2018, 2:00pm

Photo by Heami Lee

Servings: 4
Prep: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes, plus 2 days marinating


for the marinade:
3/4 cup|155 grams granulated sugar
1/2 cup fish sauce, preferably 3 Crabs brand
2 tablespoons yellow curry paste
2 pounds|1 kg chicken wings

for the glaze:
3/4 cup|155 grams granulated sugar
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup|125 ml fish sauce
2 limes, juiced

for frying:
1 cup|167 grams white rice flour
1/4 cup|32 grams tempura batter mix
Canola oil, for frying

for serving:
ranch dressing
lime wedges


1. Marinate the chicken wings: Mix the sugar, fish sauce, and curry paste with 1/4 cup water in a large bowl and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Place the wings in the marinade and let marinade in the fridge at least overnight; 48 hours is preferable.

2. Make the glaze: Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl until the sugar is dissolved. Reserve the glaze until you are ready to serve.

3. Fry the wings: In a large bowl, combine the rice flour with the tempura batter mix. Fill a large saucepan halfway with oil and heat until a deep-fry thermometer reads 350°F. Drain the wings from the marinade and, working in batches, toss the wings in the batter. Shake off any excess and fry until dark brown and cooked through, about 8 minutes. Using tongs or a slotted spoon, transfer the wings to a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat with remaining wings.

4. Place all of the wings in a large skillet with 1/2 of the glaze cook over high, stirring and tossing the wings to coat, until the glaze is thick and the wings are sticky and gooey, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a platter and serve immediately with a side of ranch and lime wedges.