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Thai Chicken Wings Recipe with Chili-Peanut Sauce

This spicy Thai chicken wings recipe is made with Thai chili peppers, tossed in a homemade peanut sauce. Big on flavor. Make a double batch! You'll love the peanut flavor.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken wings, spicy, thai
Servings: 4
Calories: 403kcal


  • 12 chicken wings wing tips removed and separated
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder I used some Scotch Bonnet powder, but any milder powder is fine
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 Orange Thai Chili Peppers chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter if desired
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • Lime wedges and crushed peanuts to serve


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Set iton broil if you have that option.
  • For the wings, clean and pat them dry. Season them with salt, pepper and chili powder.
  • Set onto a lightly oiled baking sheet and cook for 45-50 minutes, flipping once about half way through. Keep an eye on them to make sure the skins get nice and crispy.
  • While the wings are cooking, make your sauce!
  • Start by adding the chopped peppers, garlic and peanuts to a food processor and process to form a paste. OR! If you’re like me, use your molcajete and do it by hand.
  • Scoop the paste into a small sauce pot and add a teaspoon of oil. Heat to medium and cook the paste about 5 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add chicken stock, soy sauce and fish sauce. Stir and reduce heat to low and allow to simmer.
  • At this point, you can add in some peanut butter, if desired. The sauce will be fairly thin and that is OK, but you might want it thicker. In that case, add the peanut butter and swirl to incorporate.
  • Simmer about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and squeeze in a bit of lime juice. Stir.
  • When the wings are done, toss them with the Thai chili-peanut sauce to coat them.
  • Serve wings with crushed peanuts and some lime wedges.


Heat Factor: Medium.


Calories: 403kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 781mg | Potassium: 379mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 12.9mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg