How To Do Take out Chicken Wings the right Way

I can’t count the amount of times I have mentioned or even written whole articles about my love of chicken wings. They are one of my guilty pleasures for sure and recently I have switched teams and don’t know that I will ever go back. What I mean by this is that I feel most Americans love Buffalo Wild Wings for their go-to restaurant chain wings, but in the last few years Wing Stop is giving them a run for their money. In my heart I am a Wing Stop girl, but here is why I have switched back to Buffalo Wild Wings--two words: BOGO Tuesdays. 

Did you know that at B-Dubs you can get any size of their wings for Buy One Get One free on Tuesdays? I believe it is nation-wide too. It is the best thing we’ve discovered, like, ever! Wing Stop never seems to have any deals on their amazing bone-in wings, just the boneless ones, which I think of as glorified chicken nuggets. So now we order them about once a month from Buffalo Wild Wings and get enough to enjoy two meals at home that we just love. So normally for 20 wings it costs $27.49, so on Tuesdays you can get 40 wings for $27.49! Wahooooo! That’s a really great deal and who doesn’t love a really great deal.

There are so many great flavors to try but a couple of my favorite flavors at Buffalo Wild Wings are the Asian Zing, which is sweet, tangy and spicy all at the same time--yum! A new favorite is the Carribean Jerk flavor, which is a saucy one that has so much depth to the flavor and has quite a kick! And finally, I always love a classic buffalo sauce for my wings but last time we did a buffalo dry seasoning and it was amazing! You get all the buffalo flavor, but they are less messy and best of all, they reheated beautifully!

This is actually the best part I wanted to share with you today was how to get your chicken wings (or fried chicken, chicken tenders, etc.) super crispy when reheating them. It is very possible to get them to taste as good or better than the first night you get them. The secret is to reheat them in the air fryer. I get my wings out about 20-30 minutes before I pop them in the air fryer so they can come to room temperature first. This way they will be warm in the middle--if you take them straight from the fridge to the air fryer, they will be cold in the middle and hot and crispy on the outside. They would burn on the outside by the time they warmed up in the middle. So after they have sat out for 20-30 minutes, preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees F, spread them out on the tray or basket, making sure they are not overcrowded so the air can circulate around them properly, then cook them for 10 minutes, flipping halfway, until they are all juicy and crispy. Enjoy!

Where is your favorite place to get chicken? And have you been able to reheat them to be as good or better than the first night? Please share your thoughts and ideas in the comments below.


    Mary Richardson
    Weekly Newsletter Contributor since 2014
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