Spicy Peanut Chicken Wings

Recipe from Rick Browne

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Spicy Peanut Chicken WingsRick will be demoing this recipe at our upcoming show!

Spicy Peanut Butter Chicken Wings

Yield: 8–10 servings

Chunky or smooth? Your choice. You could also use cashew, almond, or any other nut butter in this recipe.


50 chicken wings

2 (12-ounce [355-mL]) bottles beer

1 cup (236 mL) molasses

1/2 cup (118 mL) smooth peanut CASHEW butter

1/2 cup (118 mL) fresh lemon juice

1/2 cup (118 mL) Worcestershire sauce

1/4 cup (59 mL) prepared mustard

2 tablespoons (30 mL) Ancho chili powder

1 teaspoon (5 mL) salt

1/4 cup (59 mL) chopped green onions, for garnish

White or black sesame seeds, for garnish

  1. Preheat the barbecue to high (400°F [200°C] to 450°F [240°C]).
  2. Remove and discard the tips from the wings and cut each wing in half at the joint. In a large saucepan, combine the beer, molasses, peanut butter, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, chili powder, and salt. Cook over low heat for about 15 minutes, or until the sauce is reduced and thickened to the consistency of thick gravy.
  3. Place the wings in a large roasting pan and cover them with the 
sauce. Turn until each wing is well coated. Bake in the barbecue for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Serve the wings on a large platter, garnish with green onions.
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