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The Crispiest Chicken Wings

by Yejiskitchenstories

These are the crispiest chicken wings you’ll ever taste! The secret ingredient is cornstarch, these chicken wings are light, crispy, and made with simple pantry ingredients.

My family loves wings, so I make them pretty often in our home. We love wings in all forms, baked, deep-fried, shallow-fried, air fried. This is by far my favorite method and always results in the crispiest chicken wings.

The secret ingredient: cornstarch!

Cornstarch helps absorb some of the moisture from the chicken skin and helps with achieving the crispiest outer crust.

what you’ll need:

  • chicken party wings
  • cornstarch
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder
  • neutral oil (for frying): I like to use canola or avocado oil

all the details

Prepare the cornstarch seasoning

In a shallow bowl, combine cornstarch, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

Dredge the wings

Dry the wings with paper towels. (This is an essential step to get the crispiest coating)

Lightly coat the chicken wings in the cornstarch seasoning and set them aside

Fry the wings

If deep-frying: Fill a heavy-bottom pot halfway up with neutral frying oil, I like using canola or avocado oil. Heat the oil on medium-high heat. Once the oil temperature reaches 350ºF, gently transfer the dredged chicken wings into the hot oil.

Cook the wings in batches for 3-5 minutes. Avoid overcrowding the pot for an even cook. Remove the first batch of chicken wings to a wired rack and set them aside while you cook another batch.

Fry the chicken wings a second time for another 3-5 minutes or until golden and crispy.

If air-frying: Preheat the air fryer to 375ºF. Generously spray both sides of the dredged chicken wings with a neutral oil. Arrange the wings on a baking sheet and bake, turning every 15-20 minutes until crispy and golden. Depending on the side of your chicken wings, it can take up to 40-45 minutes.

If oven-baking: Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Arrange the wings on a parchment-lined baking sheet and generously spray the wings with a neutral oil. Bake for 40-45 minutes, turning every 15 minutes. Increase the temperature to 450ºF and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, turning the wings halfway.

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The Crispiest Chicken Wings

Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: n/a calories n/a fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken party wings, dried with paper towels
  • 1 cup cornstarch, for dredging
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • neutral oil, for frying

Instructions

  1. In a shallow bowl, combine cornstarch, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  2. Dry the wings with paper towels. (This is an essential step to get the crispiest coating). Lightly coat the chicken wings in the cornstarch seasoning and set them aside.
  3. If deep-frying: Fill a heavy-bottom pot halfway up with neutral frying oil, I like using canola or avocado oil. Heat the oil on medium-high heat. Once the oil temperature reaches 350ºF, gently transfer the dredged chicken wings into the hot oil. Cook the wings in batches for 3-5 minutes. Avoid overcrowding the pot for an even cook. Remove the first batch of chicken wings to a wired rack and set them aside while you cook another batch. Fry the chicken wings a second time for another 3-5 minutes or until golden and crispy.
  4. If air-frying: Preheat the air fryer to 375ºF. Generously spray both sides of the dredged chicken wings with a neutral oil. Arrange the wings on a baking sheet and bake, turning every 15-20 minutes until crispy and golden. Depending on the side of your chicken wings, it can take up to 40-45 minutes.
  5. If oven-baking: Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Arrange the wings on a parchment-lined baking sheet and generously spray the wings with a neutral oil. Bake for 40-45 minutes, turning every 15 minutes. Increase the temperature to 450ºF and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, turning the wings halfway.

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