Gluten Free Nut Free Thai Chicken Wings Recipe

Gluten Free Nut Free Thai Chicken Wings Recipe

Chicken wings are such a great addition to casual parties and picnics – seems people just can’t get enough of them. In my opinion, the wing is the most flavorful part of the chicken – all that meat so close to the bone makes it juicy and packed with flavor.

I love coming up with new ways to make chicken wings. This recipe is Thai inspired – based on Thai peanut sauce, but totally peanut free. Of course it is a gluten free recipe but it also happens to be dairy free, refined sugar free and Paleo. Oh, and the taste? To die for!

I like a combination of whole wings and fat drumettes when I make chicken wings but you can use what you like. Just realize that if you use wings that have been cut in two, you will probably need to reduce the cooking time. First, you give the wings a little toss with some garlic and ginger scented oil, then into the oven and finally they are cooked with a coating of the luscious Thai sauce that comes together in minutes. This is an easy recipe, perfect for casual entertaining and a real crowd pleaser!

For gluten free, nut free Thai Sauce I used Sunbutter – if you are on a Paleo Diet, use the Organic Unsweetened variety. And feel free to play around with the ingredients in the sauce – like it spicier? Add more chili garlic sauce. Like it sweeter, just add some more honey. Crave a bit more salt? More fish sauce. You get the idea.

Buffalo is not the only place where great wings come from!

Gluten Free Nut Free Thai Chicken Wings

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Gluten Free Nut Free Thai Chicken Wings Recipe
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Gluten Free Nut Free Thai Chicken Wings Recipe

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 248kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 3 pounds chicken wings (whole wings, drumettes or a combination of the two)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 one inch piece of fresh ginger , finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup Sunbutter
  • Juice and zest of 2 limes – zest finely grated
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 2 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the oil, garlic, ginger, salt and pepper. Add the chicken wings and toss to coat. Arrange the wings on a rimmed baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 30 minutes.
  • While the chicken wings are baking, combine the Sunbutter, lime juice, lime zest, honey, chili garlic sauce and fish sauce in a small sauce pan. Heat over medium heat and cook until the mixture is smooth and combined.
  • After the wings have cooked for 30 minutes, drain off any juices from the pan. Brush half the sauce on the wings, bake for 10 minutes, flip the wings and brush with the remaining sauce, cook for another 10 minutes. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Nut Free Thai Chicken Wings Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 248 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 57mg19%
Sodium 386mg16%
Potassium 121mg3%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 108IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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  1. oh my gosh that sauce sounds incredible! great photos too!

    1. Gluten Free & More
      June 25, 2012

      Thanks Caralyn!

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  3. Anita
    June 25, 2012

    These sound so good! I am making them this weekend. Pretty pictures too!

    1. Gluten Free & More
      July 6, 2012

      Thank you Anita!

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  5. Joy
    June 26, 2012

    I made these on Sunday – we loved them! I added a handfull of chopped cilantro to the sauce just beacuse, I think it added a little something. Thanks for the great recipe!

    1. Gluten Free & More
      July 6, 2012

      Yum, that cilantro addition sounds great!

  6. Jeni
    June 26, 2012

    I must make these! Thanks for including so many nut free recipes on your blog, my family and I really appreciate it!

    1. Gluten Free & More
      July 6, 2012

      Yay, so happy you all liked them!

  7. June 26, 2012

    So delicious! We love gnawing on chicken wings on the weekends, I’ll have to give these a go for sure!

    1. Gluten Free & More
      July 6, 2012

      Thanks and enjoy!

  8. Sally
    June 30, 2012

    Can you share if peanutbutter can be substituted? We have one child with soy intolerance, and discovered the seeds for sunbutter are roasted on the same equipement as soy, though they wash inbetween, our child is very sensitive. REcipe looks yummy. HOping to try it. Thanks

    1. Gluten Free & More
      July 1, 2012

      Sure you could use peanut butter – no problem!

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  12. Geneva
    November 5, 2014

    What would be a good substitute for fish sauce. My son is allergic to fish. I was thinking maybe tamari sauce?

    1. Gluten Free & More
      December 1, 2014

      Yes, tamari sauce would work! There are also vegan fish sauce recipes online you can try.


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  16. Tracey Kelly
    December 29, 2016

    This sauce IS. TO. DIE FOR!!!
    So zesty and nutty. Seriously…make it now!

  17. April 17, 2017

    Hi i live in Scotland UK on a small island, We have just discovered that my daughter has PCOS and find that some of the ingredients hard to find to some recipes can you help please

    1. Gluten Free & More
      May 15, 2017

      Which ingredients?

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