How To Make Outback Steakhouse Kookaburra Wings At Home

Kookaburra wings with blue cheese and celery

I don’t know if the Outback Steakhouse Kookaburra wings have anything to do with the Kookaburra bird (seriously). Also, I tried looking into Outback steakhouse secret menu but didn’t find the reason behind this unique choice of a name. But what I know is that these Kookaburra wings are brown, crispy, spicy, and saucy.

The Kookaburra wings are the Outback Steakhouse’s amped version of hot wings. The wings are covered in spicy breading with a usual spice blend. What’s unusual is the addition of cheese topping into the mixture that makes it a little cheesy and a whole lot of awesome. Also, this recipe stays authentic to the Restaurant version of the recipe it has copycatted (sounds better than copied) and uses shortening to fry the wings. This makes them taste exactly like the restaurant. If you don’t agree with this choice, you can just fry them in oil. No one will bat an eye.

When all is said and fried, the wings are tossed in a diluted hot sauce and served with blue cheese and celery (your staple sidekicks to fried wings). If you have the spice tolerance of a marshmallow, I suggest you keep a sweet drink by your side. So, without teasing you any further, let me get straight to the point and share with you the recipe for the Outback Steakhouse Kookaburra wings. But before you read out the entire recipe, check out other recipes from the Outback Steakhouse menu.

1. Outback Steakhouse Seared Peppered Ahi The Outback Steakhouse seared peppered ahi is a delicious tuna steak. It is covered in a spicy mustard dressing and sesame seeds. Then, the fish is seared, simple. What makes it special is the dipping sauce made with tamari, ginger, lemon, maple syrup, and sesame oil.

2. Outback Steakhouse Baby Back Ribs Season you ribs before slowly cooking them and then slap some sauce over them to make the exact version of Outback Steakhouse baby back ribs. The barbecue sauce is made with bacon, onion, and garlic. It also has sweet, sour, and spicy condiments.

3. Outback Steakhouse Firecracker Salmon The Outback Steakhouse firecracker salmon is a crispy seasoned salmon baked with a spicy sauce called the firecracker sauce. The fiery sauce is made with garlic, ginger, sugar, chili flakes, low-sodium soy sauce, chili sauce, and sriracha.

4. Outback Steakhouse Victoria’s Filet- The Outback Steakhouse Victoria’s filet is a different take on the classic filet mignon. The steak is grilled and then topped with a buttery and crumbly mixture. This combination is then broiled to give you a beautiful Victoria’s Filet.

What Equipment Will You Need To Make Outback Steakhouse Kookaburra Wings?

  • Medium Bowl and Small Bowl- Make the breading for the wings in the medium bowl and hot sauce in the small bowl.
  • Plate- Once you have breaded the wings, place them on the plate to let them set.  
  • Fryer- Heat your shortening in the fryer and fry your chicken wings in it. 
  • Rack- Once the chicken wings are fried, place the chicken on the rack so that the excess oil drips off. 
  • Tongs, Slotted Spoon, and Spoon- Use the tongs to gently pick the wings out of the bowl of the hot sauce. Once the wings are fried, take them out of the pan with a slotted spoon. Also, use a spoon to mix the flour and spices. 

How Much Time Will You Need To Make Outback Steakhouse Kookaburra Wings?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
10 Minutes 35 Minutes 45 Minutes

What Ingredients Will You Need To Outback Steakhouse Kookaburra Wings?

  • Chicken Wings– For this recipe, you should use small wings instead of big ones. The reason behind that is that the smaller wings cook better and are juicier. So, I’d recommend using the small, cute wings.
  • All-Purpose Flour- The flour puts the ‘bread’ in the breading. Add everything to the flour and mix it.
  • Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Cheddar Cheese Topping- Add this cheese topping into the breading mixture to add a cheesy flavor to the breading. 
  • Spice Blend- The spice blend is a mixture of salt, chili powder, and ground black pepper. It also has cayenne pepper, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and some ground cumin. There is also a dash of ground cloves to make it spicier. 
  • Shortening- Restaurants use shortening for frying the wings. This gives them a rich flavor. If you don’t want to use shortening, you can also use canola oil or vegetable oil. 
  • Hot Sauce and Water- Mix hot sauce with some water and toss the wings in it. 

Kookaburra wings with blue cheese and celery

Steps To Make Outback Steakhouse Kookaburra Wings

1. Let’s Get That Bread-ing

Preheat the shortening to a temperature of 375°F in the fryer and keep it ready for frying.

Now, take a medium bowl and add the flour, cheese topping, salt, and ground black pepper to it. Also, add cayenne pepper, chili powder, and paprika to it to make the breading spicy. Lastly, add onion powder, garlic powder, ground cumin, and a dash of ground cloves to it and mix everything. You have a spicy and cheesy breading for your wings. 

2. Gentle Reminder, Fry Them Good

Now, coat each wing with this breading and place them on a plate. Keep the plate in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes so that the breading sets.

When your shortening is hot enough to scare the devil, gently let down the wings in the fryer and fry them for about 8-10 minutes until the wings are crispy and golden brown. When they are fried, take them out and place them on a rack to drain off the excess oil from the wings. You can use paper towels as well to dry them a bit. 

3. Flaming Hot Wings

Now, take a small bowl and add the hot wings and water to it and mix. The water dilutes the sauce a bit. Toss the wings in the hot sauce so that they are covered perfectly with it. 

Take the wings gently out of the bowl and place them on a serving plate. Serve the copycat Outback Steakhouse Kookaburra wings with blue cheese dip and celery and 

Nutritional Information

Calories536 kcal
Fat46 g
Saturated Fat18 g
Cholesterol124 mg
Sodium927 mg
Carbohydrates7 g
Fiber1 g
Protein22 g

How Will The Outback Steakhouse Kookaburra Wings Look And Taste Like?

The Outback Steakhouse Kookaburra wings look crispy and hot. The hot sauce gives the wings a slight red tint. The breading is crispy and spicy and the hot factor is accentuated with the spicy hot sauce. The chicken is tender and juicy. Trust me; you can’t just have one. You have to have more of these.

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Outback Steakhouse Kookaburra Wings

Outback Steakhouse Kookaburra Wings Recipe

The Outback Steakhouse Kookaburra wings are deep-fried juicy wings with a spicy breading. They are covered in hot sauce and served with blue cheese and celery. These delicious wings are to die for!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course copycat
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 536 kcal

Equipment

  • Medium Bowl and Small Bowl
  • Plate
  • Fryer
  • Rack
  • Tongs, Slotted Spoon, and Spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 10 small Chicken Wings
  • 2 tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tablespoon Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Cheddar Cheese Topping
  • A dash of Ground Cloves
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • ¾ teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon Paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon Onion Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 48 ounces Shortening
  • 2 tablespoons Hot Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Water

Instructions
 

  • In the fryer, preheat the shortening to a temperature of 375°F.
  • Now, in a medium bowl, add the flour, cheese topping, salt, and ground black pepper. Also, add cayenne pepper, chili powder, and paprika to it. Lastly, add onion powder, garlic powder, ground cumin, and a dash of ground cloves to it and mix everything.
  • Coat each wing with this breading and place them on a plate. Keep the plate in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes so that the breading sets.
  • Then, gently place your wings in the fryer and fry them for about 8-10 minutes until the wings are crispy and golden brown.
  • When they are fried, take them out and place them on a rack to drain off the excess oil from the wings.
  • Now, take a small bowl and add the hot wings and water to it and mix. Toss the wings in the hot sauce so that they are covered perfectly with it.
  • Take the wings gently out of the bowl and place them on a serving plate. Serve the Kookaburra wings with blue cheese dip and celery.

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Nutrition

Serving: 2.5wingsCalories: 536kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 22gFat: 46gSaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 124mgSodium: 927mgFiber: 1g
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