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Brazilian Chicken Wings (Frango À Passarinho)

from the video Fried Chicken from Around the World ▶︎

by Alvin Zhou


for 3 servings

  • 10 chicken wings, or drumettes
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 1 cup flour
  • oil, for frying

To serve

  • lime wedge
  • garlic, finely chopped


  1. Combine the chicken with the garlic, salt, pepper, and lime juice in a bowl until evenly coated. Cover with cling film and refrigerate for about an hour.
  2. Dip each chicken wing in the flour, shaking off excess.
  3. Heat oil in a large pot to about 375°F.
  4. Fry half of the chicken wings at a time until dark golden brown. The oil temperature will drop to about 350°F.
  5. Drain on paper towels.
  6. Serve with lime wedges and fried garlic.
  7. Enjoy!
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