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This copycat of the Asian wings from Hooters is beyond incredible. These are easily my favorite Asian-flavored wings. I could not possibly eat too many of them. I quickly regretted not making a bigger batch as they disappeared in minutes. The sauce is the boss here. It’s a bit sweet with a bit of soy flavor. Reduced to a thick glaze, the sauce is almost candy-like in texture. And like candy, it’s impossible to resist.
These copycat Hooters Asian wings are not spicy in any way, shape, or form. I’m usually a ‘hot’ hot wings guy, but these opened my eyes to wings with a sweeter inspiration. If you want your wings to have some kick, add dried red pepper flake or cayenne to the sauce as you reduce it down. I would not add hot sauce as it would change the color of the sauce.
I store my leftover homemade sauces in squeeze bottles. If refrigerated, I set them out an hour before using so they come to room temperature. You don’t want to put cold sauce on hot wings!
Serve these wings with my copycat of Hooter’s fried pickles.
I absolutely love chicken wings, cooked any way, with any sauce (or without). I love them so much that I created a free eCookbook that is full of my favorite wing recipes.
Copycat Hooters Asian Wings
This copycat of the Asian wings from Hooters is beyond incredible. These are easily my favorite Asian-flavored wings.
Servings 6 servings
For the Asian sauce
- ⅔ cup water
- ⅔ cup soy sauce
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons seasoned rice wine vinegar
- 2 teaspoons ginger finely minced fresh, or use 1 teaspoon dried ginger
For the sauce (start cooking when you start the wings)
Combine ingredients in a sauce pan.
Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer and continue simmering, stirring often, until the sauce forms a thick glaze, about 30 minutes.
Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 1533mg | Potassium: 261mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutritional values are approximate.
I can’t remember when it was a few years ago that we discovered deep-fried pickles. They’ve quickly become a favorite appetizer for us. A local restaurant, CR Heroes Family Pub, has great fried pickles. They’re simple and yummy, just like this homemade version of a copycat Hooters fried pickles. Make sure you make a double batch because they’ll disappear in no time.
Although I just sprinkled these copycat Hooters fried pickles with sea salt, you can get adventurous and use Cajun seasoning, fresh ground black pepper, or even Italian seasonings. These fried pickles are the perfect side dish for my copycat of Hooter’s Asian chicken wings.
Also try my Nashville hot pickles.
Copycat Hooters Fried Pickles
I can’t remember when it was a few years ago that we discovered deep-fried pickles. They’ve quickly become a favorite appetizer for us.
Preheat 2″ of oil to 350 F in a deep fryer or Dutch oven.
Dry the pickles as much as possible.
In a shallow bowl, beat together the buttermilk, egg and hot sauce.
Combine the remaining ingredients in another shallow bowl.
Working in batches, stir pickles in egg mixture until well coated.
Shake off any excess and then toss the pickles into the flour mixture, coating well.
Fry for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 281IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutritional values are approximate.