Spicy Honey-Peach Wings

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spicy honey peach chicken wings

Recipe by Tracey Seaman, Every Day Test Kitchen Director

"If you're making a double batch, you can reuse the cooking oil; just be sure to first remove any floating crispy bits using a small strainer." – Tracey Seaman

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  • 4Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. chicken wing sections, tips discarded
  • 1 1/4 cups low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp. hot paprika
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. coarse salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 3 cups vegetable oil (or 2 lbs. lard)
  • 2/3 cup peach jam
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • Minced jalapeño

Preparation

1. To prepare marinade, whisk honey and paprika into the buttermilk. In a resealable plastic bag, soak the chicken in the buttermilk for 30 minutes (or up to 12 hours). In a medium bowl, combine the flour, salt and pepper.

2. Remove the chicken pieces and coat them evenly with the flour mixture; transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet and let stand for 15 minutes. Coat the chicken again in the flour mixture.

3. In an extra-large, heavy skillet, heat the oil to 350°. Carefully add the chicken to the pan and partially cover. Lower the heat to medium-low and fry the chicken, turning occasionally, about 22 minutes. (Lower the temperature if the chicken is browning too quickly.) Transfer to paper towels to drain; serve hot.

4. Meanwhile, warm the peach jam, water and minced jalapeño (to taste), stirring until smooth. Brush onto the wings.

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