Deep Fryer Chicken Wings: 5 Recipes to Try

Shake Up Wing Night with These Deep Fryer Chicken Wing Recipes

Chicken wings can be made in numerous different ways from baking them in the oven to getting a crispy char from a grill. But nothing quite compares to the flavorful, crunchy texture of deep fryer chicken wings. Using fried wings as the base, the sky is the limit when it comes to flavors, dry rubs, and sauces. Here are 5 new deep fryer chicken wings recipes to try for wing night. 


Hot Honey Deep Fryer Chicken Wings 

Hot honey is delicious on just about anything, so it's not surprising that it makes a great sauce for wings. This recipe in particular goes beyond the usual sweet and spicy notes, with the addition of chili crisp and lime. 

In a large bowl, mix together:

1 Tbsp. bird Chile powder or cayenne pepper

1¾ tsp. salt

1 Tbsp. freshly ground black pepper

1 lime - juice and zest

½ cup honey

1 Tbsp. fish sauce

3 Tbsp. chili crisp, plus more for serving

3–5 red Thai chilies or jalapeños, thinly sliced

¼ cup cilantro leaves

¼ cup coarsely chopped salted dry-roasted peanuts (optional)

Whisk all of these ingredients together and toss in your wings. This recipe will cover about 2 lbs of chicken wings. It's the spicy sweet addition to your wing night you didn't know you needed!

This recipe was adapted from Bon Appetit.

Gluten-Free Deep Fryer Chicken Wings

We were introduced to this recipe by FreshFry's own Tracy Jackson! Tracy eats a gluten-free diet, but that hasn't stopped her from developing some of the most delicious recipes we've ever tasted. These gluten-free chicken wings are always a crowd favorite.

For this one, you'll need:

2/3 cup of gluten-free flour - Tracy recommends Namaste

1 tsp. of salt

1 tsp. cracked black pepper

1/2 tsp. of cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp. garlic powder 

Mix it all together and toss in about 10 chicken wings until fully coated. Then drop the wings into the fryer. You'll never believe they're gluten-free!

Pro tip: You can reuse your frying oil for future use! Learn more here >>


Cacio e Pepe Chicken Wings

Cacio e Pepe deep fryer chicken wings? Oh, yes ma'am! And they're so simple to make. All you have to do is deep fry your wings, toss them with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, then add in a ton of black pepper. This one doesn't even call for a full recipe because it's just that simple. Add some salt to taste and parsley if you'd like, and they're good to go. 

Spicy Siracha Wings with Cucumber Sour Cream

This one is definitely a favorite of ours! The secret to these wings is brining them overnight in a combination of yuzu juice and salt, then frying for a good 15 minutes.

You'll need:

½ cup yuzu juice
½ cup kosher salt, plus more as needed
2 tablespoons sugar
18 chicken wings
6 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter
¼ cup sambal
¼ cup Sriracha hot sauce
1 tablespoon rice-wine vinegar
½ English cucumber, quartered lengthwise and seeded
1 4-inch piece ginger
1 cup sour cream

This recipe will work for 18 wings. This recipe is adapted from the New York Times. See the full instructions here

Bourbon Maple Deep Fryer Chicken Wings

These wings are sticky, messy, boozy deliciousness. FreshFry is based out of Louisville, KY, so we had to stick to our roots and include a recipe with Kentucky Bourbon. 

For this, you'll need:

2 pounds chicken wings

1 tablespoon butter

2 tablespoons grated onion (use small hole grater)

1/2 cup bourbon whiskey

3/4 cup maple syrup (grade A)

2 tablespoons tomato paste

2-inch sprig fresh rosemary (or 1 teaspoon dry)

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon Tabasco (more or less to taste)

These wings are a great party-pleaser! See the full instructions here.


Image: Food & Wine

Honey Mustard Deep Fryer Chicken Wings

We love a good spin on a classic, and these honey mustard deep fryer chicken wings do just that. For this tangy/sweet masterpiece, you'll need:

½ cup butter

4 cloves garlic (minced)

½ cup mustard

⅓ cup honey

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

½ teaspoon kosher or sea salt (plus more for seasoning)

½ teaspoon black pepper (plus more for seasoning)

1 cup all-purpose flour (for dredging)

This recipe is great for 2 lbs of chicken wings. Grab the full recipe for these delicious honey mustard wings here

Did you know you can reuse your deep fryer oil? 

Reusing frying oil is a great way to save on oil costs and help the environment. To keep oil fresh, remember to use a FreshFry Pod to remove unwanted impurities from your frying oil when you're finished cooking. 


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