Peanut Butter and Jelly Chicken Wings

Who said peanut butter and jelly is just for sandwiches? These peanut butter and jelly chicken wings are the perfect summertime appetizer!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Chicken Wings by Nutmeg Nanny

Peanut butter and jelly chicken wings. I know, it sounds weird. Really though it’s totally delicious. It’s the perfect balance of sweet, savory and just a touch of spiciness. I first heard about these wings via Twitter but of course I cannot remember who I heard it from. This is what I get for following 1k people. However, I do owe a giant thank you to the awesome person who talked about them because I finally gave them a try and they were delicious!

If you’re one of those people who like peanut sauce with their chicken satay you will totally dig these chicken wings. As far as jelly is concerned you could use whatever your heart desires. I used some tart cherry jelly but I think apricot, grape or even raspberry would be tasty.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Chicken Wings by Nutmeg Nanny

I ended up making these wings because I knew Memorial Day is just about here (hello summer!) and I figured you might need a few new summertime recipes. That means this week is all about grilling and outdoor eating. I will have everything from chicken wings to healthy salads to tasty cocktails.

You didn’t think I would get through this week and not share a cocktail did you?

Peanut Butter and Jelly Chicken Wings by Nutmeg Nanny


Peanut Butter and Jelly Chicken Wings

Who said peanut butter and jelly is just for sandwiches? These peanut butter and jelly chicken wings are the perfect summertime appetizer!

Yield: 12 chicken wings

Prep Time: 10 minutes plus marinade time

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes plus marinade time


  • 13 ounces tart cherry jelly
  • 1/2 cup natural creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons cherry juice
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 12 chicken drumettes
  • Chopped peanuts


In medium size mixing bowl whisk together jelly, peanut butter, vinegar, juice and sriracha.

Pour peanut butter mixture into a 1 gallon zip top bag and add in chicken wings. Securely close the bag and using your hands make sure all the chicken is coated. I just move around the chicken until it's fully covered.

Place the bag (zip side up) in a small casserole dish and let the chicken marinade overnight. (I place it in a small casserole dish just in case there is a leak in the bag. Who wants to clean up dripping chicken marinade out of the refrigerator? The casserole dish will catch it all and help keep you sane.

When you're ready to make your chicken wings preheat your grill to medium heat, add your wings and cook for about 10 minutes until the outside is crisp and the chicken is fully cooked.

Serve with a sprinkling of peanuts if desired.

33 Responses to “Peanut Butter and Jelly Chicken Wings”

  1. #
    Kari@Loaves n Dishes — May 19, 2014 at 8:53 am

    I don’t know that I would have thought of this on my own, but now that I see it, it makes perfect sense! Yummo!

  2. #
    Cate O'Malley — May 19, 2014 at 9:05 am

    We’ve been on a serious wing king lately – adding these to our list.

  3. #
    amanda @ fake ginger — May 19, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Yep, I’m gonna need this in my life very soon.

  4. #
    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — May 19, 2014 at 10:16 am

    What?! These are a thing?! Oh man, I’m in trouble. I think you just combined my three most favorite things on this planet.

  5. #
    Sarah Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) — May 19, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Wow — I would have never thought to do PBJ wings, but I love that you said they have a spicy kick which I could see how that would be yummy. Will have to try these!

  6. #
    Julie — May 19, 2014 at 10:55 am

    I love doing jam on chicken wings – it adds such a nice sweetness. I hadn’t thought of adding peanut butter as well, but that is brilliant!

  7. #
    Amy @Very Culinary — May 19, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Only weird for people who don’t cook with nut butters, I say. I have a few pasta recipes where I use cashew butter (no peanut because of the kids…blah blah…) and they are fabulous. I have no doubt these wings are too!

  8. #
    Brenda@SugarFreeMom — May 19, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Oh my goodness how creative! I bet it’s an explosion of flavor in each bite!

  9. #
    Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — May 19, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    I love this idea – so innovative and different. Definitely on my to-try list.

  10. #
    Ginny McMeans — May 19, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    This really does sound delicious. I never would have thought if this!

  11. #
    Stephanie @ Back For Seconds — May 19, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    What?! This is awesome! So creative!

  12. #
    Cookbook Queen — May 19, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    These are pretty dang fabulous. Gorgeous photos!!

  13. #
    Samantha — May 19, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    As soon as I saw the title for this post I understood. I didn’t think it was weird at all. I totally get it!!!!

  14. #
    foodwanderings — May 19, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Aw P&J?! How brilliant. These chicken wings are mouthwatering!

  15. #
    Susan — May 19, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Definitely one of those recipes that makes you take a second look but once you said apricot jam, it totally clicked and yes this sounds fab!

  16. #
    christine — May 19, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Wow, these look great. I’m totally pinning!

  17. #
    Peabody — May 19, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Ohhh, this sounds really intriguing! Yum

  18. #
    Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor — May 19, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Did you seriously say peanut butter and jelly chicken wings? That may be the most genius idea ever. Seriously, these look amazing!

  19. #
    Jenn @ Deliciously Sprinkled — May 20, 2014 at 9:34 am

    These peanut butter and jelly wings are perfect for this holiday weekend! 🙂

  20. #
    Lauren @ Healthy Delicious — May 20, 2014 at 9:45 am

    You are your pb+j…. 😉 Seriously though, these look really tasty. I love satay and tart cheery jam? A million times, yes!

  21. #
    Christine from Cook the Story — May 20, 2014 at 10:27 am

    This idea is culinary genius!

  22. #
    Meredith in sock monkey slippers — May 20, 2014 at 11:59 am

    I’ve heard about these too (I think it was on NPR or PBS) and was thinking, “No way!” You made these look fabulous and tempting.

  23. #
    Connie | URBAN BAKES — May 20, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    I don’t think it sounds weird at all. I’m always up for trying new things and the chopped peanuts makes this dish look very tempting!

  24. #
    Coleen @ The Redhead Baker — May 20, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Wow, that sounds really different!

  25. #
    Christiane ~ Taking On Magazines — May 21, 2014 at 10:09 am

    I’ve seen a bunch of peanut butter and jelly savory combinations, but like you, I can’t remember where I’ve seen the stuff. Your wings, however, might just take the cake. I adore wings of any kind and your ingredient list looks awesome.

  26. #
    Shanna @ pineapple and coconut — May 21, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Its peanut buttah jelly time!! ha ha

  27. #
    Carla — May 21, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Whoa you’re crazy (but in a good way!) I love peanut sauce in Thai food and jelly in those cocktail meatballs everybody makes, so I think I’ll enjoy these wings very much.

  28. #
    Joanne — May 22, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    These are CRAZY! And yet somehow seem totally logical?


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