Peanut butter & jelly wings. Sometimes you get an idea that’s crazy… but just crazy enough to work!
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So trust me, please, when I tell you that grilled peanut butter and jelly wings are really, really great. And although they sound like a gimmick, they make a lot of food sense. We already know peanut butter can actually work with chicken, because of dishes like Indonesian satay. Personally, I’ve long been using some kind of jam or jelly in my marinade too, because the sugar helps the wings caramelize.
When you when you combine them together, something awesome happens. First, the peanut butter thickens the marinade to a viscosity that allows more mixture to cling to the actual wings. More marinade on the wings = more flavor. It also takes the edge of the extreme sweetness of the jelly, so you get a more complex and balanced profile.
Pompous foodie descriptions aside, they are a real complement to one another, and create a delicious and unique finished product. Plus, the jelly means you’ll get awesome color on the finished product. Because nothing says ‘sad’ like a grilled protein without char marks! I like to garnish them with some extra crushed peanuts for texture, and because more salty goodness is always welcome on my plate.