These juicy, delicious chicken wings are tossed with a spicy peanut sauce, then they're served with more of the delicious sauce on the side for dipping. Use a spicy chili garlic paste or chili paste in these wings, such as a sambal, and feel free to adjust the amount if you like more or less heat.
I love the flavor of these wings, plus they were very easy to prepare. The peanut sauce is made with peanut butter, brown sugar, and some Asian soy sauce and chili paste. You probably have most, if not all of the ingredients in your pantry. The wings are simply baked and then tossed with the peanut sauce.
Serve them to the game day crowd or make them for a family meal. Your friends and family will love them!
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/3 cup brown sugar (light or dark, packed)
- 1/4 cup water
- 3 tablespoons rice vinegar (or cider vinegar)
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce (low sodium)
- 4 teaspoons spicy chili paste (such as sambal)
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic (finely minced)
- 3 pounds chicken wings
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 3 tablespoons hot sauce (such as Frank's or Texas Pete)
- Optional: chopped peanuts
- Cut wing tips off and discard. Cut the wings at the joint.
- In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the peanut butter, brown sugar, water, rice vinegar, soy sauce, chili paste, sesame oil, and garlic. Bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.
- Heat the oven to 400° F. Line a large rimmed baking pan with foil.
- In a large bowl, toss the chicken wings with the vegetable oil and hot sauce.
- Arrange the wings on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake the wings for 20 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven. With tongs, turn all of the wing pieces over. Return the pan to the oven and continue baking for 15 to 20 minutes longer, until nicely browned and cooked. Juices should be clear, not pink, when the wings are thoroughly cooked.
- Transfer the cooked wings to a large bowl and add about half of the peanut sauce. Gently toss the wings to coat with the sauce. Serve the remaining peanut sauce along with the wings. If the sauce is very thick, thin it with a small amount of water..
- Garnish the sauce and the chicken wings with chopped peanuts, if desired.
- Makes about 3 to 4 dozen pieces, depending on the size of the wings.
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