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Thai Red Curry Chicken Wings

Our Grilled Thai Red Curry Chicken Wings is a flavorful dish that combines the savory taste of grilled chicken with the rich, aromatic flavors of Thai red curry. Perfect for anyone who loves the complex flavors of Thai-inspired cuisine, this recipe introduces a delicious blend of spices and textures and is a fantastic change-up to your typical chicken wings!

Thai Red Curry Chicken Wings

Grilled Thai Red Curry Chicken Wings offer a perfect blend of smoky, spicy, and sweet flavors, making them an irresistible choice for dinner. The use of red curry powder and a homemade Thai curry sauce infuses the chicken wings with an authentic Thai taste, distinguishing this dish from your typical grilled chicken recipes. The addition of stir-fried vegetables adds a crunchy texture and nutritional balance, ensuring a well-rounded meal.

The beauty of this recipe lies in its simplicity and depth of flavor. By grilling the chicken wings, you achieve a crispy exterior that locks in the juiciness of the meat. The sauce, a creamy mixture of coconut milk, Thai red curry paste, and aromatic spices, complements the grilled chicken with its rich and complex flavors. This dish is not only about savoring the delicious taste but also about enjoying a hearty meal that’s both satisfying and healthful.

One of the reasons to try this recipe is its versatility. You can easily adjust the level of spiciness by modifying the amount of red curry paste or cayenne pepper, catering to everyone’s preference. Additionally, the stir fry component allows for creativity in choosing which vegetables to include, making it a great way to use up whatever is in your fridge.

Why you’ll love this dish…

  • Bold Flavors: The combination of red curry and grilled chicken offers a taste that is both bold and memorable.
  • Nutritious: Loaded with vegetables, this dish is as nutritious as it is delicious.
  • Customizable: Easily adjust the spice level to suit your taste.
  • Comforting: The creamy sauce and tender chicken make for a comforting meal any day of the week.

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Thai Red Curry Chicken Wings

Thai Red Curry Chicken Wings shopping list

Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

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  • Chicken Wings
  • Red Curry Powder
  • Salt
  • Onion Powder
  • Granulated Garlic
  • Cayenne Pepper Powder
  • Chicken Stock
  • Sweetened Thai Coconut Milk
  • Thai Red Curry Paste
  • Minced Garlic or Garlic Paste
  • Lemongrass Paste
  • Fish Sauce
  • Minced Ginger or Ginger Paste
  • Bell Pepper
  • Baby Bok Choy
  • Onion
  • Carrot
  • Oil
  • Crushed Garlic
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Cooked White Rice

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Thai Red Curry Chicken Wings

How to make Thai Red Curry Chicken Wings

Wondering what you’re getting yourself into when you make this dish? Here’s a quick overview of the process! Make sure you follow the instructions at the recipe card at the bottom of the post while you’re cooking.

  • Season & Grill
    Season chicken wings with red curry powder, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne, then grill.
  • Make Sauce
    Prepare the sauce by simmering chicken stock, coconut milk, red curry paste, garlic, lemongrass paste, fish sauce, and ginger.
  • Stir Fry
    Stir fry bell pepper, bok choy, onion, and carrot; add garlic towards the end.
  • Combine
    Combine the vegetables with the sauce.
  • Toss
    Toss the grilled chicken wings in the sauce and vegetable mixture, and serve over cooked rice.

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Thai Red Curry Chicken Wings FAQ

Can I use a different type of milk instead of coconut milk?

No, there aren’t really any good substitutes for the coconut milk that I’ve found.

How can I make this dish vegetarian?

Substitute chicken wings with tofu or tempeh and use vegetable stock instead of chicken stock.

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Thai Red Curry Chicken Wings

Grilled Thai Red Curry Chicken Wings

These incredible wings are flavored with our favorite Thai spices!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy, Traeger, wings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Or Whatever You Do




  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 can sweetened Thai coconut milk
  • 5 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic or garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon lemongrass paste
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger or ginger paste

Stir Fry

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1/2 pound baby bok choy
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon crushed garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 4 cups cooked white rice


  • Preheat the grill to 375°F.
  • Season the wings with the red curry powder, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne.
  • Add the seasoned wings to the preheated grill, and let cook for about 7-8 minutes per side. Or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  • While the chicken it cooking, make the sauce by mixing all of the sauce ingredients together in a pan. Bring to a simmer, and let simmer over low heat.
  • In a wok, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Stir fry the bell pepper, bok choy, onion, and carrot until tender-crisp.
  • Add the crushed garlic and sauté for another 30-60 seconds.
  • Add the vegetables to the sauce.
  • When the chicken is done cooking, toss them in with the sauce and vegetables and serve hot over rice.

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Calories: 871kcalCarbohydrates: 69gProtein: 35gFat: 51gSaturated Fat: 28gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 99mgSodium: 1338mgPotassium: 927mgFiber: 7gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 9748IUVitamin C: 74mgCalcium: 181mgIron: 6mg
Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.

Recipe Rating


Wednesday 24th of April 2024

....there's no information on cooking the wings other than the temperature of the grill ....

Nicole Johnson

Wednesday 24th of April 2024

Welllll that's an important step to miss! Sorry about that! I got it added to the recipe card. Happy cooking!