About the Recipe
Baked chicken wings fit in the party category in my mind and I love to bake them alongside some vegetable dip, BBQ Meatballs, and a Classic Cheeseball!
4 pounds chicken wings , halved at joints, wingtips discarded
2 Tablespoons baking powder *aluminum free
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Honey BBQ Sauce
It’s football season and what appetizer is better with game-day then crispy baked chicken wings?! Seriously, these little guys are the bomb.com! They’re baked to crispy perfection, and then tossed in the most delicious sweet and spicy buffalo sauce. They’re totally addicting and perfect for game day! Make them ASAP, and then thank me later! 🙂Don’t worry if you're not into spicy foods. I have some sauces for you as well below!
What I LOVE about these Baked Wings:
Healthier- without the deep frying, you get wings that are lower in fat and total calories!
Crispy- I’ve got tips to help you ensure you still get that nice crispy chicken wing texture.
5 minute prep!
How to make Baked Chicken Wings:
Dry the wings well with paper towels. This is essential to getting a crispy coating.
Toss with dry spice rub. Combine the salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and baking powder in a small bowl. Then sprinkle the seasoning over the wings, tossing to evenly coat.
Bake. Arrange wings, skin side up and bake, turning every 20 minutes until wings are crispy and browned. The total cook time will depend on the size of the wings but may take up to 1 hour.
Toss in sauce. Remove from the oven allow it to rest for 5 minutes before tossing in desired sauce. I made a quick buffalo sauce with Frank's hot sauce, sugar and water.
For Crispy Wings, DO THIS:
Dry them well! After removing your wings from the packaging, be sure to dry them REALLY well. Use paper towels to blot away any moisture, pressing firmly on the wings. The less moisture left in the skin, the more crispy your wings will be!
Use Baking Powder. Baking powder will help ensure that your wings brown nicely and it also helps create that desired crispy coating.
Baking Temperature Matters!
We all want our oven baked chicken wings to taste like they were fried, right? Or at least have that delicious crispy texture. Aside from the tricks listed above, it’s also important to get the correct oven temperature! The ideal oven temperature for crispy baked wings is 425°F.
Sauce for Chicken Wings:
This is the fun part…We love to have several different sauces available to try, including:
Buffalo sauce (recipe below)
Honey BBQ sauce (recipe below)
or any other favorite sauce!
Serve wings with:
Fresh veggies and dip
Any game-day appetizer
Adjust your oven rack to the upper-middle position. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire rack (I use a cooling rack) on top. Spray the rack with non-stick spray.
Use paper towels to pat the wings dry and place them in a large bowl. It's important to dry them REALLY well!
Combine the salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and baking powder in a small bowl. Then sprinkle the seasoning over the wings, tossing to evenly coat.
Arrange wings, skin side up, in a single layer on a prepared wire rack.
Bake on the upper middle oven rack, turning every 20 minutes until the wings are crispy and browned. The total cook time will depend on the size of the wings but may take up to 1 hour.
Remove from the oven and let it stand for 5 minutes. Transfer wings to bowl and toss with sauce.
For Buffalo sauce:
In a medium saucepan over medium heat stir together all sauce ingredients. Mix well until sugar has dissolved.
Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature before adding to wings (or prepare the sauce ahead of time and refrigerate).
For Honey BBQ sauce:
Heat the sauce ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Pour the warm honey BBQ sauce on top and gently toss to coat.