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sports bar chicken wings

Sports Bar Chicken Wings Recipes

Allen Bixby
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Wait time 2 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Lunch or dinner, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 person
Calories 960 kcal


  • 12 Whole wings or 24 pre-cut wing pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons Kosher salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive oil, approx.
  • ¼ Cup AP flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Table salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground pepper
  • 2 Teaspoons Granulated garlic divided
  • 8 Tablespoons Butter, divided
  • 4 Tablespoons Hot sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Teaspoons Dried basil


  • Prepare a brine of 2 quarts cold water with 2 Tablespoons kosher salt and 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • Cut the fresh wings, if needed, into 3 pieces, discarding the tips
  • Drop the wings in the brine and let soak 2-4 hours
    Wings in brine
  • Pull the wings from the brine and to a rack to dry while you prep
    drying wings on rack
  • In a large paper bag add ¼ cup flour, 2 Tablespoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon each of salt, pepper and granulated garlic. Mix well.
    flour for chicken wings
  • Put wings in a bowl and drizzle lightly with olive oil, toss or stir until coated
    applying oil on wings
  • Drop half the wing pieces into the paper bag, hold top closed and shake to coat
    wings pieces in paper bag
  • Place the wings on a rack and flour the next half
    floured chicken wings
  • Spread the wings on air fryer racks even spaced without touching
    floured chicken wings on rack
  • Put in 390 degree air fryer for 10 minutes
  • Rotate the racks and turn the chicken wings
    half cooked chicken wings
  • Cook for another 10 minutes at 390. If desired increase temp to 400 for the last 3 minutes to crisp up slightly
  • In a microwave safe bowl add 4 Tablespoons butter and 4 Tablespoons hot sauce
    butter and hot sauce in bowl
  • Microwave 30-60 seconds then whisk smooth
  • Melt 4 Tablespoons butter in a glass measuring cup with 1 teaspoon granulated garlic, set aside
  • Pull wings from air fryer
    cooked wings on rack
  • Toss half the wings in the Buffalo sauce
    Buffalo sauced wings
  • Put the other half of the wings in a bowl
    cooked wings in plate ready for butter
  • Drizzle wings with melted butter and toss
    Drizzle wings with melted butter
  • Add 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese and 2 teaspoons dried basil and toss
  • Serve and enjoy with your favorite sides and sauces
    Wings served in plate


Pro Tip: Paper bags will leak slightly at the bottom, the top too if you don’t get a good fold. Hold over your sink or counter while shaking to contain the possible mess.


Calories: 960kcal
Keyword buffalo wings, chicken wings, copycat recipe, sportsbar chicken wings, sportsbar food
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