Chicken Wings Recipe with BBQ Fish Sauce

BBQ fish sauce wings

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Check out these sweet and sticky BBQ chicken wings. This gluten-free recipe is super easy to make and a real crowd pleaser at any summer BBQ


*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards



  • chicken wings 1kg, tips removed and cut in half at the joint
  • vegetable oil
  • limes 2, cut into wedges


  • fish sauce 100ml
  • caster sugar 150g
  • garlic 6 cloves, crushed
  • dried chilli flakes 1 tsp
  • lime 1, juiced


  • Step 1

    Whisk all the marinade ingredients in a bowl until the sugar has dissolved.

  • Step 2

    Add the chicken wings, coat well and chill for at least 2 hours but preferably overnight.

  • Step 3

    Remove the wings and pat dry with kitchen paper. Add the marinade ingredients to a pan and bring to a boil over a medium heat. Simmer for 5-10 minutes until syrupy.

  • Step 4

    Heat a barbecue until medium-high (or for oven cooking, see cook’s notes).

  • Step 5

    Add the wings to a bowl and toss with 1 tbsp of oil and some seasoning.

  • Step 6

    Grill for 20-25 minutes, turning regularly, until really chargrilled and crisp.

  • Step 7

    Remove from the barbecue and toss with the reduced marinade. Serve with lime wedges.

Alternatively, heat the oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Drain the chicken wings from the marinade, pat dry and add to a shallow baking tray. Roast for 45 minutes, turning halfway. Toss through the reduced marinade before serving.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 421
  • Fat 15.2g
  • Saturates 3.6g
  • Carbs 45.7g
  • Sugars 40.8g
  • Fibre 1.9g
  • Protein 24.3g
  • Salt 5.1g