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John Legend’s Fried Chicken Wings With Spicy Honey Butter

Fried chicken tossed in a spiced, sweet butter is perfect tailgating food
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John Legend’s Fried Chicken Wings

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.

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
Servings15
Calories Per Serving683
Total Fat49g76%
Sugar3gN/A
Saturated12g59%
Cholesterol184mg61%
Protein30g61%
Carbs29g10%
Vitamin A68µg8%
Vitamin B120.4µg6.5%
Vitamin B60.9mg42.6%
Vitamin C5mg9%
Vitamin D0.3µg0.1%
Vitamin E5mg26%
Vitamin K23µg29%
Calcium30mg3%
Fiber1g4%
Folate (food)21µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)21µg5%
Iron1mg7%
Magnesium35mg9%
Monounsaturated26gN/A
Niacin (B3)9mg45%
Phosphorus231mg33%
Polyunsaturated11gN/A
Potassium350mg10%
Riboflavin (B2)0.2mg10.6%
Sodium891mg37%
Sugars, added2gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.1mg8.8%
Trans0.4gN/A
Zinc2mg14%