If chicken wings are your go-to choice when you’re eating out then you might be interested in making your own. If a cozy night in watching TV with some freshly made chicken wings to devour sounds like your sort of evening then read on to make this dream a reality.
How much does it cost to make chicken wings and what do I need?
Your first question when making your own chicken wings is likely to be how much they will cost to make. It’s a good idea to purchase pre-cut chicken wings to save you time and these will cost around $5 per pound. The other ingredients you will need will be for the sauce – you can go for the classic buffalo sauce (which costs between $2 to $10 depending on the quality) or you could go for an alternative such as Teriyaki sauce or sweet hot mustard sauce (both are in a similar price range). Or, rather than using a pre-prepared sauce you can make your own using fresh ingredients.
How do I make chicken wings?
If you’re wondering how do you make chicken wings then you have come to the right place. There are a few different options you can go for depending on whether you cook them in the oven, grill or even in your instant pot. You will never be wondering ‘how do you prepare chicken wings’ again with these 3 simple techniques:
#1. Making chicken wings in the oven
If you like the idea of some crispy baked chicken wings then your oven is the best option for this. It is also a lot less messy than frying! To make, pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees F and while your oven heats up cover your chicken wings with a coating of oil, salt, and pepper to draw out the flavors. Place these on prepared baking sheet and place in the oven for around 50 minutes (or until crispy). The next step is to coat your chicken wings in your chosen sauce and return them to the oven for another 10 minutes.
#2. Making chicken wings using a grill
Prepare your chicken in the same way as method one and then transfer it to a pre-heated grill (around 350 degrees F). Using a grill to cook your chicken wings requires closer monitoring but it will give you a delicious taste. It will take around 20-25 minutes to cook and you will need to keep turning the chicken throughout. Once they are cooked through you can add your sauce of choice.
#3. Make chicken wings using an Instant Pot
If you’re the proud owner of an Instant Pot you will no doubt know that this magic device can cook many a meal, but did you know it can cook chicken wings? Simply add your marinated chicken wings to the trivet, place inside the Instant Pot and leave to cook for 10 minutes on a high temperature setting. Then remove the wings, add your favorite sauce to the instant pot and broil to heat it through (make sure you keep an eye on it during this process), then return your chicken wings and mix it all together and that’s it!
If you’ve made a big batch of chicken wings it is also helpful to know the best way to reheat chicken wings which you can find out more about here.