February 13, 2022 • 0 comments
Chicken wings are one of the funnest and most flavorful foods available and you don't need to go out to have the best. That's right you can make them right at home. They can be cooked on the grill, deep-fried or in a convection oven/air fryer. The key is to put a little brown on them before you sauce them up and the second key is to dry the sauce a bit back in the heat to make it stick. The more you sauce them (that is you can coat them multiple times the more intense the flavor. Below are the directions to grill, deep-fry and oven fry wings.
- (2 lbs) Chicken Wings
- (3-4 quarts depending on fryer size) Tallow - 1 quart
1) Thaw your wings
2) Cut in half to separate the drummer and the winger.
3) Pat dry with a paper towel.
This is the messiest of the choices but possibly the most flavorful.
Be prepared for flareups as wings have a lot of fat.
- Pre-heat your grill to medium (350 - 450 degrees).
- Place wing pieces on the grill. Grill until browned on both sides, 10-15 minutes, turning a few times.
- Wings should have an internal temperature of 165 degrees and a nice brown color.
- Coat wings with a sauce of your choice.
- Toss wings in the sauce and place back on the grill to dry the sauce a bit. REPEAT if you want extra flavor or hot.
This is the traditional way, pretty easy with the exception of getting the deep fryer out.
- Place the tallow in your deep fryer and heat to 375 degrees.
- Depending on the size of your deep-fryer, place half of the wings in the basket and cook until wings are golden brown. Remove wings and place on a rack in a warm oven until all batches are complete.
- Wings should have an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
- Coat wings with a sauce of your choice and return to oven to dry sauce onto wings. REPEAT if you want extra flavor.
Convection Oven/Air Fryer Wings
This has become our go to wing process for 2 reasons, it is the easiest and we are making french fries in our deep fryer when we have wings.
- Place wings in a bowl and coat with olive oil.
- Place wings on a rack on a rimmed cookie sheet.
- Pre-heat Convection oven to 350 degrees.
- Bake the wings for 25 minutes. Flip the wings and cook for an additional 20 minutes. Wings should have an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
- Toss wings in a bowl with the sauce of your choice then back in the heat for another 10 minutes to dry.
- If you like extra sauce, put wings back on the rack in the oven after applying the sauce to dry. Repeat two times for extra flavor.
Sauces for Wings: