It’s National Chicken Wing Day – with Abdominal
I don’t know if you picked up our big, bad guide to summer-fun-in-Toronto in The Grid, but one of the Bunchkins whose day we made was Kylee, age 7, who loooooves chicken wings.
We shared our recipe for boneless chicken wings (the secret: Paprika!) – scroll down.
Heads up, Kylee. Today is National Chicken Wing Day.
In case you think it’s just another one of those made-up days, National Chicken Wing Day was originally proclaimed in 1977 by Buffalo’s then-mayor Stan Makowski. And to mark this auspicious occasion, our friend Abdominal has shared a brand new video: ‘A Brief History of the Chicken Wing’
Peep it below, Bunchkins
And while Abdominal clearly has his own recipe, here’s our kid-tested recipe for the “boneless” variety — though we recommend you get crazy and try it with regular ol’ bone-in chicken wings! It is National Chicken Wing Day after all.
Bunch Family’s ‘Boneless’ Chicken Wings (kid directions)
Downsize boneless wings for your kid-sized mouth by having your grown-up cut chicken breast into bite sizes. Or have your grown-up wash and prepare the chicken wings. While this happens, measure out the following ingredients.
• 3/4 cup flour
• 1 teaspoon paprika
• 1 teaspoon kosher salt
• 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
• 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
• 1 egg
• 2 tablespoons milk
Hey, kid. Your job is to whisk the flour, paprika, salt, pepper and cayenne. Don’t worry about “whisking.” It just means stir it together with a whisk (your grown-up will show you what that is) which is pretty fun.
• 1-2 tablespoons butter
• 2 tablespoons water