San Tung Chicken Wings Recipe (Crispy Sweet, And Spicy)

In this blog post, I will be sharing the traditional San Tung Chicken Wings Recipe. It is a semi-dry chicken wing recipe served with jasmine rice and celery.

The San Tung Chicken Wings are sweet, crispy, and spicy with a hint of jasmine rice flavor. They are served in warm bowls with piping hot soup, but you can also serve them as appetizers or snacks right out of the fryer.

San Tung Chicken Wings Recipe

Prepare Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken wings
  • 1 1/2 c potato starch (mixed with salt and pepper)
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 stalk of finely chopped green onions
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 6 dried red chili peppers (remove seeds)
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 cups vegetable/cooking oil
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt to taste

Step By Step Instructions

Step-1: Wash chicken wing and pat dry. Cut each wing into 3 pieces.

Step-2: Mix together corn syrup, soy sauce, sugar, and salt.

Step-3: Add chicken wings to the mixture; cover and place in the refrigerator for about 2 hours. Turn the wings over every 30 minutes to ensure that both sides are covered with sauce well.

Step-4: Mix green onions, ginger, garlic, and pepper with the leftover corn syrup mixture; keep aside for later use.

When ready to cook,  prepare a plate covered with a paper towel to absorb any extra oil from the cooked chicken wings. Line a baking tray with a paper towel to absorb any excess oil from the chicken wings.

Step-5: Heat vegetable/cooking oil in a wok or frying pan on medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the chicken wings and deep-fried for about 30 seconds, browning one side.

Step-6: Turn over each chicken wing and cook for another 45 seconds. When you turn over the wings for the second time, add the garlic mixture to the hot oil and stir occasionally.

Continue cooking for another 35 minutes, occasionally stirring (about every 5 minutes) until both sides are browned well and extra crispy.

As you add the chicken wings, turn them over and occasionally stir to be sure all the wings are properly browned.

Note: When adding the garlic mixture to the hot oil, use a spoon and spread it evenly throughout that section of the wok or pan. This will help ensure an even crispy coating on all sides of the chicken wings. If one side is not crisp enough, then use a spatula (or wooden spoon) to scrape up and mix in more oil from the pan.

Step-7: Drain on a paper towel and serve with celery sticks & jasmine rice garnished with some chopped green onions for garnish.

San Tung Chicken Wings Recipe
San Tung Chicken Wings Recipe

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

  • Calories: 490
  • Calories from fat: 170
  • Total Fat: 22 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7 g
  • Cholesterol: 85 mg
  • Sodium: 1670 mg (With Soy Sauce)
  • Potassium: 1480 mg
  • Protein: 32 g

What Does San Tung Chicken Wings Taste Like?

The taste is crisp and sweet, with a hint of spicy. The chicken wings are deep fried, then coated with garlic, ginger, and chili pepper mixture. The taste is fantastic and note-worthy.

When you are eating chicken wings with someone else, take a bite of the chicken wing, then offer some of your celery sticks to your partner. Eating them together is just like eating the main meal with your side dish.

How Should I Serve San Tung Chicken Wings?

You may serve them on their own as a snack or with your main dish. If you like jasmine rice and celery, you will love San Tung Chicken Wings.

How Should I Serve San Tung Chicken Wings

Will San Tung Chicken Wings Increase Your Appetite?

Yes, at first, the chicken wings will taste a little bland, but when you place some celery sticks in between bites, it will make them taste much better. Plus, they are very crispy and will definitely increase your appetite.

In the end, you will be satisfied by how crispy and delicious the chicken wings taste.

Will San Tung Chicken Wings Make You Fat?

If you eat them as an appetizer, your total fat content will be less than if they were the main meal. You should be fine if they are your main meal to eat. You can also take away some of the fat by using cooking spray or oil when frying them. They will not make you fat at all!

Are San Tung Chicken Wings Kids Friendly?

Yes, kids love the taste and crispiness of the chicken wings. They will enjoy eating them just like adults do.

Are They Good For Lunch Boxes?

Yes, they will keep very well in your lunch box and even work well with different side dishes such as rice, noodles, or vegetables!


San Tung Chicken Wings are a great appetizer or main dish with side dishes. My family members love them! You can eat them in any season. However, the best time to eat chicken wings is when it’s hot outside. You just can’t go wrong with San Tung Chicken Wings!

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I am Naznin, the recipe creator and blogger behind Foods Kitchen (since 2021). I like to try new recipes, especially when they are delicious, so those are my recipes... Hope you like it! Thank you for your time!
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