Vietnamese Style Caramel Chicken Wings

Chicken wings in a salty, sweet, sour, spicy Vietnamese caramel sauce inspired by Pok Pok chicken wings.

Vietnamese Style Caramel Chicken Wings

ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup water
  2. 1/2 cup sugar
  3. 1/4 cup fish sauce (or soy sauce)
  4. 2 tablespoons lime juice (~1 lime)
  5. 2 tablespoons chili sauce (such as sriracha) or to taste
  6. 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  7. 2 pounds chicken wings, rinsed and pat dry

directions
  • Simmer the water and sugar in a sauce pan over medium heat until it turns a deep amber, about 10-15 minutes.
  • Mix the fish sauce, lime juice, chili sauce, and garlic and carefully add it to the pan, then heat until the caramel dissolves.
  • Marinate the chicken wings in the sauce for 30 minutes to overnight