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Fall-off-the-bone Crispy, Baked Chicken Wings

Fall-off-the-bone, Crispy, Baked Chicken Wings

A perfect appetizer when entertaining a small crowd. Even the non-wing lovers will approve!
5 from 16 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: Chicken Wings, Game Day Appetizers, Party Appetizers
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Resting Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 429.75kcal


  • 3 pounds chicken Wings
  • 1 tablespoon garlic Powder
  • 2 tablespoon onion Powder
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dired thyme
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1-2 tablespoon baking powder (non-aluminum) (Not baking soda - do not replace)
  • cup spicy BBQ sauce (Click for recipe)


  • Season chicken wings with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, thyme and oregano. Gently massage seasonings into the wings. 
  • Spread wings evenly on a baking sheet and put in the fridge for 3 - 4 hours to marinate and dry.
  • Remove wings from fridge and let set at room temperature for 20 minutes.  
  • Preheat the oven to 250° F.
  • Sprinkle the wings with 1 -2 tablespoons of non-aluminum baking powder (don’t use baking soda) toss to coat each wing lightly.
  • Place wings on top of a cooling rack inside a baking sheet. (You want the fat to fall away from the wings.  You don’t want to cook the wings in the fat)
  • Bake the wings on the top rack of your oven for 40 minutes at 250°
  • Remove from the oven and turn oven up to 450° F.
  • Once the oven is ready, put the wings back in oven and cook on the top rack for 30 minutes - rotating half way ( at about 15- 20 minutes)
  • After 30 minutes remove from the oven and brush wings with Spicy BBQ sauce. (or you can use store bought) Place back in oven (top rack) for another 10 minutes or until crispy.  
  • Let rest for 5 -10 minutes after done cooking and serve with blue cheese or ranch dressing.


Calories: 429.75kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 34.5g | Fat: 29.5g | Saturated Fat: 8.25g | Cholesterol: 141.5mg | Sodium: 1301mg | Potassium: 350mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 347.25IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 28.4mg | Iron: 8mg
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