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White plate of baked peanut butter chicken wings topped with chopped roasted peanuts.

Peanut Butter Chicken Wings

You'll love the flavor of these peanut butter chicken wings! Gluten-free tamari sauce, honey, and garlic help make peanut butter into a luscious sauce over these tender wings. They’re baked (not fried!), gluten-free and oh so crispy! Look no further for the perfect game day appetizer - though you might not want to share! 
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12 wings
Calories: 136kcal
Author: Megan


For the Chicken:

  • 1.5 lbs chicken wing drumettes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp oil

For the Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup natural smooth peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar or honey
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp gluten-free tamari sauce (you can use soy sauce if not gluten-free)
  • 4-5 tbsp water (start with 4 and see if you need another)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cups peanuts (chopped)


  • Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Toss wings in oil and place on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 30-35 minutes, flipping half way through.
  • In the meantime, make sauce. In a small pot over medium heat, combine peanut butter, honey/brown sugar, lemon juice, tamari sauce, water, garlic, ginger and cayenne pepper and whisk together. Bring to a boil and then lower to simmer. Cook for 2-3 minutes and stir. Adjust thickness by adding more water if needed. Reduce heat to low until wings are ready.
  • Once wings have finished cooking through in the oven, turn the oven to broil. Broil the wings for 5-7 minutes, watching carefully, until they are crispy.
  • Remove from the oven, add wings to a large bowl and pour peanut butter sauce over the wings. Toss until wings are completed covered.
  • Plate wings, top with chopped peanuts, and serve.


Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 229mg | Potassium: 108mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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