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The Ultimate Fried Chicken Wings Recipe.

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I love me some chicken wings, but I’ve come to accept that most restaurants in North America do them “Buffalo” style. Which basically means… fried crisp then tossed in a vinegar based hot sauce. Vinegar is one of those ingredients you won’t see being used much in the Caribbean, unless it’s for an escovitch sauce or as a preservative for home made peppersauces (hot sauces). Like other West Indians I dislike vinegar, so this chicken wings recipe is based on a traditional way of making fried chicken in the Caribbean. Where you get that crispy skin, followed by tender and juicy pieces of chicken, seasoned perfectly with herbs and spices.  No-lie.. this fried chicken is much better than KFC and Popeyes!


You’ll Need…

4 lbs Chicken wings (trimmed and washed)
1/2 teaspoon salt
pinch black pepper
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 tablespoon Caribbean Green Seasoning
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
2 eggs
1/4 cup corn starch
1 cup flour
vegetable oil for frying (about 2-3 cups)

Note: I washed the trimmed pieces of chicken wings with about 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (you can use lime juice as well) and cool water.


Place the trimmed, washed and drained chicken wings in a large bowl and mix in the salt, black pepper, curry powder and Caribbean green seasoning. Mix well and marinate for a couple hrs in the fridge.

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Remove from the fridge about 20 minutes before you’re ready to fry so they come back to room temperature. Now beat the eggs in a small bowl and pour over the seasoned chicken wings. Be sure to mix well so the wings get coated in the eggs.  In a large zipper bag (or in a mixing bowl), mix together the corn starch and flour (you can also add a pinch more of black pepper, salt and a bit of paprika). Mix well, then add (a few at a time) chicken wings to the bag and toss around to coat.

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Heat vegetable oil or whatever fat you like using for making fried chicken on a medium high heat in a large pan. I like using my wok when frying so the splattering does not soil the stove top as much. I hate cleaning up grease on the stove.

Add about 3-5 pieces of dusted chicken wings to the hot oil at a time so as not to overcrowd things.

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Fry until golden brown (about 15-20 minutes depending on the size of the wings you’re using) and set on paper towels or on a wire rack (over a baking sheet) as I did, so we can get the excess oil to soak up or simply drain off as they cool a bit. Fry the chicken wings in batches and remember to serve warm for tastier results!

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Our last visit to Trinidad and Tobago for Carnival 2014, while the rest of us were ordering bake and shark sandwiches at Maracas Bay (beach) Indy (our youngest daughter)  opted for deep fried chicken wings which were almost exactly like these. Those chicken wings came with fries and a wonderful garlic sauce (like a garlicky mayo).

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  1. omar aitcheson
    June 29, 2016 / 1:51 pm

    where did u use catsup?

  2. April 21, 2016 / 3:10 pm

    Hello Chris,

    For this chicken can I bake instead of frying

  3. Lakia
    July 30, 2015 / 2:09 am

    How do you make the green dip you had in the Video with the fried chicken.

  4. Teri Morgan
    July 4, 2015 / 7:12 pm

    I think the measurements are incorrect in the recipe. The picture looks like quite a bit of curry … But the recipe only calls for 1/2 teaspoon over 4 lbs of wings? Should have gone with my gut instinct that the measurements were off. Prepared per the recipe above, they were very bland. I couldn’t fathom that 1/2 teaspoon of curry and 1 TBSP of Green Seasoning would actually be enough for 4 lbs. I like a bit of heat/spice but not over the top. So If I found them bland, can’t imagine that’s much of a Caribbean flavour.

  5. pj
    May 16, 2015 / 5:21 pm

    Man Chris I add 2 harbanero to your fried chicken recipes I don’t eve eat Popeyes or kfc anymore ………..COME ON MAN the bomb bro all of your recipes are the bomb.

  6. Sophia
    December 13, 2014 / 6:12 am

    So Chris when would be a good time to add the ketchup

    • admin
      December 13, 2014 / 9:59 am

      maybe I missed it.. when seasoning the chicken to marinate

  7. Susana
    December 3, 2014 / 7:17 am

    Those wings look awesome having a Christmas lime and chicken wings is a must trini style gonna use this recipe….

  8. August 9, 2014 / 5:06 pm

    Chris, am gonna gain weight. Love your recipes

  9. Nobi Law
    June 28, 2014 / 8:37 pm

    I know good fried chicken & this was not good. Not enough seasonings & color was dark. I’ll stick with my southern wings

    • Inger
      December 19, 2014 / 8:32 pm

      Since this recipe is bad please share the one that you have that is better. I am looking for the ultimate crispy fried chicken recipe.

  10. June 4, 2014 / 2:32 pm

    am about to try this yummy

  11. May 28, 2014 / 1:17 pm

    I tired this last night and mi kids and husband left no leftovers for mi lunch at work

  12. May 27, 2014 / 5:28 pm

    Chris I love your recipes what I want to know is how can I get your first recipe book. I will be buying the second book but I want the complete set. Keep on cooking because you got it going on. Thanks Kennedy

  13. Alexis
    May 7, 2014 / 8:48 pm

    Love your cooking can’t wait to try this chicken. Keep up the excellent work

  14. Justin
    May 7, 2014 / 5:03 am

    Nice looking chicken

  15. Justin
    May 7, 2014 / 5:02 am

    loved that recipe

  16. PEART
    May 5, 2014 / 3:00 pm


    I am a real fan of your recipes and banter. Your videos are excellent.

    I was going to order a couple advance cookbooks for my non-Caribbean daughter-in-laws but got turned off when I saw that the price was quoted in US dollars although you live and work in Ontario, Canada. Out of respect for your adopted country, either accept both currencies at Par or quote the price in both currencies.

    Proud Adopted Canadian

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