How Long Should Chicken Wings Be Cooked?

The length of time needed to cook chicken wings depends on the method used; for example, roasting the chicken wings in the oven takes approximately 40 minutes while frying them in a deep fryer takes about 6 minutes. In either case, it is important to ensure that the wings are cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit to kill any potential food-borne illnesses.

The overall amount of time to cook a large batch of chicken wings, whether a person oven roasts or deep fries them, is virtually the same. When roasting wings in the oven, the wings are scattered in an even layer all at once on a baking sheet. When deep frying, it is best to only fry a few at a time. Also, when deep frying, it is a good idea to keep the already fried wings warm in the oven until the entire batch is ready to serve.