Habanero Wings Recipe

Habanero Wings Recipe
Staff Writer
Habanero Wings
Elissa Kriezman

Habanero Wings

Get the party started with these hot and spicy habanero wings. Panko breadcrumbs give these wings a satisfying crunch. — Will Budiaman

4
Servings
54
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 cups habanero hot sauce, such as Melissa’s
  • 3-5 ounces sweet Thai chile sauce
  • 1/4 cup Tabasco
  • Canola oil (or other cooking oil), for frying
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Flour, for coating the chicken
  • 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 10 medium-sized chicken wings
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 leaf Bibb lettuce, for serving
  • Blue cheese dressing, for serving
  • Carrots, celery, and jicama, cut into sticks, for serving

Directions

Combine the first 3 ingredients in a saucepan and place over medium-high heat. Once the mixture begins to bubble, reduce heat to low and allow the sauce to simmer until it has reduced by 1/3, about 15 minutes.

In a large pot, heat about 1-inch canola oil over high heat to 375 degrees. Meanwhile, place the eggs, flour, and breadcrumbs separately in 3 shallow dishes. Season the wings with salt and pepper, to taste.

Dip the wings one by one into the egg mixture, then the flour, and roll in the breadcrumbs to coat. Fry the wings in the hot oil. Remove the wings once they have floated to the top and are a golden brown color.

In a large mixing bowl, toss the wings, sauce, and butter until the wings are coated well. Serve on a Bibb lettuce leaf with blue cheese dressing, carrots, celery, and jicama sticks.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
1%
Sugar
6g
7%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
12g
9%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
68µg
10%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
137mg
100%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
14µg
16%
Calcium, Ca
12mg
1%
Choline, total
10mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
24µg
6%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
26mg
8%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
31mg
4%
Sodium, Na
139mg
9%
Water
200g
7%

Habanero Shopping Tip

How hot is that chile pepper? Fresh peppers get hotter as they age; they will achieve a more reddish hue and sometimes develop streaks in the skin.

Habanero Cooking Tip

There are 60 varieties of chile peppers, many of which are used in Mexican cooking. Handle them with care. When handling the spicier kinds, gloves are recommended. Always wash your hands with soap and warm water before touching your eyes.