Wild Buffalo Joe's Boneless Wings

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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 3-4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs (you can use breasts if you're concerned about the fat, but let's be honest, you're deep-frying here)
  • 1
    egg white
  • 12
    cup water or 1/2 cup milk
  • 1
    cup panko breadcrumbs (or regular breadcrumbs)
  • 12
  • 34
    cup flour (whole wheat is fine if you want to pretend this might be healthy)
  • oil, for deep-frying
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • chicken wing sauce (2 cups of one flavor or 1/2 cup each of 4 different sauces...etc.)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Beat the egg yolk into the water or milk until somewhat frothy.
  • Mix the panko, flour, and cornmeal in a large boil.
  • Heat a sturdy pot with 2-3 inches of oil in it on the stovetop.
  • Pat chicken dry and cut into bite-size pieces.
  • Dip each chicken piece into the egg yolk mixture, then coat in breading and set on a plate or something.
  • When the oil is ready (about 350 to 375 F), put a batch of 5-7 chicken pieces in gently- try to keep them from touching.
  • Check them in about 5 minutes- if they are golden, they are ready for the next step- put them on a plate covered in paper towels. It's OK if they are not quite cooked through yet.
  • As you keep frying batches of chicken, heat the oven to 350°F.
  • When you are done deep-frying, place the chicken pieces on a cookies sheet, spread in a single layer.
  • Bake the chicken at 350 F for 30-35 minute.
  • When you take the chicken out of the oven, let it cool for about 5 minutes.
  • In the meantime, get out a number of containers (tupperware-type is fine) corresponding to the number of sauces you are using.
  • Divide the chicken into portions based on your number of sauces.
  • Put one portion of chicken into each container, and top with 1/2 cup of sauce for each 1/2 pound of chicken (or to taste if you like saucier/less saucy wings).
  • Shake each container vigorously for 2-3 minutes.
  • Open up the containers and serve! Maybe on a fancy plate if you're into that kind of thing. Me, I just eat them right out of the tupperware.
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