Hot and Spicy Wings


  • 12 chicken wings (about 2 pounds)
  • Cooking oil for deep-fat frying
  • 3 tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 1 2-ounce bottle hot pepper sauce (1/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup dairy sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons snipped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Fresh basil (optional)


  1. Cut off and discard tips of chicken wings. Cut wing at joints to make 24 pieces.
  2. Rinse pieces and pat dry. Fry wing pieces, a few at a time, in deep hot oil (375 degrees F) for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown and no longer pink. Drain on paper towels.
  3. Keep pieces warm in a 300 degree F oven while frying remaining pieces. Transfer wings to serving dish.
  4. In a saucepan melt margarine or butter. Stir in hot pepper sauce. Pour over wings, turning to coat.
  5. For dipping sauce, in a small mixing bowl stir together sour cream, mayonnaise or salad dressing, basil, parsley, and milk. Serve wings with dipping sauce.
  6. Garnish with fresh basil, if desired. Makes 8 to 12 appetizer servings.
  7. Make-Ahead Tip: Prepare dipping sauce; cover and chill up to 24 hours.

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