Friday, January 4, 2008

Recipe: Fried Chicken Wings

Ok, so frying isn't the healthiest thing to do with your food, but I had such a craving for chicken wings! What I REALLY wanted was the blue cheese dressing to dip them in, but we all know that cannot happen.

We tried this recipe from my new cookbook: Balancing the Bowl, a food allergy cookbook: recipes free of wheat, rice, barley, egg, milk, soy, peanut, tree nuts, shellfish and fish" Remember how excited I was to get this cookbook? I am just getting to try out some of her recipes. Overall, I am happy with the variety of recipes offered in this book, but I must admit that I was sad to see how often oat flour was used. We are tempted to try some gluten-free oats with Mara and see how she does...always a scary thing, isn't it? If your diet allows oats, I would definitely recommend this cookbook! I will post more recipes as we try them out.

Anyway-we followed the recipe exactly and the wings were delicious! The girls could not get enough-even Ms. Picky Analese ate them up with no complaints. I found that I was not even craving my blue cheese dressing, as these really do not need anything! The orange peel makes them very sweet-but not too sweet :)

* The only thing we thought about doing differently next time is having the wings marinate in the seasonings for a few hours before frying.

I hope you enjoys these as much as we did!

Fried Chicken Wings


  • Corn or canola oil for frying
  • 5 chicken wings, separated to make 10 pieces
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tblspns fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1/4 cup orange peel, minced
  • Preheat oil in deep fryer. Line a plate with two layers of paper towels and set aside.
  • Clean wings thoroughly and discard wing tips if desired. Pat chicken with a paper towel to drain excess water.
  • Combine chicken, sugar, salt, ginger and orange peel in a medium bowl. Blend well to cover chicken with seasonings.
  • Dip 4-6 chicken pieces into hot oil. Use caution, as oil may splatter.
  • Fry until chicken is completely cooked (approximately 4 minutes) Stir frequently to distribute heat.
  • Remove chicken and place on lined plate to drain excess oil.
  • Eat and enjoy!


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