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Crisp Fried Chicken Wings Recipe | Perfectly Seasoned and Crispy

Crisp Fried Chicken Wings are a crowd-pleaser and a staple in many homes. Whether you’re hosting a game day party or simply craving something crispy and delicious, this recipe will become your go-to. The secret to their irresistible crispiness lies in using evaporated milk to help the seasoned flour coating stick perfectly to the wings before frying them to golden perfection.

The Best Crisp Fried Chicken Wings

There’s nothing quite like biting into a perfectly fried chicken wing that’s crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. This recipe for Crisp Fried Chicken Wings ensures that each bite is packed with flavor and crunch, making it the best you’ll ever try.

Notes on Ingredients

For this recipe, you’ll need simple pantry staples: flour, salt, paprika, garlic powder, ground black pepper, evaporated milk, and olive oil. The evaporated milk is the key to a perfect coating, and using olive oil for frying gives the wings a nice, subtle flavor.

How to Make Crisp Fried Chicken Wings

  1. Prepare the Coating: In a resealable plastic bag, combine ½ cup flour, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon paprika, ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, and ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper.
  2. Coat the Wings: Pour evaporated milk into a bowl. Dip each chicken wing in the milk, shake off the excess, and place it in the bag with the flour mixture. Seal the bag and shake until the wings are well-coated. Place the coated wings on a plate without letting them touch.
  3. Heat the Oil: Heat ½ cup olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Fry the Wings: Fry the wings in the hot oil, turning them regularly, for about 25 minutes until they are browned on all sides and no longer pink at the bone. Ensure the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Sprinkle with additional paprika for extra flavor.

How to Serve Crisp Fried Chicken Wings

Serve these crispy wings hot with your favorite dipping sauces such as ranch, blue cheese, or barbecue sauce. They pair well with celery sticks and carrot sticks for a classic presentation. These wings are perfect as an appetizer or a main dish, especially when accompanied by a fresh salad or some fries.

How to Store Crisp Fried Chicken Wings

Store any leftover chicken wings in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, place them in an oven preheated to 375 degrees F until they are heated through and crispy again, about 10-15 minutes.

Nutrition Information

NutrientAmount per Serving% Daily Value*
Calories502.32 kcal25%
Total Fat39.62 g57%
Carbs12.87 g5%
Sugars0.07 g0%
Protein23.03 g46%
Sodium359.45 mg18%
Fiber0.47 g2%
Saturated Fat8.52 g43%
Trans Fat0.07 g
Monounsaturated Fat23.42 g
Polyunsaturated Fat5.34 g
Cholesterol132.99 mg44%
Calcium94.22 mg12%
Magnesium28.65 mg8%
Potassium323.33 mg9%
Iron0.92 mg7%
Zinc1.69 mg17%
Phosphorus213.83 mg31%
Vitamin A83.96 mcg10%
Vitamin C0.58 mg1%
Thiamin B10.09 mg8%
Riboflavin B20.22 mg15%
Niacin B36.62 mg41%
Vitamin B60.62 mg44%
Folic Acid B913.71 mcg7%
Vitamin B120.33 mcg13%
Vitamin D0.15 mcg3%
Vitamin E4.07 mg34%
Vitamin K14.16 mcg19%
Nutrition Information for Crisp Fried Chicken Wings

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

FAQs About Crisp Fried Chicken Wings

Can I use regular milk instead of evaporated milk?

While regular milk can be used, evaporated milk provides a thicker consistency that helps the coating adhere better, resulting in crispier wings.

Can I bake the wings instead of frying them?

Yes, you can bake the wings in an oven preheated to 400 degrees F for about 45-50 minutes, flipping them halfway through for even crispiness.

How do I ensure the wings are fully cooked?

Use an instant-read thermometer to check that the internal temperature of the wings reaches 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

A plate of perfectly crisp fried chicken wings with a golden-brown coating.

Crisp Fried Chicken Wings Recipe | Perfectly Seasoned and Crispy

Discover the ultimate recipe for Crisp Fried Chicken Wings. Learn how to make perfectly seasoned and crispy chicken wings using evaporated milk for a delicious coating. Ready in 40 minutes.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 5 servings
Calories 502.32 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 5.3 ounce can evaporated milk
  • 10 chicken wings
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 pinch paprika or to taste

Instructions
 

  • Mix flour, salt, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, garlic powder, and black pepper together in a resealable plastic bag.
  • Pour evaporated milk into a bowl. Dip a few chicken wings into evaporated milk to coat. Remove wings from milk and shake to remove excess. Put wings into the resealable bag, seal the bag, and shake to coat wings in flour mixture. Move coated wings to a plate, keeping them from touching. Repeat process with remaining wings until all are coated in flour mixture.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Fry chicken wings in hot olive oil, turning regularly, until browned on all sides and no longer pink at the bone, about 25 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat, near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Season fried wings with additional paprika.

Notes

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
 
The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of flour mixture. The actual amount of flour mixture consumed will vary.
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Enjoy your perfectly crisp fried chicken wings, a true delight for any occasion!

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