Cooking Chicken wings can be a kitchen conundrum.
Just boiling them can make it turn out bland, just frying can be tiring at times and grilling it all the time can take too much time especially when your stomach is singing show tunes of hunger!
What if I told you I have WAYS that you can make taste bud dancing, finger snapping and eye popping Chicken wings in record time? And with just 3 ingredients or less!
Do I have your attention now?
This is a story all about how we are gonna make FOUR different flavors of scrumptious looking Chicken wings with 3 ingredients that would leave your friends asking why you aren’t a Sous Chef already! Let’s go!
LAYING THE FOUNDATION
First, cut your wings into three parts.
Yeah, your wings.
For these recipes I didn’t use the flesh deficient tail end of the wing, just the first two flesh worthy ones as shown in the photos. But it is a matter of preference.
Wash your chicken thoroughly. Take some rolls of kitchen paper and pat or dab away the excess water because we are going to be frying them.
Secondly, pour about a cup of flour into a bowl. No need for precise measurements, just eyeball it!
Add a tablespoon of salt and black pepper into the flour and mix.
This is what you’d coat your wings with before frying. Make sure every inch of the wing piece is coated with our spicy flour.
Then fry them in hot oil, not more than 5 minutes on each side.
If you have a deep fryer, 10 minutes tops would be ideal.
Now we have our chicken canvases ready to go all Van Gogh on ’em! Yay!
Barbecue and Honey
You’ll need 3 tablespoons of Barbecue sauce of choice and 1 tablespoon of honey.
Pour BBQ sauce and then honey into the pan over medium heat and leave to bubble up. It takes about a minute to do so. This makes the sauce thicker because excess moisture escapes through the bubbling process and as such our wings can be nicely covered with thick sauce and not a soggy one.
Pop in your wings and stir to coat it with the sauce. Keep stiring until all the sauce on the pan is now on the wings. Remove from heat and serve HOT HOT HOT!!
Piri Piri Chicken
You’ll need 3 tablespoons of hot chili sauce/Hot Sauce and 1 tablespoon of butter. It’s exactly like our Barbecue and Honey above.
Pour your hot sauce then butter into a pan over medium heat.
Stir the butter around in the hot sauce till it is completely melted then leave to bubble up.
In come your wings and stir those babies like a pro!
Can this get any easier? Remove from heat and serve hot.
Herbs and Garlic
You’ll need 1 tablespoon of butter, 2 minced cloves of garlic and 2 teaspoon of your favorite herbs.
You can use the granulated garlic instead but use just half a teaspoon of it.
For more information on the types of herbs to use, check out my previous post by clicking here and make your selection of two or more!
I used the packaged Parsley and Basil for mine.
I’m guessing you know the drill from here right?
Put butter into a pan over medium heat and stir till it’s melted.
In goes your garlic, then stir.
Finally your herbs and stir as well. Talk about arm work with all this stiring! No need to leave this mixture to bubble up. Just make sure the 3 ingredients are well combined.
What next you ask? STIR IN THOSE WINGS!!!
You’ll need 3 tablespoons of Lemon juice PLUS 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 teaspoon of black pepper.
1 squeezed lemon will give you more than enough juice for this. You can also get the already packaged one at stores.
I used whole black pepper in mine. You can use the granulated kind too. You also can decide to add in other types of peppers.
My previous post here also shows a variety of peppers you can add. Do check it out.
Try this and I would love to see how it goes!
Swirl the butter around the pan to melt it. Pour in the lemon juice and stir, no bubbling time required.
Add your pepper(s) and make sure it’s well combined. Stir in those wings!!
NOTE: All the measurements above (except our spicy flour) is enough to coat 5-7 chicken wings. So if you have more than that, add an extra tablespoon or more of each ingredient to the recipe of your choice. The flour mixture is enough to coat 25 or more wings!
I’m sure your hands are itching to try these recipes as they should be! What are you waiting for? DO leave a comment or send in a picture when you do and they just might be featured on here. Excuse me while I go heat up my pan and prepare my stiring arm.