When football season comes around you’ve got to have some good wings. I love this recipe for Buffalo Chicken wings. You can use regular chicken wings, chicken breast strips or boneless chicken chunks to make them. I love making them with chicken breast strips, they’re fabulous!
I think I originally got this recipe from Emeril Live. I think I’ve made a couple tweaks to it since then (tweaked it a little to suit my own tastes). These wings make wonderful party appetizers right before or during the big game.
- 20 chicken wings (you can also use chicken breast strips, or boneless breaded chicken chunks), washed and patted dry.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 recipe buffalo wing dipping sauce, recipe follows
- Blue Cheese, or Ranch dressing
Place chicken wings into a large, zip-top plastic bag. In a small bowl, combine the flour, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Add the flour mixture to the plastic bag and toss with the wings to coat well.
Pour the chicken wings and excess flour onto a baking sheet and spread evenly. Allow the chicken to sit on a floured baking sheet to dry out for about 1 hour.
Preheat a large stockpot filled halfway with vegetable oil to about 350 degrees F.
Add chicken to hot oil and fry until cooked crispy and thoroughly cooked, about 10 to 13 minutes.
Place the wings on a large cookie sheet and drizzle with half of buffalo wing dipping sauce. Toss and coat well. Serve hot with the remaining dipping sauce and Blue Cheese or Ranch dressing.
Buffalo Wing Dipping Sauce
- 1 cup hot sauce (Frank’s is great)
- 1 cup (2 sticks) melted butter, at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and set aside until your ready to use it.
Makes about 2 cups
They’re messy to eat, but delicious! I’ll have more tailgate party, football party and Superbowl party appetizers and finger food ideas to get you ready for your favorite teams big game.
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