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Recipe
Kicked Up Chicken Wings With Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce

Kicked Up Chicken Wings With Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: up to 3 hours plus 30 minutes
  • Yield: about 28 wings, 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 pounds chicken wings, tips removed and cut in half at joint, rinsed and wiped dry
  • 1/2 cup red hot pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups vegetable oil, for frying
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons Essence
  • Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce

Directions

  • In a large shallow, non-reactive bowl combine the chicken, hot sauce, pepper, and salt, and toss well to combine. Cover the chicken with plastic wrap, refrigerate, and let marinate, for at least 1 hour, and up to 3 hours.

  • In a heavy pot, heat the oil to 360 degrees F.

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and 2 tablespoons Essence. Remove the chicken from the marinade and add to the flour 1 at a time, tossing to coat evenly.

  • Add the chicken in 2 batches to the hot oil and cook, turning occasionally, until brown on all sides and cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove the chicken wings from the fryer with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

  • Sprinkle with the remaining Essence and serve immediately with Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce.