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Football Party! Baked Chicken Wings!
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 35 mins
Simple to make, a sure fire crowd pleaser, these baked wings are just the answer for your football viewing party. They are healthier than the fried version, but still crispy, crunchy and delicious when served plain or toss them in my Hatch Chili salsa (or use your own sauce)... the more options the better at a party!!
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked chicken wings
Servings: 12
Calories: 184 kcal
  • 4 pounds of Chicken wings *** see note 1
  • 3 Tablespoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Hatch Chili Salsa recipe link in blog post
  1. Lay wings out on a paper towel lined plate and place in the fridge to dry for 1-2 hours. If you don't have time, be sure and blot all wetness before cooking.
  2. Place baking powder and salt in a ziplock bag and mix thoroughly. Then add dried/patted wings and shake to coat evenly.
  3. Preheat oven to 275°
  4. Spray a wire rack that will fit inside your baking sheet with a nonstick cooking spray.
  5. Before placing wire rack onto baking sheet, line baking sheet with foil for easier cleanup.
  6. Then place sprayed wire rack into baking sheet.
  7. Place coated chicken pieces on wire rack. Don't worry about them being too close together, they shrink when cooking.
  8. Bake at 275° for 30 minutes on a rack on the lower third of the oven.
  9. Then increase heat to 400°
  10. Move chicken to top rack in the oven and cook for 40-50 minutes until golden brown. Rotate the pan every 15 or so minutes.
  11. Remove chicken from oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
  12. If serving without a sauce plate up and season with salt and pepper to your taste.
  13. If serving with a sauce, place sauce (in this case, Hatch Chili Sauce) in the bottom of a bowl.
  14. Then add several pieces of chicken, stir to coat evenly. Then remove them to a serving plate and repeat until all chicken coated.
  15. Can be served up with a dipping sauce such as a blue cheese or ranch dressing.
Recipe Notes

You can buy chicken wings precut to drummettes, or they are very easily cut on your own, usually a little cheaper.

You cut the tip off of the wing end, and cut at the joint where the wing meets the little drummette. Try it, its really quite easy.