Baked Chicken Wings Recipe

Seeking joy and happiness but not in the mood of making dessert? Bake these chicken wings to make a perfect snack on any day!

Chicken wings weren’t always in a prominent status as they are today. There were times when this delicacy was frowned upon and was thrown out to feed the dogs and cats.

It’s not the first time that the human race walks in darkness and blesses the ignorance. It’s coded into our very nature to not open ourselves up for unknown things and stay within our boundaries.

Luckily there are always some who feel more adventurous and eventually curiosity draws us into the light, even if it takes hundreds of years.

The renaissances of chicken wings came in the 60’s. Not as some haven’t tried chicken wings before in the secrecy of the family kitchen but selling them in bars or restaurants would have been like cursing God’s name in the Middle Ages.

Luckily the Spanish inquisition was long gone when the anchor restaurant in Buffalo, run out of their options and threw chicken wings into the hot oil.

As with everything in history, nothing happens overnight nor was the news of the buffalo wings caught fire and spread like wildfire all over the country the next night. In fact, people who were present, didn’t even realize that they were part of a revolution bite after bite.

A couple of years later in 1977, the July 29th was declared as Chicken Wings Day, thus its conquest began. At the end of the 80’s, it was all over the bars across the U.S. but it reached a completely new level when McDonald’s started selling them at the beginning of the 90’s.

Since then, it reached almost as high level of appreciation as the chicken feet in China. So far chicken wings were not required to be imported from all over the world to feed the population, as China does with the feet but national wing shortages are a thing every now and then.

Probably, it would help to reduce the emergency situation if there were less chicken wing eating competitions all around the country but who would want to chicken out of that fun?

Chicken wings can’t only be fried in hot, almost burning oil though. They can be made in nowadays popular air fryers or in the old school ways of baking them in the oven.

Baked chicken wings are as delicious as the fried ones with the only drawback that it takes longer to prepare them. In turn, we won’t get oil smell and splatters all over the place. Frying a batch of chicken wings generally takes about 10 minutes with constant vigilance while in the oven it spends around 40 to 60 minutes without much bother and oil.

So, baking chicken wings is basically healthier and less hassle than frying them. In case of making a big batch, it could even be quicker as well but let’s not get into math too much in the kitchen.

Preparation doesn’t differ much from the frying either, except we can use many spices to rub the wings before placing them on the oven tray. In the oven, there isn’t anything that could wash the flavors off the surface of the food thus we don’t necessarily have to bother to dip the wings in a spicy sauce afterwards as we can do everything before and just bake them ready to eat.Baked-chicken-wings-recipe-7-SunCakeMom

Ingredients

  • 4 lb / 2kg Chicken wings
  • 4 teaspoons Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons Onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Mustard seed
  • 4 teaspoons Paprika
  • Optional
    • 2 teaspoons Parsley
    • 2 teaspoons Oregano

How to make Baked chicken wings:

  1. Cut the wings up at the joints into 3 pieces.Baked-chicken-wings-recipe-Process-2-SunCakeMom
  2. In a bowl mix all the ingredients.Baked-chicken-wings-recipe-Process-4-SunCakeMom
  3. If there is time, let them sit for a couple of hours or even a day in the fridge.Baked-chicken-wings-recipe-Process-5-SunCakeMom
  4. Place the wings on a baking tray. Use a tin foil to make cleaning easier.Baked-chicken-wings-recipe-Process-6-SunCakeMom
  5. Put the tray into a 350°F / 180°C preheated oven for 40 – 60 or until the top gets golden brown. Flip the chicken wings over then place the tray onto the highest rack in the oven. Roast until golden brown. Optionally, mix melted butter with some spicy chilly and dip the wings in there before serving.Baked-chicken-wings-recipe-Process-7-SunCakeMom

 

Enjoy!

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F.A.Q.

At what temperature are chicken wings done?

Chicken is safe to eat when its internal temperature at its thickest part reaches  165°F / 73°C.

Do we need to flip chicken wings when baking?

No, we don’t need to flip them but it will taste better if we do.

Are baked chicken wings healthy?

Chicken is protein and protein is needed for building muscles. There is nothing wrong with baking so baked chicken wings are one of the healthiest food there is.

How long does chicken take to bake at 400?

Baking chicken in a 400°F / 200°C oven takes about 20 – 25 minutes.

Baked Chicken Wings Recipe

Seeking joy and happiness but not in the mood of making dessert? Bake these chicken wings to make a perfect snack on any day!
Course Low Carb Meal, Main Course, Meal, Snack
Cuisine Dairy free, Gluten free, Keto, Low carb recipe, Paleo, Sugar free recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Author SunCakeMom

Ingredients

  • 4 lb / 2kg Chicken wings
  • 4 teaspoons Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons Onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Mustard seed
  • 4 teaspoons Paprika
Optional
  • 2 teaspoons Parsley
  • 2 teaspoons Oregano

Instructions

  • Cut the wings up at the joints into 3 pieces.
    Baked-chicken-wings-recipe-Process-2-SunCakeMom
  • In a bowl mix all the ingredients.
    Baked-chicken-wings-recipe-Process-4-SunCakeMom
  • If there is time, let them sit for a couple of hours or even a day in the fridge.
    Baked-chicken-wings-recipe-Process-5-SunCakeMom
  • Place the wings on a baking tray. Use a tin foil to make cleaning easier.
    Baked-chicken-wings-recipe-Process-6-SunCakeMom
  • Put the tray into a 350°F / 180°C preheated oven for 40 - 60 or until the top gets golden brown. Flip the chicken wings over then place the tray onto the highest rack in the oven. Roast until golden brown. Optionally, mix melted butter with some spicy chilly and dip the wings in there before serving.
    Baked-chicken-wings-recipe-Process-7-SunCakeMom

Notes

Enjoy!

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