How do I Make Deep Fried Chicken Wings?

Chicken wings are a common snack food served in pubs, sports bars and home parties. With their popularity, it is unsurprising that these delicacies are available in a variety of flavors. Many people enjoy eating the spiciest wings possible, while others enjoy mellow flavors like honey garlic. Chicken wings are usually separated into two pieces: the wingette and drumette. Although you can bake your chicken wings to help avoid added fat and calories, deep-frying them gives your meat the classic chicken wing texture.

Step 1

Cut your chicken wings in half at the joint with a sharp knife. Place the wing on a cutting board and rock the flat part of the blade over the joint to separate the bones.

Step 2

Heat vegetable oil in a deep skillet or deep fryer. Set the temperature to 375 degrees Fahrenheit for a deep fryer or use a thermometer to read the oil's temperature in the skillet.

Step 3

Place 1 cup or so of flour into a large resealable bag and add a handful of chicken wings.

Step 4

Seal the bag and shake it around until the wings are coated in flour. Continue this process until all of the wings are coated.

Step 5

Place the chicken wings into the oil, ensuring that they are completely covered, and fry them for six to eight minutes, or until the exteriors of the wings are golden brown. Fry the wings in batches of eight to 10 at a time.

Step 6

Remove the wings from the oil with a set of tongs and place them on a paper towel. The paper towel will absorb any excess oil before you serve the wings.

Step 7

Serve as they are, or toss them in the sauce of your choice.

Things You'll Need

  • Chicken wings

  • Cutting board

  • Knife

  • Vegetable oil

  • Skillet

  • Deep fryer

  • Flour

  • Resealable plastic bag

  • Tongs


Avoid overcrowding the skillet or deep fryer, or the temperature of the oil will drop and affect the coating on the wings.

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