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Vietnamese Fish Sauce Glazed Chicken Wings (Cánh Gà Chiên Nước Mắm)

These classic Vietnamese party wings have it all: They're sweet, salty, sour and spicy. Try these wings with an Asian kick at your next party. The best part is, these can be prepared in under an hour!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Asian, Vietnamese
Keyword Chicken
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 392kcal


For the Wings

  • 5 cups oil
  • 3 lbs chicken wings (flats and drumettes)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup corn starch

For the Fish Sauce Glaze

  • 3 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
  • 4 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-3 thai chilis, minced (optional)


  • Heat a heavy bottomed pot/dutch oven, cast iron skillet or deep fryer to 350 degrees
  • Pat chicken wings dry and in a large bowl, season with salt, pepper and garlic powder
  • Mix fish sauce, sugar, water, lemon or lime juice, garlic and chilis together
  • Pour corn starch over seasoned chicken wings and toss to coat
  • Fry wings in oil in batches for about 8-10 minutes each batch, or until golden brown. Set cooked wings aside on a wire rack or paper towels to drain excess oil.
  • Heat fish sauce mixture in a saucepan on medium heat until thick and glossy. You should be able to drag a spatula across the sauce and see the bottom of the pan briefly before the sauce floods back down.
  • In a large bowl, toss cooked wings with glaze and serve immediately.


Serving: 6wings | Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.6g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 26.6g | Saturated Fat: 5.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 2008mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 14.4g