Best Ever Fried Chicken Wings Recipe




Best Ever Fried Chicken Wings Recipe

Ingredients :
4 pounds chicken wings
2 teaspoons kosher salt
Oil for deep-fat frying

BUFFALO WING SAUCE :
3/4 cup Louisiana-style hot sauce
1/4 cup unsalted butter, cubed
2 tablespoons molasses
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

SPICY THAI SAUCE :
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 teaspoon grated fresh gingerroot
1 garlic clove, minced
1 minced Thai chili pepper or 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon fish sauce

SPICY BARBECUE SAUCE :
3/4 cup barbecue sauce
2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely chopped
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
Thinly sliced green onions, optional

How To Make Fried Chicken Wings :
Using a sharp knife, cut through the 2 wing joints; discard wing tips. Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Toss wings with kosher salt. Place on a wire rack in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight.
In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry wings in batches until skin is crisp and meat is tender, 8-10 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
For Buffalo wing sauce, bring hot sauce just to a boil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat; whisk in butter one piece at a time. Stir in molasses and cayenne pepper.
For Thai sauce, heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add ginger, garlic and chili pepper; cook and stir until fragrant, 2 minutes. Stir in brown sugar and lime juice. Bring to a boil; cook until slightly thickened, 5 minutes. Stir in cilantro and fish sauce.
For barbecue sauce, heat prepared barbecue sauce in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in chipotle peppers, honey and vinegar. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.
Toss wings with one of the sauces. If desired, sprinkle with green onion slices.

Test Kitchen tips :
Whip up these sauces and toss with chicken nuggets, grilled shrimp, even steamed veggies.
The next time you make burgers, mix leftover sauce into the meat to spice things up a bit (literally).
Note :
Uncooked chicken wing sections (wingettes) may be substituted for whole chicken wings.


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