Prepared to be blown away by my Double Fried Chicken Wings recipe with Buffalo sauce and BBQ sauce. More than a chicken wings recipe, between smoking, frying, and saucing, this is a multi-tasking cooking masterpiece. The result? Smoky, juicy meat with a crispy texture that is sauced to flavor perfection.
Why do I love chicken wing recipes? Beyond the crunchy exterior, the tasty sauces, of course! Primal Kitchen’s Buffalo Sauce and BBQ Sauce make this recipe next-level delicious – each made with ingredients that are familiar and so much better for you!
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Table of Contents
- Why You’ll Love Double Fried Chicken Wings
- Crispy Wings Ingredients
- Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing
- How to Make Double Fried Chicken Wings
- What to Serve with Double Fried Chicken Wings?
- Leftovers & Reheating
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Why You’ll Love Double Fried Chicken Wings
We’ll be smoking them, frying them in hot oil, and tossing them in Buffalo hot sauce, and then frying them again. It’s a killer appetizer, perfect for game day, party food, or Sunday afternoon.
Crispy Wings Ingredients
- Chicken Wings – This recipe comes together with 2 pounds of fresh wings, either whole wings or already cut into separate pieces. We’ll be seasoning them with oil and some of my favorite BBQ rub, and then frying them in oil. In keeping with the Primal Kitchen theme of using healthy oils, feel free to grab a bottle of high-smoke point avocado oil.
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- Buffalo & BBQ Sauce – Primal Kitchen Buffalo Sauce and some Primal Kitchen Classic BBQ Sauce, organic and unsweetened, flavor the wings before and after frying.
- Condiments – Blue Cheese Sauce and Buffalo wings are a match made in foodie heaven. Some cool Ranch Dressing from Primal Kitchen is another superb option.
- Garnish – Chopped chives add the finishing touch and a little kick of peppery flavor.
Did I mention how much you’re going to love the perfect crunch of the chicken skin? The double-fry method makes the best wings from the first bite to the last! So let’s get to it!
Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing
Creating homemade blue cheese dressing is as easy as it is satisfying. In a bowl, whisk together 1 cup of Primal Kitchen Mayonnaise, 1/2 cup of sour cream, and 1/2 cup of buttermilk. Add 4 ounces of crumbled blue cheese, 1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar (or apple cider vinegar), 1 teaspoon of Primal Kitchen Organic Dijon mustard, and some minced garlic.
Gently fold in the blue cheese, leaving some larger chunks for texture, and season with salt and black pepper to taste. Refrigerate the dressing for at least 30 minutes to enhance the flavors. Finally, give it a quick stir before serving.
How to Make Double Fried Chicken Wings
Although there are a few varying steps here, they are all super straightforward.
First up is prepping the chicken wings by slathering them with some oil and your favorite BBQ rub. You will want to let this firm up in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
Smoking Double Fried Chicken Wings
Next, get that grill preheated to a slow and low temperature of 250º degrees F for two-zone indirect cooking. For added smoke flavor, add some wood chips.
Add your chicken wings to the smoker and cook for about 2-2.5 hours or until they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. Once the wings are done, pull them off and keep them warm.
Double Frying our Chicken Wings
Next, kick up the heat in your grill to a higher temperature of 400 degrees F. Then, add a Dutch oven and pour in your frying oil. Using an instant-read thermometer, heat vegetable oil to an oil temperature of 350 degrees F. The temperature of the oil is important, so be sure to follow this step.
Place half of the wings in the frying oil and fry for about 2-3 minutes in batches, poking them with your slotted spoon to turn and make sure all sides get cooked. After the first fry, transfer wings to a large bowl. Sauce them up with 1/2 cup each of the Buffalo Sauce and the BBQ Sauce.
Add the sauced and tossed wings back into the hot oil (it should be the same temperature as before) and fry for another 2-3 minutes for the perfect crunch. Once fried for the second time, remove and toss them in more BBQ and buffalo sauce for the perfect flavor.
When the wings are done, place them on a plate with ranch dressing or blue cheese. Serve and enjoy the perfect wing with tender meat on the inside with crispy skin on the outside!
What to Serve with Double Fried Chicken Wings?
Pairing the perfect sides with double-fried chicken wings can elevate your meal to a whole new level. Beyond the classic celery sticks and carrot sticks, you can serve fried chicken wings with creamy coleslaw, loaded potato skins, or sweet potato fries.
You could also round out the appetizer selection with some of my jalapeño poppers.
Leftovers & Reheating
Store leftover wings in an airtight container in the refrigerator. To reheat, use an oven or air fryer to help maintain the crispy texture. Avoid microwaving, as it can result in a soggy finish.
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While the wings are best enjoyed fresh and crispy, you can partially prepare them ahead of time. Smoke and fry the wings, then refrigerate or freeze them. When ready to serve, complete the second fry and toss in the sauces for the optimal experience.
The spice level can be adjusted by altering the amount of Buffalo sauce or choosing a milder or spicy sauce variety. Additionally, you can customize the dry rub to control the overall heat. Taste as you go and adjust according to your preference. If you want to bring the heat, shake on some cayenne pepper over the BBQ rub.
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Double Fried Chicken Wings
- 2 lbs of Chicken Wings
- 1 cup Favorite BBQ Rub
- Canola Oil as needed
- 1 qt Frying Oil peanut or vegetable
Buffalo BBQ Sauce:
- Primal Kitchen Buffalo Sauce
- Primal Kitchen Classic BBQ Sauce unsweetened
- Blue Cheese Sauce for serving
- Chopped Chives for garnish
- Lather your chicken wings in oil. In a bowl, season the chicken thoroughly with your favorite bbq rub. Set chicken in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Preheat your grill to 250 degrees F for a 2-zone indirect cooking. Add some wood chips for added smoke flavor, if desired.
- Add your chicken wings to the smoker and cook for about 2-2.5 hours or until an internal temperature of 165 degrees F is reached. Once the wings are done, pull them off and keep warm.
- Next, kick up the heat in your grill to 400 degrees F. Add a Dutch oven to it and add your frying oil heating up to 350 degrees F.
- Very carefully add wings to frying oil (cooking in batches as needed) and cook for 2-3 minutes. Flip and stir occasionally.
- After they have fried for the first time, pull them off and add them to a large bowl. Add about ½ cup of Primal Kitchen Buffalo Sauce and ½ cup of Primal Kitchen BBQ Sauce and toss.
- Next, add the tossed wings back to the frying oil at the same temperature and fry for another 2-3 minutes (cooking in batches as needed).
- Once fried, toss them again in more BBQ and buffalo sauce.
- When the wings are done, place them on a plate with ranch or blue cheese. Serve and enjoy!