How To Cut Whole Chicken Wings and Wing Recipes

Saturday, July 21, 2018
Cutting your own Whole Chicken Wings is super easy, economical and I am going to show you how to step by step.

Wings can be naked, floured, or breaded, and with more than 24 different kinds of recipes for you we have them fried, baked, grilled, or air-fried versions for you to try.

Plus the money you will save and have twice the amount of wings after cutting them, these are much less expensive compared to restaurant prices.

Buying whole wings gives you two pieces when cut in half, (see how easy in the video) and they're usually much meatier than those frozen bags you buy.

If you prefer your wings plain no seasoning or coated we have everything you need to make them perfect every time juicy inside crunchy outside.

You can also smoke wings for a different twist on flavor and they're very popular in the southern states.!

Whichever way you cook them, your homemade wings will get rave reviews.

With just a few tools like a sharp knife, you'll have a pile of perfectly cut wings in no time.

Just watch the video and voila, and see just how simple it is.

Now let's make some great wings together, scroll down for the recipe I use, and check out my other Chicken Wings and Dipping Sauce Recipes.



this is instructions on how to cut up whole chicken wings cut in half  with instructions and video on how to make fried hot wings after learning how to cut up the whole wings in the video. The chicken wings are shaken in a Southern flour, coated , fried and then poured hot wing sauce over them





Easy Delicious Chicken Wings



Chicken wings are a very popular meal or appetizer.


Over the years they became much more expensive to order out as they gained popularity.


Chicken wings are an excellent meal to serve even in stews.


this is a photo of a deep fryer basket cooking wings


Raw Chicken Safety



Chicken has a reputation as a food safety nightmare.


After all, raw chicken carries the salmonella bacteria, which is responsible for more cases of food poisoning than any other pathogen.


Handling raw chicken can be very concerning.


Wearing plastic gloves can help those who don't like touching raw meats.


Keep in mind you don't want to cross-contaminate and always use the same knife.


This process can take a few minutes, so leave the chicken in a plastic bag and set it on top of a bowl of ice to prevent any bacteria from forming by keeping it cold and a steady temperature.


these are how to cut up whole chicken wings cut in half with instructions and video on how to make fried hot wings after learning how to cut up the whole wings in the video. The chicken wings are shaken in a Southern flour, coated , fried and then poured hot wing sauce over them


Cooking Methods

  1. Air Fried: Spray the basket with cooking oil. Set the fryer to 360 degrees and cook wings for 12 minutes on each side flipping once. Turn up the temperature to 390 degrees and cook for 6 more minutes. Check the internal temperature is 165 degrees
  2. Baked: Spray a parchment-lined baking sheet with cooking spray and place wings single on the sheet. Set the oven temperature to 400 degrees and oil spray the tops of the wings. Baked for 45 minutes to an hour for extra crispy. Make sure the internal temperature is 165 degrees for chicken
  3. Grilled: Spray the grates or use a grill pan with cooking oil. Add the wings, grill at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. These cook quickly, Check the internal middle of the thickest part of the wings to be at 165 degrees.
  4. Deep Fryer or Pan Fry: Heat oil to 400 degrees, add the wings fry for 12 minutes on each side until crispy (we like to keep them warm in a 170-degree oven until ready to serve when you're cooking large amounts)

these are how to cut up whole chicken wings cut in half with instructions and video on how to make fried hot wings after learning how to cut up the whole wings in the video. The chicken wings are shaken in a Southern flour, coated , fried and then poured hot wing sauce over them


DIY Wings



Yes, it's so much easier to just buy wings already cut or pre-cooked, frozen, or ordered for that big game day.

However, you can't beat the taste of homemade wings no matter what your cooking preference is and you will get much more for your money by doing this yourself.

The kids love get-togethers just because they love homemade wings and we love them any way you make them however fried is still the #1 favorite way to prepare them here.


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Coating Ideas

  1. shake in seasoned flour
  2. coat with seasoned breadcrumbs
  3. battered chicken
  4. coated in cornflakes
  5. seasoned with lemon pepper
  6. sprinkle with granulated garlic powder and assorted Italian herbs


these are fried chicken wings


Tools

  1. cutting board
  2. sharp knife
  3. baking sheet
  4. frying pan
  5. deep fryer
  6. smoker
  7. grill
Note: After cooking your wings try some of our 14 different dipping sauce recipes dippings sauce flavors for everyone here


This is how to cut up chicken wings that are whole then fried homemade chicken wings cut in half instructions and video on how to make fried hot wings after learning how to cut up the whole wings in the video. The chicken wings are shaken in a Southern flour, coated , fried and then poured hot wing sauce over them


Easy Sauce Flavor Suggestions

  • barbecue sauce
  • garlic butter
  • hot sauce
  • honey wings
  • lemon garlic
  • honey mustard
  • blue cheese or ranch dip
  • Asian sauce
  • duck sauce
  • sweet and sour sauce
  • salsa
Again we have recipes for several kinds of dipping sauces available sauce recipes for everyone here.


these are hot sauce loaded chicken wings cut in half instructions and video on how to make fried hot wings after learning how to cut up the whole wings in the video. The chicken wings are shaken in a Southern flour, coated , fried and then poured hot wing sauce over them


Deep Fryer



Of course, if you are lucky enough to have a deep fryer, your wings will cook faster.


I use a regular large chicken fry pan and they come out perfectly crisp and browned, just takes a little longer.


I usually fry them on medium heat in my deep fryer.


I also have used my air fryer for the wings, which is a healthier alternative.


Since I don't make them very often, the family still prefers them fried in oil.


these are wings soaking in buttermilk


Marinade Options

  1. our favorite is buttermilk and we add some garlic powder, black pepper and paprika
  2. melted butter garlic, seasoning salt, and a few tablespoons of lemon juice
  3. beer marinade
  4. white wine marinade
  5. soy sauce and garlic marinade
  6. salad dressing of any kind


this is a seasoning for wings to fry them


Tips

  1. use a sharp knife
  2. always cut on a  clean cutting board and do not use any other foods with chicken
  3. chicken cuts easier when it's very cold or slightly frozen
  4. wings can be used in stews, soups, and many other recipes
  5. freeze wings raw on a cookie sheet then place them in freezer bags
  6. don't crowd when cooking always make sure they are single and not on top of each other


these are chicken wings cut in half  with step by step in instructions and video on how to make fried hot wings after learning how to cut up the whole wings in the video. The chicken wings are shaken in a Southern flour, coated , fried and then poured hot wing sauce over them


Cutting the Chicken Wings, Cut The Tips Off



Cutting these whole wings is so easy!


The wingette has a tip to cut off. I leave them on, for presentation.


Cutting them off leaves a wingette with no tips.


I will show you how easy to cut a whole wing in half, you decide to take off the tips, I just like how they look with them on.


When you stretch the whole chicken wing out, you will notice 3 parts.


There is the wingtip ( also referred to as the flapper) the middle part of the wing is called the wingette and the meatiest part of the wing is called the drumette ( I love the drumettes!).


these are whole chicken wings cut in half instructions and video on how to make fried hot wings after learning how to cut up the whole wings in the video. The chicken wings are shaken in a Southern flour, coated , fried and then poured hot wing sauce over them


Wing Parts



There are 3 parts to the wing!


Remember there are really 3 parts, tip, wingette, drumette.


Stretch out the whole wing on your cutting board and flip the wing over so that the inside wing portion faces up.




Stretch that dollar and make Soup!



You can then cut off the wing tips ( save them for soup or leave them on) then look for the bony part that joins them, I like leaving them on they look nice to me and that's just me.


As I have said in many articles, I do not waste anything.


These wingtips make great chicken broth.


I have a steaming basket, put them into the basket with carrots and celery then boil until I get a nice rich broth, seasoned to taste!


this is how to cut up chicken wings and fry them in oil and then saving the tips for soup making and recipes


Handling Raw Chicken



I do have lots of readers that won't touch chicken and it's not a pleasant experience.


I recommend wearing disposable gloves if you're not fond of raw meats of any kind, it helps a lot.


Use kitchen shears for cutting the wings also instead of a knife.


this is using wing tips to make homemade chicken soup and how to cut up the wings instructions


Other Meat Suggestions:

If you're not a wing fan you can use the same flour coating soaked in buttermilk
  1. alternatives
  2. vegetables
  3. tofu
  4. boneless turkey or chicken breast
  5. boneless steak
  6. venison
  7. pork

this is using wing tips to make homemade chicken soup and how to cut up the wings instructions


Restaurants and the Wingtip


You rarely see the tips left on in a restaurant, so cut them off if you don't like them reuse them for the best chicken soup.

Freeze them for later.

They are sometimes left on just for presentation and style.


these are hot sauce loaded chicken wings cut in half instructions and video on how to make fried hot wings after learning how to cut up the whole wings in the video. The chicken wings are shaken in a Southern flour, coated , fried and then poured hot wing sauce over them


Easy Tutorial Video



My video will show the easy step to cut the wings and some good tips.


Open the wing up and it will easily move to see that shiny white bone and cut in that spot.


You will have a clean-cut, sometimes you have to reposition the knife to find that center


this is using wing tips to make homemade chicken soup and how to cut up the wings instructions


Wings and things!



Watch the video, these whole chicken wings are so easy to cut, that's it.


They are now ready for your favorite recipes.


You can either use your own or check out the many recipe links of my Chicken Wing Recipes


These wings are delicious, plain, fried, broiled, with
hot sauce or in soup.


An economical way to feed a large family and enjoy learning how to cut whole chicken wings and save time and money!



these are whole chicken wings cut in half instructions and video on how to make fried hot wings after learning how to cut up the whole wings in the video. The chicken wings are shaken in a Southern flour, coated , fried and then poured hot wing sauce over them


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tthis is how to deep fry chicken wings that were orginally whole wings and step by step instructions on how to cut the wings into 3 pieces saving the tips for soup and using the rest for frying and coated with hot sauce.


Just A Quick Recap:



Chicken wings are economical to cut, season and fry.


You will save lots of money,  and the chicken is much meatier.


Check the tutorial and remember to use the tips you cut off for soup, another meal.


If you would like to bake these, dip in buttermilk, dredge in flour, spray with cooking oil and bake at 400 degrees hot oven until crispy.


Frying on top of the stove in a chicken fryer or cast iron skillet, just add three inches of oil, dip in the buttermilk, dredge in the seasonings, and fry.


Deep fryer, I put mine on 400 degrees and spray the basket, then add the coated wings and fry until crispy.


If you decide to do this outside on your grill, place them on sprayed foil and keep turning them until they are browned and cooked all the way through, I usually spray the coated wings generously with cooking oil.


If you would like even more videos, please join me on my Youtube Channel.


Enjoy and just wing it!


this is instructions on how to cut up whole chicken wings cut in half  with instructions and video on how to make fried hot wings after learning how to cut up the whole wings in the video. The chicken wings are shaken in a Southern flour, coated , fried and then poured hot wing sauce over them


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How to Cut Chicken Wings and Wing Recipes

This is a video tutorial on how to cut wings, marinade, cook so many ways with recipes. A delicious economical way to enjoy wings at home.
prep time: 15 Mcook time: 35 Mtotal time: 50 M

ingredients:

  • Seasoned flour recipe
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning Herbs
  • optional: a dash of cayenne pepper
  • Buttermilk for marinade and soaking
  • Plastic bag to shake the wings in
  • For Frying:
  • Cooking Oil I used vegetable oil and canola mixed
  • sauce recipe click here

instructions:

  1. Turn the whole wing over so that you can easily see the joints.
  2. You can then cut off the wing tips, I left them on.
  3. Place the knife at the high ridge on the joint between the flapper and the drumette. Push your knife
  4. through between the two wingettes and drumette when you see the bone off to the side of it.
  5. Move the sharp knife back and forth until the knife easily goes through easily.
  6. You will get a nice clean cut.
  7. These will now be ready to make your favorite wing recipes.
  8. Rinse the wings in cold water. Place into a big bowl of buttermilk.
  9. Mix the wings into the seasoning or in a large plastic bag.
  10. Shake the wings in the flour to coat.
  11. Fry using a chicken fryer in 3 inches of heated oil or use a deep fryer.
  12. Drain on paper towels.
  13. Add any wing sauce you like.
Calories
450
Fat (grams)
29
Sat. Fat (grams)
6
Carbs (grams)
23
Protein (grams)
24
Sodium (milligrams)
1120
Created using The Recipes Generator



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these are chicken wings cut in half instructions and video on how to make fried hot wings after learning how to cut up the whole wings in the video. The chicken wings are shaken in a Southern flour, coated , fried and then poured hot wing sauce over them


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33 comments

  1. Mmm... I could eat these every day! Love chicken wings. Gotta say that I usually buy ready cut wings. Will check next time what the price difference is in our supermarket.

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  2. Thanks for all the great tips and recipes! Saving this for football season—-perfect game day food!

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  3. Lots of great tips here. Spicy chicken wings are the best type of game day food.

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  4. What a informative and useful post for chicken lovers.

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  5. thank you this post help me to much to make
    this recipe

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  6. What a great tutorial! I remember the first time I tried making my own wings and found out how much cheaper it was to just cut your own. And it was so easy! I usually like serving these for footballs games and will have to try some of those yummy sauces to liven up the party.

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  7. This post is making me seriously hungry for chicken! I like all the tips you give on how to properly cut a whole chicken.. I definitely needed them!

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  8. I have always been intimidated by cutting a whole chicken. These are great tips. You make it seems easier than I imagined!

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  9. I love chicken wings! It's one of the best things on BBQ season :) Such great tips!

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  10. Bintu | Recipes From A PantryJuly 22, 2018 at 5:55 AM

    Chicken wings are one of our family favourites. Such an informative post, I'm craving wings now!

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  11. We haven't had wings in a while - thanks for reminding me to get some.

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  12. Love chicken wings and this is super helpful!

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  13. I love chicken wings! These surely look crisp and fingerlickingly delicious!

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  14. I LOVE hot wings but I don't get to make them as often as I'd like. Great tips here, Claudia! Your wings look fantastic :D

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  15. I also buy a whole chicken and then cut it myself... I like those chicken wing pictures, they looks so crispy. I cannot wait to dig into them.

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  16. At home we love chicken wings we all have different ways to cook them but I appreciate you showing us your tips as end result looks very tasty

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  17. Wow great tutorial!! And you have certainly done a fantastic job of those wings!! They look so dang tasty. And I totally agree with you adding the cayenne pepper, wings are always a bit better with little hit of spice (:

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  18. So much of valuable information in this post. I think this is the basic that one must know when working in the kitchen. Great tips. Thanks for sharing Claudia.

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  19. I am not a wing fan myself, but I remember it being my moms favorite piece from the chicken. This is such a great tutorial, thanks for sharing!

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  20. I lucked out on learning how to cut chicken -- Hubby when he was in high school worked in the butcher department of a local grocery store. He learned at lot and he could cut up a case of chicken in no time at all. So what he learned he taught me. You give some very good tips. Chicken wings are fun to cook with.

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  21. Chicken wings looks delicious, this really wonderful tutorial I never make it at home because not sure I will get it right, Next time I can with your recipe.

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  22. Mmmm you have me craving chicken wings now. I think this is a perfect tutorial for beginner cooks. My friend has no idea how to cut a whole chicken so I’m going to send her to your blog.

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  23. Such a great post and very helpful tips. I love chicken wings but have decided against making them in the past if I couldnt find the wings that were already cut up for me .. now I have no excuses :)

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  24. Wow, that is one lovely tutorial and whole list of chicken wing recipes! I bet this is a jackpot post for chicken lovers!

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  25. Great tutorial! I usually leave it up to hubby to break down the chicken or wings, but maybe I'll give it a shot myself next time. I could always go for some yummy hot wings :)

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  26. Such great tips! My husband is a huge wing lover so I feel ready to try making these at home for him now, thanks!

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  27. Love this! I have always been a bit nervous about separating chicken as well and not sure why. Mostly due to not enough practice. This makes it look so easy!

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  28. Well this was super helpful!! Thank you! Cant wait to make wings for the family now!

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  29. These are some great tips. I always battle with cutting up chicken!

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  30. Who would have thought? I have never thought to cut them into three separate pieces. Genius...more delectable sauce with every bite and more total wings. Thanks for the great tips.

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  31. I always buy whole wings and cut them myself. Chickens too. It's such a money saver and really is easy to do.

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  32. I never cut up the wings...but it would be better that way! Thanks for the great tips!

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  33. DIY is always a good idea for saving money! Our son is a huge wing fan, checking out your wing recipe roundup.

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