The chicken wings and drumettes are yet another amazing food you can prepare very easily with an air fryer.
3 cups peanut oil for frying, or as needed
1 cup self-rising flour
2 (5 ounce) bottles hot pepper sauce (any of the local advertised brands will do)
1/3 cup water
2 ½ pounds chicken wings and drumettes
½ teaspoons garlic powder, or to taste
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
½ cup butter
Heat the oil in your air fryers to 400 degrees F (200 degrees Celsius). The air fryers do not need excess oil. This really has nutritious values on the drumettes as it reduces the amount of consumed saturated fat.
Place the self-rising flour in a bowl, whisk the eggs, add 1 bottle hot sauce, and water in another bowl until it is smooth. It is advisable to place out all the ingredient on your workspace. This is because, forgetting one ingredient can ruin the taste.
Season your chicken with garlic powder, salt and pepper. You might use an extra amount of pepper spice if you love have a knack for peppery food.
Dip each wing into the egg mixture that was mixed earlier, then toss it with the flour mixture to coat. You have to gently shake off any excess flour mixture and set the wing aside on a flat platform or inside a small pan.
Repeat this dipping and tossing procedure with the remaining chicken.
Now, fry the chicken in the hot oil in batches until chicken is no longer pink at the bone and skin is golden brown, this should take about 5 minutes if you adhere to the temperature regulation.
Take out the chicken with a sotted spoon and drain it in a large bowl lined with paper towels, then season with salt to taste. Don’t allow the chicken to start getting black before you start taking it out and draining it.
The reason you are to use paper towels to drain the chicken is because the paper absorbs the oil very quickly and the chicken would not have to get cold before it is drained of the excess oil.
Heat up the excess butter and remaining bottle hot sauce in a saucepan over medium-high heat until butter is melted. Over heating the oil may affect the taste (well some housewives said this. If you feel otherwise, don’t come looking for me.)
Whisk the butter until it is smooth.
You can now remove paper towels from the bowl and pour the butter sauce over the chicken.
Toss to coat the chicken with the butter.
Per serving: 501 calories; 39.5g fat; 21.8g carbohydrate; 15g protein; 171g mg cholesterol; 1793g sodium.
Using an air fryer makes it easier to get this done. The chicken comes out crisp and very tasty. There is no contamination and you can do the whole process in the convenience of your home.
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