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How To Bake Crispy Chicken Wings

This is how to bake crispy chicken wings in the oven that you will absolutely love! We make these all the time as an appetizer or dinner and they come out crunchy and crispy every time. Here’s the trick to making juicy crispy baked chicken wings without frying them.

how to make crispy chicken wings

Ok so that’s the million dollar question right, how to bake crispy chicken wings? I mean like the ones you get at a restaurant! I have the secret, and could eat them for lunch probably every day. (originally published 3/17, affiliate links present)

Crispy oven baked chicken wings

When people come over to watch a game these are the PERFECT thing to cook. Just mix up a few different sauces and you’ve got the perfect appetizer or meal in my opinion.

They MUST be crispy baked wings though, soggy is no good! There’s an easy way to do that and I promise you you’ll never make them another way again after making crispy wings like these!

The only thing comparable are our air fryer wings. If you have this device I’d try both and see which are your favorites.

Air Fryer Wings Recipe
  • I know you love wings as an appetizer, but seriously we’ve eaten them for dinner before!

I’m not a fan of frying anything in a bunch of oil so this crispy baked chicken wings recipe is amazing, as well as making this air fryer wings recipe too!

You only need a few items which is totally my style, and the kids can help you make these! They come out as crispy as deep frying but NO oil is needed.

how to bake crispy chicken wings

How to bake crispy chicken wings

Prep instructions are here:

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees
  2. Line your cookie sheet with tinfoil
  3. Place your cooling / baking racks on top of your foil
  4. Rinse your chicken wings
  5. Dry wings off with paper towels
  6. Put 1 tbsp. baking powder + 1/4 tsp. salt in your freezer bag and shake

Put half your rinsed and dried chicken wings inside your bag and shake until all are coated lightly (this recipe is for 20 wings total).

  1. Spray nonstick spray on your wire cooling rack
  2. Place wings in a single layer on cooling rack with skin side up
  3. Add 1 more tbsp. baking powder + 1/4 tsp. salt in your bag + other half of wings and shake
  4. Place wings on cooling rack with others
  5. Oven directions and cook times are in recipe card below

The answer of how to bake crispy chicken wings looks like a lot of steps but really after you do it once or twice you just remember the steps by heart.

  • We make them pretty often using different sauces or just sprinkling on seasonings like: salt and pepper, garlic powder, Sriracha.
sriracha baked chicken wings

The kids love baked chicken wings for dinner because they’re finger food. They’re also one of my favorite appetizers to bring or serve because they’re everyone’s favorite.

We made these while watching a few college basketball games…

I will be using a spicier sauce for this occasion because most of the guests will be my husband’s friends and I’m thinking that it will go over well, but you can dip them in just about anything and they’re great!

I hope you enjoy my tips on how to bake crispy chicken wings and try them yourself! Sweet Sriracha chicken wings are one of our very favorite ways to serve them!

how to bake crispy chicken wings

Crispy chicken wings

This is what you’re going to need in order to get going and make these delicious babies here.

  • Tinfoil
  • A cookie sheet
  • A cooling rack like you see here 
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Gallon freezer bag or large bowl (but bag is better)
  • Sauce if you want to coat the wings when they’re done

And of course you will need chicken wings…duhhh. 😉

If you’re looking for other football party appetizers, try these others too:

Pressure cooker frozen wings or perfectly crispy frozen chicken wings in air fryer.

air fryer frozen wings

Instant Pot meatballs is a great recipe for a bunch of guests.

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Printable recipe card with nutritional information such as calories, saturated fat etc. listed below.

Keep in mind this will vary depending on the size of your chicken pieces and how lean they are.

How to make crispy baked chicken wings

Time needed: 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Wings

  1. Prepare

    Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Line your cookie sheet with tinfoil. Place your cooling rack on your foil.

    Rinse your chicken wings. Dry them off with paper towels
    Put 1 tbsp. baking powder + 1/4 tsp. salt in your freezer bag and shake.

    Put half your rinsed and dried chicken wings inside your bag and shake until all are coated lightly.

    Spray nonstick spray on your cooling rack. Place wings on cooling rack with skin side up once they are coated, not overlapping them.

    Add 1 more tbsp. baking powder + 1/4 tsp. salt in your bag + other half of wings and shake. Place these wings on cooling rack with others. Should fit 20 perfectly.

  2. Bake

    Place pan full of wings on lowest rack for 30 minutes. Then increase temperature to 425 and rotate your pan 180 degrees. 

    Move pan full of wings to the rack that is the middle/higher level of your oven. Bake for 15 additional minutes

    Rotate your pan 180 degrees again on the middle rack, and cook for an additional 20 minutes (check at 15 to see if they’re brown enough or if you want them crispier)

    Allow to sit for a few minutes, then toss or brush sauce on wings!

There’s a printable version of this below as well. You can use so many things as sauce. Buffalo or bbq are probably the most popular.

BUT these spicy chicken wings with Sriracha sauce are probably our favorite!!

sriracha baked chicken wings

How to Bake Crispy Chicken Wings

How to bake crispy chicken wings in the oven that you will absolutely love! We make these all the time as an appetizer or dinner and they come out crunchy and crispy every time. Here’s the trick to making juicy crispy baked chicken wings without frying them. 
Course Appetizer, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword baked, chicken, crispy, wings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 157kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Line your cookie sheet with tinfoil. Place your cooling rack on your foil
  • Rinse your chicken wings. Dry them off with paper towels
  • Put 1 tbsp. baking powder + 1/4 tsp. salt in your freezer bag and shake
    Put half your rinsed and dried chicken wings inside your bag and shake until all are coated lightly (this recipe is for 20 wings total)
  • Spray nonstick spray on your cooling rack. Place wings on cooling rack with skin side up once they are coated, not overlapping them.
  • Add 1 more tbsp. baking powder + 1/4 tsp. salt in your bag + other half of wings and shake. Place these wings on cooling rack with others. Should fit 20 perfectly.
  • Place pan full of wings on lowest rack for 30 minutes. Then increase temperature to 425 and rotate your pan 180 degrees. 
  • Move pan full of wings to the rack that is the middle/higher level of your oven
    Bake for 15 additional minutes
  • Rotate your pan 180 degrees again on the middle rack, and cook for an additional 20 minutes (check at 15 to see if they’re brown enough or if you want them crispier).
    Allow to sit for a few minutes, then toss or brush sauce on wings!

Video

Nutrition Facts
How to Bake Crispy Chicken Wings
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 157 Calories from Fat 1377
% Daily Value*
Fat 153g235%
Saturated Fat 43g269%
Cholesterol 740mg247%
Sodium 1886mg82%
Potassium 3923mg112%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Protein 176g352%
Vitamin A 1415IU28%
Vitamin C 6.8mg8%
Calcium 1155mg116%
Iron 11.1mg62%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Dina

Friday 5th of June 2020

How long do you bak them at 250

The Typical Mom

Saturday 6th of June 2020

Instructions in recipe card at bottom

Laura

Wednesday 23rd of January 2019

Made tonight.. family gave it a thumbs up !!

The Typical Mom

Friday 25th of January 2019

Awesome news

Deborah Carr

Sunday 2nd of December 2018

I'm a little late to the party, but I want to try this. Question, can I use my lemon pepper coating and if so at want stage of the cooking process. Thanks.

The Typical Mom

Sunday 2nd of December 2018

If it is a liquid coating I would add after first stage of baking, if powder I would think you could add at beginning after salting process.

Pam keogh

Saturday 27th of October 2018

I made these wings and they were perfectly crunchy! I will back for on the salt though to about a 1/4 tsp. Clear step by step directions. Thank you for sharing! Moving to my recipes to make again board.

Jenwoodrow

Monday 19th of November 2018

We couldn’t eat them, they were so salty. So disappointing, they looked good but were inedible.

JB

Monday 27th of August 2018

This method worked perfectly.

The Typical Mom

Tuesday 28th of August 2018

Awesome

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