Hooters Hot Wings

Hooters makes a different kind of hot wing than you normally find. Hooters hot wings are battered.  Most hot wing recipes simply fry the wings. But, by adding this crispy batter to the chicken wings, the outside of the wing gives you more flavor and more crunchy bits!

hot wings like Hooters served with celery and dressing

How To Make Hooters Wings

I love cracking popular recipes at home. I especially love making these wings at game day parties or as a fun finger-food snack. Hooters really does have amazing wings, there’s no denying it. And now I don’t have to leave home to eat them.

What is in hooters hot wings?

Here are the ingredients I used in my copycat Hooters wings recipe:

  • Chicken wings
  • Flour – I used both wheat flour and all-purpose flour.
  • Spices – I combined salt, paprika, and cayenne pepper. This is what gives it the heat!

ingredients for hot wings, chicken, hot sauce, chili pepper and more

Recipe Steps

  1. Mix flours, salt, paprika, and cayenne pepper in a large bowl.
  2. Cut chicken wings into drumettes and flappers. Wash and drain chicken.
  3. Coat chicken in flour mixture; refrigerate chicken wings for 90 minutes.
  4. Heat oil to 375 degrees. Place a few chicken pieces in the hot oil.
  5. Fry chicken wings until golden brown. Remove from oil and drain.
  6. Continue until all the wings are fried.
  7. Place fried wings in a large bowl, add hot sauce mixture, and toss to mix completely.
  8. Use a fork or tongs to place chicken pieces on a serving platter.
  9. Serve immediately with dipping sauce and celery.

How do you heat up hooters wings?

These taste the best if you serve them fresh. Since they are deep-fried in a batter, don’t reheat them in the microwave. The microwave will just turn them mushy and mess up the crispy texture.

Store your homemade wings in an airtight container – whether a tub or a resealable plastic bag – in the refrigerator. Keep them in the refrigerator for up to a week.

To reheat the wings, bake them in the oven at 350°F for about 5-10 minutes or until heated through. Watch them carefully so they don’t burn.

Not spicy enough for you?

If you want to increase the heat and make your Hooters wings even spicier, sprinkle some red pepper flakes on top.

Or add a few drops of your favorite hot sauce, such as Tabasco. Top with sliced jalapenos and you have some super-spicy hot wings.

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Hooters Hot Wings

Recreate Hooters Hot Wings at home. Buffalo wings have never tasted so good.
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hooter's Recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 666kcal


  • 5 pounds chicken wings cut into two pieces, the drumette, and the wing portion
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • In a large mixing bowl, mix flours, salt, paprika, and cayenne pepper together, and blend well.
  • Cut chicken wings into drumettes and flappers. Wash and drain chicken.
  • Coat chicken in flour mixture; refrigerate chicken wings for 90 minutes.
  • When ready to deep fry chicken wings, heat oil to 375 degrees. Place chicken pieces in hot oil, but do not crowd. Fry chicken wings until golden brown. Remove from oil and drain.
  • When all wings have been fried, place in a large bowl. Add hot sauce mixture and mix completely. Use a fork or tongs to place chicken pieces on a serving platter. Serve immediately and with lots of paper towels.


You can serve these chicken wings with your favorite blue cheese dressing.


Calories: 666kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 157mg | Sodium: 1119mg | Potassium: 493mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 4.4mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Mason

    5 stars
    Great recipe, honestly tasted just like Hooters breading. I threw the wings into a second dose of the flour mix after refrigeration to make sure the breading was nice and thick. Can’t wait to use this recipe and make some Hooters shrimp! Thanks for your continued efforts!

  2. Hitchhiker55

    I make my own sauce. I’ll melt one stick of butter then add one bottle of Louisiana Hot Sauce plus the juice of one lemon. I bring this to a rolling boil and that’s it. I like to use peanut oil for frying. I like to let the wings sit in buttermilk for a dew hours. Then, I’ll coat the wings, spread them out on some parchment paper and let them sit in the fridge overnight. Maybe a little bit extra work but the results really pay off. At least, that’s what the “eaters” tell me.

  3. Shannon

    I use “Hooters” breading found in the baking isle by the bread crumbs with the hooters wing sauce found by the BBQ and hot sauce.

  4. Blackgirlcooks

    There’s no butter in here. An authentic wing has butter in the sauce. Check out my blog for an authentic buffalo wing recipe and I’ll show you how to cut the wings into wing dings. http://wp.me/p2bc5F-4I

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