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Let’s talk about the Best Wings Ever.

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And guys, I am not even talking about the greasy fried wings that get tossed in butter and hot sauce. I know, I know, what?!?

I am talking Thai wings with a fruity, tropical, spicy pineapple salsa. It kind has me written all over it.

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PLUS, I am totally digging the Thai flavors, they feel semi-light and so refreshing. AND that salsa, even though it’s cold it makes me feel all warm….which is clearly what I am looking for, since once again I am freezing by butt off over here today in this arctic sector of the world where I live. OK, I don’t technically live in the arctic, but Summit County, CO is pretty much the same if you ask me.

It’s been so flipping cold this last week. Believe it or not though, I am still enjoying winter, winter foods and all that. This is good news since it snows till May (sometimes June).

Thai Peanut Chicken Wings with Fiery Pineapple-Jalapeño Salsa | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

All the cold weather has me craving tropical flavors and hot spiciness though, so I turned those cravings into baked wings for the Super Bowl. I guess I can’t really say they are healthy because, hey they are wings, but they are totally “healthier” and packed full of flavor and color.

And they are fun. I love fun, pretty food.

Thai Peanut Chicken Wings with Fiery Pineapple-Jalapeño Salsa | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

SO, I told you that this week was all about Super Bowl food and I really wasn’t kidding. I figured that starting things off with wings was just the right way to go.

Wings are classic game day food, right?

Thai Peanut Chicken Wings with Fiery Pineapple-Jalapeño Salsa | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

The salsa can be made in advance, and the wings can be baked and tossed in the sauce in advance too. Just store the salsa in the fridge. For the wings, after baking them, toss them in the sauce as directed and place them on the baking sheet, but stop here, cover and refrigerate. Then just warm them back up when ready to serve.

Makes for some pretty easy entertaining!

Thai Peanut Chicken Wings with Fiery Pineapple-Jalapeño Salsa | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Oh, and one more thing about that salsa. If I were you, I would so double it. This salsa is so great with chips, on sandwiches, on top of fish (my dad loved having extra for his salmon)…. or simply just provide some spoons. Even on its own – so yummy!

Thai Peanut Chicken Wings with Fiery Pineapple-Jalapeño Salsa | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

And don’t think just because there is fruit involved that I got all girly on you.

This salsa has some kick – just like salsa should!

Thai Peanut Chicken Wings with Fiery Pineapple-Jalapeño Salsa | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Thai Peanut Chicken Wings with Fiery Pineapple-Jalapeño Salsa.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 30 wings
Calories Per Serving: 131 kcal

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Ingredients

Fiery Pineapple-Jalapeño Salsa

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh pineapple chopped
  • 1 small mango diced (or more pineapple)
  • 1 jalapeno seeded + chopped
  • 1 small red chili pepper seeded + chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • juice from 1 lime
  • pinch of salt to taste

Instructions

  • To make the salsa, combine the pineapple, mango (if using), jalepeno, red chili, cilantro, lime juice and salt. Toss well, cover and store in the fridge until ready to serve.
  • To make the wings, preheat oven to 400°F and set a wire rack inside of a large rimmed baking sheet. Place the wings, oil and a pinch of salt in large bowl; toss to coat. Spread the wings out in a single layer over the prepared rack.
  • Bake wings until cooked through and skin is crispy, 45–50 minutes.
  • Meanwhile make the sauce. Combine the coconut milk, peanut butter, sweet thai chili sauce (start with 3/4 cup and then add more as desired), soy sauce, lime juice, ginger, brown sugar and lemon grass. Whisk until smooth and pourable. Taste and adjust spiciness to your liking.
  • Line another rimmed baking sheet with foil and top with a wire rack. Add half of wings to peanut sauce and toss to evenly coat. Place wings in a single layer on prepared rack. Repeat with the remaining wings and bake until glaze is glossy and lightly caramelized, 5–10 minutes. Garnish the wings with cilantro and peanuts. Serve alongside the remaining sauce and pineapple salsa.

Thai Peanut Chicken Wings with Fiery Pineapple-Jalapeño Salsa | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Thai Peanut Chicken Wings with Fiery Pineapple-Jalapeño Salsa-Perfect Super Bowl all around pleaser!

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  1. 5 stars
    Its great combination. I personally like Thai peanut chicken wings with fiery pineapple. I memorize my school days. My team was full of joy that time when we make peanut chicken wings. My team won 2nd position and me and my friend really excited. Thanks once again for this lovey blog.
    keep it up good work like that. I really appreciate you.

    1. I have not tested that, so I really do not know. Sorry I could not be of more help. Let me know if you give it a try!

  2. Quite insightful post. Never believed that it was this simple after all. I had spent a very good deal of my time looking for someone to explain this topic clearly and youe the only one that ever did that. Kudos to you! Keep it up

      1. Hah, that must have been the problem. I used VH sauce instead and made them this weekend (2 batches, one for bookclub and one for home). They were quite bland (for my taste–my bookclub liked them but didn’t rave) and I was disappointed with the first batch, so for the second batch I added a good teaspoon of red thai curry paste to the sauce and that gave them some life. I’ll have to try them again with the Thai Kitchens brand. Thanks for getting back to me! I love your website!

  3. I made this for dinner last night using baked chicken breasts and it was delicious! Served with some rice and cabbage to make it a meal. Can’t wait for leftovers for lunch today. 🙂

  4. I totally lucked out when I saw this recipe because I was going to do takeout wings!!! WHAAAT???? My problem is that every year the stores run out of wings, at least in my neighborhood it does. So I get to the store a couple days ago & sure enough they were out of big packs of wings!!! Only because I went digging around I found the last 3 small packs of them. That was a sign……. So today it’s beer, wings & the delish sounding salsa… Hey, did I mention beer????? GO HAWKS!!!!!

  5. Holy Hera these wings are fantastic. And that salsa is just awesome. It’s great on the wings and also yummy with chips. Thank you for an awesome dinner!

  6. Last night was my second time making wings and I must say I’m getting much better at butchering the chicken wings. The first time was a nightmare! But WOW were these amazing! I tried your sriracha wings in a cast iron skillet a few weeks ago, but baking these was so much easier! And the sauce was to die for! I will be making these again!
    And next time I will remember not to touch my face after handling the red chili pepper! OUCH!

  7. These wings sounded so good that I had to make them right away! We ate them for dinner last night, and they were incredible! Well done, Tieghan!

  8. Hey there, this recipie looks perfect for my new “real” food menu! I’m in CO too, but having trouble finding the sweet thai chilli sauce, where did you find it? Thanks

    1. Thanks Kris!!! I just got it a City Market, but you can also get it at Safeway and whole food in the Asian isle. Also, you can buy it on Amazon.

      Thanks Again!!

  9. It’s been crazy cold here as well and we are expecting 18-24 inches of snow (why did I move here from Kenya??). This dish reminds me of summer cookouts and just what I need about now. I love how colorful it looks and that it is chock full of pleasing textures.

  10. Those wings look incredible. Thai peanut is one of my favorite flavors. What a great idea to try it out on wings!! Oh, and that pineapple salsa is calling my name already…

  11. Just put a big plate of these in front of me, a drink in my hand and i’ll pretend I’m on the beach in the tropics!

  12. I am literally about to marinade a bunch of chicken thighs RIGHT NOW! So well timed. And these Thai flavors are killing it!

  13. What would the big game be without wings??? Insanely flavorful wings at that! Loving the peanut and jalapeño combination!

  14. This post made me LOL because I made chicken wings yesterday, and your Thai version just bloooooow mine straight out of the water. Thankfully, I still have some frozen chicken wings in my freezer, I can make a batch of yours! Seriously, these are so up my alley, I can barely see straight!

  15. This looks so yummy! I wonder if it could be adapted to chicken thighs? My bf is on a serious health kick and will probably turn his nose up on wings (I can’t, I know)…

  16. This is the best! Thai flavors…sweet and hot…and a fruity salsa…I’m all over it! (although I always have to reduce heat to a mild level…can’t run with the big boys on hot spice 🙂

  17. So what’s everyone else going to eat, because I want these all to myself! LOVE THE COLORS!! The photos are fantastic and this recipe is a keeper!

  18. Yesssssssss. This is exactly what I want in my face on game day! And, well, everyday. I am so diggin these Thai flavahs and that fiery sweet and spicy salsa! These are a chicken wing winner!
    Pinned!

  19. Our kind of Superbowl food; go HAWKS! Thank you for a wholesome wings recipe!
    I am definitely making these for my always-dieting husband for a February 1st treat.

  20. I did an informal poll in college and could not find one guy who did not like peanut butter, not one or chicken wings. (peter pan peanut butter) so this combination is the dynamic winners duo. Oh my. And being from Buffalo, we eat lots of wings, from Duffs not the Anchor Bar as people out of town think you need to go. Much better there if you visit here! And don’t forget to get yourselves some locally made Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. But I’ve never made wings and now am getting the confidence to try! Thanks for an amazing recipe!

  21. I’ve never made wings.
    But I sure would make the salsa!
    I couldn’t do winter to May any more–I’ve never understood snow birds until now–I still wouldn’t want to pack up my life each winter but I now I see why they do it.

  22. These look incredible! Chicken wings are actually no less healthy than chicken legs. They got a bad rep because of deep frying but your method is perfectly wholesome. I can’t wait to give them a try. 🙂