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How to Cook Bad Bird's Crispy Wings at Home

To cook this recipe, you'll need our Cook-at-Home Crispy Wings Kit.

Contents:
Tools & Equipment
Breading the Chicken
Frying the Chicken
Glazing the Chicken

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Tools & Equipment

  • A frying pot (A cast iron dutch oven is best, but a stock pot will work too.)
  • A deep-frying thermometer (Not required but extremely helpful)
  • Mixing bowls for breading the chicken
  • Tongs to lift the chicken
  • A wire rack or any kind of surface with holes.
  • A neutral frying oil (ex. Canola, Vegetable, Palm, etc.)
  • A brush for glazing the chicken

Breading the Chicken

  • Thaw out raw brined chicken to room temperature. Pat dry each piece with paper towels. (Cook it immediately for food safety.)
  • If your chicken is too cold, it will bring down your oil temp too quickly when you drop the chicken in the hot oil.
  • In a bowl, mix the batter mix with ⅔ cup of water together in a mixing bowl to form a batter. 
  • One by one, dip each chicken piece to the wet batter and coat evenly, reaching every crevice including areas under the skin.
  • Once fully coated in batter, let batter drip for a few seconds.
  • Dredge the chicken in the breading mix. Be careful not to overcoat your chicken with batter! A thin layer should be enough to make your chicken crispy.
  • Pro tip: drop some wet batter into the breading mix to form clumps of starch. When stuck to the chicken, those clumps will turn into crispy bits when fried.

Frying the Chicken

  • Fill your pot with cooking oil.
  • If you have a thermometer, get your oil temperature up to 325-350F.
  • Drop each piece of chicken one by one.
  • Do not do overcrowd the pan and do not drop the chicken all at once. This will bring down the oil temperature and will turn your chicken soggy.
  • Fry for ~8-11 minutes. (Will depend on your temp.)
  • Tip: our breading gets dark quickly so watch the color.
  • Once done, place chicken on wire rack to rest.
  • Note: due to the spices in our breading, our chicken will appear visually darker than most.

Glazing the Chicken

  • Brush your chosen glaze onto the wings. Be careful not to overglaze it—too much glaze will make your chicken soggy!
  • Garnish with sesame seeds.

 

🏆  You're done! Congratulations and enjoy your meal.

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