Spicy Peanut Chicken Wings

There's something about watching a game while eating wings that just can't be beat. Be sure to have plenty of napkins on hand when you settle in to watch the game with these spicy, peanutty 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) soy sauce
2 tbsp (30 mL) 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.


Per serving (about 5 wings or ¼ recipe): 719 calories, 49 g fat (13 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 20 g monounsaturated fat, 12 g polyunsaturated fat), 143 mg cholesterol, 54 g protein, 16 g carbohydrates, 2 g fibre, 9 g sugars, 971 mg sodium, 42 mg calcium.