• 12   
    chicken wings (about 2 pounds)
    Cooking oil for deep-fat frying
  • 3   tablespoons 
    margarine or butter
  • 1  2  ounce bottle 
    hot pepper sauce (1/4 cup)
  • 1/2  cup 
    dairy sour cream
  • 1/4  cup 
    mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 2   tablespoons 
    snipped fresh basil
  • 2   tablespoons 
    snipped parsley
  • 1   tablespoon 
    Fresh basil (optional)
Cut off and discard tips of chicken wings. Cut wing at joints to make 24 pieces. Rinse pieces and pat dry. Fry wing pieces, a few at a time, in deep hot oil (375 degrees F) for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown and no longer pink. Drain on paper towels. Keep pieces warm in a 300 degree F oven while frying remaining pieces. Transfer wings to serving dish.
In a saucepan melt margarine or butter. Stir in hot pepper sauce. Pour over wings, turning to coat.
For dipping sauce, in a small mixing bowl stir together sour cream, mayonnaise or salad dressing, basil, parsley, and milk. Serve wings with dipping sauce. Garnish with fresh basil, if desired. Makes 8 to 12 appetizer servings.
Make Ahead Tip
  • Prepare dipping sauce; cover and chill up to 24 hours.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 331, Fat, total (g) 30, chol. (mg) 51, sat. fat (g) 8, carb. (g) 1, pro. (g) 14, vit. A (RE) 124, vit. C (mg) 6, sodium (mg) 166, calcium (mg) 20, iron (mg) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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