Recipe Review

Chicken Alfredo Wings Is the 2-for-1 Meal You Never Knew You Needed

published Jan 24, 2022
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Whether you’re enjoying them as an appetizer or for your main course, chicken wings are easily one of of the most beloved meals around. With the ability to be prepared in several different ways, I — much like many of you, I assume — am a huge fan of having them just about any way possible. And with the Super Bowl right around the corner, you’re likely planning on having them on the menu for your gathering.

If that happens to be your plan, I proudly present to you an interestingly delicious update on the classic wings you’re most likely planning to serve: Chicken Alfredo Wings. Brought to us by Ahmad Alzahabi — or @thegoldenbalance on Instagram — this recipe is the one you need to consider before making any decisions related to ordering wings for takeout.

For this recipe, Alzahabi, first begins with the marinade. In a mixing bowl, he showers the wings with buttermilk and adds Cajun seasoning. If you’d prefer a different seasoning than Cajun, however, you can feel free to use that. After marinating for about two minutes, the Miami-based cook combines rice flour and potato starch in a separate bowl before adding another tablespoon of seasoning.

Alzahabi reminds us that “if the color don’t change, no flavor was gained” — which is a push to encourage you to be generous with your seasoning. Next, he covers the wings in the flour mixture, flipping them within the bowl to make sure they are completely covered. Dropping the wings in the deep fryer for 5 to 7 minutes at 350°F is next, though he notes that you can cook these wings however you like. After the aforementioned time, Alzahabi turns the heat to 375°F and fries them for a few more minutes. 

While you can obviously use your own Alfredo sauce recipe (including this vegan one!), Alzahabi makes his own. After applying two tablespoons of butter to a warmed pan, he adds in a mixture of garlic, heavy cream, black pepper, and Parmesan cheese. While exact measurements are provided, this is an opportunity for you to season how you’d like. Add more Parmesan and black pepper to accommodate your taste.   

As the finale to this recipe, you can either drench your wings in your sauce or choose to dip them instead. Cilantro or parsley sprinkled on top will give this recipe its finishing touch and may even have your guests begging you for the recipe. The best part of it all, however, is that these wings are completely gluten-free. So like Alzahabi says, “they’re basically a salad.” 

For more game-day recipe recommendations or something new to make for your friends and family, these Deep-Fried Brussel Sprouts make the perfect appetizer and take only about 10 minutes to make, yielding a delicious, crispy, caramelized treat. Additionally, this Air Fryer Shrimp recipe is perfect for quick weeknight dinners with the family and as an added bonus, there’s no hot oil required!