Classic Hot Wings

58 Ratings
Recipe courtesy ofRee Drummond

Total: 40 min Prep: 10 min Cook: 30 min

Yield: 4 servings

Level: Easy



  • Canola oil, for frying
  • 24 chicken wing parts (12 wings separated into 2 pieces)
  • One 12-ounce bottle cayenne hot pepper sauce, such as Frank's
  • 1 stick butter
  • Several dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • Several dashes hot sauce, such as Tabasco
  • Blue cheese dip, for serving
  • Celery sticks, for serving


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Heat 3 inches of canola oil in a heavy pot to 375 degrees F. 

  • Add half the chicken wing parts to the oil and fry them until they're golden brown and fully cooked, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels. Repeat with the other half of the wing parts. In a saucepan, heat the cayenne sauce and butter over medium-low heat. Add the Worcestershire and hot sauce. Let it bubble up, and then turn off the heat. Place the wings in an ovenproof dish and pour the hot sauce over the top. Toss to coat, and then bake in the oven for 15 minutes. 

  • Serve with blue cheese dip, celery sticks... and your favorite cold, fizzy beverage.

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58 Ratings

Great recipe. I was taught by a chef in Vegas to also add one packet of Good Seasons Zesty Italian Dressing mix. It adds a nice touch of savory (garlic, onion, pepper, etc.) to the compliment the heat. I've also made it using this and merging it with Sunny's wing recipe that has lemon zest, lemon juice and basil in it. Just play around with it. See All Reviews Post Review

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