Baked chicken wings in buffalo sauce on a plate with a side of ranch and celery.
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Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

Crispy and flavorful baked chicken wings are so easy to prepare and you don't have to bother with all the grease from frying!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 432kcal
Author: Lauren Allen


  • 4 pounds chicken wings , halved at joints, wingtips discarded
  • 2 Tablespoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracker black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Buffalo sauce:

  • 1/3 cup Frank's Wings Hot Sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon water

Other Sauce ideas: honey BBQ sauce, ranch, honey garlic sauce, BBQ sauce


    • Adjust your oven racks to the upper-middle and lower-middle positions. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. 
    • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire rack (I use a cooling rack) on top. Spray the rack with non-stick spray.
    • Use paper towels to pat the wings dry and place them in a large bowl. It's important to dry them REALLY well!
    • Combine the salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and baking powder in a small bowl. Then sprinkle the seasoning over the wings, tossing to evenly coat.
    • Arrange wings, skin side up, in single layer on prepared wire rack.
    • Bake, turning every 20 minutes until wings are crispy and browned. The total cook time will depend on the size of the wings but may take up to 1 hour.
    • Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes. Transfer wings to bowl and toss with sauce.

    For Buffalo sauce:

    • In a medium saucepan over medium heat stir together all sauce ingredients. Mix well until sugar has dissolved. 
    • Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature before adding to wings (or prepare the sauce ahead of time and refrigerate).



    Calories: 432kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 586mg | Potassium: 563mg | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 179mg | Iron: 1.7mg