Baked Thai chicken wings with oyster sauce are an easy recipe for winning a crowd over. The crispy baked wings are topped with sticky, savory sauce, and caramelized onions have all the Thai flavors that will drive your tastebud wild! These are the ultimate party wings!
Who else loves chicken wings as much as I do? This baked Thai chicken wing with oyster sauce is one of the easiest and most budget-friendly recipes I’ve developed during college. It is one of my favorite chicken wing recipes.
I still make this Thai chicken wing recipe when I need something fast, easy, and tasty.
Why This Recipe Works
- It is so easy to make! Just a few ingredients and let your oven do the work!
- It is a great recipe for a party, BBQs, or to take on a picnic. A definite crowd-pleaser, tasty and addicting!
- You can serve it as a complete meal all on its own as the main dish.
- Perfect finger food for your game day! Or anytime you want wings served!
Ingredients for chicken wings with oyster sauce
- Oyster sauce. Most Western grocers carry oyster sauce in the Asian aisle section. If you can find a Thai brand at your Asian grocers, even better.
- Hoisin sauce. These are available at most mainstream grocery stores.
- Water. Unsalted stock or broth will work too.
- Salt. It just needs a touch of it to help with a little balance.
- Chicken wings. Chicken thighs work great too. The boneless chicken breast will not work for this recipe.
- Sweet onion. Shallot works great for this too.
- Water. Chicken stock is an option for even more flavorful wings
- Garlic. Used in the marinading, the wings for added flavors,
- Oil. Use avocado, canola, or vegetable oil. Neither olive oil nor sesame oil will add extra flavors that are not complimentary to this recipe.
Garnishing options: Sliced green onions, ground white pepper, sesame seeds, chopped fresh cilantro, black pepper, and even some hot sauce like sriracha for an extra kick of heat.
Be sure to use lots of napkins for the yummy sticky sauce you might get on your fingers. Or lick them clean. (; I hope you enjoy these. Share them with your friends as food tastes better with others. And please, let me know how they turn out for you. I would love to hear!
How To Make chicken wings with oyster sauce recipe
Step 1. Wash the wings with cold water, then pat dry with paper towels. Place chicken wings in a large bowl and add the Marinading sauce. Massage the sauce into the wings with your hands for a minute or so. Let the wings marinate for at least 30 minutes. Longer is better. Up to 8 hours is great.
Step 2. Turn the oven to 400 degrees. On a large pan lined with parchment paper, place the wings on a baking sheet. Bake the chicken for 30 minutes or until you get nice crispy chicken wings, but not too dry. Rotate halfway through using long tongs. Remove from oven and plate the wings on a wire rack to let cool before serving.
Step 3. In a small bowl, add the sauces for making caramelized chicken. (Oyster, hoisin, and water).
Step 4. Add the onion to a pan on medium heat with oil and the onion and cook on a small pan on med heat for 5 minutes.
Step 5. Allow the onion to be caramelized and the sauce to thicken slightly, stirring often. Remove from stove.
Step 6. Pour sauce over the wings, mix well using a wooden spatula or a tong, and place on a serving platter with veggies. Serve over rice and scoop out the sauce as much as you can. Enjoy your baked Thai chicken wings with oyster sauce!
Helpful Kitchen notes
- If you are short on time or forget to marinade the chicken, gently massage the chicken with the marinating sauce for 2-3 minutes. Use food gloves to do this and ensure they get the whole wings, including wing tips, to be thoroughly covered in the sauce.
- Squeeze a few drops of lime juice or rice vinegar for a little zing of sourness to balance the salty and sweetness.
- You want the chicken to air on the crispy side, but be careful not to overbake it. Each oven is different so the baking time can vary from 25-45 minutes.
- If you have a deep fryer and love the taste of deep-frying wings, go nuts! Splurge a little and enjoy the wings with the sticky, savory sauce!
Yes. You absolutely can. Use the chicken wing function on your air fryer. Mine is set at 380 for 25 minutes. Spray the wings with nonstick cooking spray before cooking.
Yes. These oyster sauce chicken wings are great for leftover meals the next day or two if there's any left! Microwave the wings for 1-2 minutes to warm up.
Yes! You can grill the wings, adding a great depth of flavor and taste to your wings. Grill the wings on high for 25-35 minutes, and be careful not to burn them. Pour the caramelized onion sauce over the baked wings, and it's perfect!
More Thai Favorite Recipes You’ll Love!
- Spicy Thai chicken wings with sriracha and hoisin sauce
- Salty and sweet Thai chicken wings. Gai Yang chicken recipe, baked version.
- Easy shrimp cakes
- Thai corn fritters
- Authentic Thai chicken satay recipe
Some dipping sauces that are great for appetizers
- Nam Jim Jaeow dipping sauce
- Thai sweet chili sauce
- 5-minute authentic satay sauce
- mango dipping sauce
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