Skip the fryer and make crispy baked chicken wings at home with this easy recipe. Baking instead of frying cuts out excess oil for healthier wings that are just as crunchy. A flavorful homemade dry rub coats juicy chicken while baking powder gives them an irresistibly crispy exterior.

1. Baked Chicken Wings Recipe


  • 3 pounds chicken wings, tips removed, drumettes and flats separated
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Oil for greasing pan


Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil and lightly grease with oil.

Pat chicken wings completely dry with paper towels. Place wings in a large bowl.

In a small bowl, mix together the baking powder, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and cayenne pepper if desired. Sprinkle the seasoning mixture over the wings and toss to thoroughly coat each wing.

Arrange the wings in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes, flip each wing, then bake 25 minutes more until deeply golden brown and crispy.

Meanwhile, make your favorite wing sauce if desired. Traditional Buffalo sauce combines 1⁄2 cup hot sauce like Frank’s Redhot with 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted together until smooth. For honey sriracha, combine 1⁄3 cup sriracha, 2 tablespoons honey, 1 tablespoon rice vinegar and 1 teaspoon sesame oil.

When wings are done baking, toss immediately in prepared sauce to coat. Serve with celery sticks and your choice of blue cheese or ranch dressing for dipping.

The baking powder gives these baked chicken wings an incredibly crispy skin without needing to deep fry. Be sure wings are patted very dry before seasoning for the best texture. The homemade spice rub adds tons of flavor. Toss in your favorite wing sauce for extra zing.

Crispy baked wings are perfect for game day snacking, parties or anytime buffalo wing cravings strike. You can control the heat level by adjusting the cayenne pepper. Serve these healthier oven-baked wings and everyone will beg for the recipe!

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