How to Cook the Best Chicken Wings on the Planet

There are several ways to cook chicken wings. The original preparation was to deep fry the wing. Many people add flour and spices and then deep fry the wing, while others bake and some barbeque the wings. We are going to discuss the variations and techniques to make the perfect wing. The first wings or "buffalo" wing was first served at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York in 1964. Since then hot wings have become an icon. There are literally thousands of recipes from traditional cayenne pepper and every flavor of ethnic variation in between.

We love to bake and grill our chicken wings. Baking and grilling the wings is the preferred technique if you are concerned with calories. We bake them first to keep the juices in the meat and then grill them to give them the flavor and crispness hot wing lovers adore. To get the perfect juicy wing buy a roasting pan. Place the wings in the roasting pan; preheat the oven to 400 degrees. After oven is warmed to 400 degrees place wings in oven. Thawed wings should be cooked in roasting pan for 45 minutes, if the wings are frozen 80 minutes should do. After the allotted time place the wings on the grill on medium heat, turning them every few minutes, cook until golden brown and crisp. Place the cooked wings in a pan or container with a lid, pour the sauce all over the wings, place the lid on the container and shake the wings in the sauce. Place the sauced wings back on the grill for a few more minutes and serve. Make sure that your wings are cooked all the way through, undercooked chicken is very dangerous. There should be no pink inside the wings and any juices should run clear.

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If you are the deep fry hot wing fan it is easy to prepare the perfect wing. Heat peanut or canola oil to 350 degrees. Use only thawed wings, pat them dry. You can season the wings will kosher salt and cracked pepper. In a bowl mix 1 cup of flour and paprika, dredge the wings in the flour mixture and place them in the fryer for 12 minutes. After the wings are cooked place on a paper towel to drain the oil. Place the cooked wings in a bowl or container with a lid, pour sauce over the wings and shake the wings into the sauce. Serve the wings hot, you can add carrot or celery sticks and or blue cheese or ranch dressing as a side dish.

Cooking wings for your friends and family can be fun and rewarding. It is important to note that not everyone has the same taste and liking. That is why it may be important to have a mild, medium and hot sauce for the wings. Providing all temperatures of sauces will impress your guests and render you the king or queen of the chicken wing revolution!

How to Cook the Best Chicken Wings on the Planet

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