Ranch Wings

Total Time:
1 hr 35 min
1 hr 15 min
20 min

6 servings

  • 2 pounds chicken wings,split at the joint, tips removed
  • 3 1 -ounce packets ranch dressing mix
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 3 large eggs
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • Toss the wings with 1 packet dressing mix in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour, or up to 4 hours.

  • Whisk the flour, 1 teaspoon pepper and 1 packet dressing mix in a large bowl. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, 2 tablespoons water and the remaining packet dressing mix. Dredge the wings a few at a time in the seasoned flour, then dip into the egg mixture and return to the flour mixture, turning to coat. Transfer to a rack.

  • Heat 1/2 inch vegetable oil in a medium cast-iron skillet over medium heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 350 degrees F. Fry the wings in batches until crisp and golden brown, 5 to 6 minutes per side. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Whisk the hot sauce and honey in a bowl. Serve with the wings.

  • Photograph by Andrew Mccaul

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I made this over the weekend and I added some more seasoning to the flour so it wouldn't be bland, and I did marinate the meat over night (enhanced the flavor of the wings) I put red flakes, parsley, chipotle powder, S & P, and garlic. Also when they were In the oven I covered them to make sure they would cook through then basted them with Honey BBQ and Wing sauce and put them back in the oven they were good!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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These were so good. I couldn't stop eating them. The only thing..the ranch taste seemed subtle. It didn't pop as much. Instead of on the chicken I might consider putting more in the flour. Make sure you season your chicken with garlic, salt, and pepper. Thank goodness I did. Otherwise it would be bland. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Always follow ur first mind, which said u nd 2 add season salt to the chicken. i will try this again and tweek it a little next time, i will add salt and not double dip the chicken i will put the chicken n the egg wash then the flour only, i could taste the ranch in the crust jus not in the meat mayb instead of 4 hrs mayb it should marinate 24 we will c and i will let u know..... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I prefer to stay away from fried food, so I baked the wings in 350 for 1/2 hour then grilled them for 5 minutes. I added the honey/hot sauce to the wings and served. Fantastic! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had to adjust the recipe a touch for family members who are not fond of bone-in chicken. So I simply took 2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut them into "tenders", marinated them overnight in one bottle of Hidden Valley's Ranch Dressing. The next day I combined 2 cups of all-purpose flour with dried chopped chives and cracked pepper (just enough until you can see it in the flour), dredged the marinated chicken in the flour, then in a whisked 3 eggs and 1TB. water mixture and again in the flour then fried the chicken tenders in peanut oil on med-high heat. Drained on paper towels. Salt and Peppered to taste. As directed in Cedric's original recipe I whisked 1/4 cup hot sauce (I like Frank's) and 1/4 cup honey together. This was delicious as is and best for most people, but if you want to kick it up a notch or two start adding teaspoons of Tabasco's Habanero Sauce to taste your personal heat craving. Outstanding flavor combination! item not reviewed by moderator and published
the moment i flipped through my food network magazine, i knew i was going to make these wings that very night. the flavor of the wings was incredible. && even though i only breaded them once (i like a thinner breading), the flavor still came through. seriously, a full five stars for this dipping sauce! it was a little runny, but the flavor was incredible. i would even use it for chinese food && just switch out the hot sauce for asian chili sauce. good job, cedric! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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