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How to Cook the Best Frozen Chicken Wings in 4 Steps

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  • 2 ½ pounds frozen chicken wings
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup buffalo wing sauce


Step 1: Do Your Preparations

  • The first thing you should do before starting to cook is preheating your oven. That way, when you’re done, it’ll have heated sufficiently for you to start.
  • After that, grab a baking sheet or a cast-iron skillet and line it with a layer of aluminum foil. Then, spray it with a layer of stick-resistant cooking spray. If you don’t have it, you can lightly grease it using oil or butter and leave it aside.
  • Now, it’s time to boil the water. Grab a large pot that’ll fit all your wings and pour six water quarts into it. Then, leave it to boil.

Step 2: Season the Wings

  • Now, this title may be a bit tricky because you don’t actually season the wings. Instead, you season the boiling water, which the wings will end up in. The reason we do that is simple. You can’t season frozen wings, can you? That won’t be a lovely sight after they defrost!
  • To season the boiling water, add some salt, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes in the previously mentioned amounts. Lastly, drop the frozen chicken wings into the water.
  • Leave the chicken wings in the seasoned water for around 15 minutes. The water should be boiling well and making bubbles now.

Step 3: Broil the Chicken Wings

  • After the chicken wings are done boiling in the water, transfer them to the baking sheet you prepared and greased earlier. Preheat the oven for around ten minutes and push the baking sheet inside.
  • When broiling, the chicken wings should be only 3–4 inches away from the top heat. Plus, it would be best if you didn’t leave them inside for long because they’ll be directly under intense heat.
  • Broil them on one side for around 2–3 minutes, then flip them over and leave them for approximately 5 minutes. The overall process shouldn’t take more than 8–9 minutes, so the wings don’t burn or get too dark for your liking.
  • You can check them every minute or so to make sure the heat isn’t too much for them.

Step 4: Prepare the Sauce and Serve!

  • After you boil the wings, or while they’re broiling, it’s time to prepare the sauce. Grab any saucepan you have lying around and add some butter into it. Put it over medium heat so the butter melts.
  • Before the butter browns, drop the pre-prepared sauce of your choice and turn the heat to low. The butter is optional. If you’re on a dairy-free diet, you can skip it. However, it does add a rich, creamy touch to the wings sauce.
  • For serving, drizzle the hot sauce over the broiled chicken wings. You can add some cilantro for garnish, and your meal is ready!