Spicy peanut wings make the crowd go wild on game day
Watching a game while eating wings just can’t be beat. Be sure to have plenty of napkins on hand when you settle in with these spicy, peanutty wings.
Spicy Peanut Chicken Wings
Prep time: 10 minutes
Baking time: 35 to 40 minutes
Makes 2 lbs (1 kg) of wings, to serve 2 to 4
2 lbs (1 kg) chicken wings
½ cup (125 ml) smooth or crunchy peanut butter
¼ cup (60 ml) lime juice
2 tbsp (30 ml) each soy sauce and hoisin sauce
2 tbsp (30 ml) brown sugar, lightly packed
2 to 3 tbsp (30 to 45 ml) hot Chinese chili garlic sauce
1 tbsp (15 ml) hot pepper sauce
Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). If wings are whole, cut in half at joint, then cut off wing tips and discard. Place wings in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl, whisk peanut butter with lime juice, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, brown sugar, chili garlic sauce and hot pepper sauce until combined. Toss with wings, stirring occasionally, while oven preheats.
Set 1 or 2 well-greased racks over 1 or 2 foil-lined baking sheets. Place wings skin-side up on racks, making sure to not crowd the wings. Spread any peanut butter mixture left in the bowl all over wings. Discard any sauce still remaining in the bowl after this step. Bake wings, turning halfway through cooking, 35 to 40 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts, if desired.
Tip: If you like your wings extra spicy, you can add more chili garlic sauce and hot pepper sauce, to taste.
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