Peanut Butter and Jelly Chicken Wings

You have read correctly. These chicken wings are flavoured with peanut butter and jelly. Yep.

Your first thought might be shock and awe. How could these chicken wings taste anything but weird? I understand your hesitation. I was the same way, at first.

Last week I was in Chapters reading a cook book on chicken wings – there was an entire cook book dedicated to wings – it was amazing. I do not know why I did not buy the book. One of the recipes was for peanut butter and jelly wings.

Initially I was kinda grossed out by the thought these wings. But, a couple of days later, I thought some more about it and I remembered how much I absolutely love peanut satay on Thai chicken and beef skewers. The flavour on these wings might be similar, So, I decided to give these a go.

These sticky PB&J wings have a sweet tangy flavour that resemble Thai peanut satay flavours. Not many ingredients in this recipe (peanut butter, jam, juice, vinegar) , these wings are easy to make and are delicious

I played with the recipe and the amounts of peanut butter and jelly. I went online to see if there were any others who have tried this and discovered that there are plenty of recipes online. Rachel Ray actually had a recipe and recommended using natural peanut butter.

Here is the recipe. I would highly encourage you to give this one a try. It really surprised me with how unique but tasty these wings were.

These sticky PB&J wings have a sweet tangy flavour that resemble Thai peanut satay flavours. Not many ingredients in this recipe (peanut butter, jam, juice, vinegar) , these wings are easy to make and are delicious

Make sure that you use natural peanut butter. I used grape jelly and juice but there are many other possibilities (strawberry, raspberry, cherry, etc.).

Yield: 4 people

Peanut Butter and Jam Chicken Wings

Peanut Butter and Jam Chicken Wings
These sticky PB&J chicken wings have a sweet tangy flavour that resemble Thai peanut satay flavours. Not many ingredients in this recipe (peanut butter, jam, juice, vinegar) , these wings are easy to make and are delicious.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Marinating Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 20 chicken wings
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cup grape jelly
  • 1 cup grape juice
  • 1/2 cup vinegar

Instructions

  1. Cut the wings into three pieces: drummette, middle portion and tip. (save the tips for making chicken stock in the future. I keep them in a freezer bag in the freezer for future use).
  2. Mix the remaining ingredients to make the marinade.
  3. Reserve 1/2 cup of the marinade for basting.
  4. Mix the remaining marinade with the cut up chicken wings until evenly coated. Place in the fridge and marinate for 1 to 2 hours.
  5. Place a wire rack on a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil. Spray the wire rack with cooking spray.
  6. Place the wings on the wire rack and place in a 375F oven. Cook for 30 minutes.
  7. Remove from the heat and brush the wings with the reserved marinade. Turn the wings over and brush the other side with the marinade.
  8. Return the wings to the oven and cook for another 30 minutes.
  9. Enjoy!

About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.

19 comments

  1. No shock OR hesitation from me! This sounds awesome, and I will definitely be trying this one out!

  2. Oh my goodness do these ever sound delicious. And they look so good too. What a fun recipe to try and just a few ingredients. Great post!

  3. Say What!! I am still in shock with this combo for wings.. so I really want to try one now!! 🙂 They look amazing. 🙂

  4. OMGGG! This is amazing. Saving. Pinning. Making… etc. Thanks Steve!

  5. Sounds great and will be giving these a try!

  6. If I wanted to serve these up as a main, what would you recommend as sides (starch, veg)? Thanks 🙂

  7. I recently visited a place called ‘Big Red’ on Holloway Road, London, UK and whilst there saw amazing looking burgers come out with proper American ‘shiny’ buns, so of course I had to look at the menu. This place sells stuff like corn dogs and other ‘American style’ foods (something you don’t normally find here in the UK) but I have alot of dietary issues and most things were off-limits. I noticed PB&J chicken wings and was so intrigued I had to try them. They’re incredible!!! Just like chicken satay but with a sweeter kick so im DEFINATELY trying this recipe!! The other thing Big Red did to their PB&J wings was to sprinkle the bowl with chopped peanuts before serving…. I’m drooling just thinking about it!!!

  8. OMG…I tried PB&J wings in Houston. They are so tasty and flavorful. I’m happy to find this recipe.

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