Grilled Spicy Chicken Wings With Soy and Fish Sauce Recipe

Fish sauce and chili add savoriness and heat to these grilled wings. . Shao Z.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Fish sauce adds saltiness and umami depth without any strong fishy flavor.
  • Granulated garlic delivers a strong garlic flavor that permeates the wings.

Most of us have our grilling standbys. For some, it's burgers, for others it's ribs. For me, it's chicken wings, and in particular these spicy wings marinated with soy sauce, fish sauce, Shaoxing wine, and spices. Here's how to make them.

Recipe Details

Grilled Spicy Chicken Wings With Soy and Fish Sauce Recipe

Active 30 mins
Total 24 hrs
Serves 4 to 6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon Shaoxing wine

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons Asian fish sauce

  • 2 teaspoons sugar

  • 2 teaspoons granulated garlic

  • 15 dried red chile peppers, roughly chopped or snipped with scissors into small pieces

  • 2 pounds chicken wings

  • Fresh cilantro sprigs, for garnish


  1. In a large mixing bowl combine Shaoxing wine, black pepper, soy sauce, fish sauce, sugar, granulated garlic, and chili peppers together, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Add chicken wings, tossing to coat. Cover and let marinate overnight in refrigerator.

  2. Light one chimney full of charcoal. When all the charcoal is lit and covered with gray ash, pour out and arrange coals on one side of the charcoal grate. Set cooking grate in place, cover grill and allow to preheat for 5 minutes. Alternatively, set half the burners on a gas grill to medium-high heat, cover, and preheat for 10 minutes. Clean and oil the grilling grate.

  3. Drain wings and pat dry. Grill wings, covered, over indirect heat for 7 minutes. Turn wings and cook, covered, until cooked through and golden brown, about 7 minutes longer.

  4. Transfer wings to direct heat and cook until crispy on both sides, about 1 minute per side.

  5. Serve right away garnished with cilantro.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
213 Calories
12g Fat
3g Carbs
22g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 213
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 460mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 226mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)