Baked Chicken Wings

Deliciously crispy baked chicken wings have endless possibilities. Bake in the oven, and dip in your favorite sauces!

We think you’ll be surprised just how easy these wings are to make. Simple, delicious and great as appetizers or even dinner. We hope you love them!

baked chicken wings on a white plate

Easy Baked Wings

Sometimes I want all the fried food. Like these boneless buffalo wings. But then my mind tells me I should probably make healthier choices. ???? So sometimes I opt for baked recipes instead. And we shouldn’t be surprised that baked is just as yummy as fried!

Today’s baked wings are REALLY easy to make. Just a few simple steps to the most delicious appetizer or dinner idea to make for your friends and family.

This is a classic recipe that you should always have on hand. It’s so easy to bake these yummy wings in the oven, grab your favorite sauces and dips, and enjoy!

raw chicken wings on a wire rack for baked chicken wings

How to Bake Chicken Wings

These tasty wings are boiled, dried, and then baked in the oven. That’s how you will get that nice crispy outer skin. Here is how you make them…

BOIL. While the oven preheats to 450 degrees, bring to a boil 2 quarts (8 cups) of water with salt. Make sure you have a large pot to hold the water.

SIMMER + COOK. Bring the water down to a simmer. Add the wings and cook for about 8 minutes. Transfer the wings to paper towels to dry. Pat them dry to get all the extra moisture out.

BAKE. Place all of the wings on greased baking sheet and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Take them out and flip. Continue to cook an additional 5-10 minutes. When they’re ready the skin should look golden and crispy.

raw chicken wings on a baking sheet with parchment paper for baked chicken wings

Tips + Storing Info

Tips for getting them crispy:

  • Make sure you completely dry the chicken after they have been boiled.
  • Cook them in the oven until the skin is golden brown! Do not undercook or they won’t be crispy enough.

Best Sauces. There are so many great dips and sauces for these wings. Here are some of the go-to’s we use:

Make these wings ahead of time and then freeze them! Here are a few helpful tips to keep in mind:

  • Place the wings in a freezer safe container or  Ziploc freezer bags.
  • If using a container, put each wing on the bottom and don’t overlap them with other wings, then press closed tightly.
  • If using a freezer bag make sure to place any sharp edges, such as the bottom of the wings, upright towards the top  to keep the bag from ripping. Also make sure to only fill the bag up half-way.
  • It’s best to store the frozen wings in the back of the freezer where it is coldest.
  • Be careful not to stack bags or containers on top of each other until the chicken is fully frozen so they freeze properly.

STORE leftover chicken wings in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat them in the a preheated 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes.

To reheat frozen chicken first either thaw in the fridge overnight or microwave on the defrost setting. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, then place wings on a foil lined baking sheet and bake uncovered for 15 min or until they are heated through completely.

crispy baked chicken wings on a plate

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Baked Chicken Wings Recipe

5 from 5 votes
Deliciously crispy baked chicken wings have endless possibilities. Bake in the oven, and dip in your favorite sauces!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 543 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken wings
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 450.
  • Add 2 quarts (8 cups) of water to a large pot along with salt and bring to a boil
  • Bring water to a simmer and add wings and cook for about 8 minutes. 
  • Drain wings and let dry, making sure to pat try too. 
  • Place wings on greased baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, then flip and cook an additional 5-10 minutes. Skin should look golden and crispy. 
  • Toss in any warmed sauces desirable - buffalo, teriyaki, bbq and serve warm. 

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About the Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. 5 stars
    Thanks for sharing a yummy baked version! This is a great base for so many wing flavors!! My family loves wings!!

  2. 5 stars
    My husband and i love wings, but i dont always like to fry them up. I love thIs healthIer baked version

  3. 5 stars
    My family loves Chicken Wings. THis recipe is a keeper for sure! I love that you shared Recipes for Sauces and Storage Ideas!

  4. 5 stars
    These baked wings are jusT as good as the deep fried version! Just healthier. You can make them with the sauce of your liking.

  5. 5 stars
    We love wings at our house and I love that these are BAKED! A little more healthy and have such a great taste and flavor.