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Peanut Powder Chicken Wings

Makes about 24
Prep Time1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Servings: 24 pieces
Author: Virginia Willis


  • 3 pounds chicken wings
  • 1 teaspoon Madras or spicy curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • ½ cup plain low-fat Greek-style yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons peach preserves
  • ¼ teaspoon hot sauce or to taste
  • 1 cup dried peanut powder
  • Canola oil for frying
  • Cilantro sprigs for garnish
  • Coarse kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


In a large bowl, combine the wings, curry powder, turmeric, cayenne, soy sauce, canola oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or overnight.

    Meanwhile, to make the sauce, combine the yogurt, preserves, and hot sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until serving.

      Line a rimmed baking sheet with paper towels. Remove the marinated wings from the refrigerator and let come to room temperature. Add peanut powder and toss to coat. Heads up -- It won’t be breaded as for fried chicken. The peanut powder almost melts into the wings.

        For frying: Pour the oil into a heavy-bottomed saucepan, deep fryer, or Dutch oven, filling it no more than one-third full. Heat the oil over medium heat until it reaches 350°F. Carefully add the wings to the oil, a few pieces at a time. Cook until golden brown and crispy, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve immediately.

          For broiling: Place wings on broiler pan. Broil 10 minutes, turn over and broil another 10 minutes or until juices run clear. Remove wings from oven and serve immediately.