Hooters Hot Wings

hot wings like Hooters served with celery and dressingHooters hot wings make 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 Hooters hot wings, the outside of the wing gives you more flavor and more crunchy bits!

How To Make Hooter’s Hot Wings at Home

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.

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

What is in hooters hot wings?

Here’s what I used in my copycat Hooters 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!

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 Tobasco. Top with sliced jalapenos and you have some super-spicy hot wings.

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Hot Wings Recipe

This is about to become your favorite wings recipe you ever make! There’s a reason so many people love it so much. And you’re about to find out.

hot wings like Hooters served with celery and dressing

Hooters Hot Wings

Recreate Hooters Hot Wings at home. Buffalo wings have never tasted so good.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hooter's Recipes
Servings: 6
Calories: 666kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

  • 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.

Recipe Tips for the Cook

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

Nutrition

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
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About Stephanie

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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Comments

  1. Montro

    fry untill GOLDEN BROWN—-bull—does thatmean about 3 or 4 minutes or 5-7 or 10to13 at least give us a hint about the frying time. Please dont say [till juce runs clear]

  2. Montro

    fry untill GOLDEN BROWN—-bull—does thatmean about 3 or 4 minutes or 5-7 or 10to13 at least give us a hint about the frying time. Please dont say [till juce runs clear]

    • Chef Gusto

      5 stars
      that means until golden brown moron. Time means nothing when frying. Its dependent on temp, oil, pan type and thickness, density and water percentage of the meat.
      Yes, anyone can cook. That doesn’t mean anyone should.

  3. Montro

    fry untill GOLDEN BROWN—-bull—does thatmean about 3 or 4 minutes or 5-7 or 10to13 at least give us a hint about the frying time. Please dont say [till juce runs clear]

    • stephaniemanley

      What temperature are you you frying at? If you are frying at 350 degrees, and you are using a thermometer to check, I would go for about 8 to 9 minutes. You will need to watch them. Your wings may be smaller or larger than what I tested the recipe for. If they are on the smaller size they need less cooking time. If they are on the larger side they will need more cooking time.

  4. Michael11w

    I tried the recipe for the first time [no Hooters in Israel )-: ]. All worked well, but for one thing. Even though the wings were coated with the flour mix it came out be a very thin coating, and then some came off when fried. How do you get a thick coating on the wings – that stays on, like you get atHooters? Thx Mike

    • Danjoe555

      Put wings in a large tupperware container with the flour. refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, then add more flour and shake it up well. Put back in fridge for al least another 30 minutes

    • Danjoe555

      Put wings in a large tupperware container with the flour. refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, then add more flour and shake it up well. Put back in fridge for al least another 30 minutes

    • Stephanie Manley

      I would make sure the oil is at a high enough temperature so it makes the batter stick. I often like to let the wings sit for about 10 to 15 minutes before frying to let the crust set up a bit.

    • orlandocajun

      Soak the wings in buttermilk for a few hours. Drain off most of the buttermilk and drop the wings into the flour. If you want thick batter, dip the wings back into the buttermilk and then the flour again. Put them in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before frying

  5. Avatiger

    “I’d like to know which cooking oil works best…
    – Corn Oil
    – Vegetable Oil
    – Sunflower Oil
    – others
    Has anyone experimented?”

    none of the above

    peanut oil is the best for frying wings

    • Stephanie

      I like peanut oil for frying meat. Personally I tend to go with whatever organic oil is available, I can’t determine a real difference when you are frying something in the same oil when you use it just once or twice.

    • Anonymous

      I typically use vegetable shortening, as in Crisco solid shortening. I have also used sunflower oil and both have worked well.

  6. The Wingman

    I’d like to know which cooking oil works best…
    – Corn Oil
    – Vegetable Oil
    – Sunflower Oil
    – others
    Has anyone experimented?

    • Casper Cobb

      My wife and I have been doing this for 10 years! Franks now makes a Buffalo Wing Sauce but I still heat it up in a small pot on the stove and add the butter.

      Also, if it’s a little too spicy for your liking, add a little milk in there to tone down the heat.

      • stephaniemanley

        I didn’t know you could add a little milk to the dish to make it less hot. Great suggestion Casper.

      • dave

        I use a mixture of bloody mary mix and Franks. The bloody mary mix has all of the ingredients used in traditional buffalo wing recipes, celery salt ect.

  7. Stacey

    What Hot Sauce mixture? Your directions say add Hot Sauce mixture and mix completely but only ingrediants listed are for the coating for the wings.

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