Do you want homemade fried chicken wings? Well, you are in luck with this chicken wing recipe.
My Homemade Fried Chicken Wings Diary
It feels like every other blog I write, I have a confession to make. Oh, look at me tell the internet my biggest, darkest secrets. Food-related of course.
Think of these blogs as the pages to my foodie diary. These confessions will continue to occur as I develop as a chef, but I digress.
Homemade Fried Chicken Wings Are It!
I grew up on fried chicken, so homemade fried chicken wings were always great to me. However, in the period of my life of being healthier, stop eating fried foods.
As I grew older, I came to the realization that I enjoy a select few fried foods, so I went from not eating fried foods at all to eating fried foods from time to time.
If you have guessed that homemade fried chicken wings were one of the fried foods that I kept on eating, then you are correct.
Unfortunately, the period in my life of staying away from fried foods was also the time period where I started to embrace cooking.
Improving My Frying Technique
As a result, I sucked at frying food initially.
For starters, I was stingy with the oil. I like to budget things, and most things that I cook do not require a lot of oil. That is not the case when you are frying food.
Except for an air fryer, you do not need to be shy with the oil when it comes to frying your food. Use an air fryer to avoid using oil.
I made some sweet and hot BBQ chicken wings using an air fryer.
The next mistake that I use to make is cooking the food at too high of a temperature. As a result, the outside would be cooked, but the inside was still raw.
How To Make Sure That Your Homemade Fried Chicken Wings Are Cooked
You can fix having raw chicken wings by cooking on low heat. To be more specific, a good temperature to cook your wings would be 350 to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Because you are cooking your chicken wings at low heat, you will have to be patient. Do not underestimate the power of hunger.
One minute you will be cooking the homemade fried chicken wings, and then the next minute you will be looking at those incomplete wings like “they look good enough”.
You take a bite out of the wing and realized that it would not hurt to let those wings cook for a little while longer.
Now, if you had stayed patient and not let the hunger get the best of you, then you would not have this problem.
The best tool to measure the temperature while frying homemade fried chicken wings is a thermometer. Also, you can check the oil’s temperature the old fashion way.
Let your oil heat up for a few minutes. After that, put your food in the oil. If you hear a sizzling noise, then the oil is good to go.
Do this with caution because you do not want that oil to pop on you.
How long does it take to fry chicken wings from Raw?
This can vary based on the method and ingredients used to fry the chicken wings.
Should you bake wings before frying?
I have baked my wings before frying them because I like my meat tender and I want to make sure that my meat is completely cooked.
Although this is a good method to use, this is not necessary for frying chicken wings.
Are chicken wings supposed to be pink?
No, no, and no! As a wise person once said five minutes of me typing this, “eat chicken wings that are pink, your health will sink”.
Also, that same wise person said, “eat wings that look cook is a good look”.
Can you overcook wings?
When it comes to making homemade fried chicken wings, yes, you can overcook the wings.
During the frying process, overcook wings can come in the form of burnt wings or wings that are a bit too much on the crunchy side.
Making The Homemade Fried Chicken Wings Recipe
Serving Size: 4
- Fried Chicken Wings
- 2 Lbs of Chicken Wings
- 1/2 Cup of All-Purpose Flour
- 1 Tsp of Salt
- 1/4 Tsp of Paprika
- 17 Fl Oz of Oil
- 1/4 Tsp of Cayenne Pepper
- 1/2 Tsp of Black Pepper
- 1/4 Tsp of Garlic Powder
- 1 Whole Egg (Separate From Flour Mixture)
- Mixing Bowls
- 12-inch Frying Pan
- Cookie Sheet
- Mixing Spoon
- Stove Top
- Thermometer (Optional)
Making Fried Chicken Wings
Heat the oil in a frying pan for 5-10 minutes on medium heat. For more precise results, use a thermometer. Using a thermometer is optional, but if you use this tool, have the temperature around 350 to 375 degrees.
While the oil is heating up, create the flour and egg mixture. Make sure that the flour and egg are in separate mixing bowls.
After heating the oil, drench the chicken wings in the egg, then repeat that step with the flour. Once the chicken wing has been drenched in both the egg and the flour, put the wing in the frying pan.
Do this for all the wings and let them cook for 15 minutes. Use a tong to flip the chicken wings, then cook for another 15 minutes.
Once the wings are done, remove the chicken wings from the frying pan and enjoy the food.
My Homemade Fried Chicken Wings Cooking Methods
The reason I cook the chicken wings this way is that you will want to cook the wings long enough to fully cook.
If you are cooking your wings for a certain length of time and the temperature is too high, then the outside will burn, but the inside will not be cooked.
I make sure to flip my wings to ensure that both sides are thoroughly cooked, however, this is not necessary if you are deep-frying your wings.
Fry Them Up!
Homemade Fried Chicken Wings
Supplies and Equipment
- 2 Lbs Chicken Wings
- 17 Fl Oz Oil
- 1/2 Cup All-Purpose Flour
- 1 Tsp Salt
- 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
- 1/4 Tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/4 Tsp Paprika
- 1/4 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
- 1 Whole Egg
Getting The Chicken Wings Cook
- Heat the oil in a frying pan for 5-10 minutes on medium heat.
- For more precise results, use a thermometer. Using a thermometer is optional, but if you use this tool, have the temperature around 350 to 375 degrees.
- While the oil is heating up, create the flour and egg mixture. Make sure that the flour and egg are in separate mixing bowls.
- After heating the oil, drench the chicken wings in the egg, then repeat that step with the flour.
- Once the chicken wing has been drenched in both the egg and the flour, put the wing in the frying pan.
- Do this for all the wings and let them cook for 15 minutes. Use a tong to flip the chicken wings, then cook for another 15 minutes.
- Once the wings are done, remove the chicken wings from the frying pan and enjoy the food.