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Pidgin Chicken Wings Recipe

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Ok so you’ve been to Pidgin Vancouver a few times now. You’ve had their amazing oyster shooters and a few dozen rounds of their succulent Pidgin chicken wings. And like Pok Pok Portland, you’ve tried to recreate those Pok Pok Ike Vietnamese Chicken Wings at home. Now you want to recreate Pidgin chicken wings with the same juicy, grilled perfection wings with the Korean sauce. Recipe courtesy of Chef Makoto Ono on the Food Network.

Pidgin Chicken Wings Recipe

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Pidgin Chicken Wings Recipe | Pidgin Vancouver

  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 2 minutes


Succulent Pidgin chicken wings. Recreate Pidgin chicken wings with the same juicy, grilled perfection wings with the Korean sauce. Recipe courtesy of Chef Makoto Ono



  • *****Brine*****
  • 1 kilogram chicken wings
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • ? cup water
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ bulb garlic, peeled and sliced
  • 1 small thumb ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 3 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • *****Sauce*****
  • 1 small thumb ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large clove garlic, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons gochujang
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 ½ tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 ½ tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


  1. *****Brine*****
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a sealable container.
  3. Add chicken wings and let sit for 24-48 hours in your refrigerator.
  4. *****Sauce*****
  5. Heat a sauce pot on medium and add vegetable oil.
  6. Add the garlic and ginger and cook until lightly browned.
  7. Add all the remaining ingredients and cook until reduced by ¼. Remove from heat.
  8. Once it is slightly cooled, puree the sauce with a handheld blender or a bar blender.
  9. *****Chicken Wings Assembly*****
  10. Remove the wings from the brine and pat dry with a towel. Let sit until room temperature.
  11. Preheat the grill to medium high.
  12. Put the wings on the grill and cook for approx. 4 minutes each side or until the juices run clear.
  13. Remove from the grill and toss in desired amount of sauce. Serve warm.
  14. Chef’s Tip: There may be leftover sauce that can be used for a variety of dishes including steaks and other barbequed meat or anything that could use a little extra kick. Gochujang is a Korean chilli paste found in any Korean market.


  • Serving Size: 4 people
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