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CHICKEN WINGS IN HONEY BARBEQUE OR LEMON PEPPER

EVER since I can remember, I have always had a serious love affair with chicken wings. Give me a whole roast chicken and I will go for the wings first. That’s the reason why my family wouldn’t let me carve the bird during family dinners… I always get the best part!

So imagine my excitement when I discovered Wing Stop. They call themselves “the wing experts.” How these words ring true, coming from a “chicken wings addict” myself.

Wing Stop’s chicken wings are so juicy and cooked to perfection. I love the variety of sauces like the Hickory Smoked BBQ, Lemon Pepper, Garlic Parmesan, Hawaiian, Teriyaki as well as the Original Hot, Cajun and Atomic. My personal favorites are the Hickory Smoked BBQ and the Lemon Pepper. I love the combination of sweet and tangy flavors with a slight hint of spice. Wings come with a choice of dipping sauce such as Ranch, Bleu Cheese or Honey Mustard. Fries or veggie sticks (carrot and celery) are optional.

Wing Stop is all over the United States. In California alone, they have more than a hundred branches. www.wingstop.com.

If, for some reason, you are not able to make a visit, feel free to check out my tried and tested recipe of the Honey Barbeque or the Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings.

Ingredients:

1 ½ quarts (1.4 liters) vegetable oil, for frying
12 whole chicken wings (about 3 pounds/1.5 kilos)

For the egg wash:
3 eggs
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1/2 tablespoon salt
1/2 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper

For the flour mixture:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 tablespoon salt

For Honey Barbeque Sauce:

2 cups ketchup
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons creamed honey
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 teaspoons turmeric
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
Salt

For Lemon Pepper:

1 lemon, zested
1 tablespoon freshly ground pepper

Cooking directions:

Heat vegetable oil in a deep, large pot until the thermometer reaches 375 degrees F. Line a sheet tray with a wire rack.

Using a sharp knife, separate the chicken wings into the drummettes and wings. Discard the wing tip joint. Set aside.

Prepare the egg wash by whisking together eggs, heavy cream, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper. For the flour mixture, mix together flour, cornstarch and salt in a paper bag.

Dip the chicken in egg wash and toss well to coat, then place chicken in batches in the bag of flour mixture. Shake well to coat. Set on wire rack for about 20 minutes to let coating set.

Meanwhile make the Honey Barbeque Sauce. In a small saucepan, bring all the ingredients to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and cook until sauce has reduced by half (about 12 minutes) stirring frequently.

In a small bowl, prepare the Lemon Pepper by mixing together lemon zest and freshly ground pepper.

When oil reaches 375 degrees F, fry chicken, working in batches, for 13 minutes. Immediately toss in the Honey Barbeque Sauce or sprinkle with the Lemon Pepper zest.

Serve immediately.


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4 Comments
  1. YES!!! You’re right, the fried wings at Wing Stop is really finger-licking good. I love the original hot and cajun flavors. Although the atomic is what they claim to be the craziest hot flavor, I don’t find it really that “crazy” spicy. It doesn’t even come close to the most spicy food I have tried. But in general, they’re pretty good.

  2. During one of my trips to the West Coast, a friend of mine brought me to one of the Wing Stop restaurants in California. It really is good. I love their spicy flavors in different intensities and their blue cheese dip as well. It is best eaten hot. It is one of my must-eat foods whenever I go to California.

  3. I AGREE WITH YOU. I MYSELF CAN’T STOP THINKING OF THIS RESTAURANT. THE WAY THEY COOK AND SERVE THEIR CHICKEN WINGS IS DIVINE. THE CRUNCH ON THE CHICKEN SKIN TOGETHER WITH THEIR SPECIAL SAUCES IS REALLY MOUTH WATERING. MY WIFE AND I ALWAYS GO THERE AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH AND OUR FAVORITE SAUCE IS THE LEMON PEPPER, BARBECUE AND ANY OF THEIR SPICY SAUCES.

  4. was in sfo for a couple of days and my friend brought me to this restaurant in daly city, their chicken wings are great combined with their different flavors. and if you are a health buff, you can swap the fries to vegetables (carrots and celery).

    so for those who will be visiting san francisco, do go to wing stop, you won’t regret it.

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