Pad Thai Chicken Wings: Ditch the Takeaway, Not the Flavour!

Pad Thai Chicken Wings

Fancy a Pad Thai fix but the budget’s looking a bit sorry for itself? These Pad Thai Chicken Wings are your knight in shining armour! I’ve taken the sweet, salty and tangy flavours of that classic Thai dish and tossed them with juicy chicken wings for a dinner that’s bursting with taste. Best part? It’s all baked in the oven for a healthier (and way less greasy!) version than a takeaway. And it’ll cost you less than a fiver to feed the whole family. Winner, winner, chicken wing dinner!

Pad Thai Chicken Wings


This recipe is perfect for busy weeknightsit’s ready in under 30 minutes. Giving more time for you to relax and less time stressing over what to cook. So ditch the takeaway menus and let’s get stuck into making a healthier (and tastier!) version at home.

The Pad Thai Fix

These wings are inspired by all those delicious Pad Thai flavours we know and love. We’ve swapped the noodles for chicken wings for a fun twist, but the sweet and savoury sauce is still the star of the show.

Budget-Friendly Ingredients

The beauty of this recipe is that it’s kind on your wallet. All the ingredients are super affordable and easy to find in most UK supermarkets. You can even swap the chicken wings for tofu if you’re feeling veggie (just cube it, marinate it, and bake it alongside the wings!).

Easy Peasy Prep

Making the Pad Thai sauce is a breeze. Just chuck all the ingredients (fish sauce, oyster sauce, tamarind paste, brown sugar, olive oil, and chillies if you fancy a kick) into a bowl and give it a good mix.

Next, prep your chicken wings. Separate them at the joint using a sharp knife or kitchen scissors (easy peasy!), then toss them in the yummy sauce to make sure they’re all nice and coated. Leave them to marinate for 30 minutes or up to 24 hours if you’ve got the time – the longer, the deeper the flavour!

Bake, Don’t Fry!

Forget the deep fryer! We’re taking a healthier approach by baking these wings in the oven. Simply pop them on a baking tray and let the oven do its magic for 25-30 minutes, or until they’re cooked through. No need for constant monitoring, just peace of mind and delicious-smelling wings!

Finishing Touches & Serving Suggestions

Once your wings are golden and crispy, take them out the oven and scatter them with some chopped roasted peanuts, sliced spring onions, and a squeeze of fresh lime for that extra zing.

These wings are delicious on their own, but you can also serve them up with some rice, noodles, chips or a fresh salad for a more complete meal.

Pad Thai Chicken Wings

Pad Thai Chicken Wings

Craving a fakeaway fix but watching the pennies? Look no further than these banging Pad Thai Chicken Wings! This twist on a classic Thai dish is bursting with sweet, salty, and tangy flavours, all coating juicy chicken wings that are super easy to bake in the oven. Dinner under £5 for the whole family? You bet! Plus, it's ready in under 30 minutes, making it a total winner for busy weeknights. Let's ditch the greasy takeaway and whip up a healthier (and tastier!) version at home.

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Recipe Cost Less than £5:00
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Lunch, Midweek Meals, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack, Dinner
Cuisine Takeaway, British, American, Asian, 15 - 30 minutes, Thai
Servings 4 People
Calories 263 kcal


  • 12 Chicken Wings Sliced in half between the little joint.
  • Spring Onions Chopped
  • 50 g Salted Peanuts Cruhed or chopped
  • 1 Lime

For the Pad Thai Sauce

  • 3 tbsp Tamarind Paste
  • 3 tbsp Fish Sauce
  • 3 tbsp Oyster Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 tbsp Light Brown Sugar
  • Chilli Flakes Optional


  • Mix all of the ingredients for the Pad Thai Sauce in a bowl and chuck the chicken wings in. Ensuring all of the chicken wings are coated. Leave to marinate for as long as you can up to 24hrs.
    3 tbsp Tamarind Paste, 3 tbsp Fish Sauce, 3 tbsp Oyster Sauce, 2 tbsp Olive Oil, 3 tbsp Light Brown Sugar, Chilli Flakes
  • Put the chicken wings onto a roasting tray and cook in a preheated (200/180 degrees) oven for 25 to 30 minutes.
    12 Chicken Wings
  • Once the chicken is cooked through, transfer the wings to a plate, scatter the spring onion and peanuts over the top and finally squish the lime juice over to add to the tangy taste.
    Spring Onions, 50 g Salted Peanuts, 1 Lime


These wings are delicious on their own, but you can also serve them up with some rice, noodles, chips or a fresh salad for a more complete meal.


Calories: 263kcalFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gSugar: 6g
Keyword thailand, thai food, 15-30 Minutes, chicken wings, chicken, thai
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Pad Thai Chicken Wings
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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