Hooters Hot Wings

Hooters hot wings make a different kind of hot wing than you normally find.  Hooters hot wings are battered.  Most hot wing recipes simply fry the wings. But, by adding this crispy batter to the Hooters hot wings, the outside of the wing gives you more flavor and more crunchy bits!
Hooters Hot Wings

Hooters hot Wings

Hooters Hot Wings

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  • Recipe Type: Appetizer Recipes, Chicken Recipes, Copycat Restaurant Recipes, CopyKat Recipes
  • Prep time:10 minutes
  • Cook time:30 minutes
  • Serves: 6
Hooters Hot Wings

Make these famous hot wings at home!

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 – 5 pounds chicken wings (cut into drumettes and flappers)
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Hooters Hot Sauce

Instructions

In a large mixing bowl, mix flours, salt, paprika and cayenne pepper together, and blend well. Cut chicken wings into drumettes and flappers. Wash and drain chicken. Coat chicken in flour mixture; refrigerate chicken wings for 90 minutes.
When ready to deep fry chicken wings, heat oil to 375 degrees. Place chicken pieces in hot oil, but do not crowd. Fry chicken wings until golden brown. Remove from oil and drain. When all wings have been fried, place in a large bowl. Add Hot Sauce mixture and mix completely. Use a fork or tongs to place chicken pieces on a serving platter. Serve immediately and with lots of paper towels.

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  • Christie

    I’ve never tried Hooters hot wings. They do look delicious

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  • Shannon

    I use “Hooters” breading found in the baking isle by the bread crumbs with the hooters wing sauce found by the BBQ and hot sauce.

    • stephaniemanley

      I have seen it for sale too.

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  • Kent

    If you can find cotton seed oil its cheaper and better than peanut oil

    • stephaniemanley

      Great tip, I never tried cotton seed oil before.

  • Blackgirlcooks

    There’s no butter in here. An authentic wing has butter in the sauce. Check out my blog for an authentic buffalo wing recipe and I’ll show you how to cut the wings into wing dings. http://wp.me/p2bc5F-4I

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  • suzy

    i used olive oil and cooked for 10 minutes

    • stephaniemanley

      How did they turn out?

  • Montro

    fry untill GOLDEN BROWN—-bull—does thatmean about 3 or 4 minutes or 5-7 or 10to13 at least give us a hint about the frying time. Please dont say [till juce runs clear]

  • Montro

    fry untill GOLDEN BROWN—-bull—does thatmean about 3 or 4 minutes or 5-7 or 10to13 at least give us a hint about the frying time. Please dont say [till juce runs clear]

  • Montro

    fry untill GOLDEN BROWN—-bull—does thatmean about 3 or 4 minutes or 5-7 or 10to13 at least give us a hint about the frying time. Please dont say [till juce runs clear]

    • stephaniemanley

      What temperature are you you frying at? If you are frying at 350 degrees, and you are using a thermometer to check, I would go for about 8 to 9 minutes. You will need to watch them. Your wings may be smaller or larger than what I tested the recipe for. If they are on the smaller size they need less cooking time. If they are on the larger side they will need more cooking time.

  • Lukegarlicki

    thankyou i love these wings

  • Lukegarlicki

    thankyou i love these wings

  • Lukegarlicki

    thankyou i love these wings

  • Lukegarlicki

    thankyou i love these wings

  • Lukegarlicki

    thankyou i love these wings

  • Michael11w

    I tried the recipe for the first time [no Hooters in Israel )-: ]. All worked well, but for one thing. Even though the wings were coated with the flour mix it came out be a very thin coating, and then some came off when fried. How do you get a thick coating on the wings – that stays on, like you get atHooters? Thx Mike

    • Danjoe555

      Put wings in a large tupperware container with the flour. refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, then add more flour and shake it up well. Put back in fridge for al least another 30 minutes

    • Danjoe555

      Put wings in a large tupperware container with the flour. refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, then add more flour and shake it up well. Put back in fridge for al least another 30 minutes

    • Lisa

      There is Hooters (Herzliya Pituah)

    • Stephanie Manley

      I would make sure the oil is at a high enough temperature so it makes the batter stick. I often like to let the wings sit for about 10 to 15 minutes before frying to let the crust set up a bit.

  • Avatiger

    “I’d like to know which cooking oil works best…
    - Corn Oil
    - Vegetable Oil
    - Sunflower Oil
    - others
    Has anyone experimented?”

    none of the above

    peanut oil is the best for frying wings

    • http://www.copykat.com Stephanie

      I like peanut oil for frying meat. Personally I tend to go with whatever organic oil is available, I can’t determine a real difference when you are frying something in the same oil when you use it just once or twice.

    • Anonymous

      I typically use vegetable shortening, as in Crisco solid shortening. I have also used sunflower oil and both have worked well.

  • The Wingman

    I’d like to know which cooking oil works best…
    – Corn Oil
    – Vegetable Oil
    – Sunflower Oil
    – others
    Has anyone experimented?

    • AshleyAza19

      the hooters secret breading mix bag has a recipe on the back and says to use 100% vegitable oil

    • Stephanie Manley

      I like to use vegetable oil, or crisco because it doesn’t add any flavoring.

    • http://www.facebook.com/melanie.langston.18 Melanie Langston

      Vegetable oil.or peanut oil. Peanut oil holds a high heat content. So does canola oil.

      • http://www.copykat.com Stephanie

        Thank you for your insight on the oils.

  • Vanessa

    Excellent, AMAZING recipe. I made this for my family, and they keep begging for more and more! Thanks!

  • Coleen

    Use equal parts butter and Frank’s Hot Sauce. This is excellent on the wings!

    • http://www.copykat.com Stephanie

      Frank’s Red Hot sauce is my favorite!

    • Casper Cobb

      My wife and I have been doing this for 10 years! Franks now makes a Buffalo Wing Sauce but I still heat it up in a small pot on the stove and add the butter.

      Also, if it’s a little too spicy for your liking, add a little milk in there to tone down the heat.

      • stephaniemanley

        I didn’t know you could add a little milk to the dish to make it less hot. Great suggestion Casper.

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  • Anonymous

    Hooters Hot wing sauce, purchased at any good food store.

  • http://copycat.com raven

    THESE ARE THE BEST HOTWINGS EVER CREATED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.trenchgirlz.webs.com Harry Dick

    I love these chicken wings! they are so exilirating! Ecpecially the fact that i can maek them at home and i don’t have to go to hooters!

    • Azpeege

      Of course going to hooters is fun and the service is great….

  • http://www.trenchgirlz.webs.com Miranda Duffley

    Thanks! keep up the GREAT work!
    though i would really enjoy it, if you put up a recipe of The Burger from Cactus Club. (and the chicken wings from that too, thank you sooooo muuch!

  • http://www.trenchgirlz.webs.com Miranda Duffley

    Hey! great recipe! it was really fun making this with my family, and enjoying our creation watching an episode of star wars :) really got my stomach going.

  • Stacey

    Never mind – it was the next recipe in the main list. :)

  • Stacey

    What Hot Sauce mixture? Your directions say add Hot Sauce mixture and mix completely but only ingrediants listed are for the coating for the wings.

    • Stephanie Manley

      It’s the last ingredient on the list.