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Spicy Peanut Wings

These spicy peanuts wings will blow your mind with flavor and texture.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, cantonese, Chinese, fusion, Malaysian


Spicy Peanut Sauce

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 large shallot
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • tbsp sambal
  • cup water
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • cup crushed peanuts


  • lbs chicken wings
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • ¼ cup corn starch (add as needed)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup coarse sweet potato starch (add as needed)


  • Finely chop up your shallot and garlic cloves.
    1 large shallot, 4 cloves garlic
  • In a medium heat pan, add oil as well as the chopped shallots and garlic. cook for 3 minutes until soft and slightly browned.
    2 tbsp oil, 1 large shallot, 4 cloves garlic
  • Add sambal and cook another 3 minutes until natural oils and aromas have been released.
    1½ tbsp sambal
  • Add water, brown sugar, honey, and crushed peanuts then bring it up to a simmer for 5 minutes or until your desired consistency. Once cooled it should be close to a jam consistency.
    ⅓ cup water, 1 tbsp brown sugar, 1 tbsp honey, ⅓ cup crushed peanuts
  • Pat dry and season your chicken wings with salt, garlic powder and onion powder.
    1½ lbs chicken wings, 1 tsp salt, 1 tbsp garlic powder, 1 tbsp onion powder
  • Mix together the buttermilk and egg for your wet batter.
    1 large egg, 1 cup buttermilk
  • Drop chicken wings into corn starch, then into the wet batter, and coat well in coarse sweet potato starch.
    ¼ cup corn starch, ½ cup coarse sweet potato starch
  • Deep fry at 350F for 8 minutes until golden brown and crispy. This coating method does not work in the air fryer. (I tried already)
  • Now you can toss the wings in the sauce or just use the sauce as a dip. Using it as a dip actually makes more sense because the peanuts are able to stick on better this way.
Keyword fried chicken, peanut sauce, peanuts