Baked Chicken Wings

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Crispy baked chicken wings are the best appetizer or dinner idea! Grab your favorite dips and sauces and dig in!

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

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.

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.

raw chicken wings on a baking sheet with parchment paper


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

  • BBQ
  • Buffalo sauce
  • Teriyaki
  • Honey BBQ
  • Cherry-glazed
  • don’t forget to dip them in ranch dressing!

Storing & Reheating. You can 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.

crispy baked chicken wings on a plate

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!

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Baked Chicken Wings Recipe

5 from 5 votes

Crispy baked chicken wings are the best appetizer or dinner idea! Grab your favorite dips and sauces and dig in!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 543 kcal


  • 2 lbs chicken wings
  • salt
  • pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 450.

  2. Add 2 quarts (8 cups) of water to a large pot along with salt and bring to a boil

  3. Bring water to a simmer and add wings and cook for about 8 minutes. 

  4. Drain wings and let dry, making sure to pat try too. 

  5. 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. 

  6. Toss in any warmed sauces desirable - buffalo, teriyaki, bbq and serve warm. 



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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  1. 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.

  2. 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.