Vi’s Special Chicken Wings

The Viet Vinaigrette and lemongrass give these wings a bright flavor, while the Caramel Braising Sauce gives them a lip-smacking finish. This recipe is great any time of the year because they can be baked or grilled!


Vi’s Special Chicken Wings

This recipe is great any time of the year because the wings can be baked or grilled.
Prep Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 45 minutes
Servings 8



  • Clean the wings and cut into drumettes and flats, if they are not already separated.
  • Toss the chicken wings in the lemongrass, scallions, and Viet Vinaigrette and marinate in the fridge for at least 4 hours; the longer the better the flavor.
  • If baking in the oven, preheat it to 375°F. Lay the wings out flat on a baking sheet, place in the oven, and bake for 25 minutes or until the juices run clear. Remove the wings from the oven and set it to broil, baste with the Caramel Braising Sauce and broil on high until they are caramelized.
  • If grilling, cook the wings on indirect heat and cook until the juices run clear or the internal temperature is 165°F. Finish by basting with Caramel Braising Sauce until they are caramelized.


You can typically find lemongrass puree with the other fresh herbs at your local grocery.