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Oven Baked Chicken Wings

5 from 1 vote
Total Time: 35 mins

These healthier Oven Baked Chicken Wings are super easy to make and without the mess of frying. They are tossed in a simple mixture of flour, baking powder, salt and pepper, then baked until crispy golden brown perfection.

You can never go wrong with a platter of wings, try my Garlic Butter Parmesan Wings, Honey Lemon Pepper Wings, or Salt and Pepper Wings too.

Oven Baked Chicken wings in a parchment lined basket. Surrounded by carrots, celery, and dipping sauce.

What I Love About Baked Wings:

  • The perfect appetizer or “appetizer for dinner” to feed a few people or a crowd.
  • They are the healthier option to deep-fried wings.
  • Versatile- dip them, sauce them, or eat them plain. The possibilities are endless!
  • Crispy every single time (if you follow my method and use baking powder).

Oven Baked Chicken Wings Ingredients

These crispy chicken wings require 4 basic pantry ingredients, 5 if you include the chicken wings. Here is a few notes on them:

  • Chicken Wings: Look for the wings labeled “party style” or “party wings.” These have the wingettes and drumettes separated which will save you time cutting the two apart.
  • All- Purpose Flour: Any brand of unbleached flour works great. I cannot recommend any other types of flour, they have not been tested.
  • Baking Powder: This what makes the wings even crispier, so don’t skip it! Baking powder changes the chemistry of the chicken skin making it even crunchier as it heats and bakes.
  • Salt and Black Pepper: Essential seasoning in any dish, including wings.
Ingredients. Chicken wings, flour, baking powder, salt and pepper, parsley garnish on the side.

How To Make Oven Baked Chicken Wings

These chicken wings are such a breeze! They take only minutes to prep and the rest of the time they are getting crispy in the oven.

  1. Remove chicken wings from the refrigerator and allow them to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Doing this takes the chill off and promotes a more even bake.
  2. Prep the wings by patting them dry with a paper towel. Removing the excess moisture helps them to crisp up.
  3. Toss in flour, baking powder, salt, and black pepper.
  4. Arrange on a rack lined baking sheet, in a single layer with some space.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden and crispy.
  6. Serve immediately (plain, with dipping sauces on the side, or tossed in sauce)
Chicken wings tossed in seasoning and baking powder on a rack lined baking sheet. Ready to go in the oven.

Storing and Reheating Wings

Any leftover wings should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. To reheat any leftover chicken wings, just place them on a rack lined baking sheet and bake at 425 °F (218 °C) until warmed through and crispy again, about 10 minutes.

Variations and Sauces for Chicken Wings:

There are so many ways you can jazz up these crispy chicken wings.

Change up the spices: If you want more than boring ole salt and pepper you can add paprika, garlic powder, or other spices to the seasoning mixture before you bake the wings.

Dip them in: Ranch, Chipotle Southwest Sauce, blue cheese, Hot Honey Sauce, honey mustard, or your favorite dipping sauce.

Coat them in: Apple Butter BBQ Sauce, buffalo sauce, Carolina Gold BBQ Sauce, garlic parmesan sauce, or other barbecue sauces.

Sauce and bake again for deep flavor: Garlic Butter Parmesan, Honey Lemon Pepper, or Salt and Pepper crispy wings!

Hand holding chicken wing and ready to dip in sauce.

Frequently Asked Questions About Chicken Wings

How do I cut chicken wings?

If you happened to buy chicken wings that have the wingette and drumette connected, you will want to seperate them. This makes them easier to cook and even easier to eat. All you need to do is use sharp kitchen shears or a knife and cut through the joint that separates the two. To avoid this buy party wings that are already pre cut into wingettes and drumettes.

What temperature do you bake chicken wings at?

Wings should always be baked at very high heat, this is what makes the skin crispy and crunchy. Baking wings at 450 °F (232 °C) for 15 minutes and 425 °F (218 °C) for 15 minutes results in the best tasting wings. I know this seems very hot and it can be tempting to turn the heat down, but don’t.

Do I need to flip the chicken wings as they bake?

If you bake your chicken wings on a wire rack then no. The space between the baking rack and baking sheet will crisp the underside of the wings. If you bake your wings directly on the baking sheet you will need to flip them half way through the bake time.

How do you know when baked chicken wings are cooked?

The wings will be fully cooked once they have turned a golden brown color and are crispy. I like to slice into the meat of one just to make sure the juices and clear and the meat is a white/ light brown color. The internal temperature of chicken wings should be 165°F if you want to use a meat thermometer to check.

Are baked chicken wings healthy?

Yes! They are packed with protein and much healthier than wings deep-fried in oil.

Close up of crispy baked chicken wings garnished with parsley.

Fun Food to Serve With Wings:


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Oven Baked Chicken wings in a parchment lined basket.

Oven Baked Chicken Wings

Elizabeth Swoish
These easy Oven Baked Chicken Wings are crispy without the mess of deep frying (thanks to baking powder). Eat these chicken wings plain, tossed in your favorite sauce, or dipped! Make a platter of multiple options and watch them disappear.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Servings 24 wings
Calories 61 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 3 pounds chicken wings
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Remove chicken wings from the refrigerator and allow them to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 450 °F and prepare a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place an oven-safe wire rack on top of the aluminum foil lined baking sheet.
  • Pat dry chicken wings and toss in all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, black pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Place seasoned chicken wings on the rack lined baking sheet, in a single layer and keeping space between them.
  • Bake the seasoned chicken wings for 15 minutes and then reduce oven to 425 °F and continue to bake for 15 more minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and serve immediately plain, with dipping sauces on the side, or tossed in sauce.

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Notes

Storing Information:

  • In the refrigerator, covered, for up to 4 days. 

Reheating Information:

  • Place leftover wings on a rack lined baking sheet and bake at 425 °F (218 °C) until warmed through and crispy again, about 10 minutes.
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By Elizabeth Swoish on October 28th, 2022

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