Southwest-Style Fried Wings

Southwest-Style Fried Wings
Yield: 12 wings Prep 15 mins Cook 10 mins


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 12 chicken wings (about 2-1/2 pounds)
  • 2 cups peanut oil
  • 1 cup prepared Ranch dressing
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 2 scallions, chopped

Make It


1. In shallow dish, whisk together flour, chili powder, cumin, salt and cayenne. Pour buttermilk into a medium-size bowl.

2. Dip each wing into the buttermilk, shaking off excess. Roll in the flour mixture and place on a baking sheet fitted with wire rack. Refrigerate while heating oil.

3. Place oil in large lidded heavy-bottom skillet. Heat oil to 365 degrees F over medium-high heat. Add chicken and fry, covered, for about 5 minutes, until browned and crispy. Turn and fry an additional 5 minutes. If chicken is browning unevenly, move around in skillet with tongs. Transfer chicken to paper towels.


4. In a small bowl, mix together the Ranch dressing, buttermilk and scallions. Serve with the wings.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 272, Fat, total (g): 20, chol. (mg): 35, sat. fat (g): 4, carb. (g): 10, fiber (g): , pro. (g): 11, sodium (mg): 366, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.