This recipe receives raves every time I serve it! The sauce will be a small quantity and very thick. Don't let that scare you! Baking or grilling the chicken is also an option instead of frying.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • Fry chicken in the hot oil, working in batches, until no longer pink in the center and is crispy on the outside, 10 to 15 minutes per batch. Transfer chicken to a paper towel-lined plate using a slotted spoon; set aside until cool enough to touch.

  • Stir margarine, hot sauce, garlic, onion soup mix, lemon juice, and basil together in a bowl until sauce is smooth.

  • Put chicken in a large resealable bag; add the sauce, seal the bag, and shake until wings are coated. Spread wings into a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until sauce has baked onto the chicken, about 5 minutes.

Editor's Note:

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

487 calories; 39.1 g total fat; 117 mg cholesterol; 857 mg sodium. 4.4 g carbohydrates; 28.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (17)

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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2015
My only change was to bake them longer than the 5 minutes in the recipe.... I think they need 10-15 minutes in the oven turned once Read More
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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2015
My only change was to bake them longer than the 5 minutes in the recipe.... I think they need 10-15 minutes in the oven turned once Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2015
My only change was to bake them longer than the 5 minutes in the recipe.... I think they need 10-15 minutes in the oven turned once Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2014
I used real butter in place of margerine and onion powder in place of onion soup mix. This is a twist on a classic buffalo wing recipe. The basil is necessary! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2015
Zero changes! Personally I don't eat hot wings but some in this family unit do. Based on their reaction I would say this one is an absolute winner. I made no changes and the recipe is exceptionally simple. The other ones that I saved and tried have now been given the heave ho and this is the only hot wing recipe that will stay put. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2015
Made these twice in one week... NBA playoffs! They are cheap easy and delicious!! I did not vary the recipe at all- no need to! These are my new favorite wings and I will continue to make them for future parties sporting events and gatherings. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2016
Amazing recipe! My husband has declared himself WING KING and he just named these wings as the best he's ever had! I used real butter instead of margarine. That's the only change I made. They were gone within minutes! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2018
Finally found a sure-fire way to make wings. Baking at the end glazes the wings nicely. I'm going to finish them quickly on the grill next time for a little char. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2019
I used butter instead of margarine and garlic from a jar, but otherwise followed the recipe. The flavor mix of this combination of spices was great, and I liked it better than the typical spicy buffalo wings we get all the time here in upstate NY. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2017
these are fantastic!! I made them for my husband and asked him what he thought. He said they were the best chicken wings he ever had. I told him that happened to be the name of the recipe how funny. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2019
Awesome recipe I only used 3 cloves of garlic and lime instead of lemon juice. They turned out great the cooking time in my fryer is 12 minutes at 350 degrees spot on. With 3 cloves of garlic it was still a lil strong for my taste I ll try 1 next time but hands down a awesome recipe! Read More