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Crispy Fried Chicken Wings

Picture this: golden-brown perfection, succulent chicken, and a symphony of flavors that’ll make your taste buds dance. Get ready to embark on a flavor fiesta like no other because, folks, we’re divin’ into the world of fried chicken magic. Let’s fire up those fryers and get this flavor party started!

Now, before you start wonderin’, let me tell you why this dish is an absolute must in your culinary repertoire. We’re talkin’ about crispy perfection, juicy chicken, and a flavor profile that’s AB approved. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, game day party, or just cravin’ some comfort food, these fried chicken wings are your ticket to flavor town. Plus, the joy of making these golden bites from scratch? Priceless.

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds Whole Chicken Wings
  • 2 cups Buttermilk
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 2 tablespoons AB’s A Rub
  • 1 tablespoon Creole Kick
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Step-by-Step Guide:

1. Marinate the Wings:

  • In a large bowl, place the chicken wings and pour the buttermilk over them.
  • Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of AB’s A Rub and 1/2 tablespoon of Creole Kick seasoning into the buttermilk.
  • Ensure all wings are well coated, cover the bowl, and let them marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight for maximum flavor.

2. Prepare the Coating:

  • In a separate bowl, mix together the all-purpose flour, remaining AB’s A Rub, Creole Kick seasoning, salt, and black pepper.
  • This flavorful coating is the secret to AB’s mouthwatering fried chicken wings.

3. Coat the Wings:

  • Preheat your fryer or a large, deep pot with enough vegetable oil to submerge the wings.
  • Remove the wings from the buttermilk, allowing any excess to drip off.
  • Dredge each wing in the seasoned flour mixture, ensuring a thorough and even coating.

4. Fry to Perfection:

  • Carefully place the coated wings in the preheated oil, working in batches to avoid overcrowding.
  • Fry the wings for about 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and crispy, with an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).

5. Drain and Rest:

  • Use a slotted spoon to transfer the fried wings to a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil.
  • Allow the wings to rest for a few minutes; this helps the crust to crisp up even more.

6. Serve and Enjoy:

  • Arrange the golden wings on a serving platter and get ready for a flavor explosion.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs like parsley or chives if desired.

Expert Tips and Tricks:

  • Double Dipping: For an extra crispy coating, consider double dipping the wings in the seasoned flour after the initial coating.
  • Oil Temperature: Maintain a consistent oil temperature around 350°F (177°C) for perfectly crispy wings.
  • Buttermilk Soak: The buttermilk soak not only imparts flavor but also helps tenderize the chicken, ensuring juicy results.
  • Season to Taste: Adjust the seasoning levels according to your preference. Feel free to add more AB’s A Rub or Creole Kick for an extra kick.

Variations:

  1. Honey Glazed Wings: Toss the fried wings in a mixture of honey and hot sauce for a sweet and spicy glaze.
  2. Garlic Parmesan Wings: Melt butter with minced garlic, toss the wings, and finish with a generous sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese.
  3. Lemon Pepper Wings: Season the wings with lemon pepper seasoning for a zesty twist.
  4. Spicy Buffalo Wings: Toss the fried wings in a classic buffalo sauce made with hot sauce, melted butter, and a dash of vinegar.
  5. Asian-Inspired Wings: Mix soy sauce, ginger, and garlic for an Asian-inspired glaze to coat the wings.
  6. Sesame Ginger Wings: Drizzle the wings with a mixture of sesame oil, soy sauce, and grated ginger for an aromatic flavor.
  7. Cajun Style Wings: Increase the Creole Kick seasoning for an extra punch of Cajun flavor.
  8. Maple Bourbon Glaze: Create a glaze with maple syrup and a splash of bourbon, then coat the wings for a sweet and smoky finish.
  9. Ranch Seasoned Wings: Mix ranch seasoning into the flour coating for a tangy and herby flavor.
  10. Jerk Chicken Wings: Spice it up with a jerk seasoning blend for a Caribbean-inspired kick.

What to Serve With Fried Chicken Wings:

  1. Classic Coleslaw: A refreshing side of coleslaw provides a cool contrast to the heat of the wings.
  2. Ranch or Blue Cheese Dressing: Serve with your favorite dipping sauce for added indulgence.
  3. Crunchy Celery Sticks: Cleanse the palate between bites with crisp celery sticks.
  4. Garlic Bread: A side of garlic bread complements the savory flavors of the wings.
  5. Macaroni and Cheese: Creamy mac and cheese adds a comforting touch to your meal.
  6. Cornbread Muffins: Enjoy the wings with sweet and savory cornbread muffins.
  7. Fresh Vegetable Platter: A selection of fresh veggies like carrots and cucumbers provides a refreshing contrast.
  8. Beer-Battered Onion Rings: Crispy onion rings make for a delightful and crunchy side dish.
  9. Sweet Potato Fries: Bake or fry sweet potato fries for a sweet and savory accompaniment.
  10. Avocado Lime Dip: Whip up a creamy avocado lime dip for a cool and citrusy contrast.

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Fried Chicken Wings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, place the chicken wings and pour the buttermilk over them. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of AB’s A Rub and 1/2 tablespoon of Creole Kick seasoning into the buttermilk. Ensure all wings are well coated, cover the bowl, and let them marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight for maximum flavor.

  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the all-purpose flour, remaining AB’s A Rub, Creole Kick seasoning, salt, and black pepper. This flavorful coating is the secret to AB’s mouthwatering fried chicken wings.

  3. Preheat your fryer or a large, deep pot with enough vegetable oil to submerge the wings. Remove the wings from the buttermilk, allowing any excess to drip off. Dredge each wing in the seasoned flour mixture, ensuring a thorough and even coating.

  4. Carefully place the coated wings in the preheated oil, working in batches to avoid overcrowding. Fry the wings for about 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and crispy, with an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).

  5. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the fried wings to a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil. Allow the wings to rest for a few minutes; this helps the crust to crisp up even more.

  6. Arrange the golden wings on a serving platter and get ready for a flavor explosion. Garnish with fresh herbs like parsley or chives if desired.

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