The best crispy baked chicken wings recipe! Chincken wings seasoned in a dry rub and oven-baked until crispy on the outside while juicy and tender on the inside.

The wings are not only great for Super Bowl and as a party food, but just as good to enjoy for a quick dinner!

Baked chicken wings on a plate with Ranch and celery.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • Easy to make. You only have the chicken prepped and ready to be baked in just 5 minutes.
  • Customizable. You can use different seasonings and sauces on the wings to change up the flavors.
  • Restaurant quality at home. The wings become so crispy once baked and really do taste like your favorite wing-stop restaurants.

Baked Chicken Wings-

Since these wings are baked, they are much healthier than deep-fried wings without losing the flavor and texture you’d expect in fried wings.

The dry rub and seasoning add so much flavor and the baking powder gifts the wings its crispiness.

Separated ingredients needed for baked wings.

Ingredients-

This recipe is so simple, all you need are some chicken wings and a few staple kitchen seasonings – so easy. Don’t forget to preheat your oven.

  • Prep baking sheet– Line the bottom of a rimmed baking sheet with foil or parchment paper for easier cleanup (you’ll thank me later). Place an oven-safe cooling rack inside the baking sheet. This is important to get really crispy wings on all sides.
  • Chicken wings– You can use either fresh chicken wings or frozen wings that are completely thawed. Be sure the wings are uniform in size for even baking.
  • Baking powder- The baking powder is the secret to achieving that crispy exterior – not baking soda!
  • Seasonings– For the seasonings, we use salt, pepper, garlic powder, ground paprika, and Italian seasoning! You can use any of your favorite spices for the seasoning blend.
Step by step image collage on how to make chicken baked wings.

How to make baked chicken wings-

  • Dry chicken wings: Pat chicken is completely dry. You can use a kitchen towel or a paper towel.
  • Combine seasoning: In a bowl, combine the ingredients for the seasoning and the baking powder.
  • Season wings: Add the chicken wings to a bowl and generously coat them with half of the dry seasoning rub/baking powder. Toss and add the remaining rub and toss again.
  • Arrange wings: Layout the chicken onto the prepared baking rack.
  • Cook wings: Bake the wings until crispy to the touch, about 45-55 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • Serve and Enjoy!
Finished baked wings on a baking pan.

How Long to Bake Chicken Wings-

The size of the wings will slightly alter how long you would bake the wings. Here are some of the most classic temperatures to bake the wings:

  • 400°F: Bake for 55-60 minutes, depending on the size of the wings.
  • 425°F: Bake for 45-55 minutes, depending on the size of the wings.
Pro tip: We do not recommend baking wings at a temp lower than 400 degrees as the skin will become crispy. Baking the wings over 430 degrees, your wings will become too dry and undercooked inside.

Expert Tips for the Crispiest Wings

  • Dry wings. Be sure you remove all the moisture from the chicken. If the wings are wet, they will not get crispy.
  • Hot oven. Make sure your oven is preheated before baking the wings. Don’t add the wings before it’s hot.
  • Use baking powder. Make sure you are using baking powder not baking soda. If you accidentally used baking soda, the wings will taste weird.
  • Use rack. Use a baking rack so the heat circulates properly and all sides of the wings are crispy, so they get crispy on all sides.
  • Don’t overcrowd. Keep wings spread apart, don’t overcrowd the wings.
Close up image of wings on a serving plate with ranch and celery.

wings sauces-

If you want to add more flavor to the wings, you can coat the wings in some homemade sauces. Here are some of our favorite sauces:

Pro Tip: You may either dip the wings in the sauce when serving or completely coat the wings in the sauce and bake an additional 1-2 minutes for the sauce to penetrate into the wings.

Serving Suggestions-

When serving wings as an appetizer or an entree, here are some great ideas for sides:

Close up image of a wing being dipped in ranch.

Recipe Faqs

Can I bake frozen wings?

No! Never use frozen wings! Be sure they are completely thawed before using. Just place your bag of wings in the fridge overnight and they will thaw.

Do you wash the chicken wings?

No, you don’t need to wash raw chicken wings.

How to cut chicken wings?

Though you may normally purchase wings at the store that are already separated, you can also purchase whole chicken wings (also called party wings) and divide them yourself.
 
-Flip the wing so the joints are visible. Cut the wingtip (flapper) and remove it (don’t use this part). The tip is great to use for stock.
 
-Then, cut through the middle joining (the flat) separating the drumette and wingette.

What if I don’t have a baking rack?

You may just cook the wings on parchment paper. We’d recommend flipping the wings halfway to ensure all sides are crispy.

More Wings Recipes:

If you love wings, try out another cooking method for chicken wings:

Crispy Baked Chicken Wings Recipe

Author: Valentina
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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. The best bone-in chicken wings recipe that are restaurant-style wings at home.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

chicken wings-

  • 2 lbs chicken wings, thawed

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 with the seasoning.
  • 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

Bake Time: The bake time of your wings will vary depending on the size of the wings. Be sure to keep an eye on them towards the end of baking time so that you don’t over bake them. 
To reheat wings: Place cooked wings onto a baking sheet, cook at 350˚F until reheated.

Nutrition

187kcal Calories2g Carbs15g Protein13g Fat4g Saturated Fat63mg Cholesterol450mg Sodium439mg Potassium1g Fiber1g Sugar309IU Vitamin A1mg Vitamin C142mg Calcium1mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Crispy Baked Chicken Wings Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 187 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 63mg21%
Sodium 450mg20%
Potassium 439mg13%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 309IU6%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 142mg14%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)