Thai Red Curry Chicken Wings

Crispy deep fried chicken wings are tossed in a creamy and spicy red curry sauce for wing like you have never had! Perfect appetiser for your next party!

Fried wings with curry sauce.

I absolutely love wings. They are excellent deep fried, oven roasted or smoked. Deep fried are probably my favourite cause they are crispy and have so many possible variations with the sauce. You can go with a sweet and sticky sauce or a super spicy wing sauce.

This recipe uses a Thai red curry sauce that is tossed on wings that have been deep fried.

Deep fried wings spread out on a plate.

This Thai red curry sauce is quite an exotic flavour that works very well with chicken wings. It is surprisingly simple to make, using store bought red curry paste. The paste does pack a decent amount of heat, so depending on your desired spice level, you can increase or reduce the amount of paste that you use for the sauce.

Chicken wings frying in hot oil.

How To Deep Fry Wings

Preheat the oil to 350F. Deep fry the wings in small batches. Depending on the size of your fryer, that may vary, but I typically fry around 8 or 9 wing portions at a time. Make sure when they are lowered into the oil, they are fully submerged and do not seemed crammed together.

What Kind Of Oil? Make sure to use oil that has a high smoke point. Vegetable oil is the one that I usually use because chicken and other foods cook very well and it is fairly economical. Peanut oil is an excellent choice for deep frying, but it is a pricier option. Stay away from olive oil as it cannot be heated as high.

Wings out of the fryer and draining in the basket.

How Long To Deep Fry Wings

Fry the wings for about 8-10 minutes, or until they are cooked through. Lift them out of the hot oil and let them drain for about a minute.

I like my chicken wings crispy, and dredging them in flour before deep frying results in a super crispy wing. The best way to ensure that they stay crispy is the toss them in the sauce just before serving.

Close up picture of fried wings on a plate with lots of sauce.

How To Make The Red Curry Sauce

The curry sauce is made in a small saucepan. First heat the coconut milk over medium heat. Whisk in the Thai red curry paste and the brown sugar until dissolved and a smooth consistency. Stir in the lime juice. Let the sauce for a few minutes and remove from the heat.

Toss Wings In Sauce.

Once the wings are deep fried, they can be tossed in the sauce. Or, if you want a nicer presentation, spread a little sauce on a plate, arrange some chicken wings on top and then drizzle a little more sauce on top of the wings. If desired, garnish with sliced green onions or fresh chopped cilantro.

A plate with wings, sauce and sliced green onions.

More Chicken Wings!

If you like these Thai red curry chicken wings, then below are a few more recipes. These would be a perfect addition to a tailgate party, board game night or even New Years Eve!

Thai Red Curry Chicken Wings

5 from 1 vote
These wings are super crispy and have the exotic flavour of Thai red curry. The curry paste, coconut milk, lime juice and brown sugar are used to make a simple sauce.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 2 pounds chicken wings
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 3 tbsp Thai red curry paste
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 lime juiced


  • To make the sauce, heat the coconut milk in a small pot on medium heat. Whisk in the Thai red curry paste and brown sugar until dissolved. Stir in the lime juice and let the sauce simmer for a few minutes. Remove from the heat.
  • Cut the wings into two pieces (drumette and two-bone peice – throwing away the wing tip).
  • Wash the wings and dredge them in flour. Shake off the excess flour and deep fry them in 350F oil for about 8-10 minutes, or until cooked through.
  • Place them on paper towels to get the excess oil off and toss them with Thai red curry sauce. If desired, squeeze some more lime juice on top of the wings.


Per serving:

Calories: 651kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 28gFat: 44gSaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 107mgFiber: 3gSugar: 10g

Nutrition Disclaimer


Fried wings with curry sauce.

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  • Love these flavors…I’ll take a dozen!

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  • WOW Steve! These look amazing to me, and I’m sure the taste is off the charts delicious!

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  • This look so easy and delicious!

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  • 5 stars
    Mmmm this looks so yummy!

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  • Wow Steve! You’ve done it again! Looks delicious and I’ll bet that sauce is killer!

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