Crispy Fried Chicken Wings

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Fried Chicken Wings are right up there with the best snacks ever! Golden brown and crispy, this yummy appetizer is begging to be dipped in your favorite sauce.

Fried Chicken Wings with blue cheese dressing on a plate
Chicken Wings

Should I Buy Whole Wings?

Buying whole chicken wings is much more cost effective than purchasing pre-cut wings. It's also fun to cut them up if you have the right tools. However, you can always ask your butcher to do the hard work for you.

If you do take the plunge, you'll see there are three sections to each wing. The drumette, the wingette, and the wing tip. It takes a little practice knowing where to cut them, so take a moment to do some research first.

Here's a great tutorial if you're like me and have never dissected a chicken wing in your life: How to Cut Chicken Wings by Stephanie Manley.

Fried Chicken Wings with celery and blue cheese dressing

Fry 'em Up in a Pan

There are as many ways to cook chicken wings as there are stars in the sky, but to get the crispiest skin, I decided to fry mine. Once you've cut up your wings, it's time to season them and fry 'em up in a pan!

I used an Italian seasoning blend of garlic, parsley and salt, coating each wing liberally before adding them to a cast iron skillet with ½ inch of vegetable oil.

fried chicken wings with hot sauce and teriyaki sauce

What Sauces Should I Use?

You know how hard it is to choose a sauce when you go to a wing restaurant? Well, it's the same way when you make them yourself. There are so many choices!

I narrowed it down to two, and decided to use my favorite sauces from the grocery store: Sweet Baby Ray's Teriyaki and Frank's Red Hot Sauce.

After the wings are fried, immediately transfer them to the sauce with tongs and toss well. Place the wings on a large plate and garnish with blue cheese crumbles.

Fried Chicken Wings with two types of sauce

How Do I Make Blue Cheese Dip?

To make the dip, use 1 cup of Ranch Dressing and add fresh blue cheese crumbles. Mix well, then pour into a small bowl in the center of the plate.

Or, you can make your own authentic blue cheese dip with this great recipe!

Add celery sticks...and you've got the best snack ever! What's even better? You made it all by yourself! Yay for Fried Chicken Wings!

Fried Chicken Wings with 2 types of sauce

More Appetizers to Love

If you're looking for more yummy snacks to chow down on, try a few of these...

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Fried Chicken Wings with blue cheese dressing on a plate

Fried Chicken Wings

Fried Chicken Wings are right up there with one of the best snacks ever! Golden brown and crispy, these wings are just waiting for your favorite sauce. 
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 400kcal

*See notes in blog post for detailed tips, photos and instructions.


  • 5 whole chicken wings cut in half with wingtip discarded
  • 1 Tbsp. dried Italian herb seasoning
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup Frank's Red Hot Sauce ad
  • 1 cup Sweet Baby Ray's Teriyaki Sauce ad
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • ½ cup blue cheese crumbles
  • Celery sticks to garnish


  • Sprinkle seasoning over chicken wings and coat both sides.
  • Add oil to skillet.  Place chicken wings in skillet before turning on heat.
  • Bring heat to medium and fry for 15 minutes, turning wings frequently with tongs.
  • Take wings off heat and immediately toss in your favorite sauce.
  • Mix 1 cup of ranch dressing with blue cheese crumbles and serve on the side for dipping.
  • Garnish with celery sticks.


This recipe makes 10 wings which serves 2 people as an appetizer.  


Calories: 400kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 118g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Sodium: 11072mg | Potassium: 765mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 384mg | Iron: 7mg

Nutrition info is an auto generated estimate.

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  1. 5 stars
    Wow. Just wow. I've been craving chicken wings and here they are. Thanks for the great recipe!

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