Light and Crispy Crumbed Chicken Wings

Light and Crispy Crumbed Chicken Wings

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Friday is usually takeout day in our home. I think that’s one thing my kids are really missing. Often it’s pizza but some days my 11-year-old manages to twist my hubby’s arm and gets his way, so he gets to eat KFC. We try to limit the KFC in our home and after making these Light and Crispy Crumbed Chicken Wings, I think I may convince my son to stick to homemade. Let’s see if that works.

I loved the way these Crumbed Chicken Wings turned out, they are definitely light and crispy and full of flavor. I have tried so many different variations but I think I am done now. My son insists it doesn’t taste like KFC, I said to him if anybody cracks that KFC recipe then it will definitely go out of business. So he should believe this is as close as it will ever get.

You can use any chicken pieces that you prefer. I did use this recipe with drumsticks and thighs before and it was equally delicious. Although I have added a little bit of chilli powder to the recipe I personally think it is enough. If you add too much chilli powder it burns when the chicken is being fried and it is not pleasant. If you prefer a bit more heat rather use a very hot chilli sauce with the egg mixture.


The little bit of cornflour that I added to the mixture makes the crumb really light and crisp. Like with most recipes you can play around with the spices and see what works for you, as I always say there is no hard and fast rule when it comes to cooking. It’s all about the flavors and getting the balance right to suit your palate.

If you do try this Light and Crispy Crumbed Chicken Wings recipe please let me know how it turns out. I always love hearing from you.

More Chicken Recipes to try:

Chicken Pot Stickers with Dipping Sauce

Spicy Chicken Nachos

Light and Crispy Crumbed Chicken Wings

Delicious Chicken Wings with a spicy, light and crispy crumb
Course Appetizer
Keyword crumbed chicken wings, fried chicken wings, light crispy chicken wings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes


  • 500 gram chicken wings
  • vegetable or peanut oil for frying
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp chilli sauce
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder

Chicken Seasoning

  • 1/2 tsp celery salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp origanum
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder

Flour Mixture

  • 3/4 cup cake wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp celery salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp origanum
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder


  • In a medium bowl mix all the seasoning ingredients, celery salt, garlic powder, origanum, dried thyme, black pepper and chilli powder. Add the chicken wings and mix well using your hands. Chill for 30 minutes
  • In a separate bowl whisk together the egg and chilli sauce
  • Heat oil on medium-high heat
  • Dredge chicken wings into the egg mixture. Shake off any excess mixture and dip them into the flour. Ensure they are well coated. Place wings into the hot oil, reduce the temperature to medium heat and fry a few wings at a time for 5-7 minutes until chicken is cooked and crumb is golden brown
  • Remove from oil and place on tray lined with paper towel
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce


  1. When dipping the chicken in the flour mixture, start with just half the mixture and add more as required. There may be a little extra flour which you can always use another time
  2. If you don't have chilli powder you can add more paprika or leave out the chilli powder altogether
  3. Celery Salt can be replaced with normal table salt


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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Ntombi

    I am yet to try the receipe
    Unlike everyone else who is on a cooking spree during this lock down, I’ve been the exact opposite 🙈

    Hope you make enough of these to have your son sold on how better and much more divine they are than them addictive KFC goodies 😂

    1. Lorraine

      Thank you for your comment Ntombi. He says it’s totally delicious but not quite KFC. I think I have a while to go in the convincing department. I hope you also get on top of the cooking wagon. Stay Safe:-)

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