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fried chicken wings recipe

by | Apr 11, 2022 | what to make for dinner | 0 comments

If you love fried chicken wings then you will love this tender and flavour-packed crispy fried chicken recipe.

I made this recipe for all the chicken wing lovers who want zinger wings but homemade. These hot, herby, and crispy wings will satisfy that hole that only spicy crispy wings can satisfy.

how to prepare a chicken wing for frying:

Unlikethe baked chicken wing recipe,we need to split the chicken wing into three pieces: the drumette, wingette and the tip. This is done to quicken the frying process of wings. For this specific recipe, we have discarded the tip

fried chicken wing pieces

the purpose of buttermilk marinate in fried chicken wings:

Buttermilk is known as a mandatory ingredient for chicken wings. The reason for all this is because buttermilk tenderizes the chicken flesh which makes it harder to overcook this is all due to the acidic nature of buttermilk.

chicken in buttermilk marinate

tips that could help with making fried chicken wings:

coated chicken wings
  • Make sure to shake off all the excess coating when going through the process of coating your chicken with seasoning. This ensures that your coating is not too thick and it also aids in thoroughly cooking your chicken.
  • Make sure to use the correct oil at the correct temperature. For this specific recipe, I used sunflower oil on medium-high heat. Canola oil will do but never deep- fry your chicken wings in olive oil. A good way to test your oil temperature is to fry one tester wing. If it burns reduce the heat, if the chicken wing is not cooking through then increase the heat.
  • Always drain your chicken wings with kitchen paper. This drains all the excess oil that is achieved by deep-frying chicken.
fried chicken wings recipe

crispy fried chicken recipe

If you love fried chicken then you will love this tender and flavour-packed crispy fried chicken recipe.
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 3 mins
coating time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 18 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4


buttermilk brine

  • 500 ml buttermilk
  • 1 stalk rosemary
  • tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp crushed garlic
  • 10 chicken wings fully defrosted

coating (1)

  • 2 tsp crushed chilli
  • 4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp crushed rosemary
  • ½ tsp ground pepper
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 250 grams all purpose flour

coating (2)

  • 3 large eggs


to prepare the chicken wings :

  • Cut each chicken wing into three pieces and discard all the tips.

Buttermilk marinate

  • Place your buttermilk, rosemary, salt and crushed garlic into a large bowl and mix well.
  • Add your chicken pieces to your brine and allow your chicken to marinate for 1 hour in the fridge.

making the coat

  • In a small bowl combine your eggs and whisk. Then set aside.
  • In a large wide bowl, combine your flour, crushed chilli, salt, ground pepper, crushed rosemary, garlic powder and crushed chilli. Mix well and set aside.

how to fry the chicken wings

  • Preheat a small deep pan with canola oil that is enough for frying on medium high heat.
  • Start off by removing the excess buttermilk mixture from the marinate then dip your chicken wings into the flour mixture then the egg mixture then flour again.
  • Once your oil is hot, add about 5 wings in one go and cook for about 5 minutes or until your chicken wings are golden brown and crisp on the outside. Place your fried chicken wings onto kitchen paper to drain all the excess oil.
  • Do this for the rest of the wings and enjoy.
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