These baked chicken wings are coated in a homemade spice rub, then roasted to crispy perfection. A simple yet satisfying appetizer or meal option that takes just minutes to put together.
In my opinion, you can never go wrong with chicken wings. Whether it’s lemon pepper wings or buffalo wings, chicken wings are inexpensive, tender and totally delicious. These baked wings feature a BBQ rub that adds tons of flavor.
I love a good crispy chicken wing, but I don’t love all of the hassle and mess that comes along with deep frying wings. These baked chicken wings are perfectly crispy and golden brown, and loaded with plenty of flavor.
How do you make baked chicken wings?
This recipe starts with chicken wings, which are tossed in a little vegetable oil. The next step is to thoroughly coat the wings in spice rub. The wings go onto a rack, then are baked at high heat until crispy and golden brown. Add a sprinkling of parsley, and you’ll be ready to eat!
Tips for baked chicken wings
- I highly recommend using homemade barbecue rub. It takes just minutes to put together, and can be used in so many different ways. If you don’t have enough time to make your own rub, feel free to use your favorite store bought spice blend.
- To save time, look for “party style” wings which have the wingettes and the drummettes already separated.
- Always coat the wings with oil before adding the barbecue rub. This helps the rub to stick to the wings and helps to protect the spices from burning in the oven.
How to cut chicken wings
You can often find at the store pre-cut chicken wings which are labeled “party wings” or “wingettes and drummettes.” I like to purchase party wings whenever possible. If you buy whole wings, you will want to separate them to make them easier to cook and eat.
The “wingette” is the flat part of the wing that contains two bones. The “drummette” looks like a little drumstick.
You can separate wings at home by bending the wings back at the joint where the less meaty part of the drummette connects to the wingette. Use kitchen shears or a sharp knife to cut through the joint. Similarly, bend the wingette and the tip back at the joint and cut through the joint with kitchen shears or a sharp knife.
How do you make chicken wings crispy?
The trick to getting crispy chicken wings is to bake them at high heat, and cook them on a rack. Cooking the wings on a rack ensures that the heat will circulate all around the wings, and any liquid released from the wings will drip away so that the wings roast instead of steam.
How long do you cook chicken wings?
Chicken wings should be cooked until crispy and golden brown. This will take about 45 minutes in an oven at 400 degrees F. You will want to keep an eye on the wings to make sure the seasoning does not burn or blacken.
If you want delicious crispy chicken wings straight out of the oven, look no further. These seasoned and savory wings make an excellent party snack or simple meal.
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Baked Chicken Wings
- 3 pounds chicken wings party style
- 1/3 cup BBQ Spice Rub homemade or store bought
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- cooking spray
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley optional
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with foil and place an oven safe rack on top of the foil. Coat the rack with cooking spray.
- Place the chicken wings in a large bowl along with the oil. Toss to coat evenly.
- Add the spice rub to the bowl. Toss the wings with the spice rub until they're coated.
- Arrange the chicken wings in a single layer on the rack.
- Bake for 45 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. Top with parsley, then serve.