The Best Baked Chicken Wings Ever Recipe – easy and delicious classic chicken wings that are crunchy and delicious with a rich and savory spicy sauce!
If you’re looking for crispy, crunchy classic chicken wings – baked to perfection in the oven – these chicken wings will be your new favorite!
These oven baked chicken wings are juicy and tender every time, with a crunchy crust that tastes deep fried.
This method for perfect baked chicken wings never fails to deliver… it’s one of our all time favorite chicken wing recipes!
I hope you love these baked chicken wings as much as I do – and be sure to check out my baked Lemon Garlic Parmesan wings while you’re here!
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Tips to Easy Clean Baked Chicken Wings
Baking chicken wings in the oven can be a dreadfully messy job to clean up – but with a couple of tips and tricks, you can bake and sauce your chicken wings without making a huge mess.
-Line a baking sheet with foil.
-When chicken has cooked, let sit on paper towels to absorb excess oil. Then move wings to bowl to get coated in sauce.
How to Sauce Chicken Wings
Coating chicken wings in hot sauce or buffalo sauce can be messy – and can be a little tricky with unbreaded wings – but my tips to perfectly sauce wings will get you tons of flavor, all over your wings!
-When cooked, add wings to a large bowl.
-Melt butter and add sauce, mixing in a small sauce pot until combined and butter is melted.
-Toss cooked chicken wings in sauce in the bowl to coat.
How to get Crunchy Oven Baked Chicken Wings
Crispy and crunchy wings – with no extra breading – take a bit of technique to get to perfectly mimic a deep fried wings texture.
If you’re looking for crunchy keto chicken wings – this is one technique you will want to bookmark to use again and again!
-Pat wings dry completely before baking.
We’re using the fat in the chicken wings to crisp them without frying – which is easier if wings are completely dry going into the oven.
Excess liquid from packaging or water on your wings can cause wings to steam instead of crisp – making skin soggier. Quickly pat wings dry with a paper towel to get a crispier wing.
-Cook wings on wire rack for extra crispy wings.
Cooking chicken wings on a wire rack encourages better air circulation all around the chicken wings, which will help them cook faster and crisp more.
Lightly grease wire racks with olive oil, coconut oil, or another fat you prefer to make it less likely to stick to the chicken wings.
–Toss the wings in sauce after they are cooked.
This will help to reduce any chance for your wings to get soggy from the sauce.
Make sure to use from the oven hot wings – the sauce sticks better to hotter wings what have been patted dry with paper towels to remove excess oil and fat and then tossed with sauce.
Keto Baked Chicken Wings
These wings don’t need baking soda, baking powder, vegetable oil or olive oil – we’re using chicken wings own fat to crisp our wings into perfection – for a crunchy, delicious bite with tons of buffalo sauce!
Normally baking wings can result in a softer wing – the fat is beautifully rendered, but the skin doesn’t have much crunch.
These baked wings use hot air all around your wings (by putting them on a wire rack over your baking sheet) to help them crisp naturally and get a crunchy, delicious flavor without frying.
How to Cut Chicken Wing Pieces
I often buy flats of chicken wings from my grocery store because they are much more affordable – and often more fresh!
Cutting your own chicken wings saves a ton of money, so I try to always trim my own chicken wings whenever I can. For this recipe, you can use the whole wing intact – but I find the texture is the best when I cut them.
Cutting chicken wings down to pieces makes them easier to eat, and also helps get a super crispy texture!
To cut chicken wings into thirds – flat, drumette, and tip of the wing – follow the instructions below:
-Using a sharp large chefs knife, feel for the joints between the 3 main parts to a chicken wing – the wing tip, the flats, and the drumette.
-Bend the joints backwards, using your hands, to get them to loosen.
-Use your knife to feel where the bones come together, and pressing down hard, cut through the joint. (You don’t want to try to cut the bone – but find the space in between the bones.)
-While you can cook wing tips, they often dont have much (if any) meat to them. Discard any that don’t look to offer you much meat.
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- 2 lbs chicken wings, cut into thirds (wing tips, drumettes, flats)
- 4 tbsp butter
- 1/4 cup Franks Hot buffalo sauce or hot peri peri sauce
To Bake Crispy Wings:
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Line two large baking sheets (with a large rim) with parchment paper or foil.
- Set a wire rack (preferably a nonstick rack, or lightly greased) over baking sheets.
- Pat chicken wings dry with paper towels.
- Divide wings between wire racks and spread out in a single layer.
- Bake wings until cooked through and skin is crispy, 45–50 minutes.
- For extra crunch, broil under broiler on high for 2-3 minutes per side - watch CAREFULLY to make sure wings don't burn or over-crisp.
For the Sauce:
- Melt butter in sauce pot until foamy.
- Vigorously whisk in sauce until well combined.
To Coat the Buffalo Wings:
- Pat wings dry out of oven with paper towels.
- In a large mixing bowl, add wings.
- Drizzle sauce over wings and toss vigorously until evenly coated.
- Serve immediately.
- Frank's RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce, 12 Fl Oz, Pack of 2
- Nando's Extra Extra Hot PERi-PERi Sauce - Gluten Free | Non GMO l 4.7 Oz (4 Pack)
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Serving Size2 wing pieces
Amount Per ServingCalories 290 Total Fat 23g Saturated Fat 9g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 12g Cholesterol 73mg Sodium 504mg Carbohydrates 8g Fiber 1g Sugar 1g Protein 13g