Grippo’s-Crusted Wings

There’s a fine line between fried wings and fried chicken. You know, the fried chicken your grandma would make that is brined in buttermilk, coated in seasoned in flour, and fried to perfection. These Grippo’s-crusted wings come close to crossing that line. But seriously, who cares? They’re just great tasting wings no matter what. You get just the right hint of that Grippo’s BBQ chip flavor. As addicting as the chips are, so are these wings.

Oh sure, you could use another potato chip if you wanted to. Or had to. Specially if you’re one of the unfortunate ones that live where they can’t get Grippo’s! They’re definitely great wings, and they make for the best crunchy coating on fried chicken wings too!

You’ll also want to make these awesome wings:
Sweet Baby Ray’s Buffalo Wings
Sweet Baby Ray’s Garlic Parmesan Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings Jammin’ Jalapeno Wings
Texas Pete Extra Mild Buffalo Wings
Tangy Tapatio Barbecue Wings

Check out my always-growing list of favorite store-bought wing sauces and seasonings.

Grippo’s-Crusted Wings

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6

Ingredients

For the dredge (makes more than you'll need for 6 servings)

  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt or to taste
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

For the Grippo's coating

Instructions

  • Combine all of the dredge ingredients (don't add the chips yet). Store in an air-tight container. You won't need all of it for a batch of wings, so keep the extra on hand for frying wings or chicken pieces.
  • When you are ready to make the wings, place just enough of the dredge into a bowl for the wings. Don't go crazy with it, less is more.
  • Add a good few handfuls of chips (to tastse) to a resealable bag. Seal and crush with the edge of your hand. Don't pulverize them, you want some texture, but you don't want any big pieces either. Add to the dredge and mix well.
  • To use, rinse your wings and pat dry. Place into a bowl or pie plate.
  • Sprinkle with coating as desired. Toss or roll to coat.
  • Transfer to the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Sprinkle again with a small amount of coating. Again toss or roll to coat.
  • Return to the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • To fry, bring a few inches of oil to 350 F. Fry wings 9-12 minutes or until done, turning as they cook. Remove to a wire rack or paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  • Serve.

Plucker’s Medium Buffalo Wings

If you’re not a fan of Buffalo wing sauce, then I recommend you give it a second chance and try Plucker’s medium Buffalo sauce. If you are a fan, then this sauce is a must-taste-and-soon. This is what great Buffalo wings are about. It has the perfect balance between vinegar and spice. It’s not spicy (to me), but it does have a slight kick (according to my spicy-fearing wife). The flavor is perfect. I could eat wings covered in this sauce all day long.

Plucker's Medium Buffalo Wings

I try to avoid saying something is the ‘best I’ve ever had’, because sure enough, something seems to come along that might be a little better. I’m crazy near saying this is the best medium Buffalo wing sauce I’ve ever had. I think Plucker’s hit it out of the park on this one, as they do on many of their sauces. This is a star.

You’ll also want to make these awesome wings:
Sweet Baby Ray’s Buffalo Wings
Sweet Baby Ray’s Garlic Parmesan Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings Jammin’ Jalapeno Wings
Texas Pete Extra Mild Buffalo Wings
Tangy Tapatio Barbecue Wings

Check out my always-growing list of favorite store-bought wing sauces and seasonings.

Plucker’s Medium Buffalo Wings

I'm crazy near saying this is the best medium Buffalo wing sauce I've ever had.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6

Ingredients

Instructions

Rick’s Coffee Burn Dry Wings

I was a bit skeptical about a coffee and chicken. Sure, coffee often finds it’s way into my beef rubs or sauces, but it’s not something I thought would work so well with chicken wings. Rick’s coffee burn dry wings have so many great flavors it’s impossible to point to just one that makes them taste so great. You taste the coffee, the bouillon, garlic, onion… all of it. And there’s no lack of heat, either. Chipotle powder and jalapeno powder both pack a punch, but like everything else in the rub, they don’t drown out the other flavors.

Rick's Coffee Burn Dry Wings

I’m a huge fan of dry rubbed wings. Sauced wings are fantastic too. But you have to be careful that the sauce doesn’t become the only star of the show. You don’t want to hide the seasoning and the chicken. Rick’s coffee burn dry wings let me taste of all of the spices, and still I taste chicken. If you can’t taste the chicken, what’s the point?

You’ll also want to make these awesome wings:
Sweet Baby Ray’s Buffalo Wings
Sweet Baby Ray’s Garlic Parmesan Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings Jammin’ Jalapeno Wings
Texas Pete Extra Mild Buffalo Wings
Tangy Tapatio Barbecue Wings

Check out my always-growing list of favorite store-bought wing sauces and seasonings.

Rick’s Coffee Burn Dry Wings

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 6

Ingredients

For the wings

  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings flats and drumettes separated, tips saved to make stock
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

For the rub

  • 2 teaspoons chipotle chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground coffee
  • 2 teaspoons granulated beef bouillon
  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon jalapeno powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt

Instructions