Homemade Crispy BAKED Chicken Wings Recipe! The wings become so CRISPY and crunchy on the outside while juicy and tender on the inside, you’d never know they weren’t deep-fried. The best part, they are so much healthier and easier to make than traditional fried wings.

Once you give these chicken wings a try, you will never want to order wings at a restaurant again! You’ll make these for game day and as an appetizer for all of your parties.

Oven baked chicken wings on a plate topped with fresh greens.

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Chicken is our favorite protein to cook with. From baked Chicken Thighs to the creamy Chicken Casserole or even Chicken Carbonara – you just can’t go wrong with chicken.

However, chicken wings hold a special place in my heart, ha! Wings are always a huge hit as an appetizer or side for parties and gatherings.

baked chicken wings-

This baked chicken wings recipe is going to become a HIT! We are completely skipping all the frying. But don’t let that stop you from making the wings, they taste JUST AS AMAZING as fried wings – you’ll feel less guilty about not having any self-control, ha!

Seasoned crispy and crunchy wings ready in under an hour with like a 5-minute prep time! Winner recipe!

If you want a sauce for your wings, try the Homemade Buffalo Mild Sauce.

Baked chicken wings topped with fresh greens next to a bowl of ranch.

how do you make oven-baked crispy chicken wings?

  1. Pat chicken completely dry. You can use a kitchen towel or paper towel.
  2. In a bowl combine the ingredients for the seasoning.
  3. Add the chicken to a bowl and coat with the seasoning and baking powder.
  4. Layout the chicken onto a baking rack.
  5. Bake wings until crispy to touch, about 45-55 minutes, depending on the size of the wings and your oven.
  6. If you will be using a sauce for the wings, prepare whatever sauce.
  7. Coat the wings generously in the sauce and ENJOY!

CHEF’S TIP: You want to prep your baking sheet. Line the bottom of a rimmed baking sheet with foil for easier cleanup (you’ll thank me later). Place an oven-safe cooling rack inside the baking sheet. This is KEY to getting really crispy wings on all sides. Don’t forget to grease the rack with spray or oil.

[The SECRET to the crispy baked wings is making sure you remove all the moisture from the chicken. Pat the chicken wings with a paper towel until the wings are completely dry.]

How to baked chicken wings with a simple traditional seasoning.

tips how to make crispy baked wings-

This recipe for baked wings is SO easy!. We share some tips and tricks and answer some frequently asked questions to ensure you get the BEST baked wings every time.

  • PAT DRY- Your wings must be completely (and I mean completely) dry before you season them.
  • Can I use frozen wings? No! Never use frozen wings, make sure they are completely thawed before using. They’ll burn on the outside and be uncooked on the inside.
  • How long do you bake chicken wings? The size of the wings will slightly alter the baking time for the wings. Normally, wings need 45-55 minutes at high temperatures for a crispy finish.
    • How long does it take to bake wings at 400˚F and 425˚F– We don’t recommend baking wings at a temp lower than 400 degrees as the skin will not be as crispy. Baking over 425 degrees, your wings will become too dry and if they are large, slightly undercooked inside.

A baked chicken being dipped into a bowl of ranch.

what goes with chicken wings?

If you want to serve chicken wings as a meal, french fries are a good option. If you want to serve the wings as an appetizer, here are some great options to serve with chicken wings:

How to Make Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

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A classic recipe for How to Make Crispy Baked Chicken Wings with a few simple seasonings and baking powder and 5 minutes of prep time.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

chicken wings-

  • 2 lbs chicken wings, thawed
  • 1 Tbsp oil

seasoning-

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven for 425°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil, add an oven-safe rack to the baking sheet.
  • Completely pat the chicken wings until dry.
  • In a bowl combine all the ingredients for the seasoning.
  • Toss the chicken wings in the oil, then generously season on all sides.
  • Add the chicken wings onto the baking rack.
  • Bake at 425°F for 30 minutes. Flip the chicken wings and bake for an additional 20 minutes or until the skin is crispy.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

To reheat wings: Place cooked wings onto a baking sheet, cook at 350˚F until reheated. 

Nutrition

Calories: 204kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 15gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 257mgPotassium: 195mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 252IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 39mgIron: 1mg
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)