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Applebee’s Boneless Wings Recipe

Craving Applebee’s boneless wings without leaving your kitchen?

You’ll be delighted with how easy and fun it is to recreate these tasty bites at home.

Start by mixing up a seasoned flour blend with paprika, cayenne pepper, and salt.

Dip your chicken pieces in a milk and egg mixture before coating them in the flour blend.

My favorite trick is to double dip for extra crispy wings: flour, milk, then flour again!

Fry them until they’re golden brown, and don’t forget to prepare the tangy BBQ sauce for that authentic flavor.

How to Make Applebee’s Boneless Wings

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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Chicken Breasts
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 cup Hot Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • Vegetable Oil for frying

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1:

Trim the fat from the chicken breasts and cut each into 1-inch chunks.

Step 2:

In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, black pepper, paprika, and cayenne pepper.

Step 3:

In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk and egg.

Step 4:

Dip each chicken piece into the milk mixture, allowing any excess to drip off.

Step 5:

Coat the chicken pieces in the flour mixture, ensuring they are evenly covered.

Step 6:

Heat the vegetable oil in a deep fryer or large pot to 375°F.

Step 7:

Fry the chicken pieces in batches for about 5 minutes until golden brown and cooked through. Drain on paper towels.

Step 8:

In a microwave-safe bowl, combine hot sauce, butter, and garlic powder. Heat in microwave for about 20 seconds and stir well.

Step 9:

Toss the fried chicken pieces in the sauce until they are well-coated.

Tips and Tricks for Making This Recipe

Maintain the Oil Temperature

Keep an eye on the oil temperature while frying. If the oil gets too hot, it can burn the chicken, whereas too cool oil will make it greasy.

Double Dipping for Extra Crunch

For an extra crispy texture, dip the chicken in the milk mixture and flour mixture twice.

Use a Meat Thermometer

Ensuring the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F helps avoid undercooked meat and ensures safe eating.

Experiment with Sauces

Feel free to experiment with different sauces like BBQ or teriyaki to suit personal taste preferences.

What to Serve with Applebee’s Boneless Wings

Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and cheese is always a winner.

Every bite pairs perfectly with the bold flavors of boneless wings.

You can even experiment with different cheeses!

Celery and Carrot Sticks

You can never go wrong with celery and carrot sticks.

They provide a refreshing crunch.

Plus, they are traditionally served with wings.

Cornbread

Cornbread offers a unique and flavorful pairing.

Its sweetness complements the spicy wings.

It’s a fun twist on traditional sides.

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potato fries are a delicious alternative to regular fries.

Their natural sweetness balances out the bold, spicy wings.

You can also bake them for a healthier option.

Coleslaw

Coleslaw adds a delightful crunch and creamy texture.

The tangy flavor can cut through the richness of the wings.

It’s a classic side that’s always a hit.

Variations and Substitutions

You can swap out chicken breast for thigh meat if you prefer a juicier result.

Using tofu instead of chicken will provide a vegetarian option that’s still delicious.

Experiment with different seasonings in your flour mixture, like Cajun or Italian herbs!

Different Sauces

For a tangy twist, use Buffalo sauce instead of BBQ sauce!

Try a honey mustard glaze for a sweeter, milder taste.

A spicy teriyaki sauce can add an exciting flavor kick.

Cooking Methods

If you don’t want to fry the wings, baking is a great alternative.

Set your oven to 375°F and bake until crisp, usually about 20 minutes.

Air frying is another healthier option that keeps the wings crunchy.

How to Store Leftover Applebee’s Boneless Wings

Leftover Applebee’s Boneless Wings are a great snack for later!

To store them properly, first let the wings cool to room temperature.

This prevents excess moisture from forming, which can make them soggy.

Storage Containers

Place the wings in an airtight container.

This helps to keep them fresh and prevents them from absorbing other flavors in the fridge.

Refrigerating

Store the container with the boneless wings in the refrigerator.

They will stay good for 3-4 days when stored this way.

Freezing

If you want to store the wings for longer, you can freeze them.

Wrap each wing in aluminum foil and place them in a freezer-safe bag.

Label the bag with the date to keep track of freshness.

Enjoy your boneless wings whenever you crave a tasty treat!

Common Mistakes to Avoid

Improper Coating

One common mistake is not coating the chicken well enough before frying.

Make sure each piece is thoroughly dipped in both the egg mixture and the flour mixture.

This helps achieve a crispy and flavorful exterior.

Overcrowding the Fryer

Don’t overcrowd the fryer when cooking the wings.

Overcrowding can lower the oil temperature and result in greasy wings.

Fry in small batches to maintain the ideal cooking temperature and a crispy texture.

Ignoring Sauce Consistency

Pay attention to the sauce consistency!

Too thick, and it won’t coat the wings evenly.

If it’s too thin, it will make the wings soggy. Adjust by simmering longer or adding a thickening agent like flour, but ensure not to overdo it.

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Applebee's Boneless Wings Recipe

You'll be delighted with how easy and fun it is to recreate these tasty bites at home.
Start by mixing up a seasoned flour blend with paprika, cayenne pepper, and salt.
Dip your chicken pieces in a milk and egg mixture before coating them in the flour blend.
My favorite trick is to double dip for extra crispy wings: flour, milk, then flour again!
Fry them until they're golden brown, and don't forget to prepare the tangy BBQ sauce for that authentic flavor.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Course Dinner
Servings 6
Ingredients
  
  • 2 lbs Chicken Breasts
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 cup Hot Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • Vegetable Oil for frying
Instructions
 
  • Trim the fat from the chicken breasts and cut each into 1-inch chunks.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, black pepper, paprika, and cayenne pepper.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk and egg.
  • Dip each chicken piece into the milk mixture, allowing any excess to drip off.
  • Coat the chicken pieces in the flour mixture, ensuring they are evenly covered.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a deep fryer or large pot to 375°F.
  • Fry the chicken pieces in batches for about 5 minutes until golden brown and cooked through. Drain on paper towels.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine hot sauce, butter, and garlic powder. Heat in microwave for about 20 seconds and stir well.
  • Toss the fried chicken pieces in the sauce until they are well-coated.

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