Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins
This is a KFC copycat recipe. These taste soooo good!!! I'm going to use this sauce for everything!! Well, not everything...but it's really good! My eldest son has really missed KFC wings after moving to the UK, and this is a great substitute. Not exact, but good enough not to need to be exact! I couldn't find any liquid smoke, but we loved it anyway.
- 6 cups vegetable oil (up to 8 cups)
- 20 chicken wings
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 cup milk
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- 3⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 3⁄4 teaspoon msg
- 1 1⁄4 cups ketchup
- 1⁄3 cup white vinegar
- 1⁄4 cup molasses
- 1⁄4 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon chili powder
- Combine the sauce ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until ingredients are well-combined and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes.
- As sauce is simmering, heat up 6 to 8 cups of oil in a deep fryer set to 350 degrees. Combine the beaten egg with the milk in a small bowl. In another small bowl, combine the flour, salt, pepper and MSG.
- When oil is hot, dip each wing first in the flour mixture, then into the milk and egg mixture, and back into the flour. Arrange wings on a plate until each one is breaded.
- Fry the wings in the oil for 9 to 12 minutes or until light, golden brown. If you have a small fryer, you may wish to fry 10 of the wings at a time. Drain on paper towels or a rack.
- When the sauce is done, brush the entire surface of each wing with a light coating of sauce. Serve immediately.
The sauce was thick and delicious. I did think that it was a little too acidic, but when it sat overnight, the leftovers were perfect and the taste was even better!