Inspired by Vietnamese flavors, these chicken wings are the perfect combo of sweet, sticky, and savory. 

Total Time: Active Time 30 minutes
Servings: 4-6 people


  • Cherry Grilling Planks
  • 2 lbs. Chicken Wings
  • 8 cloves Garlic, finely minced
  • ¼ cup Fish Sauce
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • ¼ cup Sambal
  • Black Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp crushed Peanuts
  • Cilantro

Chef's Tip

To make a tasty dipping sauce, prepare some extra marinade and reduce it to your desired consistency on the stove top while the wings are cooking.


  1. Whisk together the garlic, fish sauce, sugar, sambal, and a few good cracks of fresh ground black pepper. 
  2. Pour this marinade over the chicken wings and allow to marinate for at least 2 hours, up to overnight. A ziplock bag works great for this. 
  3. When ready to cook, preheat grill to 400˚ F. 
  4. Soak grilling planks in warm water for about 15 minutes. 
  5. Place the marinated chicken wings onto the grilling planks, covering as much of the plank as possible. Really nestle them in there together in a single layer. 
  6. Cook on the grill with the lid closed for 25-35 minutes or until the wings start to brown and get some nice color on top. 
  7. Remove from the grill and garnish with cilantro and crushed peanuts. 

*Keep a spray bottle of water handy in case of flare-ups.

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Cherry Grilling Planks