John Legend’s Fried Chicken Wings With Spicy Honey Butter

Fried chicken tossed in a spiced, sweet butter is perfect tailgating food

What’s on the table tonight? Perfect fried chicken wings from Chrissy Teigen’s famous husband. Straight out of her best-selling cookbook, Cravings, these crispy, finger-licking wings boast stand-out flavor thanks to using seasoned salt in both the brine and the breading.

This recipe is courtesy of Chrissy Teigen and Lawry’s.

15
Servings
376
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 10 Cups cold water
  • 8 Tablespoons seasoned salt, preferably Lawry’s
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons garlic powder with parsley, preferably Lawry’s
  • 3 Tablespoons red pepper, ground
  • 5 Pounds chicken wings
  • 4 Cups flour
  • Canola oil, for frying
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 Tablespoons hot sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 3/4 Teaspoons kosher salt

Directions

Mix together water, 6 tablespoons of the seasoned salt, garlic powder, 2 tablespoons of red pepper in a large container. Add the chicken and cover the container. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Mix flour, remaining seasoned salt, and 1 tablespoon red pepper in a large bowl until well blended. Remove the wings from the brine. Coat the wings, a few pieces at a time, in the seasoned flour. Pour oil into a large deep skillet or Dutch oven, filling it no more than 1/3 full. Heat the oil to 360 degrees F over medium heat. Add the wings to the hot oil in batches. Fry each batch for 10-12 minutes, turning halfway through, until golden brown and crispy. Drain on paper towels. Mix the butter, hot sauce, and honey in a large bowl until well blended. Season with salt to taste. Add wings to the sauce and toss to coat.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
14%
Sugar
14g
16%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Carbohydrate, by difference
56g
43%
Protein
16g
35%
Vitamin A, RAE
188µg
27%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
185mg
19%
Choline, total
8mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
8g
32%
Folate, total
83µg
21%
Iron, Fe
9mg
50%
Magnesium, Mg
61mg
19%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
192mg
27%
Selenium, Se
12µg
22%
Sodium, Na
799mg
53%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
146g
5%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%