How Long to Deep Fry Frozen Chicken Wings

I am not the only one who love fried chicken wings, even children and aged people can’t resist deep-fried chicken wings. The fried chicken wings have crispy outer layer and well cooked or perfectly cooked chicken from inside. Sometimes there is an issue regarding to the frozen chicken when it is put to fry, in order to make wings, from outer it is crispy but from inside the chicken is raw or we can say it isn’t well cooked.

So this blog will help you to explore how long to deep fry frozen chicken wings.

It’s not that much tricky to deep fry chicken wings and doesn’t take long, only thing you need to do is to follow the guidelines given below to enjoy perfectly cooked chicken wings. Did you know that much of the food we eat and enjoy at restaurants is actually frozen from their suppliers in bulk. When we order any food, they just put those frozen items in the deep fryer, retaining the fresh taste and perfect texture.


How Deep-Frying Frozen and Fresh Chicken Wings are different?

The process of deep frying is done when the item is frozen, so through this process food is cooked by retaining its softness and delicacy. So deep fried chicken wings are made by directly putting the frozen wings/chicken in the hot oil. While fresh chicken wings means they are freshly prepared chicken wings through seasoning and all that process, at homes especially.

Some suggestions regarding to freezing:

Actually defrosting the frozen wings before frying is a good idea. However, if you’re like busy people, then you should go to the fastest way of depositing them in the warm water, in order to make them unfrozen. Frozen chicken wings are okay but freezing may affect its quality and taste.

In order to maintain the quality of frozen  chicken wings you need to protect the meat from air revelation. So tightly wrap the wings by using plastic wrap. Press the wrapping sheet right on the surface of chicken, and then wrap it all around.

How long to deep fry frozen chicken wings

To achieve the ideal fried chicken wings along with its crispiness and delicacy, the right time for deep frying is 10 to 12-13 minutes with the oil at a temperature of 350 F. Sometimes the manufacturer companies have also mentioned the time of deep frying, so make sure that you have read what the manufacturer recommends before you start frying.

If you are going to use a skillet, time of frying can be varied, based on the temperature of the oil and skillet’s size.

How Long to Deep Fry Frozen Chicken Wings

Guidelines: how to deep fry frozen chicken wings

Make ready your deep fryer/skillet

Pour required vegetable oil in your deep fryer or large skillet. At least the oil should be up to 2 quarters, it will depend upon the size of your skillet.

Preheat the oil

In order to get crispy and well-cooked fried chicken wings, you need to preheat the oil and then add your stuff.

Check the necessity

It is necessary to check out that how many pieces can be easily placed in the hot skillet, pan or deep fryer. The quantity you put in the fryer, should be all completely dipped in the oil.

Fry the frozen wings

Heat the oil until a thermometer reaches a temperature of 350-375 F. Then slowly put the wings in the fryer and fry the chicken wings for approximately 10 to 12 mins. Make sure they’re all crispy and golden brown.

Let the hot crispy chicken wings, cool; Enjoy

Once you’re done with frying the chicken wings, turn the heat off and remove them from your deep fryer or skillet. Place some tissue papers on the plate to absorb the excess oil.

How Long to Deep Fry Frozen Chicken Wings


Now your delicious fried chicken wings are ready to serve and enjoy. You can serve with spices or a sauce for additional flavor.

*Supplementary tips for deep frying:-

  1. While using a skillet, fill with oil up to three inches. For deep-fryers, read the manufacturer’s recommendations first and then make sure the amount of oil you need to fry.
  2. Deep-fryers usually have thermometers with them, but with skillets, you need to check the temperature of oil by using cooking thermometers.
  3. Excessive coldness of wings may lower the temperature of oil and may not properly cook, so make sure to deep-fry in moderate amounts.

Safety measures

Do not forget to be careful when deep-frying and must remember these safety precautions to prevent any unexpected incidents. Deep-fryers need plenty of heat during cooking, which will help to cook your chicken extensively. But there are some precautionary measures that should not be avoided.

  • Fryers may occur dangerous

One thing to keep in mind is, that fryers are quite dangerous. If you’re using fryers for the first time you should know that they can be dangerous sometimes so handle them with strict care. Boiling hot oil is something, you should be nimble around.

First thing is that oil and water should be mixed. This is because when water sinks down beneath the oil it will boil, making bubbles that can splash hot oil all over you and around the kitchen.

  •  Frozen Chicken is watery

The frozen wings you buy from grocery stores are probably full of water, this means that if you directly put the frozen wings in hot oil, as told before, it may splash on you. So it’s better to defrost the frozen wings before frying.

How to defrost frozen chicken wings:

You can defrost the frozen chicken wings, simply by putting them aside at room temperature, or by placing the packet in warm water in order to let the wings, be free from ice, or you can put the packet of frozen wings in microwave and give heat for 1 to 2 minutes. These all processes help you to defrost your frozen chicken wings before frying.

Guidelines for fresh fried chicken wings:

  • Flick the flour with Parmesan and dry spices in an open dish.
  • Pour 1 cup of milk into bowl, separately.
  • Dip, each, chicken wing in the milk and then coat it with seasoned flour (optional, or you may go straight to fry plain wings)
  • Place a wire rack into a large pot in which you are going to fry chicken wings.
  • Pour up to 3 inches of oil into the pot.
  • Fry wings for 10 to 12 minutes, on moderate temperature.
  • Remove the wings when they’re golden brown.
  • You may season them with any sauce or cheese, serve and enjoy the delicious and crispy chicken wings.


There aren’t any serious issues regarding to frozen chicken wings. They actually enhance the taste because they are packed with so much care by manufacturers. Whenever you fry these frozen chicken wings, within its due date, they really retain their actual taste.

Only thing you need to keep in mind is the temperature of oil, in which wings are going to be fried. It should not be so much high and not so much lower, because high temperature will not cook your chicken from inside although they give brownish color from outside. So keep in mind its moderate temperature that is up to 350F.

Other thing is defrosting or thawing. So make sure to melt the ice from wings before going towards the process of frying.