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Citrus Caramel Wings

Citrus Caramel Chicken Wings are the perfect party food or dinner meal. Fried to golden perfection and drenched in a citrusy caramel sauce, they're finger-licking, lip-smacking amazing.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 522 kcal
Author Lalaine


  • 3 pounds chicken wings, tips removed and split at the joints
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup flour
  • canola oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. In a bowl, combine flour and salt and pepper to taste. Dredge chicken wings in flour to fully coat.
  2. In a pan over medium heat, heat about 2-inches deep of oil. Add chicken in batches and deep- fry, turning as needed, for about 10 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.
  3. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. 

  4. Add sugar and stir until dissolved.

  5.  Add orange juice and heavy cream, stirring constantly. 

  6. Stir in cinnamon and nutmeg and continue to cook for about 1 to 2 minutes or until sauce is thickened.

  7. In a bowl, toss the chicken wings with the citrus caramel sauce. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Citrus Caramel Wings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 522 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g 52%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 141mg 47%
Sodium 166mg 7%
Potassium 261mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Sugars 9g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 14.5%
Vitamin C 7.3%
Calcium 4.1%
Iron 12.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.