These baked chicken wings are seasoned generously with a simple seasoning of paprika & garlic parsley salt. Perfectly crispy with absolutely no deep frying! 

Baked Chicken Wings in a pan

These crispy oven baked chicken wings are finger licking good. If you’re a wing addict but are trying to stay away from the deep fryer, they will satiate your craving for extra-crispy skin and juicy meat. Here’s to having your cake and eating it too – or in this case your wings! 

Ingredients for baked chicken wings

How to Make 3 Ingredient Baked Chicken Wings

Preparing these simple baked chicken wings only requires a quick toss in some seasoning – the oven will do the rest of the work!

  • Prepare the Oven and Baking Sheet: First, preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place a wire rack on top. 
  • Season the Wings: Next, toss the wings with garlic parsley salt and paprika in a large bowl. 
  • Bake the Wings: Lay the wings out flat on the wire rack and bake them for 30 minutes or until they turn golden brown and crispy. Enjoy with your favorite sides and dipping sauces! 

3 Tips for the Crispiest Baked Chicken Wings

Baked wings can be just as crispy as deep-fried wings with the right approach. Follow these 3 foolproof tips and you’ll be golden. 

  • Pat the wings dry. Using paper towels, pat the wings dry of any excess moisture before you do anything else. This will help the dry seasoning stick to the meat better during the baking process.
  • Bake the wings on a wire rack. To allow the wings to get as crispy as possible, bake them on a lifted wire baking rack versus laid out flat on a sheet pan.
  • Lay the wings out in a single layer. Avoid stacking or layering the wings, or else they will cook unevenly. Also, make sure they have a bit of space in between so they can crisp up nicely on the sides.
Baked Chicken Wings in a pan

Different Seasonings 

There are so many different ways you can season your crispy baked chicken wings and make them your own. If you’re making a party tray or just looking to experiment, check out some of these tasty ideas.

  • Lemon Pepper: Toss the wings in 1/2 cup ground parmesan, the juice of one lemon, and freshly cracked black pepper. 
  • Buffalo Sauce: After the wings come out of the oven, toss them in 1/2 cup of Frank’s Hot Sauce, 1/4 cup of melted butter, and a teaspoon of garlic powder.
  • Sweet Chili: After the wings come out of the oven, toss them in store bought Asian-style sweet chili sauce. 

Tasty Side Dishes & Dipping Sauces for Pairing

For a classic game-day wing feast, pair the baked chicken wings with celery and carrot sticks and a plate of air fryer french fries or air fryer potato wedges. When it comes to picking a good dip, ranch, blue cheese dressing, and BBQ sauce are all great options. 

Storing, Freezing, & Reheating Tips

Baked chicken wings are great for meal prep and reheat wonderfully. Here, find all you need to know to make sure they stay fresh in storage. 

  • Storing: To keep the wings on hand for up to a week, store them in an airtight container in the fridge. This will keep them from turning soggy and losing the crispy texture. 
  • Freezing: If you have leftover baked wings you’d like to freeze, allow them to fully cool and lay them out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Pop the baking sheet in the freezer for 1-2 hours, or until the wings are completely frozen. Transfer them to a freezer-safe bag for up to 3 month.

Reheating Tips: To reheat refrigerated or frozen wings, you can bake them in the oven until warmed through. If you have an air fryer, you can reheat them there as well.

FAQ

Are baked chicken wings healthy?

Yes, baked chicken wings are healthy. They don’t contain nearly any additional fat like deep-fried versions and are packed with protein.

Do you need to cover chicken wings when you bake them?

No, you don’t need to cover the chicken wings while you are baking them. In fact, this will prevent the wings from crisping up nicely by blocking the direct heat of the oven.

Why do people put baking powder on baked chicken wings?

People will toss chicken wings in baking powder before baking them for an extra crispy texture. During the baking process, the baking powder dries out the skin making it easier for it to crisp up nicely.

How do you know when baked chicken wings are done?

You’ll know baked chicken wings are fully cooked when they turn golden brown and crispy. To get further assurance, you can slice into them to ensure the juices run clear or check that the internal temperature has reached 165°F.

Do you need to flip chicken wings over halfway through baking?

You only need to flip chicken wings over halfway through baking them if you are baking them directly on a baking sheet. If you bake them on a wire rack, they will be elevated enough for the hot air to circulate around them.

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Natalya Drozhzhin

Natalya founded Momsdish to demonstrate that placing a homemade meal on the table is not hard at all. Natalya makes cooking easier and approachable, by simplifying the ingredients, while still producing the same great taste.