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Brazilian Chicken Wings (Frango À Passarinho)

These crispy and juicy chicken wings are marinated in garlic, lime juice, and paprika, and then fried until golden brown. Served with a side of lime wedges, these wings are perfect for game day or any gathering.

Tasty Team
May 14, 2023
97% would make again
Brazilian Chicken Wings (Frango À Passarinho)


for 3 servings

  • 10 chicken wings, or drumettes
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup lime juice (60 mL)
  • 1 cup flour (125 g)
  • oil, for frying

To serve

  • lime wedge
  • garlic, finely chopped

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 586
  • Fat 34g
  • Carbs 38g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugar 0g
  • Protein 30g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  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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Brazilian Chicken Wings (Frango À Passarinho)