Master Recipe: Chicken Wings

Andy Anderson !


Master recipes give you a base from which to start. This recipe on chicken wings is remarkably simple to put together, and once made can be transformed into anything that your imagination can come up with.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

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10 Min
30 Min
Deep Fry



whole chicken wings
1/2 c
arrowroot powder
salt, kosher variety, to taste
black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
peanut or grapeseed oil, for frying


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2Gather your ingredients.

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3Brine the chicken wings for about 1 hour.

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4Separate the drumette, middle, and tip of each wing

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5Chef’s Tip: Freeze the tips, and use them later in chicken stock.

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6Add the arrowroot to a bowl, and mix in a bit of salt and pepper.

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7Chef’s Note: At this first stage, you can get creative. Along with the salt and pepper, I like to add a bit of cayenne, paprika, and cumin to the arrowroot. Have some fun and try different spices and amounts.

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8Add the oil to a pot to a depth of 2 inch (5cm), and heat to 350f (175).

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9Dregde the wings in the arrowroot mixture.

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10Add the wings in batches, don’t overcrowd, until they are nice and crisp, about 10 to 12 minutes.

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11Chef’s Tip: To keep the wings warm between batches, preheat your oven to 220f (105c), and put the cooked wings on a baking sheet.

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13At this point you can have a bit of fun.

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14Serve them as is with some nice homemade blue cheese dressing.

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15Add two tablespoons of butter in a small saucepan, and then add about 1/2 cup of Franks Hot Sauce. Toss the wings with the sauce, and serve.

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17Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Poultry Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Collection: Chicken Wings