Perfectly Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

I have made many different variations of chicken wings, and have never been truly happy with any of them….until this recipe! They are crispy, juicy and PERFECT!

Have I mentioned how easy they are to make?? They are so easy, I decided to tackle making another recipe at the same time as this one. Big mistake! The recipe is easy, however I ran out of daylight when I went to photograph the ingredients and finished dish. As a result, I had to use the harsh kitchen lighting. I started cooking “the other undisclosed recipe” at 2:00 pm and took pictures as I went and things went smoothly. However, by the time I got to the wings it was well over 8:00 pm. There are no mistakes, only lessons, right?

But, I digress….here is the recipe you have been waiting for!

  • 10 Chicken Wings
  • 2 tablespoons of baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons of flake salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of garlic
  • 1.25 teaspoons of paprika

Preheat the oven to 300° F and cover a cookie sheet with foil. Place an oven rack in the cookie sheet.

Use a cleaver to separate the drumette and the wing. I leave the wing tips on, as my husband & I are fans of the crunchy tips. It also means less cutting. If your not a fan, cut the tip off. Place all the chicken into a large sealable bag or a large plastic container.

Put the dry ingredients (baking powder, flake salt, pepper, garlic and paprika) into a small bowl, mixing well. I dump a little bit of the seasoning into the bag and shake and rub to coat the wings and continue the process until all the seasoning is gone.

Arrange the wings onto the rack. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and flip the wings. At this point they do not look crunchy….don’t worry, the will be when they are finished!

Increase the oven to 425°F and bake for another 45 minutes or until the desired crunchiness is achieved and they are a nice crispy, golden brown.

Garnish with celery, carrots, ranch dressing and wing sauce on the side. Wing sauce is optional, as these are so delicious, I don’t like covering up the taste with all that sauce.