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Oven-Fried Chicken Wings

Oven-Fried Chicken Wings

Who doesn’t love crispy, flavorful chicken wings? They’re the perfect snack for game nights, parties, or simply when you’re craving some finger-licking goodness. But what if you could enjoy all that deliciousness without the guilt of deep-frying? Enter oven-fried chicken wings – a healthier and equally tasty alternative to the traditional fried version. In this article, we’ll explore the secrets to making crispy oven-fried chicken wings that will have you coming back for seconds.

The Secret to Crispy Oven-Fried Chicken Wings

So, what’s the secret behind achieving that irresistible crispy texture? It all comes down to a few simple techniques. First, start by baking the wings at a high temperature to ensure they get nice and crispy. Second, coat the wings in a mixture of flour and spices before baking them. This coating not only adds flavor but also helps create that golden, crunchy exterior. Finally, make sure to place the wings on a wire rack while baking. This allows the hot air to circulate evenly around the wings, resulting in a crispy coating all over.

Step-by-Step Guide to Perfect Oven-Fried Chicken Wings

Now that you know the secrets, let’s dive into the step-by-step process of making oven-fried chicken wings:

  1. Preheat your oven to a high temperature.
  2. Pat dry the chicken wings with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture.
  3. In a bowl, mix together flour, spices, and any other seasonings you desire.
  4. Coat the chicken wings in the flour mixture, ensuring they are evenly coated.
  5. Place the coated wings on a wire rack set on top of a baking sheet.
  6. Bake the wings in the preheated oven until they are golden brown and crispy.
  7. Remove from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes.
  8. Serve the oven-fried chicken wings with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!

FAQs – Your Questions Answered

1. Can I use boneless chicken for oven-fried wings?

Yes, you can use boneless chicken for oven-fried wings. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly as boneless chicken tends to cook faster.

2. How do I make the wings spicy?

To make the wings spicy, simply add cayenne pepper or your favorite hot sauce to the flour mixture before coating the wings.

3. Can I make oven-fried wings ahead of time?

Absolutely! You can bake the wings ahead of time and reheat them in the oven before serving. Just make sure to store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

4. How do I ensure the wings are fully cooked?

Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the wings. They should reach an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) to be fully cooked.

5. Can I use a different coating instead of flour?

Yes, you can experiment with different coatings like breadcrumbs, panko, or even crushed cornflakes for a unique twist.

6. Can I make oven-fried wings without using any flour?

Absolutely! You can skip the flour coating and use a mixture of spices and breadcrumbs for a gluten-free option.

7. How do I make the wings extra crispy?

For extra crispy wings, you can broil them for a few minutes after baking. Just keep a close eye on them to prevent burning.

8. Can I use frozen wings for oven-fried wings?

Yes, you can use frozen wings, but make sure to thaw them completely and pat them dry before coating and baking.

In conclusion, oven-fried chicken wings are a delicious and healthier alternative to traditional fried wings. By following a few simple techniques and using the right coating, you can achieve that irresistible crispy texture without the need for deep-frying. So, the next time you’re craving some wings, give the oven-fried version a try. Your taste buds and waistline will thank you!

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Oven-Fried Chicken Wings

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Appetizers
Cuisine American
Servings 20


  • cooking spray
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese , grated (like Kraft®)
  • 1 cup bread crumbs , seasoned
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper , ground
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 5 pounds chicken wings , tips removed
  • 1/2 cup butter , melted


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and generously coat with cooking spray.
  • In a bowl, combine Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and salt.
  • Dip the chicken wings in melted butter, ensuring they are fully coated.
  • Press the chicken wings into the bread crumb mixture, making sure they are well-coated.
  • Arrange the coated wings on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Flip the chicken wings and continue baking for an additional 10 minutes or until they are evenly browned and no longer pink in the center.
  • Use an instant-read thermometer to check if the chicken wings have reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees F (74 degrees C) near the bone.
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