The Very Best Crispy Baked Chicken Wings Recipe

Crisp skin, tender meat, this is the very BEST Crispy Baked Chicken Wings recipe ever. Tested and perfected for years, these chicken wings are truly crispy oven baked magic. Great for game day or a healthy, satisfying snack!

Truly the very BEST Crispy Baked Chicken Wings Recipe ever, no fail and crispy results every single time. Super easy to make. | Thesuburbansoapbox.com

I think the Super Bowl is right around the corner…is it not?  I’m always totally oblivious to what is going on in the world of football until it’s time for the Super Bowl…and then I start sniffing around for food. Because, really, that’s why everyone really watches the game…for the food, right? No?  Just me?  Well, that and the commercials because there’s always one that makes me laugh for months. Like the baby with the Doritos…that’s good stuff.

Truly the very BEST Crispy Baked Chicken Wings Recipe ever, no fail and crispy results every single time. Super easy to make. | Thesuburbansoapbox.com

And so are the wings but I have a hard time eating without guilt because wings to me….they’re like crack. And I can eat them non-stop. Take me to an “all-you-can-eat” wing joint and I’ll shut the place down. But the one thing I hate about making wings at home is the mess…when you fry them, they spatter everywhere and on everything. And it’s a sticky situation that you have going on for as long as I’m laughing at those commercials….months, I tell you. So, I started baking my wings YEARS ago…before it was a thang. And I was never really satisfied with the results.  Because sometimes they’d start out crispy and then…not so much…more like sticky. Which sticky can be very good like these Asian Glazed wings but when you want crispy….you want CRISPY.

Truly the very BEST Crispy Baked Chicken Wings Recipe ever, no fail and crispy results every single time. Super easy to make. | Thesuburbansoapbox.com

So, I took on the daunting task of doing some research and learning a bit of science about the way chicken cooks. And I learned a lot from Serious Eats and Alton Brown, a ton.  Like how you need to dry out the wings ahead of time so they don’t turn into a slippery, slimy mess.  And how baking powder is the magic ingredient needed to make all those little bubbles and pockets that hang onto the sauce once you toss them. I used baking soda on these Old Bay Wings and they turned out splendidly but the baking powder….that is the reason we now have the Very Best Crispy Baked Chicken Wings Recipe right here in front of us.

Truly the very BEST Crispy Baked Chicken Wings Recipe ever, no fail and crispy results every single time. Super easy to make. | Thesuburbansoapbox.com

The Very Best Crispy Baked Chicken Wings are super easy to make and, virtually, mess-free.  You toss all the ingredients in a large zip-top bag or bowl. Then arrange your chicken wings on a baking rack placed over a baking sheet. Transfer to the refrigerator to “dry” for 8 hours…or even better, overnight. Then bake for 1 hour. Crispy, golden wings will magically appear in your oven and you will be forever grateful that I spent years testing and studying to get this right.

Truly the very BEST Crispy Baked Chicken Wings Recipe ever, no fail and crispy results every single time. Super easy to make. | Thesuburbansoapbox.com

The Very Best Crispy Baked Chicken Wings are fantastic on their own, like mini pieces of fried chicken.  You can dip them in some blue cheese dressing or your favorite Buffalo wing sauce.  Or get creative and turn them into these Honey Habanero Wings or my favorite….Garlic Parmesan Wings!

The Very Best Crispy Baked Chicken Wings Recipe

Course: Appetizer, Dinner, lunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Chicken Wings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 9 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 240 kcal
Author: Kellie

Extra Crispy Baked Chicken Wings are like oven magic. The BEST way to bake chicken wings so your guests will think they're fried!

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 3 1/2 pounds chicken wings

Instructions

  1. Add the baking powder and kosher salt to a bowl or zip top bag. Mix to combine.
  2. Place the wings in the bag or bowl and toss to coat.
  3. Arrange the wings on a baking rack set over a baking sheet about 1/2 inch apart.
  4. Transfer to the refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight.
  5. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  6. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Flip the wings over and continue to bake for 30 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.
  7. Serve immediately with blue cheese dressing or toss in wing sauce, if desired.

Recipe Notes

Total time includes 8 hours of chilling.

Nutrition Facts
The Very Best Crispy Baked Chicken Wings Recipe
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 240 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 1389mg 58%
Potassium 470mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 3.1%
Vitamin C 0.9%
Calcium 14.3%
Iron 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

6 comments on “The Very Best Crispy Baked Chicken Wings Recipe”

  1. Yes, super easy but also super salty. Does the salt do something with the baking powder to make them crispy or can I reduce or even eliminate it?

  2. How long is too long to let them dry? If I prep them the night before in order to bake them for dinner the next night, is that too long?

  3. WOW! so simple, yet SO tasty! This is fantastic, yum. Thanks for the recipe.

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