How to make the best chicken wings EVER!

Gregory’s Favorite Meal!

~Chicken Wings~

 

We always buy the wingettes…they are a little more money I believe…but you do not have to cut them….and they tend to be meatier then the regular wings.  When you buy the regular wings…you have to cut the them….the wingettes do not need to be cut…so much easier.

Okay…first step…fry the wings in oil…not healthy I know…but if you are eating wings…you probably are not planning on being healthy…and I like them fried…because I can not stand the mushy wings…when it feels like you are actually eating the skin..ugh gross.  Sometimes before I put them in the oil…I lightly coat them in flour…not a lot…because I do not want to feel like I am eating fried chicken…this is a chicken wing!….sometimes I coat lightly in flour and a little corn meal.  Sometimes I put them in naked…nothing on them at all.  After they are fried take out and put aside.

Now the sauce below…the best sauce ever…can be made ahead of time…that actually is what I do…so this step really should be first….oh and by the way this recipe is for spicy wings…so if you do not like them spicy…I add less of the Franks Hot sauce and add a little Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce (our favorite..the plain kind)…and the BBQ gives the sauce a bit of a sweetness….that’s how my kids like it…

 

Okay the sauce:

In a sauce pan…..add about 1/4 to 1/2 of a jar of Frank’s hot Sauce…depends on how many wings you are making…and depends how much sauce you like on your wings….since I make this frequently…I do not really have exact measurements…I “wing it”…haha…….to the hot sauce I add one stick of butter…maybe more if you are adding more hot sauce…..next add basil….dried not fresh….to your likeness…makes it a little sweet….and then the Italian Seasoning mix….the dried stuff that comes in the little package……I add about half to it….if you add too much the flavor will be too strong…..mix this together….heat up of course….and you are done!

Now…..since you made the sauce first….and when your wings are done…and ready to be eating…THEN…..add the wings a little at a time to the sauce…….coat them…take out and put on a platter.  If you coat the wings too far in advance I find they may get mushy…if you have added too much flour when coating in flour….and you have coated them in the sauce too soon…and they are sitting before eating…they will get mushy.

The perfect wing should be crispy not mushy….and the flavor of the wing sauce is my favorite.

Hope you enjoy!

Kim

 

 

 

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About Kim

My name is Kim Marino and I have been practicing as a licensed speech and language pathologist since 1993. I work on Long Island providing diagnostic evaluations and services to children from birth to age 21. My experience is vast and am proud to say that I work with children that may present with articulation and phonological concerns, oral motor feeding concerns, Down Syndrome feeding, cognitive rehabilitation, auditory processing delays, receptive language delays, cleft palate feeding and sound development and expressive language delays. Most importantly, I am the mother of four amazing children and am happily married to my childhood sweetheart. I feel blessed to have my four children and so lucky to share this journey in life with my husband. I always had it somewhere in my head that I wanted to develop a blog or a website of some sort so that I could provide families with an additional resource....so that parents could help their little ones become a better communicator. And as I was developing this blog....I realized that I also needed to share the stories about my life and my children....and the funny things along the way that help to keep me smiling. Whether you are a working mother or not...finding balance between home, children and life can be a challenge....I hope that my blog helps to bring a smile to your face..and also some tools to help you help your little or big one. I hope you enjoy! Kim
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