Fried Chicken Wings for Any Occasion
Chicken wings are the perfect choice for any party or get-together with family and friends. It’s the ultimate food that people all around the country love to eat. Although there are thousands of different ways to prepare them, fried chicken wings are the most popular way to make them. Who could say no to a batch of deliciously crispy wings? And to get those perfectly crispy chicken wings, you need to pay attention to the directions of making them.
Thawing your chicken wings is the first—and very important—step in preparing. If your chicken is not completely defrosted, it will not cook properly, and the outside will cook much quicker than the inside. This will either result in the perfect outer layer of the chicken and a raw inside, or the perfect inside of the chicken and a completely blackened outside layer. This is never desirable, so thaw the chicken thoroughly to prevent it from happening!
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The best way to thaw chicken wings is to put them in the refrigerator for a day or so before preparing. Then, when the wings are fully thawed, rinse them with cool water and then dry them completely on a paper towel. If the chicken is not fully dry when you put them in the hot oil, the oil is much more likely to splatter all over your kitchen and your skin. It’s not very fun to get hot oil all over you!
Before starting to prepare your fried chicken wings recipe, be sure to heat your light-colored oil to 375 degrees. Once preheated, place your prepped chicken wings into the oil one-by-one. Do not overcrowd the fryer basket with too many wings, or else the oil will drop in temperature, and the wings will soak up too much of the oil and become soggy. Let the wings fry for approximately 12 to 15 minutes, until they have a crispy brown outside and a tender white inside.
If you do not have a deep fryer at home, you are welcome to use a pot to fry your chicken wings instead. Use a deep enough pot and pour a few inches of oil down into it. Preheat the oil to about medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot enough, place the wings inside and wait 12 to 15 minutes. Woks are also great tools in the kitchen for frying chicken wings. It will allow for an incredible crunchy skin outside and juicy meat inside.
There are many recipes for chicken wings, including BBQ chicken wings, but fried chicken wings have always been an American favorite, and because they are so delicious, it will probably always be one of the top foods in the country. You can also try oven fried chicken wings which will be healthier with less calories, but they will usually never turn out as crispy as frying them. If you do decide to bake your chicken wings though, place them in a 400 degree oven in a non-stick spray-coated glass baking dish, or line it with some aluminum foil to allow for easier clean up. Check the wings after about a half an hour of being in the oven, and then check one of your biggest wings to make sure they are cooked through completely.
If you decide that frying isn’t quite enough, feel free to add your favorite sauce to make them into fried hot wings instead. No matter what chicken wings recipes you choose, your guests will love them!
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