Hooters Hot Wings Recipe


Nicely cooked delicious and crispy chicken wings have no parallel. Every other festive meal is incomplete without adding Hooters chicken wings into the mix. Whether served at the dinner table or as a crispy snack, chicken wings are loved by everyone. You must have tried basic chicken wings many times, but hooters hot wings are really drool-worthy.

The crispy wings are covered with a tangy sauce, which makes a perfect combination with the seasoned flour crust on the outside. And to enjoy all those flavors, you don’t need to hit the grocery stores or a fancy food joint to get yourself the flavorsome wings with the hooters sauce on top. You can make these luscious hot wings right at your home using our quick and easy hooters hot wing recipe.

hooters wings copycat recipe

In my journey to find this recipe has been an exciting one. It took me two failed attempts to get the perfect hooters sauce that I wanted to season my hot wings. We all know that making basic chicken wings is not that difficult if you are an experienced cook at home. But to add such flavors that could make your chicken wings taste unique and flavorsome is what we all want to achieve.

These copycat hooters hot wings are a perfect way to break the routine and enjoy some different flavors. These wings have a crisp crust on the outside, with mild seasonings, which is then later topped with a homemade hooter sauce recipe. Trust me! Once you get to learn the sauce’s recipe, things will get much easier for you. 

How To Make Hooters Hot Wings & Sauce

The wait is now over, the hot wings recipe you were anticipating is here. Besides chicken wings, basic kitchen ingredients are used in this recipe.  The seasonings are added in a relatively controlled proportion to maintain a balance. You can also add a pinch of dried herbs if you like their taste.

Hooters Hot Wings Recipe

4 from 75 votes
Recipe by Laura Ritterman Course: AppetizersCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Love wings? Then you’re going to really enjoy this Hooters Hot Wings recipe we have for you. Enjoy these tasty hot chicken wings at home.


  • 5 pounds 5 chicken wings, cut into two pieces

  • 2 cups 2 whole wheat flour

  • 1 cup 1 all-purpose flour

  • 2 1/2 teaspoons 2 1/2 salt

  • 1 teaspoon 1 paprika

  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 cayenne pepper

  • Hooters Sauce
  • 1 1/2 cup 1 1/2 unsalted butter

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 Tabasco Sauce

  • 3 tablespoons 3 brown sugar

  • 3/4 teaspoon 3/4 paprika

  • 3/4 teaspoon 3/4 salt

  • 1 tablespoon 1 balsamic vinegar

  • 3/8 teaspoon 3/8 cayenne pepper

  • 2 tablespoons 2 chili sauce


  • First, prepare the hooters sauce by mixing all its ingredients in a suitable bowl.
  • Transfer this homemade hooter’s sauce to a sealable jar and store it in the refrigerator until the wings are ready to cook.
  • Take a mixing bowl and start adding paprika, salt, whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, paprika, salt, and cayenne pepper to the bowl.
  • Mix these dry ingredients well until completely incorporated. Spread this flour pepper mixture in a shallow plate to coat the chicken wings.
  • Take the chicken wings and wash them well under tap water.
  • Leave the chicken wings in a colander and allow them to try, or you can pat them with a paper towel for quick drying.
  • Now place one chicken wing in the flour mixture and coat it with liberally from all the sides.
  • Place this coated chicken wing in a tray and coat the remaining chicken wings with the same flour mixture.
  • Transfer them to the tray one by one after shaking off the excess flour off the wings.
  • Refrigerate all the chicken wings for 90 minutes in the refrigerator to allow the flour coating to set.
  • Meanwhile, you can prepare oil for deep frying. For this, take a suitable sized deep-frying pan or a wok and fill it with cooking oil up to 2/3 full.
  • Put it on medium-high heat until it is completed heated to 375 degrees F.
  • Now remove the coated chicken from the refrigerator and add half of the coated chicken to the hot oil.
  • Deep fry all the wings until they are golden brown from all the sides, make sure to flip them continuously to avoid uneven cooking.
  • Remove the crispy cooked chicken wings from the oil using a slotted spoon and transfer them to a steel strainer to drain all the excess oil.
  • Meanwhile, deep fry the remaining batch of the chicken wings until they well cooked and crispy.
  • Transfer these wings to the strainer as well and leave them for 5 minutes to drain all the oil.
  • Now spread the wings in the serving platter or in a bucket for serving.
  • Pour the hooter’s sauce over the wings and toss them well to coat.
  • Serve the hooter’s hot wings with your favorite side meal or salad.
  • Devour and enjoy!


  • If you don’t want the sauce to be as spicy and prefer something milder, then you should increase the portion of butter added to the sauce. You can also reduce the amount of hot sauce used.

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Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

Serving Size1 servings

  • Amount Per ServingCalories630
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 33g 51%
    • Saturated Fat 9g 45%
  • Cholesterol 157mg 53%
  • Sodium 1119mg 47%
  • Potassium 490mg 15%
  • Total Carbohydrate 43g 15%
    • Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
    • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 44g 88%

  • Vitamin A 9%
  • Vitamin C 8%
  • Calcium 5%
  • Iron 2%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Tips On Storing These Wings

There are always some leftovers, especially when you are serving this meal at home. When the wings are fried and left in the air for too long, they soon lose their crispiness and do not taste the same. So, instead of storing the cooked chicken wings, you can store them before cooking and then deep fry them right before serving.

So how can we effectively store them for a longer duration? Well, freezing the most convenient method to store the uncooked coated chicken wings for more than a month. When the wings are refrigerated after coating, then transfer the same tray to the freezer and allow the chicken wings to freeze for 1 hour. Remove the wings from the tray and then add them to a Ziplock bag. Seal the bag and return the wings to the freezer.

Want some ideas on what to serve with chicken wings? Then we’ve collated some ideas that will give you some inspiration such as this coleslaw and these fries.


How did you like our crispy hooters wings recipe? Wasn’t it simple and quick to make? It really is! That’s what I have always loved about this recipe. It is so convenient that I feel just one step away from enjoying the delicious hooters hot wings. From their taste to texture, everything is so balanced that you can add them to any cuisine. Just make sure to pair them with the sauce and serve them fresh. So, put on your aprons and cook some fresh and crispy chicken hooters wings at home. And let us know how your experience was cooking them and how easy the recipe was. Your valuable feedback is always appreciated.

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