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

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  1. 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!

  2. 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!!

  3. 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.

  4. 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…

  5. 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!

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

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

  8. 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!