Grilled Ginger Chicken Wings

November 25, 2022  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Grilled Ginger Chicken Wings

Grilled Ginger Chicken Wings: A Flavorful Asian Delight

Indulge in the savory delight of Grilled Ginger Chicken Wings, a personal favorite and a well-known Asian recipe that has garnered popularity, particularly in Cambodia. While enjoyed in various settings, this dish is especially favored during significant events and large gatherings in Cambodia, showcasing its cultural significance. The recipe was meticulously documented by a student, capturing the essence of the traditional preparation method passed down through generations.

The Essence of Cambodian Culinary Artistry

Grilled Ginger Chicken Wings shine as a testament to Cambodian culinary artistry, with the ginger-infused marinade imparting a unique and rich flavor profile. The combination of soy sauce, salt, light brown sugar, fresh grated ginger, minced garlic, and paprika creates a harmonious blend that elevates the humble chicken wings into a culinary masterpiece. Marinating the wings for at least 4 hours or overnight allows the flavors to permeate, ensuring a delicious and satisfying experience.

A Culinary Bribe: Preserving Tradition

The recipe itself is a product of a heartwarming effort, as the author “bribed” one of their students to learn the intricacies of the dish from their Cambodian grandmother. This act of preserving tradition and passing down culinary knowledge adds a personal touch to the recipe, capturing the essence of home-cooked goodness. The result faithfully mirrors the flavors and techniques of the grandmother’s rendition.

Simple Elegance in Preparation and Presentation

With a straightforward preparation process, Grilled Ginger Chicken Wings offer a hassle-free yet flavorful option for any occasion. The low-heat grill ensures the wings turn golden brown with crispy skin in approximately 15 minutes. Whether served hot or warm, this dish stands as a testament to the culinary diversity and appeal of Asian cuisine, making it a delightful addition to any gathering or a flavorful treat for personal enjoyment.


2 lbs (900 gram) of chicken wings
1/4 cup of soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons of light brown sugar (I usually add a bit more.)
3 tablespoons of fresh ginger root, grated
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon of paprika

Directions to make Grilled Ginger Chicken Wings

  1. Put chicken wings in a large bowl or ziplock bag with soy sauce, salt, brown sugar, ginger, garlic and paprika, mix well.
  2. Cover wings and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or over night.
  3. Cook chicken wings on low heat grill until golden brown & skin is crispy. (About 15 minutes).

Serve hot or warm.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 4

Calories Per Serving: 456

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏5g 2%
Cholesterol ‏202mg 67%
Total Fat ‏17g 22%
Saturated Fat ‏5g 25%
Dietary Fiber ‏1g 4%
Protein ‏67g 134%
Sodium ‏1386mg 60%
Sugars ‏2g 4%


30 min


30 min




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