I love getting together with family and friends for summer BBQs. My husband loves to take over the grill, even at other people’s houses. He is a grill master. And he is also a hot wings fanatic. Most of our celebrations include his “famous” (as in they are famous within our family) hot wings. Our family members agree: these wings are restaurant-worthy, even though my husband says they are so easy anyone can make them at home. And lucky for all of us, he is willing to share his not-really-a-secret Hot Wings Recipe!
My hubby’s been making hot wings for years. The real secret to making restaurant worthy wings is to use a deep fryer with a basket and peanut oil. A quality deep fryer makes all the difference in getting your wings cooked just right.
Hot Wings Recipe
- 1 dozen uncooked chicken wings and drumettes (fresh or thawed from frozen)
- 1/2 cup Hot Wings Sauce
- 1/2 cup Butter
- Peanut Oil (for the deep fryer)
- Chicken Wing Seasoning (or just mix up a little cayenne, salt and paprika) to taste
- Heat the peanut oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees. There should be enough oil to cover the chicken wings by at least one inch.
- Sprinkle uncooked chicken wings with Chicken Wing Seasonings to your desired preference until evenly coated. In a separate bowl, mix 1/2 cup hot wings sauce with 1/2 cup melted butter and set aside.
- Fry chicken wings in the deep fryer for 10-12 minutes, or until they start to brown on the tips. Remove from deep fryer and allow to drain on paper towels.
- Add fried chicken wings to the hot wings sauce/butter mixture and stir until evenly coated. Serve.
*Tip: Some of our kids don’t like to eat spicy hot wings, so we skip the pre-seasoning step and toss the fried chicken wings in BBQ sauce instead of hot wings sauce.
Click to download a printable version of this hot wings recipe.
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