Thai Street Vendor Style Marinated Grilled Chicken Wings

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This is a really quick and easy recipe to prepare, and is a great way to liven up chicken, which lets face it, can often get very boring. By following this recipe you are going to end up with succulent sweet and rich tasting wings that are a fantastic quick snack, and taste even better than the ones you get at the street carts in Thailand!

These wings go great with the Isaan meat dipping sauce recipe which we made a video on earlier. The ingredients are quite simple, the only thing you might have trouble getting hold of is the maggi sauce, which is basically just a richer and thicker soy sauce, so if you cant get it, just substitute it with soy sauce.

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Thai Street Vendor Grilled Chicken Wings Ingredients

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  • 1kg (2.2lbs) of chicken wings
  • 20 chopped coriander stalks (remove the leaf)
  • 10 cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of maggi sauce
    (or dark soy sauce
    if you can’t get any)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder

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Step 1: Add the 10 cloves of garlic and 20 coriander stalks to a mortar and pestle, and grind everything into a thick paste.

Making the chicken marinade

Step 2: Place the chicken wings into a mixing bowl, and add the paste we just made, along with the 1 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup of maggi sauce (or dark soy sauce if you can’t get it) and the 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric.

Step 3: Mix everything together thoroughly by hand, ensuring that the chicken wings get thoroughly coated with the marinade.

marinating the chicken wings

Step 4: Cover the mixing bowl and place in the fridge to marinade overnight.

Marinate the wings overnight

Step 5: Once the wings have been marinated, grab some large skewers and place 2 wings onto each skewer, this will make grilling easier.

skewering the chicken wings

Step 6: Once all the wings have been place on skewers, lay them on a grill and brush on another coating of the marinade.

brushing on the marinade

Step 7: Grill the wings for about 15 to 20 minutes, turning regularly. Each time you turn them reapply another coating of the marinade – this will add flavour and prevent the chicken form drying out, keeping it really succulent and juicy.

Step 8: Serve and enjoy! Goes great with sticky rice and the meat dipping sauce we made earlier.

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I can’t get enough of these street vendor recipes – they are so simple yet so tasty. Which is your favourite Thai street vendor snack to eat? Let us know in the comments below!

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