Thursday, April 19, 2012

Chicken Wings with Spicy PB&J Sauce

The Improv Challenge is a fun linky where two ingredients are assigned for the month and you must find or create a new-to-your-blog recipe. It is hosted by Kristen over at Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. When I saw that this month's Improv Challenge was Peanut Butter and Jelly I knew I wanted to do something different. I searched and found this recipe for Spicy Peanut Butter & Pepper Jelly Chicken Wings over at Food Wishes Video Recipes. Now the combination of ingredients in this sauce do sound strange but come together wonderfully making this a super yummy sauce.
I modified the sauce to fit what I had on hand and what I like. The chicken wings themselves are pretty much the same, I used a different type of oil and jalapeno seasoned instant mashed potatoes. The wings by themselves are great but the sauce takes them over the top! So good! I've used the coating for the wings two times already on chicken tenders and fried them in a small amount of oil instead of baking them. The first time without the sauce and before the wings, second time with the sauce and after the wings. Yummy both times!

1 1/2 to 2 lbs chicken wing sections
1 Tbsp canola oil
1 tsp kosher salt*
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp red pepper or to taste
2 Tbsp instant mashed potatoes

*NOTE: If using plain instant potatoes increase salt to 1 1/2 tsp.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line baking pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray. In large bowl mix together salt, black pepper, red pepper and instant potatoes; stir in oil. Add chicken wings turning till well coated with the potato mix. Place in single layer on baking pan.
Bake for 25 minutes, turn wings and bake an additional 25 minutes.

2 Tbsp creamy peanut butter
2 Tbsp jalapeno jelly
2 Tbsp hoisin sauce
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp sriracha hot sauce or to taste
2 cloves crushed garlic
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
1/2 Tbsp canola oil

Combine all ingredients until well blended. Serve with the wings and enjoy.

Make sure you check out all of this months great Peanut Butter and Jelly recipes.


  1. this is a really strange combination but it seems to work pretty well, I would love to try this sauce

  2. Tom & Lynn TN to TXApril 23, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    Terry, Can't believe I'm just now finding this blog. I believe we've followed you two on myoldrv. Tom & I spent two months in the oil patch last fall but had to leave due to Tom's knee problrms! Hope to come back next fall. Thanks for all these yummy receipes, not being able to excersize has put the weight on. Guess with Tom's knee hurt, i can't walk either, if he doesn't. (That's my story & I'm sticking to it!)

  3. I didn't think to do something savory with this...great idea! :)


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