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Thai Sweet and Sour Chicken Wings

I had lunch with a friend of mine at a local Thai restaurant. On that day I decided to get the Thai Beef salad and it was so delicious I wanted to recreate that flavor profile at home on my BGE. I started to research the flavors of Thailand and in the process came across this recipe that I modified for the Big Green Egg. I am here to tell you how good these taste and how much of a hit they are every time I serve them. They need no additional dipping sauce as the sweet and spicy stickiness of the wings does the trick. Enjoy!

Sweet & Sour Chicken Wings
Sweet & Sour Chicken Wings

Cooking the wings on a raised grid with direct heat gives me the best outcome.

Raised Direct Grilling
Raised Direct Grilling

Served these bad boys up with some rice and an Asian cucumber salad.

Wings served with Rice and Asian Cucumber Salad
Wings served with Rice and Asian Cucumber Salad

Thai Sweet & Sour Chicken Wings

The Buddha
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Chicken
Cuisine Asion - Thai
Servings 4


  • 1/2 cup Thai or Vietnamese fish sauce
  • 1/2 cup superfine sugar
  • 2 large cloves garlic minced
  • 3 pounds chicken wings split at the joint
  • 1-2 tablespoons chili garlic sauce such as Huy Fong brand
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro and/or mint for garnish


  • In a small bowl, add 2 cloves of the minced garlic and sprinkle with a pinch of salt.
  • Massage the salt into the garlic to begin to extract its oils.
  • Dilute with 1/4 cup of water and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  • Strain the garlic mixture through cheesecloth into a clean bowl, squeezing to extract as much flavor as possible.
  • In another bowl, prepare the marinade by whisking together the liquid garlic extract, fish sauce and superfine sugar.
  • Add the chicken and the marinade to a reseal-able zip-top bag and place in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Make sure to toss the wings occasionally to evenly distribute the marinade.
  • SAUCE:
  • Take the chicken out of the marinade and pour the marinade into a saucepan
  • I added the garlic & ginger, too.
  • Bring this to a slight boil over medium-high heat and then add Roasted Red Chili Paste.
  • I grilled them at 300F with a raised grid
  • I cooked these for almost an hour
  • Chop some cilantro
  • Then toss the cooked wings in the sticky sauce and cilantro
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2 comments on “Thai Sweet and Sour Chicken Wings

  1. 5 stars
    What kind of roasted red chili paste do you use, and how much? (Thai sweet/sour wings) Is it spicy?