Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

Briana

Briana

Last updated on July 22nd, 2020

Everyone loves Crispy Baked Chicken Wings! Even better when you can make them at home with just a few simple ingredients and tools. We season the wings so they have a spicy kick of their own, so they’re good dry or with a side of buffalo sauce! These wings use no oil or breading, so they’re gluten free and much healthier for you than restaurant style. In under an hour, you have craveworthy chicken wings!


hand holding a baked chicken wing with buffalo sauce

Here’s What We Used For These Crispy Baked Chicken Wings:​

Ingredients:



For the optional buffalo sauce (we love it to dip):
  • Butter, unsalted
  • Buffalo sauce of choice (Frank’s Red Hot)
  • Serve with: veggies, blue cheese dressing, ranch dressing, hot sauce (optional)
baked chicken wings with dill ranch and buffalo sauce

Recipe Notes:

Seasoning: You could truly enjoy these as is, without sauce. They’re very good plain! Also, feel free to mix it up with your own spice blends. We simply provide a suggestion. We do recommend mixing your dry seasonings prior to adding them to chicken wings. We also love to season these with a cajun dry rub from time to time, with lemon, garlic and parmesan, or even BBQ! Whatever suits your mood.

A quick note about salt— we do like to use pink salt, but it’s saltier than most other versions you might be used to. If you are user kosher salt for instance, it might be a good idea to use about 2 tsp instead of 1 tsp.

The sauce is super simple. Just melt some butter in a pan, then stir in your buffalo sauce. When it’s time to eat, we like to dip our sauce on the side so that our wings don’t get soggy.

hand holding seasoning blend with raw chicken wings in back

The Method: Make sure you dry your chicken wings off well with paper towels to get rid of any extra moisture. It might seem crazy, but baking powder is part of the formula that dries the skin out so that wings get crispy, but the chicken meat stays juicy. Don’t worry, it doesn’t taste like anything, just don’t accidentally use baking soda. Definitely not the same thing! You want to use about 1 tsp of baking powder per pound of wings.

We also recommend using parchment paper, and flipping the wings halfway thru, so that each side of the wing can get contact with the pan. It might get a little greasier this way, but that doesn’t bother us, especially when the result is super crispy wings! The other secret is the high temperature – we bake ours at 425°F, for 45-50 minutes.

carrots pickles and cucumbers on a black plate

Serve With: Serve with any sides you like. We of course love celery, but with our grocery shopping being limited these days, we ended up just using what we had in the fridge, which was carrots, pickles, and cucumbers, along with ranch dressing and blue cheese dressing!

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Tools:

baked chicken wings with ranch dressing on them

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Let’s Make Them!


Preheat your oven to 425°F. Dry your chicken wings off very well with paper towels to get rid of extra moisture. Mix up your seasoning blend, then coat the wings. We use our hands (with gloves on) to make sure everything is well incorporated. Then, add the baking powder and make sure the wings get well coated with that as well.

Place the wings skin side down on the parchment paper to help crisp up the skin. Cook for 25 minutes, and then flip over, so that both sides of the chicken wings can get nice and crispy for another 25 minutes.

About 5 minutes or so before the wings come out of the oven, heat your butter and hot sauce together in a small saucepan over medium low heat. After combined, put in a dish to use for dipping sauce later.

Now, simply taste, and dunk the chicken wings in sauces, and dig in!

If you get a chance to try this recipe, let us know what you think, would ya?! Leave us a comment, or catch up with us on Facebook or Instagram, or pin to your favorite Pinterest board for later.

baked crispy buffalo wings with carrots and blue cheese dressing

Looking for another easy and delicious keto friendly chicken dinner? Try this Cajun Chicken Alfredo! It’s one of the most popular recipes on our site, and for good reason!

cajun chicken alfredo

Until Next Time,
Briana & Chamere

Crispy Baked Chicken Wings
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Everyone loves Crispy Baked Chicken Wings! Even better when you can make them at home with just a few simple ingredients and tools. We season the wings so they have a spicy kick of their own, so they're good dry or with a side of buffalo sauce! These wings use no oil or breading, so they're gluten free and much healthier for you than restaurant style. In under an hour, you have craveworthy chicken wings!

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked chicken wings, baked wings, buffalo chicken wings, buffalo wings, chicken wings, healthy chicken wings
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 391 kcal
Author: Briana
Ingredients
For the wings:
For the buffalo sauce (optional):
  • 3 tbsp butter, unsalted
  • 1/3 cup buffalo sauce of choice (Frank's Red Hot)
  • Serve with: veggies, blue cheese dressing, ranch dressing, hot sauce (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F. Dry your chicken wings off very well with paper towels to get rid of extra moisture.

  2. Mix up your seasoning blend, then coat the wings. We use our hands (with gloves on) to make sure everything is well incorporated. Then, add the baking powder and make sure the wings get well coated with that as well.

  3. Place the wings skin side down on the parchment paper to help crisp up the skin. Cook for 25 minutes, and then flip over, so that both sides of the chicken wings can get nice and crispy for another 25 minutes.

  4. About 5 minutes or so before the wings come out of the oven, heat your butter and hot sauce together in a small saucepan over medium low heat. After combined, put in a dish to use for dipping sauce later.

  5. Now, simply taste, and dunk the chicken wings in sauces, and dig in!

Recipe Notes

Macros: Macros are estimated as a courtesy via MyFitnessPal and will depend on the seasonings, sauce and brands you use. We can’t guarantee accuracy. 

Makes 4 servings

For the wings only (without buffalo sauce): 391 calories, 4 grams of fat, 1 total carb, 88 grams of protein. 

For the wings with sauce: 466 calories, 12 grams of fat, 1 total carb, 88 grams of protein. 

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