How To Fry Chicken Wings With Flour

How To Fry Chicken Wings With Flour

The Steps:

  1. Procure 3.5 pounds of chicken wings
  2. Procure 2 cups of all-purpose, enriched flour, 2 tbsp salt, and 2 tbsp pepper
  3. Dredge the wings in the combined flour, salt, and pepper
  4. Fry wings 8-10 minutes in 350℉-400℉ vegetable oil, in an electronic fryer or in an appropriate, durable pot/pan
  5. Enjoy your wings at an internal temperature of 165℉!

Great, We’ve Covered The Basics! Now, Let’s Go Over The Details. Read Below For More Depth On Parts 1-5!

Example of coating chicken wings in flour
This is how to properly coat chicken wings in flour

Detailed Guide On How To Fry Chicken Wings With Flower!

Step One: “Procure 3.5 pounds of chicken wings”

Head to your local grocery store for your wings (or your preferred method!). The typical value pack holds 16 whole wings, equaling, on average, 3.5 pounds of wings (about 3.5 ounces per wing is the standard).

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Chicken wings raining from the sky
Accurate depiction of how many chicken wings you’ll want to make after reading this blog

Step Two: “Procure 2 cups of all-purpose, enriched flour, 2 tbsp salt, and 2 tbsp pepper”

First, purchase all-purpose, enriched flour from your local grocery store’s baking aisle. furthermore, the ratio of flour to chicken wings should look something like 1 cup of flour for every 8 whole wings you want to cook. However, use your own discretion when you cook (experiment a little)!

Moving on, the salt should be kosher salt, because it adds the correct texture you want in your mixture. Too fine, and you will have a coating that doesn’t have any crunch. But, if it’s too large, then the pieces may burn and dry out your chicken. So, use the balanced kosher salt available to you! (Usually Morton’s Salt)

Next, the pepper is ideally freshly ground, because the aromatic flavor that fresh crack provides will result in a distinctly enhanced flavor on the back end. But, you should be fine with standard, pre-ground pepper. Just know that, should you invest in a pepper mill, that you’ll see a small improvement to all of your pepper related dishes!

Finally, you will want to know that adding cayenne pepper, chili powder, and/or paprika into this mix is customary and will add a lot of flavor to your end result. I prefer to add cayenne because it is has incredible flavor and it is also the spiciest on the Scoville Scale (the standardized scale which measures the spiciness of peppers!).

Step Three: Dredge the wings in the combined flour, salt, and pepper

Simply dredge the wings in the mixture, which means fully coat the chicken so that there is no exterior pinkness of the chicken showing anymore (like a powdered donut might look).

Powdered Fried Chicken
Tasty, tasty chicken wings

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Step Four: “Fry wings in 350℉ vegetable oil, in an electronic fryer or in an appropriate, durable pot/pan”

Truthfully, the type of frying method will change the result you get. It will interest you to know that this author prefers the latter method of frying, in a pot over a stove. However, this author does not currently have access to another method, so there you have it. A well rounded opinion.

Furthermore, make sure that your utensils are adequate for handling the heat (between 350℉-400℉ for the oil temp). Cook time should be about 8-10 minutes. A quick aside, the chicken will float to the top of the oil when they are close to done, but they likely won’t be done internally! Consequently, be sure to let them sit for the full cook time when trying this at home. We will make further posts about the correct tools to use in the future, so subscribe to stay up to date!

Also, you can use other oils, such as peanut oil, which will imbibe different flavors into your chicken! However, be aware that peanut oil is generally more expensive than vegetable oil.


Hot oil is extremely dangerous and should not be handled lightly! Make sure to have proper skin protection. Additionally, know how to prevent and manage a grease fire should one occur!

Girl fearfully screaming about grease fire
Rosie the Riveter would be proud

Step Five: “Enjoy your wings at an internal temperature of 165℉!”

Finally. You’ve done all the work. It’s time to enjoy all those tasty treats! Don’t forget to find a sauce you like (you’ll want to try out this Tiger Sauce. It is unlike anything you have ever tasted!), and don’t let mistakes discourage you!

Remember, poultry is safe to eat at an internal temperature of 165℉, so get yourself a good meat thermometer.


Lastly, enjoy these wings with as many people as possible After all, that is the purpose for this blog’s existence. Enjoy yourself, get better at it (as we here at this blog know we certainly have to do as well), and share your trials with us on social media! Follow the Twitter and Instagram icons to follow us there for updates and for unique content you won;t find elsewhere.

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