I know what you're thinking. "Rice INSIDE of the chicken?" The answer is: ohhh yes.
If you have never had stuffed chicken wings before, you are in for a delicious surprise!
So the first thing you need to do is prep/cook whatever you are going to put into the chicken and set it aside. For me, I made jambalaya rice out of the box (gasp) to save on time. After I made my rice, I let it stand on low and started to prepare my chicken wings.
First thing's first: we need to clean the wings and wash them off. And if you don't know how, here is an article you can read about how to do it correctly. Then once your chicken is cleaned and you shake the excess water off, you want to start the deboning process. Check out this video tutorial that taught my how to debone a chicken wing here.
Once the wings are deboned, then it's time to prepare the wings themselves. You can toss them in a little bit of extra virgin olive oil, and then coat them with spices like paprika, salt, and pepper.
To remain safe with handling the uncooked chicken, scoop a bowl of rice and set the pot of the rest aside if you are not going to use all of the rice (and only fill the chicken with the one specific bowl of rice if you're using your hands to scoop).
Once the chickens are stuffed about 3/4 of the way with your rice (or stuffing), push the ends inside the chicken to sort of fold an edge so the stuffing does not leak out.
Then, on the stovetop pan, sear the chicken wings to your likeness. Remember, we're not actually cooking them just yet, but rather, we are getting a nice crisp to the skin before we bake the chicken.
Once your chicken wings are seared, bake them in the oven at 350 degrees (F) for 15-18 minutes. Use a meat thermometer to confirm they are done; according to the USDA safe minimum, you need minimum 165 degrees F for safe-to-eat chicken parts.
Then you're done and ready to enjoy your stuffed chicken wings!
If you actively remember to fold the wings inside when you're done filling them and make sure they stay that way while you sear them, you too will see that they do not leak or fall apart while baking them in the oven.
So now I can take a fork and open up my chicken wing!
So unbelievably tasty!
What would you stuff your chicken wings with?