KICKIN’ BUFFALO CHICKEN WINGS
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
oil for frying (peanut oil, preferably)
1/2 cup real butter (1 stick)
1/4 cup hot sauce (I like Frank’s Hot Sauce)
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
HOW TO MAKE THE BEST BUFFALO CHICKEN WINGS:
THE BEST BUFFALO CHICKEN WINGS
- 1 1/2 pounds chicken wingettes thawed
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- oil for frying (peanut oil preferably)
- 1/2 cup real butter (1 stick)
- 1/4 cup hot sauce I like Frank’s brand hot sauce
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- In one bowl, pour in your buttermilk.
- In another bowl, combine flour, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, garlic and onion powders.
- Dip each wing in the buttermilk, then into the flour mixture.
- Place on plate.
- Once you've dipped all the wings, allow them to hang out on the plate for about half an hour until the coating gets pasty looking.
- In a Dutch oven or cast iron skillet (or a fryer if you have one), heat oil to 375F degrees (using a thermometer to get an accurate temperature).
- Begin to fry the wings in batches (about 4-5 at a time).
- Fry them for about 8-10 minutes.
- They should begin to take on a nice golden brown color when they start to get done.
- If you are frying in a cast-iron skillet, I recommend moving the wings and flipping them around as you go so they don't stick to the bottom or get too dark in one spot and make sure your skillet is only about 1/2 full of oil before you begin frying.
- When wings are finished, place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain off the extra oil.
- Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, melt 1/2 cup of butter in the microwave.
- When melted, add in hot sauce and pepper.
- At this point I dip my finger in and see how I'm liking the taste.
- Sometimes you want more pepper or maybe a little more seasoning or a little more hot sauce.
- When all your wings are finished, start coating them in the hot sauce mixture.
- Put about 4-5 wings at a time in the bowl and just roll them around in the mixture until fully coated. Keep going until all wings are coated.