Gear up for Super Bowl Sunday with these crowd-pleasing fried chicken wings with a quartet of homemade sauces. Perfect for game day snacking, these wings are sure to score big with your guests. Whether you're craving the classic tang of buffalo, the zesty punch of lemon pepper, the tropical heat of mango habanero, or the comforting richness of BBQ, these wings have it all. So, gather your friends and family, grab a cold drink, and get ready to enjoy the ultimate Super Bowl spread with these delectable wings stealing the show.

Bon Appetit! 

Fried Chicken Wings with Homemade Sauces


Buffalo Sauce
½ cup cayenne pepper hot sauce
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2½ tablespoons honey
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon paprika

Lemon Pepper
5 large lemons
¼ cup black and white peppercorns
2 tsp coarse salt

BBQ Sauce
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons unfiltered apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
Mango Habanero
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup mango nectar, or 1 whole mango pureed
2-3 habanero peppers, seeded or unseeded
3 cloves garlic
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 cup honey
3 tablespoons unsalted butter

Chicken Wings
2 lbs chicken wings
200g cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
Vegetable oil for deep frying


1. For the buffalo sauce. In a medium bowl, stir together the hot sauce, melted butter, honey, garlic powder, and paprika. Season to taste.

2. For the lemon pepper. Preheat the oven to its lowest setting. Using a paring knife or vegetable peeler, remove just the outer yellow from the lemon, taking care to leave as much of the white pith behind as possible.

3. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper, then spread the strips of lemon onto the pan in one layer. Place in the preheated oven and allow the lemon strips to dry out, about 2-3 hours. Be sure to check on them and remove them as soon as they’re completely dried out. They will be a tad browned, that’s totally fine. Place the dried lemon and peppercorns into a spice grinder or a high-powered blender, processing until it’s mostly smooth but the peppercorns still have a few coarse pieces. Mix in the salt and pour into a small, air-tight jar for storage. 

4. For the BBQ sauce. In a De Buyer Mineral B Pro Carbon Steel Fry Pan, set over low heat, combine the ketchup, sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and pepper. Whisk together to combine.

5. Increase the heat to medium and bring the sauce to a simmer, then reduce the heat to medium-low and cook until the sugar has completely dissolved and the sauce is slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove the sauce from heat, transfer to a heat proof jar
and let cool completely.

6. For the mango habanero sauce. In a food processor, blend together the mango, habanero peppers, garlic, apple cider vinegar, and paprika. Add the mixture to an ALCHIMY Stainless Steel Saucepan - LOQY System set over medium heat. Add the honey and bring to a simmer, whisking occasionally, for 5-10 minutes, or until the sauce thickens. Whisk in the butter until melted, then remove from the heat and place in a heatproof bowl.

7. For the chicken wings. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the cornstarch, spices and baking powder. In a large mixing bowl, toss together the chicken wings and cornstarch mixture until all pieces are coated. Shake off the excess, and place on a wire rack over a baking sheet.

8. In a MINERAL B Carbon Steel Country Fry Pan 2 Handles, heat the vegetable oil to 350 degrees F. Once the temperature is reached, batch cook the chicken wings until the internal temperature is above 165 F, around 6-7 minutes. Transfer pieces to a different wire rack over a baking sheet to cool. Remember to salt after frying!

9. In medium mixing bowls, toss together sauces with 10-12 pieces of fried chicken wings. Serve immediately & enjoy!

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