Spicy Garlic Lime WINGS!
Double fried extra crispy, juicy chicken wings! Perfectly seasoned with a spicy garlic lime sauce.
Servings Prep Time
5people 20min
Cook Time
1hour
Servings Prep Time
5people 20min
Cook Time
1hour
Ingredients
Chicken
Spicy Garlic Lime Sauce
Instructions
Double Fried Chicken Wings
  1. Rinse raw chicken wings 2 or 3 times in cold water. Drain and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add salt, pepper and grated or very finely minced garlic. Toss to coat and set the wings aside for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Measure 1 cup of potato starch into a large bowl. Roll each wing in the potato starch, make sure it is fully covered. Tap off all extra potato starch. Set aside and continue until all are covered. You may need 1 or 2 TBSP of additional potato starch.
  4. Why potato starch? It puffs up as you fry it forming a really light, crispy non greasy coating. It is perfect for chicken wings.
  5. You can use a deep fryer if you have one. I prefer to use a flat bottomed deep cast iron frying pan. If using a cast iron deep frying pan fill it half way with a high smoke point oil like peanut oil or canola oil.
  6. Start heating oil – you want it to be around 350 to 375 degrees F Set up fry station. You will want your tongs, wire mesh strainer near by. You will also want a drain rack with paper towels near by.
  7. Slowly lower a chicken wing into the hot oil. NEVER drop anything into hot oil. You will know your oil is at the right temp if small tight rolling bubbles form around the chicken.
  8. Working in small batches start frying the chicken. Do not leave the oil un-attended. If it starts to bubble too close to the rim of your pot, turn the heat down.
  9. Set the timer for 8 minutes. Watching the chicken the whole time. When the timer goes off remove the chicken from the oil. It will be light in colour and not yet fully cooked. Leave it on the drain rack and move on to another batch.
  10. Once all the chicken has been fried once, make sure your oil is at 350 degrees and start frying a second time. This time set the timer for 5 min. When timer goes off remove chicken and drain.
  11. Move the double fried chicken wings to a deep bowl.
Spicy Garlic Lime Sauce
  1. Melt butter in a heavy bottomed pan. Add the hot sauce to the melted butter.
  2. Add the grated garlic, lime zest and lime juice.
  3. Add the chili garlic sauce and the honey.
  4. Add the onion powder, and the cayenne pepper if using. Boil 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  5. Pour sauce over the chicken wings.
  6. Toss to coat.
Recipe Notes

For boneless chicken wings, use de-boned, skinless chicken thighs. Cut them into 3 to 4 pieces and follow all the same instructions for the bone in wings. You will need to decrease the  both the first and the second fry time though. For boneless wings the first fry should be 5 minutes and the second fry should be for 4 minutes.