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Vietnamese Fried Chicken with Fish Sauce (Ga Chien Nuoc Mam)

There's one thing I always have in my refrigerator: homemade Vietnamese dipping fish sauce. With that always on hand, a quick meal to whip up is Vietnamese Fried Chicken with Fish Sauce. You simply deep fry your favorite chicken pieces in a mixture of corn starch/tapioca flour, salt and pepper. Then dunk it in dipping sauce. It sounds so simple but trust me, it's full of flavors.

Vietnamese Fried Chicken with Fish Sauce

Vietnamese Fried Chicken with Fish Sauce

Vietnamese Fried Chicken with Fish Sauce Recipe:

This recipe serves a party of 7-10

  • 4.5 lbs chicken wings or drumettes  (about 50 pieces total)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour or corn starch
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying
  • Vietnamese Dipping Fish Sauce
  1. Wash chicken thoroughly and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Lightly coat with tapioca flour or corn starch. Tap off excess.
  4. In a medium size pot, heat vegetable oil on high. Deep fry chicken in batches. The chicken will rise to the top when ready, about 5-8 minutes.
  5. Remove chicken and drain on a plate lined with paper towels.
  6. While the chicken is still hot, individually drop each piece into a bowl of Vietnamese Dipping Fish Sauce. Immediately remove.
  7. For a complete meal, serve with white rice, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers.