Crispiest Baked Chicken Wings

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
This method produces the crispiest baked chicken wings. With just one little extra ingredient, the wings come out golden brown with skin that stays crispy for hours.
4.5 from 2 votes


  • 3 lbs chicken wings defrosted and patted dry with paper towels (I purchased ones already separated into first and second wing sections but you can also use full wings and separate them)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp baking powder not baking soda!


  1. Preheat oven to 250°F. Line a large baking sheet (half sheet pan size works) with foil. Place a cooling wire rack on top and spray surface with cooking oil spray.
  2. In a large bowl, add wings and sprinkle with salt and baking powder. Toss the wings until they are evenly coated in the baking powder and salt.
  3. Place the wings, side by side onto the cooling rack. All the wings should fit in a single layer on baking sheet without touching (but they will be quite close to each other).
  4. Bake for 30 minutes in the lower half of the oven. The wings should look smaller (from the skin being dried out and fat rendered off) but still very pale.
  5. Raise oven temperature to 425°F. Place wings back into the oven, this time in the upper middle section of the oven. Bake wings for about 50 minutes. Wings should be golden brown and when you touch the skin, it should feel crispy. Allow the wings to cool for about 5-10 minutes, which should further settle and crisp the skin even more. Eat wings as is or coat them in your favorite glaze or serve them with your favorite dipping sauce.
Nutrition Facts
Crispiest Baked Chicken Wings
Amount Per Serving (0.17 of recipe)
Calories 289 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2.1g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.8g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.9g
Cholesterol 129.3mg43%
Sodium 380.9mg17%
Carbohydrates 1.8g1%
Fiber 0.1g0%
Protein 49.8g100%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Vitamin C 4.1mg5%
Calcium 190mg19%
Iron 2.3mg13%
Net Carbs 2g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

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