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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 522kcal
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


  • In a bowl, combine flour and salt and pepper to taste. Dredge chicken wings in flour to fully coat.
  • 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.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. 
  • Add sugar and stir until dissolved.
  •  Add orange juice and heavy cream, stirring constantly. 
  • Stir in cinnamon and nutmeg and continue to cook for about 1 to 2 minutes or until sauce is thickened.
  • In a bowl, toss the chicken wings with the citrus caramel sauce. Serve immediately.


Calories: 522kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 261mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 725IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2.2mg