Crispiest Chicken Wings Ever

Crispiest Chicken Wings Ever
I am a bonafide chicken wing lover. I love all types of wings. I love grilled wings, I love smoked wings and I love smoke-fried wings. I also like all different types of flavor profiles from Japanese BBQ Wings to Garlic Parmesan Wings. I am always on the hunt for new methods and flavors. Plus Mrs. Meat Church LOVES crispy wings. We thought we had that mastered in our recent Ultimate Crispy Chicken Wings where we pulled out many different crispy wing tricks (air drying, corn starch and frying). Then I came across a test by J. Kenji López-Alt where he ran several different tests to double fry wings at various temperatures. The basic premise is to fry the wings for a long period of time at a low temperature which will break down the collagen, but leave the wings juicy. You then have to rest the wings for an hour, or up to 3 days in the fridge (you can even freeze them at this point), then fry them a 2nd time at a very high temp. I had to test his theory for myself in this video. The results were what we called the most Earth Shatteringly Crispy Chicken Wings of all time! Mrs. Meat Church has claimed these are her new favorite chicken wings.
After these wings are cooked you can go with a dry rub application or you can toss them in your favorite wing sauce. They are great either way!
YouTube Video on this cook:
  • 2 dozen chicken wings
  • 5 C, peanut oil for frying (sub any oil with a high smoke point such as canola, avocado, sunflower or sesame)
Dry Rub Seasoning
  • 1-2 T, Meat Church Holy Voodoo
  • Duck Fat spray (sub other cooking spray)

Jalapeño Ranch ingredients

  • 1 1/3 C mayonnaise
  • 1/3 C buttermilk
  • 1/3 C chopped fresh jalapeño
  • 1/3 C green chilies
  • 1/3 C fresh cilantro
  • 1 packet dry Ranch dressing mix
  • 1 T Meat Church Dia De La Fajita Seasoning

    Prepare your frying oil
    Heat the oil to 220 degrees. 

    Jalapeño Ranch prep
    Prepare the ranch while the oil is heating.

    Combine all jalapeño ranch ingredients into a blender or hand stir until smooth. Place in the fridge for at least an hour. Best when refrigerated overnight!

    Fry the wings - 1st fry
    Fry the wings naked at 220 degrees for 20 minutes. 

    Crispy Chicken Wings

    Remove wings from the oil, drain and rest for at least 1 hour.  

    Fry the wings - 2nd fry
    Fry at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.

    Crispy Chicken Wings

    Remove wings from the oil, drain and place them in a large, steel bowl.

    Finish the Wings
    Spray and toss the wings in Duck Fat Spray in the bowl.

    Crispy Chicken Wings

    Coat generously with Meat Church Holy Voodoo as we did in this video. 

    You could also toss the wings in various wings sauces. We love these crispy chicken wings in buffalo sauce.

    Crispy Chicken Wings


    Crispy Chicken Wings


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