Crispy Oven Baked Wings

Does anyone else ever have just appetizer’s for a meal?  We do this sometimes, generally on a Friday night, often when we have company.  It’s a fun meal where everyone eats way too much, with far too much unhealthy food that we really, really enjoy.  We don’t do it often.  Not healthy.

BUT, when I can have those appetizer nights with awesome food that is as good as a restaurant but healthified a bit?  That’s most definitely a win.

Crispy Oven Baked Wings - Bake.Eat.Repeat.

These crispy baked wings are one of the best healthified versions of junk food I’ve ever made.  We make them pretty much every time we do the appetizer’s for a meal thing, and they always go pretty quickly.  And if we have company they invariably ask for the recipe.  I think that makes it a winner!

Now don’t get me wrong, I still don’t think you can classify this as a health food, but if you’re going to have wings anyways, these are a whole lot better than the deep fried version you’d get at a restaurant.  And not a whole lot harder either.  They are super fast to throw together, toss the wings with some oil, toss them with some flour and seasonings, and toss them in the oven.  Doesn’t get much easier than that.

And they actually ARE crispy.  I’m not just saying it to get you to try them.  They’re super crispy and amazing.  And they’re baked, not fried.  So next time you have a craving for hot wings, try these.  Crispy, perfect hot wings – at home!

Crispy Oven Baked Wings - Bake.Eat.Repeat.

Crispy Oven Baked Wings

Yield: 2-3 dozen wings

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2 1/2 pounds (1.1 kg) chicken wings/drumettes (2-3 dozen wings)
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
sauces to toss them in - we like buffalo and honey garlic, but anything you like would do!


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Toss the chicken wings/drumettes with the oil in a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, paprika, salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder. Add to the chicken and toss until evenly coated.
  3. Spray the parchment paper lightly with cooking spray. Place the wings on the parchment lined baking sheet, spreading them out as much as possible. You may need two baking sheets to allow a bit of space between the wings.
  4. Bake for 50 minutes, turning halfway through, or until golden brown and crispy. Toss the crispy, cooked wings with your favourite sauce and serve immediately. We like buffalo sauce or honey garlic. The wings will reheat well in the oven at 350 degrees F for 10-15 minutes.


Source: Adapted from Today’s Parent Magazine (I had to link to their homepage because I couldn’t find the recipe - it was from the magazine a number of years ago so maybe it’s not online anymore!).


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  1. says

    I looove wings! They are my favorite appetizer and I totally will eat a bunch of wings as a main meal! I bet these taste great dunked in blue cheese. yum :-)

  2. says

    I love the ‘baked, not fried’. Haha! I feel like that was in a commercial at some point! Remember? These look so dynamite. I’m sitting around watching college football and wings would most definitely hit the spot. I do much prefer baked wings. You can’t tell a huge difference, and they’re much healthier. These do look so crispy too!!

    • stacey says

      Hahaha, I totally think it was! But I can’t place what right now, french fries maybe? Don’t know, funny though! Thanks Sarah!

  3. says

    They look so crispy!! I find it hard to get the same result like frying when using the oven. I once read that using backingpowder on your chickenwings would help them to get as crispy as if they were fried. Didn’t get to try it yet.

    • stacey says

      Thanks Claudia! It IS tough to get stuff as crispy in the oven, but so much healthier. These are the best I’ve tried for crispiness without frying them. I’ve never heard that baking powder can be used, but I have heard cornstarch is good. I’ll be sticking with these ones though, cause they’re crispy and delicious! :) Thanks for stopping by!

  4. says

    We often have appetizers for dinner and these wings are just my “type of appetizer. I love that they are baked! Can’t wait to try them!

  5. says

    I love doing appetizers for dinner! We don’t do it often either but it’s just so fun. These look completely delicious – in fact the husband was just looking at the screen and wanted to know when he could have them haha

    • stacey says

      Thanks Bri! Still not a health food, but at least they’re not deep fried right?! And we have certainly inhaled them while watching hockey, something about watching sports and eating wings – they just go together! :)

    • stacey says

      Thanks Jennifer! I swear they ARE really crispy – I always hate it when you make a recipe that promises crispy and then it turns out soggy. It’s just not the same. Like baked sweet potato fries. I’m always disappointed by those! Or maybe I haven’t found the right recipe yet? But these are crispy! :)

  6. says

    I love having appetizers for dinner! But you’re right, I always eat too much! :) These baked wings sound fantastic, Stacey! I love how crispy these come out. And definitely healthier than fried ones! Sounds like the perfect Friday night dinner to me!

    • stacey says

      Thanks Gayle! It’s completely the perfect Friday night dinner – I have to stop myself from making them far too often!

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