EXTRA CRISPY BAKED CHICKEN WINGS

 

These Baked Chicken Wings are extra crispy thanks to a special cooking method of parboiling to get rid of excess fat, then cooking in a super hot oven. Less fat, less calories, and healthier than deep-fried wings!

 

These Crispy Buffalo Chicken Wings are exactly what they claim to be. C.R.I.S.P.Y. Without deep frying? WHAT IS THIS MADNESS! Using a special ingredient you have in your kitchen pantry already! Tossed in a delicious Buffalo Sauce, these wings are a hit and a reader favourite!

Crispy Baked Chicken Wings are a game day party hit! Chicken wings are dipped in flour and spices, then baked until their skin is nice and crispy. Coat them with some homemade buffalo sauce and your family will devour these wings as quickly as mine did.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs chicken wings (tips removed, separated into wingettes and drumettes)
  • 1 Tbsp BAKING POWDER (whatever you do, do NOT use baking soda)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt (plus more to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp butter (melted)
  • 1/3 cup hot wing sauce (e.g. Duff’s hot sauce)

 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. Dry chicken with a paper towel really well.
  3. Place the wings in a large bowl.
  4. Sprinkle baking powder over the wings.
  5. Toss until all wings are evenly covered in baking powder.
  6. Better yet, mix by hand to ensure even coverage.
  7. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  8. Place a cooling rack (see note) on top and spray with Pam or rub with cooking oil to prevent sticking.
  9. Lay the chicken wings on the rack, leaving space between the wings.
  10. Place the baking sheet in the oven.
  11. Turn the heat down to 425F and set the mode to convection.
  12. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until the wings are nicely browned and crisp.
  13. Let the wings rest for 5 minutes.
  14. This will preserve crispiness of the skin.
  15. Meanwhile, prepare the Buffalo wing sauce by combining the butter and the hot wing sauce in a small bowl.
  16. Season the wings with salt and whatever other seasonings you like.
  17. Toss with the Buffalo sauce or serve with the sauce on the side.
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Notes:

  1. While a cooling rack helps with getting the melted chicken drain off the wings, it’s a major pain getting it cleaned afterwards.
  2. I stopped using a cooling rack and bake the wings on parchment paper.
  3. I don’t notice much difference, if any.
  4. If you don’t have a convection oven

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