Who doesn’t love wings? I mean besides vegetarians, vegans and pescatarians of course. The variety of wings that can be made is only limited by a lack of imagination. While I like frying them and smoking them I have recently gotten into baking them. I typically don’t like baked chicken because of the soft and sometimes slimy texture so I have tested baking wings so that they with have a appealing texture. The drip pan has been the best way to prevent the soggy texture because the liquid is dripped into the pan below which allows the wings to have a drier crunchier texture. The high heat also allows the skin of the wings to dry quickly. This recipe avails itself to endless variations so give it a try and let me know what you think.
Serving Size: 6
Active time: 10 minutes
Inactive time: 25 minutes
18 oz Sweet Baby Ray’s sweet n’ spicy Barbeque sauce
2 1/2 lbs.whole chicken wings or party wings
1 T. salt
1 T. pepper
1 T. granulated garlic
1 T. granulated onion
1 T. seasoning salt
1/2 t. cayenne pepper
2 T. chives
2 T. all-purpose flour
1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F
2. Using a knife or kitchen shears cut the wings between the first and second joints. Place the cut wings into a large bowl. If you are using party wings skip this step.
3. Season the chicken wings with the salt, pepper, seasoning salt, granulated garlic, granulated onion, cayenne, chives, flour, and half of the bottle of barbeque sauce.
4. Use your hands to mix the seasoning, flour, and barbeque sauce together. Mix until the wings are evenly coated.
5. Oil a drip pan then place the chicken wings on the pan. It is okay if the pieces are touching.
6. Bake the wings for 25 minutes turning the wings over after 10 minutes.
7. After the chicken has baked, place the hot wings into a large bowl. Add the remaining barbeque sauce to the wings and toss to coat the wings. Enjoy hot!
Notes and Variations:
- Be sure to wash the tongs after turning the wings to prevent cross contamination.
- Other sauces can be used including but not limited to teriyaki, sweet chili sauce, lemon pepper, etc.
- Extra chives can added for garnish.
- Other seasoning can be added or removed from the recipe.
- More or less barbeque sauce can be used.