Cook Frozen Chicken Wings

How to Cook Frozen Chicken Wings

Who doesn’t love TGI Friday’s? They have a vast menu of delectable dinners and, even better, delicious appetizers. Our personal favorite is their chicken wings and we’re not alone.

You don’t have to go out to TGI Friday’s to enjoy their tasty chicken wings. You can find them at most grocery stores, right in the freezer aisle.

We’re going to share our secrets on how to cook TGI Friday’s frozen chicken wings and share a fun copycat recipe if you want to make them yourself.

How to Cook Frozen Chicken Wings 

We developed the perfect cooking method so that your frozen TGI Friday’s chicken wings are perfection when you remove them from the oven or the microwave.

Keep in mind that it’s best not to let frozen chicken wings thaw. They should be cooked while they’re still frozen to keep your food bacteria free.

If you prefer the taste of thawed chicken wings over frozen wings, never leave them out on your counter for too long. Instead, thaw them in your fridge before cooking.

Cook Frozen Chicken Wings in the Oven 

Cook Frozen Chicken Wings in the Oven

You’ll need:

  • TGI Friday’s frozen buffalo or honey chicken wings
  • Cooking spray
  • Baking sheet
  • Aluminum foil
  • Water 
  1. First, preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  1. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil and non-stick spray so the wings won’t stick to the pan when they’re done baking.
  1. Remove the wings from f the packaging and lay them on your baking sheet. Make sure they’re at least an inch apart so they don’t stick together. Spritz the wings with water to keep them soft and tender while baking.
  1. Place your chicken wings into the oven to cook.
  1. After 15 minutes, remove the baking sheet from the oven and flip your wings so they cook evenly.
  1. Place them back into the oven for another 10 to 15 minutes to finish cooking. Use a food thermometer to determine when the wings are done. They should be at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Let them cool and then serve with blue cheese or ranch. 

Cook Frozen Chicken Wings in the Microwave 

You’ll need:

  • TGI Friday’s frozen buffalo or honey chicken wings
  • Microwaveable plate
  1. Remove the wings from the packaging and arrange them about an inch apart on a microwaveable plate. Set your temperature too high.
  1. Place your chicken wings into the microwave and set the timer for 4 minutes.
  1. When the timer goes off, flip your chicken wings. Set the timer for 4 more and put them back in your microwave to finish cooking.
  1. Use a food thermometer to check the wings’ temperature. They should be at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit on the inside. Let them cool for a few minutes and then serve with blue cheese or ranch. 

TGI Friday’s Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe 

Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe

If you’ve got the time and want to make your own breading and hot sauce for your chicken wings, we’ve got the TGI Friday buffalo chicken copycat recipe just for you.

This recipe serves 5 people at 2 chicken wings per person. There are about 150 calories for each serving.

  • 10 chicken wings
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper, ground
  • 1 teaspoon of thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of cayenne pepper hot sauce (or substitute any other type of hot sauce)
  • 1/2 cup of butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons of honey
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper, ground
  • 2 teaspoons of garlic powder or garlic salt
  1. First, thaw your chicken wings in your fridge. Before you start, they should be dry so the breading sticks without making your wings soggy.
  1. Once thawed, mix the flour, paprika, cayenne pepper, black pepper, thyme, and salt in a medium or large-sized mixing bowl. This is the breading for your chicken wings.
  1. Place your chicken wings in the mixing bowl. Use your hands to move them through the breading mix until each wing is fully covered.
  1. Place the wings in the fridge and let them sit for an hour. This makes sure the breading sticks to the wings.
  1. When you remove your chicken wings from the fridge, preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  1. In a small saucepan, mix the hot sauce, butter, honey, brown sugar, black pepper, and garlic powder. Put it on medium-high heat until the sauce starts to boil.
  1. When the sauce is boiling, turn it down to simmer to keep it warm. This is the buffalo sauce for your wings.
  1. Cover your baking sheet and spray it with cooking spray to prevent the chicken wings from sticking. Place the wings on the baking sheet with at least an inch in between them. Spritz the wings with water so they’ll stay soft while baking. Set the oven timer for about 6 minutes and place the wings in the oven.
  1. When time is up, remove the baking sheet from the oven and flip your wings. Return them to the oven and bake for another 5 to 6 minutes.
  1. When they’re finished, the wings should be a golden brown. Use a food thermometer to check the internal temperature of your wings. They should be at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  1. Lay your wings in a large mixing bowl and pour in your hot sauce. Toss, making sure each wing is evenly covered in the buffalo hot sauce.
  1. Let the chicken wings cool before serving with blue cheese or ranch. 

The Bottom Line 

TGI Friday has some of the best appetizers on their menu. If you’re in the mood to go out instead of staying in, check out their menu and prices here.

Category: General Food

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