Chicken wings are easy to make and are ideal for any party or simply to enjoy with family and friends. You can make them plain, or you can add various seasonings and sauces to give a kick to the chicken, such as hot sauce or garlic powder. They are often seen at football parties and other sports celebrations. Chicken wings can also be used as an appetizer for wedding or baby showers.
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a) Chicken wings
The amount that you use will depend on how many people you are serving. Think about how much each person can eat and how long everyone will be at the event as some people will eat off and on through the entire time.
b) Peanut or vegetable oil to cover about 1 inch of the bottom of a pan or deep fryer
c) 1 cup of all-purpose flour
d) 1 and 1/2 cups of hot sauce in any brand that you like
e) 1 stick of unsalted butter
f) 1 tablespoon of paprika
g) 2 tablespoons of honey
Make sure you’re chicken wings are thawed instead of frozen before they are dredged through the dry ingredients. There are versions on All Recipes that include buffalo sauce that is a little hotter than the traditional hot sauce that you might use. When you are coating the wings, keep in mind the heat level that you want to create as some people might not enjoy something that’s very spicy.
Blend all of the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. With each wing, gently dredge it through the dry ingredients. Set the wings aside. Melt the butter, honey and hot sauce in a pan. Dip the hot wings in the sauce before dredging them through the dry ingredients again. Place the wings in the oil, turning when the outside has a golden color. It takes about 15 minutes for the wings to completely fry. Remove the wings, placing them on a cooling rack. You can add hot sauce to the outside of the wings after they are fried if you want added heat.
Chili flakes can be used instead of hot sauce if you want to use more dry ingredients.
If you want a sweet flavor, then consider using sweet and sour sauce instead of hot sauce. You can also use soy sauce mixed with lemon for something a little more tangy. A variety of dips can be made to go with the chicken wings. A popular flavor is ranch. All you need to do is combine sour cream, ranch dressing and a small amount of mayonnaise in a bowl. Consider making a few different flavors of wings to satisfy the tastes of family and friends.