There are few things in life yummier than chicken wings. They are a quintessential party food and the ability to coat them in your favorite sauce makes them versatile and appealing to so many.
But wings at a restaurant can get expensive fast. Plus, there's all the hassle of getting to the restaurant and paying a tip, etc. So why not make them yourself?
Too hard? Why not just settle for the packaged, prepared wings? Because preparing delicious, crispy wings takes as much time as baking from a package and tastes just like wings from a restaurant.
And the best part? You can do it with frozen chicken wings.
1 package frozen chicken wings (just the wings, no breading or sauce)
1 Tbsp butter
Louisiana hot sauce OR BBQ sauce
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Toss in the frozen wings and parboil for 3-5 minutes. Drain the water.
Place 6-8 wings into a fryer heated to 375 degrees. Fry for 5-6 minutes.
Using metal tongs, flip each wing and fry for another 5-6 minutes.
Melt the butter in a mixing bowl and add either hot sauce or BBQ sauce. Truthfully, we usually do both - one sauce in each bowl. If you do it this way, be sure to melt another Tablespoon of butter for the other bowl.
Mix the butter and sauce together well.
Take wings directly from the fryer and place in the sauce bowl. Mix the wings in the sauce until they are well coated.
Serve with ranch or bleu cheese dressing and celery sticks.
Baking the prepackaged wings usually takes 25 minutes. Discounting the time it takes the water to boil, it is faster to make these wings that crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside and full of flavor.
We love these so much we rarely go out to get wings anymore, and it costs half as much.
You've got to try these at your next party, or for dinner tonight if you're craving something tasty.