Are you ready for a tantalizing mid-week treat that will elevate your game-watching experience? Look no further than our irresistible Raspberry Jalapeno Wings recipe. This delectable dish is not only easy to make but also budget-friendly, using just a handful of affordable ingredients. In this article, we’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of creating these wings from scratch, including the secret to making the perfect raspberry jalapeno sauce. Get ready to spice up your week and impress your family!
Raspberry Jalapeno Wings: A Spicy Wednesday Delight
Get ready to fall in love with our Raspberry Jalapeno Wings! These chicken wings have quickly become one of my all-time favorites, and I’m thrilled to share this recipe with you. In just a matter of minutes, you can create a mouthwatering dish that will add a burst of flavor to your week. Not only will I guide you through the recipe itself, but I’ll also provide you with essential tips and tricks, including how to fry chicken wings to perfection and the ideal oil for deep frying. Let’s dive in!
Raspberry Jalapeno Wings Recipe Ingredients
To create these wings, you’ll only need a handful of simple ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 15 chicken wings (approximately 3 pounds)
- Peanut oil (enough to fill the pot halfway)
- 2 tbsp adobo or any other all-purpose seasoning
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/8 cup mustard
Keep reading to discover the rest of the ingredients needed to make our famous raspberry jalapeno sauce!
The Best Raspberry Jalapeno Wings Recipe
Prepare yourself for a mouthwatering culinary adventure with our Raspberry Jalapeno Wings. This recipe is incredibly easy and quick to make, resulting in a deliciously crispy texture that will leave you craving more.
- Start by cleaning the chicken wings with a mixture of lemon and vinegar, then pat them dry and set them aside.
In a medium bowl, combine the chicken wings with the seasoning and mustard, making sure to thoroughly coat each piece. The mustard acts as a “glue” for the flour before frying.
Dip each seasoned wing into flour, shaking off any excess. Place the wings on a baking sheet in preparation for frying.
Heat the peanut oil to 350°F. Carefully add the chicken wings to the hot oil and fry for approximately 4-5 minutes on each side, until they turn golden brown. Once cooked, remove the wings from the saucepan and place them on paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
- Place the fried chicken wings in a bowl and generously coat them with the raspberry jalapeno sauce, ensuring every piece is well covered.
- These wings are so flavorful that you won’t need blue cheese or ranch dressing. Trust me on this one!
How To Fry Chicken Wings
If you’ve ever been intimidated by the idea of deep frying, fear not! Frying chicken wings is simpler than you might think. Follow these steps to achieve perfectly crispy wings:
Use a deep saucepan or a deep fryer (if available) and heat the oil to approximately 350°F-380°F. The oil should cover at least half of the pan or enough to fully submerge the wings. Avoid overcrowding the pan to ensure even cooking and prevent any oil splatters.
Fry the wings in small batches for around 8-10 minutes, flipping them every 5 minutes to ensure even browning. The goal is to achieve a golden-brown color.
After frying, pat the wings dry with paper towels and place them on a baking rack to remove any excess oil.
Please note: If you realize that you haven’t added enough oil after frying the first wing, you have two options. You can either continue frying and flip the wing once it becomes crispy on the bottom, or you can remove the wing, turn off the heat, and add more oil after allowing the pan to cool down slightly. Adding cold oil to hot oil can impact the cooking process and result in greasy wings.
Choosing the Right Chicken Cuts for Raspberry Jalapeno Wings
Before we delve further into the recipe, let’s talk about the best chicken cuts to use for our Raspberry Jalapeno Wings. There are two common types: drumettes (or drums) and wingettes (or flats).
Drumettes are the smaller chicken legs with a single bone running through the middle. Wingettes, on the other hand, are flat and have two small bones along the length of the wing. While wingettes tend to have less meat, they offer a delightfully crispy skin.
You can choose either drumettes or wingettes for your chicken wings, as both options yield excellent results. They are readily available in stores and offer great affordability and taste.
Selecting the Ideal Oil for Frying Chicken
The type of oil you use for your spicy chicken recipe can greatly influence the outcome, so it’s important to choose wisely. Oils with a high smoke point, such as peanut oil, lard, and vegetable shortening oil, are ideal for deep frying. Avoid overcrowding the pan, as this can lower the oil temperature and lead to soggy wings.
Regardless of the oil you choose, be sure to pat dry your chicken wings with paper towels to remove any excess oil. This step is crucial to ensure you achieve crispy and delicious wings.
Why Peanut Oil is Perfect for Deep Frying
In our Raspberry Jalapeno Wings recipe, we highly recommend using peanut oil, as it adds a distinctive flavor and texture to the dish. Peanut oil has a high smoke point and doesn’t develop off-flavors when used for frying, unlike some other vegetable-based oils. It consistently delivers a crispy texture that kids especially adore. Best of all, peanut oil is widely available and affordable—a perfect choice for budget-friendly cooking!
Creating the Irresistible Raspberry Jalapeno Sauce
The pièce de résistance of our chicken wings is undoubtedly the raspberry jalapeno sauce. This spicy and sweet combination takes the dish to a whole new level. Don’t worry, making the sauce is a breeze!
Simply combine the raspberry jalapeno sauce in a saucepan and stir it gently. Add butter and continue cooking for a few minutes. Finally, incorporate water and continue stirring until the sauce reaches a thick consistency, similar to barbecue sauce.
Tip: If you prefer, you can purchase raspberry jalapeno sauce or make it from scratch by combining raspberries, jalapeno puree, lemon juice, cornstarch, and water.
What Makes a Perfect Pairing with Jalapeno Wings
Our Raspberry Jalapeno Wings are already a 5-star dish on their own, but adding a side dish can truly elevate the meal. Consider pairing these wings with:
- Fried Plantains
- Green Beans
Enjoy these delectable wings on “Wing Wednesday” or any other day of the week when you’re craving a spicy and satisfying chicken experience.
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