Appetizers / Snacks
All-Purpose Chicken Wings with Three Dipping Sauces
Seasoned with a spice blend, then fried and baked until crisp, these chicken wings are truly fantastic on their own, but serve them with any one of these three sauces for the ultimate appetizer pairing. Nutty Peanut Sauce, classic Blue Cheese Sauce, or spicy Hot Honey Glaze — no matter which sauce you choose (or all three!), you can't go wrong with this classic party food.
Test Kitchen Tips
These wings come together quickly, but go ahead and combine the herbs and spices, and make whichever sauce a day ahead, so they’re even faster.
For the Peanut Sauce, whisk together 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter, 1/4 cup water, 1 Tbsp. each minced fresh garlic, low-sodium soy sauce, hoisin sauce, brown sugar, fresh lime juice, and fish sauce, and 1 tsp. rice vinegar.
Per 1 Tbsp.: 49 cal; 4g total fat (1g sat); 0mg chol; 154mg sodium; 3g carb (0g fiber, 2g total sugars); 2g protein
For the Blue Cheese Sauce, whisk together 1/4 cup each mayonnaise, buttermilk, and crumbled blue cheese, 2 Tbsp. sour cream, 11/2 tsp. fresh lemon juice, and 1 tsp. hot sauce; season with salt and black pepper.
Per 1 Tbsp.: 41cal; 4g total fat (1g sat); 5mg chol; 71mg sodium; 0g carb (0g fiber, 0g total sugars); 1g protein
For the Hot Honey Glaze, whisk together 1/4 cup honey, 2 Tbsp. each frozen orange juice concentrate and Sriracha sauce, and a pinch each of red pepper flakes and kosher salt.
Per 1 Tbsp.: 43 cal; 0g total fat (0g sat); 0mg chol; 75mg sodium; 11g carb (0g fiber, 10g total sugars); 0g protein
Preheat oven to 400°. Place a rack on a baking sheet lined with paper towels.
Combine salt, granulated garlic, coriander, paprika, ancho powder, mustard, cumin, cayenne, oregano, and thyme.
Dust wings with spice mixture, then dredge in flour.
Heat oil in a 10-inch cast-iron deep skillet to 375°. Fry wings, in batches, until golden brown, 5–7 minute per batch. Transfer wings to prepared rack.
Roast wings until crisp, flipping once, 10–12 minutes.
For the crispiest wings, fry them in batches. This helps maintain a consistent oil temperature.
So the wings cook through and get extra crisp, finish cooking them in the oven.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 51g 78%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 175mg 58%
Sodium 1607mg 66%
Carbs 19g 6%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.