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Baked Thai Chicken Wings with Peanut Sauce

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Baked Thai Chicken Wings with Peanut Sauce on the side.

Are you or someone in your family a big hockey fan? If so, you've probably been watching the playoffs cheering your team on. I'm not the biggest sports fan but I am a fan of food, and game time snacks are the best! I can always get excited about watching a game if there is some good food involved.

Chicken wings are my favourite game-time appetizer and judging by their popularity, there's a good chance they're one of your favourites as well. Wings are a classic game snacking food and with all the flavour possibilities out there you could have a different flavour for every game. My favourite so far has to be these Baked Thai Chicken Wings with Peanut Sauce.

Baked Thai Chicken Wings with Peanut Sauce on the side.

Marinade for Thai Chicken Wings

These baked Thai chicken wings are flavoured with a delicious mix of seasonings and are served with a scrumptious Thai peanut sauce that is so completely addictive!

The chicken wing marinade is based on my favourite recipe for chicken satay. It's such a delicious combination of spices and sauces to use on chicken and so easy and quick to prepare.

Spices such as ground coriander and cumin are used along with some fresh lime juice, soya sauce and what I think is the magical ingredient in this marinade, fish sauce. Below is a list of ingredients you'll need to make this Thai chicken marinade.

Marinade Ingredients:

  • Black pepper
  • Cayenne 
  • Turmeric
  • Ground coriander
  • Ground cumin
  • Garlic cloves
  • Fish sauce
  • Soya sauce
  • Lime juice
  • Honey
  • Oil

To make the marinade simply whisk the ingredients in a bowl and set aside. You'll need to bake the chicken wings partway through before coating them with the marinade and returning them to the oven.

The smell of the wings alone while these are baking up in your oven will make your mouth water in anticipation, it's so good!

Baked Thai Chicken Wings with Peanut Sauce on the side.

How to Make Thai Peanut Sauce

Though these wings are delicious on their own, what makes them extra scrumptious is this incredibly addictive Thai peanut sauce. I could add this peanut sauce to just about everything, it's so delicious and it couldn't be easier to make.

You could easily make the peanut sauce while the wings are in the oven, but if you're going to be busy making different snacks, you could make the peanut sauce ahead of time and just re-warm it before serving with the wings. If you find the sauce too thick, you could always thin it down with a bit of water or more coconut milk.

Sauce Ingredients:

  • Roasted unsalted peanuts
  • Peanut butter creamy or crunchy and natural or regular
  • Coconut milk (shake can well before opening)
  • Lime juice
  • Honey
  • Red curry paste
  • Soya sauce
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Fish sauce
  • Sriracha (optional)

To make this peanut sauce, add all of the ingredients into a Vitamix blender jar and blend for the quickest, easiest and tastiest homemade peanut sauce.

Peanut Sauce being made in blender.

What to do with Leftover Peanut Sauce

This recipe makes a good amount of Thai peanut sauce, which is perfect because you'll want to eat this sauce with everything! Thai peanut sauce is so versatile. You could use the leftover sauce as a dressing for this Asian Salad.

You could also use it as a dipping sauce for fresh spring rolls, add it to some noodles for a Thai inspired meal, or my favourite, use it as a dip for chicken satay skewers.

In fact, the marinade I used in this recipe is actually for chicken satay, so you could use the same marinade to make some delicious chicken satay skewers.

You could also freeze any leftover peanut sauce to use later. Just thaw the sauce in the refrigerator overnight. When you're almost ready to eat, heat the sauce in a small saucepan whisking to make the sauce smooth again. If the peanut sauce is too thick you could thin it out with water or coconut milk.

Platter of Thai Chicken Wings with a chicken wing dipped in a bowl of peanut sauce.

So if you're planning on hosting a hockey game party soon or just hanging out with your family watching the game, be sure to include these Baked Thai Chicken Wings with Peanut Sauce, they are sure to fly off the platter!

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Baked Thai Chicken Wings with Peanut Sauce

Baked Thai Chicken Wings with Peanut Sauce

Wing technique slightly adapted from RecipeTin Eats, marinade slightly adapted from Simply Thai Cooking (cookbook)
Cheer on your favourite team and keep your party guests entertained with these scrumptious Baked Thai Chicken Wings with Peanut Sauce for a night of delicious fun!
4.89 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Asian, Thai
Servings 6 as a snack
Calories 798 kcal

Ingredients
  

Chicken Wings:

  • 1.5 kilo chicken wings (approx. 3lbs) cut into wingettes and drumettes
  • 1-½ tablespoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Chicken Marinade:

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne (less if you prefer less spicy)
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons garlic paste (from 2 large garlic cloves)
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soya sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (or lemon)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons oil any light tasting

Peanut Sauce:

  • ¼ cup roasted unsalted peanuts
  • ½ cup peanut butter creamy or crunchy and natural or regular
  • ½ cup coconut milk (shake can well before opening)
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon red curry paste
  • 1 tablespoon soya sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha optional
  • ¼ cup roasted unsalted peanuts finely chopped

Instructions
 

Chicken Wings:

  • Position oven racks so there is one in the lower portion of the oven and one just above the middle rack.  Preheat the oven to 250F. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Coat rack with oil and place rack on baking sheet. (I used a cooling rack).
  • If wings are not already split, cut wings into wingettes and drumettes. Pat dry with paper towel and place in a large bowl.
  • Add baking powder (NOT BAKING SODA) and salt to chicken wings. Toss wings well and place on the rack on a baking sheet.
  • Bake chicken wings in the oven on lower rack for 25 minutes. Move wings up on to the rack right above the middle position, raise the oven temperature to 425F. When the oven reaches 425F (it took mine about 14 minutes), remove wings from the oven and place them in the bowl with the chicken marinade, toss well to coat all the wings and place wings on the rack again. Brush any left over marinade onto the wings. Return to the oven on the rack right above the middle position. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes longer until wings are golden and crisp on top,  turn chicken wings over and cook for another 8 to 10 minutes until golden and cooked through. 

Chicken Marinade:

  • In a large bowl, place all marinade ingredients and whisk to combine. Set aside. As per the directions above, add the chicken wings (part way through cooking) to the marinade and toss well before returning to the oven.

Peanut Sauce:

  • In the jar of your Vitamix, or other high powered blender, add all of the ingredients for the peanut sauce, except for the last 1/4 cup of peanuts. 
  • Blend for one minute or until smooth and creamy. At this point you could add the last 1/4 cup of peanuts and only blend for a few seconds so that the sauce has some small pieces of peanuts in it. Alternatively, you could hand chop the peanuts and stir them in the finished sauce.
  • Taste the sauce and adjust to your liking. If you want a thinner sauce you could add a bit of water and blend again.

Nutrition

Calories: 798kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 43gFat: 58gSaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 1383mgPotassium: 1152mgFiber: 4gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 1260IUVitamin C: 19.6mgCalcium: 253mgIron: 6.5mg
Keyword Baked Thai Chicken Wings, Baked Thai Chicken Wings with Peanut Sauce, Peanut Sauce
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Steven Effendi Halim

Thursday 1st of February 2018

Love the recipe.. I have several questions though 1. Does the marinade serves more as a glazing? Can I use the marinade into the chicken before it is cooked? 2. Do you have a substitute for the peanut sauce? My wife doesn't like peanut...

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Thursday 1st of February 2018

Hi Steven,

Thanks! Yes, you can mix the chicken wings with the marinade at the beginning, the only thing is that the chicken wings tend to darken more while cooking so you might want to check on them before the time indicated. If its just peanuts she doesn't like you might want to try making the sauce with almond butter and using a handful of almonds instead of chopped peanuts for texture. If it's the taste of peanut sauce, you could just omit the sauce entirely, I found the chicken wings flavourful on their own. Hope this helps...

Jacki

Sunday 22nd of October 2017

Brought these to a birthday party last night and they were a hit! The peanut sauce was a hit. Guests were even dipping their spring rolls in it.

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Monday 23rd of October 2017

Thank you so much for letting me know, I'm so happy the recipe was a hit!

Robbie @ Box Tree Events

Thursday 10th of August 2017

These flavours sound delicious, especially the peanut sauce! My mouth is watering just looking at them

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Monday 14th of August 2017

Thank you! The peanut sauce is amazing, so delicious with so many things!

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