Sweet Thai Chili Wings

One thing to know about me is that I’m obsessed with all things chicken – wings to be specific. Popular wing places, like Hooters and Buffalo Wild Wings, know me all too well. Liking wings as much as I do, I definitely needed to come up with an at-home version that I enjoy as much as the ones I get outside.

One thing I like about this recipe is that it makes great chicken alone – without being tossed in your favorite sauce.

Fried Chicken

My favorite sauce happens to be Sweet Thai Chili. So, feel free to either eat your chicken plain, or toss them in your favorite sauce!

Sauce

Ingredients: Makes 6-8 whole wings

  • Chicken Wings (6-8)
  • 2/3 Cups of Flour
  • 1 teaspoon of chicken rub (can be any brand, can be found in the spice section of any local grocery store)
  • ½ teaspoon of onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon of paprika
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Sweet Thai Chili Sauce (Found at HEB, also available at Walmart)

Kitchen items needed:

  • Measuring Spoons
  • Pot for frying
  • Frying pan for tossing chicken wings in sauce
  • (Optional if not deep frying – Air fryer)

Kitchen Prep Needed:

  • If using air fryer, no prep needed! Just drop the chicken in, push the chicken setting, and let it cook!
  • If frying in oil, pour enough oil so that chicken will be fully submerged. Then heat up oil on medium/high. You don’t want your oil too hot or your outside will cook faster than your inside.

Directions:

  1. Pour your measured flour with your dry seasonings into a bowl. Stir together until dry ingredients are evenly mixed.
  2. Crack your 2 eggs into a bowl, add ¼ teaspoon of salt and mix together. (feel free to edit amount of salt to taste. Tip, your eggs will need to taste a slightly over salted – some of the salt flavor is lost while cooking, so slightly over salted eggs before cooking makes for it tasting just fine afterwards.)
  3. Dip chicken wing into egg mixture and coat it fully
  4. Then dip into flour mixture until fully covered on outside
  5. IF using an air fryer, after dipping your chicken in the flour- dip it one last time in the egg again before you put in into your air fryer. Then put it on the preset chicken setting, start it and go!
  6. IF deep frying, you don’t have to double dip in egg. When the oil is hot enough (about 325 °F), submerge wings into oil and let cook for about 15-20 minutes (or until internal temperature of the chicken is 165 °F)
  7. Place cooked chicken in frying pan and pour your sweet Thai chili sauce (or desired sauce) on chicken – pour enough sauce to fully coat each wing.  Then heat up on low-medium and toss/mix your chicken with the sauce for about 1 minute.
  8. Optional – I like to use chopped scallions as a garnish for my wings.

Sweet Thai Chilli Wings

Enjoy!

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