Deep-Fried Hot Wings and Drumettes


Follow this deep-fried hot wings recipe for crispy, golden chicken wings and chicken drumettes coated with hot sauce. If you like it really hot, use more hot sauce! Serve with ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 3 cups peanut oil for frying, or as needed

  • 1 cup self-rising flour

  • 2 (5 ounce) bottles hot pepper sauce (such as Frank's RedHot®), divided

  • 3 large eggs

  • cup water

  • 2 ½ pounds chicken wings and drummettes

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ½ cup butter


  1. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a large bowl with paper towels.

  2. Whisk one bottle hot sauce, eggs, and water together in a bowl until smooth. Place flour into another bowl.

  3. Season chicken with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Dip one piece into hot sauce mixture, then lift up so excess liquid drips back into the bowl. Toss in flour to coat on both sides, then place onto a plate. Repeat with remaining chicken.

  4. Working in batches, fry chicken in hot oil until meat is no longer pink at the bone and skin is golden brown, about 5 minutes. Drain in the lined bowl and season again with salt.

  5. Heat remaining hot sauce and butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat until butter melts. Whisk until smooth.

  6. Remove paper towels from the bowl and pour butter sauce over chicken; toss to coat.

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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

501 Calories
40g Fat
22g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 501
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g 51%
Saturated Fat 15g 74%
Cholesterol 171mg 57%
Sodium 1793mg 78%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 35mg 175%
Calcium 102mg 8%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 199mg 4%

* 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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