Crispy Italian Fliers -- Chicken Wings

Crispy Italian Fliers -- Chicken Wings
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Recipe for Crispy Italian Fliers -- Chicken Wings with an Italian accent!


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup finely ground white cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme, lightly crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder,
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 chicken wings, cut in half at joints tips removed and discarded (click here for detailed prep instructions)
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • warm marinara sauce for dipping, optional (click here for recipe)


  1. Makes 24 Pieces
  2. Prepare wings for cooking, click here for detailed photo instructions.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, Parmesan, oregano, thyme, basil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.  Coat the wings in the mixture and shake off any excess.
  4. Pour about 1 inch of vegetable oil into a frying pan and heat to 350°F.  Fry the wings for 5 to 6 minutes on each side or until golden brown.  You may need to turn frequently near the end for even browning.  Drain the wings on a rack set over a platter.
  5. Serve the wings with warm marinara sauce for dipping if desired.