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Have you tried peanut butter and jelly wings yet? If not, you’re in for a delicious surprise!
America’s Favorite Sandwich Goes On A Wing
Since peanut butter and jelly is one of America’s favorite sandwiches, someone thought it’d make a great flavor for wings too. I promise you, that was not me.
In fact, when I first heard of the combination, I was a bit horrified at the thought. Then a neighbor’s daughter made them for a party and everyone raved about the taste. That got me to thinking of the idea again, however it didn’t seem so strange this time around. After all, Asians use peanuts and peanut butter in a lot of their savory dishes. Also don’t we eat apple jelly, currant and cranberry sauce with poultry and pork? And let’s not forget stuff such as honey chicken.
Spicy Or Mild Sauce
The beauty of this sauce is that you can make it as mild or as spicy as you want. I chose to go mild with this using the barest minimum of Sriracha. Now, I love the taste of Sriracha and am no wimp when it comes to relatively spicy food. Since I was going to give a sizable portion of these to the neighbors whose daughter made them, I didn’t want to overdo it since the wife has issues with her stomach.
However, don’t be shy if you want them hot hot hot. Also, feel free to increase or decrease the garlic as you see fit. I used three large cloves, but my advice is start with one large clove. You can always add more.
Air Fryer Is Best
Of course these wings can be baked and even deep fried, but the best way to do them is in the air fryer.
The air fryer produces a crispiness that even deep frying can’t duplicate. Another advantage is that it takes way less time to cook than a conventional oven.
Another trick I use is to add baking powder to the seasoned flour. That will make your wings (and any chicken parts) extra crispy. So if you’re like me and really love crispy skin, try it!
- 5 lbs wings cut into flats & drummies (discard wing tip)
- oil for spritzing if cooking in an air fryer
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 tbs baking powder
- 1/4 cup mashed potato flakes
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1/2 cup grape jelly
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp Sriracha
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 tbs rice vinegar
- 3 tbs soy sauce
- Mix all coating ingredients in either a large bowl or large plastic bag. Coat wings with the flour mixture.
- Place wings in the air fryer, spritz with oil and cook at 400F/200C for a total of 20 minutes, turning midway.
- If cooking in the oven, place wings on a baking sheet lined with parchment and bake at 400F/200C for 30-35 minutes, turning midway during the cooking.
- Mix the sauce ingredients in a large bowl. Toss cooked wings in sauce and serve immediately.