How to Make Crispiest, Tastiest BAKED Chicken Wings You’ve Ever Had!

My family LOVES chicken wings but they can be so expensive to order them from a restaurant. And making them at home is messy and time-consuming right? Wrong! I promise you, these will be the crispiest, tastiest baked chicken wings you’ve ever had!

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Some people are very particular about chicken wings. They would never consider amazing wings to be made at home much less in the oven! Today I’m sharing my favorite way to make wings without the mess of frying.

The Ingredients

The Instructions

The first thing you want to do is prep the pan and your oven. Set the oven to 250˚F and line your baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place a rack on top of the foil and spray with cooking spray.

Take the prepared chicken wings and toss them in a bowl with the baking powder and salt. MAKE SURE you’re using baking powder and NOT baking soda! You’re looking to just evenly coat them but every single nook doesn’t need to be covered. The baking powder is what makes the skin CRISPY!

Now, place the wings evenly on the rack and make sure they’re not touching one another. Bake in the 250˚F oven for 30 minutes. After the 30-minute timer alerts, up the temperature in the oven to 425˚F and bake for another 45 – 50 minutes, turning once about halfway through. I do this so that I get even crispiness on the wing.

crispy baked chicken wings

When you’ve achieved the desired crispiness, remove the wings from the oven and let them rest for about 5 minutes.

Next, and this is my favorite part, toss them with your favorite sauce. We LOVE homemade Buffalo Wing sauce or Garlic Parmesan Sauce (see recipe card below).

That’s it! Serve with chunky BLUE CHEESE dressing for the perfect wings!

crispy baked chicken wings

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How to Make Crispiest, Tastiest Chicken Wings You've Ever Had!

These are the crispiest, tastiest, baked chicken wings you will ever eat. AND I added some of my favorites sauces to dress them with at the end of the recipe! You'll never order takeout wings again!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Servings 4 People

Ingredients
  

For Chicken

  • 10-12 Whole Chicken Wings Cut into flats/drumettes.
  • 2 TBSP Aluminum Free Baking POWDER
  • 1 Tsp Kosher Salt
  • Sauce of Choice See below for ideas

For Buffalo Wing Sauce

  • 1 Cup Hot Sauce (Like Frank's Red Hot)
  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 TBSP Brown Sugar

For Garlic Parmesan Sauce

  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 2 Cloves Minced Garlic
  • 3 TBSP Grated Parmesan Cheese

Instructions
 

For Chicken

  • Preheat the oven to 250˚F.
  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a rack on top. Spray with cooking spray to prepare for wings.
  • Place flats and drumettes in a bowl and sprinkle the baking powder and salt on top. Using gloved hands, mix together until the chicken is evenly coated.
  • Place the wings on the baking rack and bake for 30 minutes.
  • At the 30 minute mark increase the oven temperature to 425˚F, leaving the chicken in the oven. Bake until crispy about 50 minutes flipping the chicken once so they're crisp on both sides.
  • Remove the chicken from the oven and let them rest while you prepare the sauce. (See Notes)

For Buffalo Wing Sauce

  • Add hot sauce and butter to a small saucepan on medium-low heat. Allow the butter to melt.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and whisk until smooth.
  • Simmer together for 2-3 minutes and then toss with chicken wings.

For Garlic Parmesan Sauce

  • Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.
  • Add the garlic and keep warm.
  • When wings are ready, add half of the parmesan cheese to the butter mixture and toss with wings.
  • Sprinkle the remaining parmesan cheese over the wings and serve.

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