Crispy Baked Chicken Wings, A Wonderful Family Treat

Crispy Baked Chicken Wings, A Wonderful Family Treat

Crispy Baked Chicken Wings, A Wonderful Family Treat

Feeding a family of five, at times, can be tricky. Not only are we talking about meals that will please multiple palettes; we are also talking about dishes that will fit into our family budget. Luckily, my recipe for crispy baked chicken wings does both. And, as an extra bonus, I’ll let you in on the secret ingredient that gives this oven-baked dish, a deep fried crisp. Consequently, you’ll want to wear a bib to catch your drool as you read more.

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Want an easy baked chicken wing recipe?

In a previous post, I explained how to have the greatest ever roasted chicken breast. It’s a great recipe; but chicken breast is not always on sale. Furthermore, being that the “Big Game” is in a few weeks, chicken wings are at their best price for the year. Football and wings are a no brainer. Use this recipe to get your fill.

The secret ingredient that makes the wings extra crispy

To begin, to give context to this story, I HATE FRYING. I may enjoy fried foods on occasion; but, as the sole cook of the family, I just despise the oil filled method. I have a weird fear of hot oil. Heavy pans, filled to the brim with hot oil, do not work for me.

Frying is not convenient and turns into a huge headache for me.

So, what is the secret ingredient? Simple baking powder. It eliminates moisture from the chicken skin and makes your wings extra crispy. You can get Rumford Baking Powder from most grocery stores.

Now that you know, are you ready to go? Let’s get this recipe started.

Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

There's a secret ingredient in our Crispy Baked Chicken Wings
There’s a secret ingredient in our Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

Oven: 400F

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 50 minutes

Serves: 5-8


  • 5 lbs. chicken wings
  • 2 tbs. canola oil
  • 1 tbs. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • pinch of pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder


  1. First and foremost, preheat your oven to 400°.
  2. Then, set a nonstick wire rack inside 2 large rimmed baking sheets. Remember to line the baking sheets with foil or parchment paper.
  3. Mix vegetable oil, salt, garlic powder, paprika, and pepper in a large bowl.
  4. Toss wings into bowl and mix until evenly coated.
  5. Then, divide the wings and spread them out in a single layer onto the wire racks.
  6. Sprinkle evenly with the baking powder.
  7. Afterward, bake wings until cooked through and skin is crispy, approximately 50 minutes.
  8. Finally, dip the crispy oven baked chicken wings into the prepared sauce of your choice.  Or, just do like we do and eat them as is.

Our Crispy Baked Chicken Wings recipe is amazing!

Feeding the family is easy with this recipe.

Last, crispy baked chicken wings are a thing to be desired. I was able to ditch the frying pan and let the oven do all the work. Before I go, I want to make sure you sign up for our newsletter here. You’ll receive updates every time  I release a new recipe. Exciting, right?

And, in closing, as always, I speak the motto: When your hands are full, it’s the best time to live to the fullest.


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  • Jessi

    i have been craving wings and this makes it worse lol. They really look delicious!

    • Post authorFullestMom

      Thank you. Perhaps this baked alternative is a good way to go for you. All the best. Take care.

  • J. Ivy Boyter

    would this recipe work on other bone-in chicken pieces? I like the idea of not frying, but I don’t currently have wire racks to put into the oven 😐

    J. Ivy Boyter
    • Post authorFullestMom

      It does! You may need slightly longer cooking times, depending on the piece. Now, I have in the past gotten away without the wire racks, however, it does affect the crispiness on the bottom. Still very tasty.

  • Mary Barham

    Oh my goodness… I am obsessed with fried chicken!!! I can never cook it right though…. trying this tonight!

    Mary Barham
    • Post authorFullestMom

      Thank you! My husband loves the crunchy but I cannot get it right by frying either. LOL. So baking it is!

  • Jasmine Hewitt

    I never thought of using baking powder! I’m an admitted deep fryer, and haven’t burnt myself enough to stop using my fry daddy

    Jasmine Hewitt
    • Post authorFullestMom

      No problem with frying if you’ve got the skill. So when are we going to your house for dinner? 🙂

  • Belle

    Yum! That sounds and looks so good! My husband loves chicken wings so I’m going to try and make this at home!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

    • Post authorFullestMom

      Thanks Belle. Give it a try and let me know how it goes. <3

  • Lamora

    ha ha. I am on the same page with the frying. I always get popped at on my arms and burn everything. I will have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

    • Post authorFullestMom

      No problem. It’s a simple solution that leads to a lot of taste. We love this recipe!

  • Tracy

    These look amazing. I try to limit fried foods for my family so this is perfect for us. And I’m glad it seems easy. Because if it’s not, I will surely mess it up. 🙂


    I have never tried to baked wings…these sound awesome!

  • Breyona Sharpnack

    I always bake chicken wings when I make them for my family and I think they will appreciate this recipe a lot since it is a little different!

    Breyona Sharpnack

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