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5 from 1 vote

Crispy Chicken Wings

These brined and fried wings are super crispy and tasty. Way better than restaurant wings!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crispy Chicken Wings, Fried Wings
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 346kcal
Author: Julie of


  • 3 cups water
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp hot sauce
  • 2 smashed garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp granulated onion
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 3 lbs chicken wings


  • In a large bowl, combine the water, salt, sugar, and smashed garlic cloves.
  • Place the chicken wings in the bowl, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • In a separate bowl, mix 4 tbsp of the all-purpose flour, 2 tbsp of cornstarch, egg granulated onion, granulated garlic, pepper to taste, and a pinch of salt.
  • Pat dry the chicken wings and coat evenly in the flour mixture.
  • Once all of the chicken wings are coated in the flour mixture add the remaining all-purpose flour and cornstarch. Let the chicken marinade for 20 minutes at room temperature.
  • Fry the chicken wings in vegetable oil or peanut oil for about 22-25 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked through.
  • Serve with hot sauce and bleu cheese or ranch dressing.



Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 4937mg | Potassium: 207mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 4.4mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1.6mg