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Thai Fried Chicken Wings with Hot-and-Sour Sauce and Salted Mango


This delicious recipe is courtesy of Jean-Georges Vongerichten and can be found in his cookbook "Asian Flavors of Jean-Georges."

  • Servings: 4

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, November Fall 2007


  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons nam pla (Thai fish sauce)
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 fresh red Thai chiles, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 pounds chicken mini drumsticks from chicken wings or chicken wings, separated at the joint
  • 1 ripe mango, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Grape seed or corn oil, for frying
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • Hot-and-Sour Sauce


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine soy sauce, lime juice, nam pla, garlic, chiles, and sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Let cool completely.

  2. Place drumsticks in a shallow baking dish. Pour over soy sauce mixture and toss until chicken is well coated. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour.

  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, toss mango slices with salt. Let stand 30 minutes.

  4. Add enough oil to a deep, heavy-bottomed pot to reach a depth of 3 inches. Heat oil over medium-high heat until it reaches 375 degrees on a deep-fry thermometer. Remove chicken from marinade and pat dry.

  5. In a shallow dish, mix together cornstarch and rice flour. Working in batches, dredge chicken in cornstarch mixture and carefully add to hot oil. Cook until crisp, browned, and cooked through, about 10 minutes, adjusting heat as necessary to maintain temperature.

  6. Transfer chicken to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Place hot-and-sour sauce in a large bowl; add chicken and toss to coat. Serve immediately with salted mango and mint leaves.

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  • maitai326
    6 FEB, 2012
    LOVED IT! Took it to a superbowl pot luck this year and everyone was impressed and asked what was in the sauc. The ingredients does sound a little intimidating, but getting them is pretty cheap. I heard of this dish being referenced in one of the travel channel shows and that it was very popular. So when I saw Martha Stewart had this recipe by way of chef Jean-George, I had to try it out. Sauce could be very good over battered shrimp served with rice and veggies. Will make more sauce to store!
  • carlaird
    15 DEC, 2008
    I had these at Spice Market last night and they made me want to cry!! Can't wait to make them I LOVE JEAN GEORGE!!!!
  • marthaguy
    5 NOV, 2007
    It's been my cooking experience that you can't go wrong with a recipe from Jean George!
  • marthaguy
    5 NOV, 2007
    It's been my cooking experience that you can't go wrong with a recipe from Jean George!