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Brazilian Chicken Wings (Frango À Passarinho)

by Alvin Zhou featured in Fried Chicken from Around the World


for 3 servings

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

To serve

  • lime wedge
  • garlic, finely chopped
    Calories 585
    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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