Crispy Fried Chicken Wings


Super crispy delicious crispy fried chicken wings!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins


  • 2 eggs

  • 2 cups buttermilk

  • 4 pounds chicken wings, split and tips discarded

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup crushed saltine crackers

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon ground dried thyme

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 4 cups peanut oil for frying

  • salt to taste


  1. Beat eggs and buttermilk together in a mixing bowl until smooth. Mix in chicken wings, cover, and refrigerate, 30 minutes. Combine flour and crushed crackers with pepper, thyme, cayenne pepper, salt, and garlic powder in a large mixing bowl.

  2. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  3. Remove chicken wings from the buttermilk marinade, and discard the remaining marinade. Allow excess buttermilk to drip from the wings, then press into bread crumbs to coat.

  4. Cook in batches in the preheated deep-fryer until the breading is golden brown on the outside, and the chicken wings are no longer pink at the bone, about 10 minutes per batch. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate, and season to taste with salt before serving.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Cook's Note:

For buffalo wings, use the same procedure as above only immediately after removing from oil, place in a large sealable container with wing sauce, and shake to coat wings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1064 Calories
54g Fat
94g Carbs
48g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 1064
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 54g 69%
Saturated Fat 13g 63%
Cholesterol 190mg 63%
Sodium 1061mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 94g 34%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 48g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 208mg 16%
Iron 8mg 44%
Potassium 562mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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