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Malaysian BBQ Chicken Wings

Malaysian BBQ Chili Chicken Wings

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  • Author: Ai Ping
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 2 people as a main, 4 as a starter 1x


These smoky, spicy Malaysian chicken wings can be grilled over coals or roasted in the oven for some of the best chicken of your life.


Units Scale
  • 2 1/2 lb chicken wings


  • 1/2 cup light soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tbs fish sauce
  • 3 tbs thick caramel sauce
  • 1 tbs sesame oil
  • 6 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 4 green onions (cut into 3″ length)
  • 1 ” ginger (crushed)
  • Pinch of white pepper

Chili sauce

  • 4 red fresno chilies (deseed three (or more for less heat))
  • 1/2 ” – 1″ ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 3/4 tsp sugar
  • 23 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Combine all the ingredients for the marinade and marinate the wings overnight. Flip a few times for even marinating.
  2. Place all the ingredients for the chili sauce in a blender. Blend until smooth. Let sit in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour so that the flavors can meld.
  3. To grill: Remove wings from the marinade and grill the wings for 20-25 minutes (flipping occasionally) until beautifully brown and charred.
  4. To roast: Preheat the oven to 400 F. Remove wings from the marinade. Place wings on a parchment paper lined baking sheet (not pretty side up). Bake for 20 minutes, flip and bake another 20 minutes. Set the oven to broil and broil for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Serve immediate with chili sauce.


The sauce is meant to be slightly runny (compared to other sauces). If you like it thicker, add a tad of cornstarch or arrowroot to thicken it.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Marinating Time: Overnight
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Category: Appetizer, Main
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: Malaysian
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