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How To Bake Chicken Wings That Taste So Good They'll Make You Want To Slap Your Grandma

Updated on November 16, 2015

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Crank The Oven To 375 Degrees

Best Darn Chicken Wing Recipe On The Planet Right Here, Right Now

Chicken wings have become so popular that there are umpteen restaurant chains and, a zillion more homegrown joints, pushing their wings as the best of these flavorful feathered fingers. I am here to tell you that they are all wrong! The best recipe for chicken wings is my very own special recipe.

Now, I am not bragging — just stating facts. Crispy skin, melt in your mouth flavor, fall off the bone, finger-licking, fine-feathered fowl is what you are guaranteed to experience when you follow the directions I offer here.

Not only is this the base for all good chicken wings, it is also simple to make. This recipe will be ready in an hour and will not make a big ol' mess for you to clean. When you have devoured the last one, wad up the tin foil, rinse off the cookie sheet and presto! Dinner downed and it is couch potato city, there you go! As a matter of fact, by the time I finish writing this article, those bird fingers will be ready to profile for the finishing photo. I plan to stuff my face and take my own advice and hit the hay, satisfied as a kid in the candy store , if you know what I mean.

Now then, let's get to cooking.

But First

Wash your hands real good. Some say that this is more important than washing the chicken. I think it will not hurt to do both. Cleanliness in the kitchen is a very important safety measure, so take care as you cook.


  • A package of fresh chicken wings (about 12 to 14)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • (Optional) garlic powder
  • A large mixing bowl
  • A large cookie sheet
  • Heavy duty tin foil


Wash the Chicken and Prepare the Pan

1. Position the oven rack on the inside so that your cookie sheet full of wings will be in the center and at the mid-range height. This will ensure heat to flow around the wings evenly as they are baking. Now you are ready to preheat the oven. Set it to 375 F.

2. Remove the chicken wings from their packaging and wash it off under cold running water. Make sure to get all of the feathers left behind from the processing plant because there is something that is quite unappetizing about feathers sticking out from the bird you are about to take a bite of. Just wash it real good.

3. Set the washed chicken aside to drain while you are covering that cookie sheet with a large piece of heavy duty tin foil. The heavy duty foil works the best. It will ensure a very quick clean up when you are stuffed and ready to be horizontal. (I happened to run out of foil for my article here but, I will make do with what I have.) The idea is to cover the cookie sheet so that there will not be any juices running under the foil. If that happens the clean up will take a little longer. The end result is worth a little mess so don't be shy. You could skip the tin foil but then you will be scrubbing the cookie sheet for sure.

Wash and drain the raw chicken wings.
Wash and drain the raw chicken wings.
Cover the cookie sheet with a sheet of heavy duty tin foil
Cover the cookie sheet with a sheet of heavy duty tin foil

Next, Season the Chicken Wings

Note: The basic seasoning is salt and pepper. I like garlic and so I am adding that to this batch of bird. I also like to use fresh rosemary from my garden in the summer months. I will use fresh sage from time to time. I have also tried cayenne pepper, lemon pepper, chili powder, Tabasco and many other herbs and spices. That is one of the best things about this chicken wing recipe. You can doctor them up to suit your taste buds. Today it is garlic. I am pushing to ward off all of the evil germs that seem to be lurking about. Garlic has a way of taking care of these unseen demons, so garlic it is.

The main thing about seasoning is to be generous — don't be stingy! Add a good dose of salt and pepper and your garlic or whatever spices you decide you are in the mood for, on all of the chicken wings. You want flavor and that means a good healthy dusting for all. Some of the seasoning will run off during the baking process so make sure to cover all the chicken wings real good. Some folks like mild and some like it wild. Season the wings to please yourself.

4. Cup one hand and fill it with olive oil then drizzle the oil across the chicken wings so that it is distributed evenly. Pick up a wing and rub the oil and seasoning around the meat to coat the wing with a somewhat even amount of oil.

5. Repeat, so that all the chicken wings in the bowl are well coated. This will only take a few minutes. You will be able to feel the seasoning and oil mixture and the idea is to try to coat it all about the same.

Drizzle the olive oil out of your hand across the bowl of seasoned wings.
Drizzle the olive oil out of your hand across the bowl of seasoned wings.
Rub the meat to distribute the oil and seasonings evenly.
Rub the meat to distribute the oil and seasonings evenly.

Now, Lay Wings to Rest

6. When you have the chicken wings all coated good, you can lay each one out on the cookie sheet. Try to position them so that there is as much space as possible between the pieces. It is okay if they are touching each other but it's best not to pile them up. You want to ensure that the baking process is even for each chicken wing. A single layer of wings is necessary for that to take place.

7. When you have finished laying all the wings out you can visually inspect them for even coating and seasoning. If there are pieces with less seasoning, you can rub them across the bottom of the empty mixing bowl. There should be enough oil and seasoning to take care of any pieces that might need that little extra touch. Your oven should be hot and ready for the bird fingers.

8. Pop them onto the middle of the oven rack. Bake the chicken wings for about 50 to 60 minutes or until they are golden brown.

Note: The key to great chicken wings is a crispy skin but, you do not want to overcook them because the wings will dry out. The time will vary by individual oven temperature so this has to be taken into consideration. Another thing that will affect cooking time is the temperature of the meat. Cold wings will take longer than room temperature ones, so keep that in mind. I always set a timer for the first 45 minutes and then watch the chicken wings closely for the remainder of baking time.

Ready for baking! A single layer is a must.
Ready for baking! A single layer is a must.

Think Creativity with This Recipe

Chicken wings are a staple in our home because we just love them. The basics are in preparing the chicken as I have explained above. Now that I have explained the basics I would like to suggest a few other alternatives you can adapt to my method.

1. Different Herbs

I have already suggested a variety of herbs. One of our favorite combos is to use rosemary and garlic, salt and pepper. I sometimes add a pan full of quartered potatoes below the sheet of wings. For this, I just use two separate cookie sheets and season the potatoes exactly the same as the chicken wings. I coat them with olive oil as well. The potatoes can also be seasoned any way you like as long as you add that light coat of olive oil to the spuds. Lay them out on the second cookie sheet in a single layer and cook it all at the same time. Add a salad to the table and your meal is complete.

2. Grilled Chicken Wings

When the weather is too hot to crank up the oven, I turn to the grill to bake up my bird. This requires using an indirect heat grilling method. John D. Lee has outlined a great How To article where he describes the pros of grilling indirectly. The idea is flavor and you will be amazed at the results of adapting indirect grilling to firing up some of the best chicken wings on the planet.

The chicken wings can be prepared the same as for the above chicken wing recipe. Instead of using a cookie sheet, place the wings directly on the grill. Do not place them over the fire. Use the indirect cooking method. Grill the chicken wings with the lid covering the grill at all times. This chicken wing recipe will take about 45 mins. to one hour. Look for a golden skin color and crispy skin.

3. Flavor Them to Your Liking

You can make them plain, meaning just salt and pepper or go for the gold and baste them with your favorite barbecue sauce during the last 10 minutes of cooking. Again, the key is to make sure the skin is golden brown before adding your sauce.


I have somewhat of a reputation for my awesome chicken wings with family and friends. Please give this chicken wing recipe a try to leave me your thoughts and suggestions below. I look forward to hearing from everyone.

Happy chicken wings to all! C.S. Alexis

Last Step: Eat Them and Grin

By the time you are picturing this the dogs in the house will be lurking afoot, the sweet smell of success is just a bite away! AWH! But don't be slapping Grandma.
By the time you are picturing this the dogs in the house will be lurking afoot, the sweet smell of success is just a bite away! AWH! But don't be slapping Grandma.


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      ShyeAnne 11 months ago from Deep Bay, British Columbia, Canada

      A most entertaining how to bake a chicken wing lesson! I am a cook in a remote logging camp and I will be sure to bring up your hub next time I bake wings. I love wings too.

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      Vicki L Hodges 11 months ago from Arkansas, USA

      The title caught my attention, and the wings sound great!

    • Cool electronic Gifts 11 months ago from Los Angeles

      Looks Like a great recipe.

    • moirasoulfulkitchen 14 months ago

      PLEASE don't suggest to your followers to 'wash raw chicken' to remove any feathers. Feathers are pulled out very easy using a kitchen tweezers. The absolute best way to posion your family is by spreading deadly raw chicken bacteria on your work surface or utensils/wash area.

      There is absolutely no reason to wash raw chicken

    • Imani 16 months ago

      Love this recipe! Ive used this recipe for years and havent found one tastes better since

    • Brenda 2 years ago

      We do this this way every Sunday during football season. My BIL says I make the best wings ever.

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      Paula 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      C.S.......This recipe sounds wonderful and I certainly will use it for my next hankering for "Chicken Wings." This is of course, a healthier way to cook wings and I like that idea.

      I happen to be directly from THE BIRTH PLACE OF THE ORIGINAL CHICKEN WING! I did publish a Hub on the Origin of Wings....and it's always interesting to learn of the many variations that have been created.

      I can relate to really "loving" chicken wings....I find them hard to resist!...Up+++

    • Chickenlover 2 years ago

      i love to eat chicken. yummy!

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      Natasha Pelati 2 years ago from South Africa

      Delicious recipe! Great hub and I am going to try these on the weekend!

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      lesliebyars 2 years ago from Alabama

      Living in Alabama, we love football and football games are not complete without wings. This is a great recipe and I can't wait to try it. I voted up and awesome. I am going to like it on facebook and pin it to pinterest. Even though I eat a lot of wings, I am not good at fixing them so, hopefully this will help.

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      bethperry 2 years ago from Tennesee

      Very informative article on the subject, and I agree with you about the dry rubs. Oh, and I LOVE that last photo - mouthwatering!

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      Rick Grimes 2 years ago

      My friend made oven chicken wings once and omg they were the most delicious wings i've ever tried! I'm not sure if she used the same techniques, but man they were great. Gonna give this a go myself one day. Thanks!

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      oliversmum 2 years ago from australia

      C.S.Alexis. Hi. I am grinning already. Your Chicken Wing Recipe looks so tasty and inviting. Chicken is on our menu 3-4 meals per week,so this recipe will be one of them for sure.Thank you for sharing with us and your easy to follow step by step instructions. Thumbs up and very Useful. :) :)

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      trusouldj 2 years ago from Indiana

      I beg of you. Please do not slap your Grandma. No matter how tasty these wings are.

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      Ellie Shay 2 years ago

      Saw this title and I needed to check this out! Sounds very yummy, and I can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing.

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 2 years ago from Planet Earth

      Your trike is hilarious - a real come-on to read further! I need to try these . . . I love good wings!

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      So glad I found this recipe of yours C.S. I love chicken wings and this is an easy and I am sure very tasty way to cook them. Your kitchen staples are the same a mine, so all I have to do is go buy more chicken wings. This hub is quite old , I see, but still a great one.

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      Maree Michael Martin 2 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Oh such very good ideas, yummy. Can't wait to try.

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      ShyeAnne 2 years ago from Deep Bay, British Columbia, Canada

      Very good hub, one of the best I have read on hubpages. You kept my attention to the last word. You could have been writing about anything. I like your style.

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      lesliebyars 3 years ago from Alabama

      Thank you for sharing this recipe for wings. They are very popular here in the south and I have been looking for an easy wing recipe to serve while we are watching football. I voted up, awesome and useful. I have pinned this as well.

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      Geaorge Allen 3 years ago from United States

      Very cool hub! on chicken wings

      I must say the smell of this article is so amazing and it increase appetite so much.

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      Shelita 3 years ago from New Orleans

      I know this isn't a new hub but this sounds great! I can't wait to try it!

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      Georgi P. 3 years ago from Bulgaria

      I got hungry! Good recipe I intend to try it really. Thanks for sharing

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      IslandBites 3 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Great hub. A lot of good information. Vote up!

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      C.S.Alexis 3 years ago from NW Indiana

      I have been unable to write myself here as of late. I really do not have an answer for you. Sorry

    • NeurGeeraf 3 years ago

      First off I want to say terrific blog! I had a quick question in which I'd like to ask if you do not mind. I was interested to know how you center yourself and clear your mind prior to writing. I've had difficulty clearing my mind in getting my thoughts out there. I truly do enjoy writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes tend to be wasted just trying to figure out how to begin. Any recommendations or hints? Thanks! registry cleaners

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      C.S.Alexis 4 years ago from NW Indiana

      I am not sure to be most honest.

    • ILoveMyLiLFam 4 years ago

      What if you don't have olive oil? Can I use melted butter?

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      C.S.Alexis 4 years ago from NW Indiana


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      Huntgoddess 4 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      But, please --- Do not forget to add the disclaimer: "No grandmas actually slapped in the making of these wings."


    • Jennifer 4 years ago

      I'm trying this method this weekend (pregnant, craving, and bad grilling weather!!). Should the wings be turned halfway through cooking?

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      C.S.Alexis 4 years ago from NW Indiana

      James I too am a region rat! Born in Harvey, raised in Hammond. All my region rat friends love the recipe....good luck and don't be shy about your spices.

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      James Timothy Peters 4 years ago from Hammond, Indiana

      This is an AWESOME recipe. I can't wait to try this on all my "Region Rat" friends.

      Thumbs Up & More

      Write On

    • nanaimo dude 4 years ago

      I prefer my wings over done and real crispy.Often bake for 1.5 hours.Forget the foil too.Parchment paper is the ticket.Won"t stick to the paper.Mix your cooked wings in hot sauce and then dip in Blue cheese salad dressing.YUMMY YUM YUM

    • Sanders182010 4 years ago

      They are in the oven and smell sooo good!! Can't wait until I get to try them. The only thing I did different is the seasoning. But thank you for the recipe.

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      T4an 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Thank you for this recipe. It makes me want to stop buying pre cooked chicken wings and try this on for myself. Looking forward to trying it soon. voted up

    • SithMirth 4 years ago

      This is the recipe I use as default now. happy 4th!

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      vestring 4 years ago from Spain

      I've cooked for years and I'm a big fan of chicken, but Ihad never really succeeded with wings before now. My whole family thanks you, even my husband who never liked wings before.

    • GK 4 years ago

      YUMMMMY!!!! i used a little cumin , curry, chili powder and paprika as well- i think you might have gotten me a marriage proposal!! these were so delicious- it was the first time i had ever made wings and i am hooked! my nephew's-a professional chef- arent as good as these. LOVED the lengthy explanation- i needed the tutorial since im a newbie.

    • Beth 4 years ago

      Read Newtonius's idea of the taco seasoning and thought that sounded great - I never know how much "hot" to add and this takes all the guesswork out of it - lol. Thanks for the fun article. I use medium. . .

    • SMOKER GUY 4 years ago

      I have been using this method for years but i place a wire rack on the tin foil first to keep the wings out of the grease that forms. Some times i will cook for only 30-35 minutes then put on the grill to really crisp up. If i want sauce i pour about 3/4-1 cup of sauce into a large bowl and toss the wings when still very hot. A great easy sauce is Renees asian sesame salad dressing, absolutly amazing! Enjoy.

    • Eric 4 years ago

      It was too windy to grill and my wings were thawed already. i gave this a try and they turned out great! Thank you

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      C.S.Alexis 4 years ago from NW Indiana

      use sauce on the side or try putting it on about twenty mins. before the wings are done cooking....thinking you will have to experiment

    • Annie Nguyen 4 years ago

      If I'm using a sauce what is the best way to go about that my wings are still crispy?

    • Nakia 4 years ago

      I was a little intimidated with the length of the recipe,but this is true cooking for dummies, loved it! They are in the oven now with montreal chicken seasoning, can't wait to taste them. You are awesome. Thanks, for such a simple recipe.

    • mrbanjodan2 4 years ago

      i was looking for a good baked wing recipe its healthier

      way of cooking wings but also makes them more most and not tough this is a grand slam home run served with bbq stuffed jalapenos awesome thank you

    • Ammi 4 years ago

      Didn't say how long to cook them, my wings are in the oven right now. I guess we'll see.

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      C.S.Alexis 4 years ago from NW Indiana

      I would bake them at the event because they are the best 5 mins. out of the oven.

    • Lucy 4 years ago

      I have been volunteered to bring chicken wings to an event, this recipe sounds good and was wondering what the best way to make them in advance? should i prepare the wings for "ready to bake" and bake at the event or could i prepare them ahead of time and re-heat them at the event? thanks

    • Britton 4 years ago

      Great!!! Easy Easy clean up!!!

    • Kyle in Texas 4 years ago

      Used this recipe and bought enough drummies and wings for 2 meals (or so I thought)...ended up eating them all in one meal! Delicious!

    • Michele 4 years ago

      worked out GREAT!

    • Sherry B 4 years ago

      I did not find this recipe too long - it was fine - and it has become a favourit3 around here - even my picky eleven year old granddaughgter absolutely loves them - so thank you very much for sharing

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      C.S.Alexis 4 years ago from NW Indiana

      salt to taste, some people can not eat salt so....better less and salt when you eat them, but I can not say how much per pound, sorry

    • Lesi 4 years ago

      I am definitely going to try these tonight. Thanks

    • veasy 4 years ago

      How much salt per pound?

    • ChinkieMotha 4 years ago

      I have been baking wings for years, what I thought was the "lazy" way. Usually, a different method(baking) from a traditional one(frying)ends up with sub par results, but not this time! Meat is more tender (the high heat of frying tends to toughen chicken that has little meat compared to, say a drumstick or thigh)and the skin becomes just as crisp. Thanks for sharing with all...

    • Tabetha Garrison 4 years ago

      Love Love Love this recipe, our favorite for chicken wings, i keep coming back to your page for the recipe!! Thanks!

    • tara d 4 years ago

      best wings ever!!

    • Shane 4 years ago

      i am going to give it a try and then add my homemade sauce after cooking!

    • googler 5 years ago

      Okay I had a huge pack of wings and usually separate them to make buffalo hot wings but was short on time. I've never baked wings whole so I googled and this page popped up. Wow I have baked, fried, grilled but not like this and this was by far the best wing recipe I've used and the easiest. I prepped the wings in a bit of olive oil, cajun spice garlic, salt and pepper then baked. In the last ten minutes I tossed them in some hotsauce, butter and ranch and baked a little more and it was perfect. Tender, soft yet crisp and delicious. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

    • Cindy 5 years ago

      Great simple recipe. I'm difinately going to use it, Thanks!

    • Elizabeth E Jansen 5 years ago

      I am Nurse by profession by a cook by heart. I am only 30 years old but have made quite the reputation around my husband and my family for being the "cook" in the family. Talk has been made even to start a hobby type catering business.

      I have several recipes that I absolutely love and adore. I am always trying new recipes. I use one similar to this and love the fact that you also use olive oil. I use that on my steaks as well....excellent!!!

      Good recipe,

    • Bonnie 5 years ago

      that is the longest recipe I have EVER seen for something as simple as chicken wings!!

    • TRM 5 years ago

      I followed your recipe to the "T" but added some texas pete's buffalo wing sauce and I am waiting for them to cook in the oven right now and they smell great, hopfully they taste just as great. Thank you so much for you help :)

    • Halleybear 5 years ago

      I Love, love, love this recipe! I make these a lot, but often use drummetts instead of whole wings and they turn out fabulous. My boyfriend and I eat them so quickly that I always feel I should have made more. I add sage, chili powder, and garlic salt as well and they are always so delicious. I end up being the hero of the night for making something yummy, but I don't end up spending all night doing it! Thank you for this recipe.

    • LaLaLiza 5 years ago

      There in the oven right now. Hot sauce, cilantro, lime, garlic salt and pepper. Got some potatoes in there too. mmm mmm!

    • yum 5 years ago

      hmm, looks interesting. Will try this for new years party.

      I will use a small paint brush to apply the oil instead of my hands.

    • Newtonius 5 years ago

      Well, I never! For years have been basting/marinating wings in a filthy mix of soy sauce and honey and the clean up simply disgusting and just not worth the effort. My friend suggested I read your article and try the following - salt, pepper, half a pack of taco seasoning (Old 'el Paso, Black 'n Gold, whatever, they're pretty much the same), a sprinkle of garlic powder if you like and perhaps a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, not too much though! and put all of this in one of those extra big snap lockbags with a dozen or so washed wings! Seal it up with no air and just rub, massage the bag and get all of the mix right in and just let it sit on the kitchen bench like that for ten minutes whilst you get the tray lined etc. I do like to use a low biscuit wire rack to just hold the wings off the foil but that's all. There is virtually NO MESS TO CLEAN UP afterwards. I was once told that the honey and soy combo was the absolute best and while for some this may be true, I reckon the olive oil/spice coating in the bag is even better, healthier and cleaner. Thanks for your article, I've passed it on to some friends who also enjoy a bit of chook.

    • Brianne 5 years ago

      I am so happy to have found this recipe and thank you for all the details! I shared this on FB as well. I plan to add some brown sugar and balsamic glaze to them in the last few minutes.

    • Nesto49 5 years ago

      Outstanding! Being from Maryland, where steamed crabs rule the roost, I coated the wings with pepper and Old Bay. Delicious. Excellent recipe, entertainingly presented. Thank you!

    • Matt D 5 years ago

      Thanks, so easy even I could pull it off

    • Don 5 years ago

      Tried your way of wings last night and what a disaster. Had to throw them out and the wife is still mad at me. Way too much salt. DO NOT BE STINGY you say. What kind of measurement is that? Bake 50 to 60 minutes? Mine were done in 30 minutes and had to put broiler on to brown them. The only part of this recipe that was of any value was the coating of oil. Next time I will use my blend of spices and never trust a recipe as vague as this one.

    • kym 5 years ago

      i realise it's been a long time since you posted this, but I just found it. I used coconut oil and fresh Rosemary from the garden. They are in the oven now...can't wait to taste them. Thanks you!

    • princess 5 years ago

      this was a great recipe, im not the greatest cook but my husband loved the and can't wait for me to make more. Although I didn't like reading all the paragraphs, but good recipe non the less.


    • AppetizerGal 5 years ago

      Loved, loved, loved the technique! I used Mrs Dash lemon pepper. They are amazing! Thanks for taking the time to share and post pictures... it helped.

    • Neena 5 years ago

      I made it tonight. It was def fall off the bone! I used pepper, seasoning salt, lemon pepper & garlic salt. Soooo yummy! Even great over white rice!

    • claire 5 years ago

      Just cooked these babies up. Drizzled them in Texas Pete's hot sauce. All I can say is I wish I had bought more than 7 wings! Between me and two other people we downed them in no time with plenty of celery and dressing. So good!

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      C.S.Alexis 5 years ago from NW Indiana


      Your comment really means a lot to me. Happy to hear the wonder filled outcome via your mistake. Slap your Gramma!

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      colette connaris 5 years ago

      I bought chicken wings by accident....not anymore!! They were amazing and an absolute hit with the whole family - wish I had made much more!!! Thank you!

    • foodlover 5 years ago

      Lord, that was one long winded recipe. Really?

    • james 5 years ago

      thanks you helped alot!! im so happy

    • Wordsmith 5 years ago

      Good recipe but why the novel to find the important info? @Jeannine said it best.

    • turtle 5 years ago

      I am so glad that I tried this recipe. My family loved them!!!! They are great to try different sauces with, which made it convinent for my picky eaters. Thank you!

    • Mary 5 years ago

      Great recipe! Article is a bit hard to read while you cook so read the whole thing before you start! I paired these wings with baked sweet potatoes and sauteed kale. YUM!

    • Tey 5 years ago

      I tried this recipe and my wings turned out GREAT! Normally I would just make hot or BBQ wings, but I wanted to stray away from that and try something different!Like you I love using olive oil but never thought to try it on my wings. This method turned out so good that my 2 year old daughter was going "mmmm mmmm mmmm"!!!

    • eric 5 years ago

      they turned out great! cant wait to slap my grandma!! you rock! :)

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      C.S.Alexis 5 years ago from NW Indiana

      I am sure you can do legs but might need to cook them a bit longer. Go by the color of the skin and how the meat pulls off the bone. Should be very easy to pull, tender.

    • eric 5 years ago

      i want to try this recipe with chicken drums..should i do everything the exact same way or do i need to change up some thingss (cooking time, oven temp, etc)..oh and im only making like 6 becaues they're a bit big and im cooking for myself

    • Aaron M 5 years ago

      I love this recipe. It also works very well with Chicken Breasts.

    • Jim S. 5 years ago

      excellent recipe, great intro too. I make these wings every Sunday for all the guys that come over for football, beer and wings. Believe it or not, the wings go before the beer. Thanks a bunch, I keep changing the spices, and they are ALL GREAT

    • John 5 years ago

      Thank you so much for posting this recipe! I just made them tonight and I dare say they came out AWESOME! I used garlic olive oil as someone else mentioned. Came our crispy and very good!

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      C.S.Alexis 5 years ago from NW Indiana

      Charley Brown put on your boxing gloves cause your wife is liable to box your ears, I do not think you will be disappointed. I always use rosemary from the garden, sounds like you got it going on! PS what a nice husband to do the cooking, righteous!s

    • Charlie Brown 5 years ago

      OK, I have followed the directions to the "T". I did add some fresh rosemary to the mix, which we grow and love to use. I am Kind of a redneck chef, and usually either deep fry or grill or smoke my wings......but was looking for something healthier.....and with your title to this recipe, I felt like I found the right one! My wife is always telling me she's gonna slap my momma, or slap somebody, cause its so good.....and I expect tonite will be no different, thanks to you. Will follow up and let you know......Thanks!

    • Roxy 5 years ago

      I wanted to make the wings in the oven but My husband said they wouldn't be good. So when he was out I made your recipe and he raved about them. He loves to cook so he gave me a thumbs up. Yeah!! They were great and he kept saying these wings are so tastee.

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      signetfence 5 years ago from Online

      Delicious. I put a little pig rub on them and they turned out great. Grandma is still recovering....

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      Jamfjr 5 years ago

      Thanks so much for this awesome method for making great wings. Delicious and crunchy and little less guilty than deep fried. Very detailed and pleant article/recipe. Thanks!!!

    • V.J. 5 years ago

      Awesome!! My husband loved the wings, i consider my self to be a good cook, never thought to try this simple recipe. Thank you!

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      C.S.Alexis 5 years ago from NW Indiana


      only idea I have is don't be afraid to experiment, best of luck to you in the kitchen!

    • Tasha 5 years ago

      Just finished using this recipe...and it was great! Simple, to the point, and tasty! lol

      Any more ideas to help a new cook?

    • Kenya 5 years ago

      I'm about to make this right now. My mom is at work so I'm going to treat her to a home cooked dinner! Wish this teenager luck! :)

    • laurie 5 years ago

      I am trying wings your way. I can tell you they sure are smelling rightous! I am bringing them to my neighbors 70th birthday party. I put all kinds of seasoning on them. Probably 20 different ones.I put all of the spices in a big bowl and then found an empty spice bottle and sprinkled it all over and then drizzled them with olive oil. Yum, yum. I will let you know how they come out. I have always cooked them on top of the stove in a big pan.

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      RichardCMckeown 5 years ago

      Baked chicken recipes are fantastic! Great hub!

    • Grand Dad 5 years ago

      My daughter and grandson think I am the bomb. They came over and cleaned me out. Ever since that first time, I change the flavor routinely. I've also used you indirect heat grilled recipe. Thanks for the tips

    • Yigy 5 years ago

      These were tasty n crispy! thank you!

    • jsills 5 years ago

      This is a great technique! Thank you!

    • Carol 5 years ago

      @Jeannine. Why would you want a one-paragraph introduction for such a mouthwatering receipe as C.S. Alexis has given us for these chicken wings? C.S.Alexis is obviously a very talented writer as well as a cook. You gave me some good belly laughs C.S. while thinking about cooking my chicken wings, lol. From one writer to another, keep up the good hub!

      Please trash the first comment and post the second.

    • CLM 5 years ago

      C.S. - I am living in Australia now and I made your wings for a group of 50 hungry tummies originating from all over the world - and EVERYONE loved them!!! I used some Cajun seasoning (from my home in LA) and they were a huge hit! The fact that they're easy to do makes them even better! Thanks for the play-by-play how-to. I enjoyed the conversational way you explained the process (including the temp and time!) ;) thanks

    • DollyLlama17 5 years ago

      Mines were truly great loves it and so did my kids and dad:)

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      Dolores Monet 5 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Well, I googled 'how to cook chicken wings,' and here you are at #2 on the first page. They sound delicious. I think I will add some ginger, along with the garlic, salt, and pepper.

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      Huntgoddess 5 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      Very funny article. Loved reading it. Also, good info. Personally, I kind of like the whole bird cooked this way. The wings are cheaper per pound, I know.

      Up, funny, useful. New follower. Looking forward to reading more of your very wonderful hubs. So glad I found them.

    • hooglor 5 years ago

      trying recipe right now with a peanut butter-buffalo sauce marinade! hope it works!

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      toknowinfo 5 years ago

      Excellent hub. Your step by step instructions are great, and I will be making these wings tonight. Thanks for all the tips. Rated up and awesome.

    • Jeannine 5 years ago

      You must get paid by the word because this post is WAY too long. Really, you could have just summed all this up in a paragraph. Wash wings, season, drizzle with olive oil, bake at 375 for 45-60 minutes. Done.

    • BROOKLYN IN ILLINOIS 5 years ago

      YUMMMMY!!! wings were DELICIOUS!!! My son thanks you as well...LOL.

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      pbarron 5 years ago from St. Louis

      Wonderful recipe; have made it three times, will likely make it thirty times more. Pay no mind to food snobs or cowards who think only overcooked chicken is 'safe.' Loved your writing style, by the way.

    • alexandra 5 years ago

      These are soo yummy! I did them today (but added a bit of ground ginger as I was out of powdered garlic). I also used some panko breadcrumbs (the Japanese ones) and it was delish!

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      C.S.Alexis 5 years ago from NW Indiana

      To everyone who has commented on the recipe....

      I fix them this way and I change it up with different seasonings from time to time depending on my mood. I am so happy the majority of you have had success with the recipe. Thanks for commenting and don't forget to share this hub with everyone you know. Thanks again!

    • Ricky  5 years ago

      Your recipe sounds greats going to try it out love ur humor to lol

    • Bishop 5 years ago

      These wing are awesome!!!!!! I changed the recipe around a little bit and use garlic olive oil, the end product was a masterpiece and a hit.

      Thanks a lot for the recipe!!!!!!

    • Mindy 5 years ago

      I can't wait to try these wings tonight. Thanks for posting such an easy to follow was also very well written (despite what all these haters have commented..where do these people come from?)

    • ShanOdan 5 years ago

      MAN!!! These wings were AWESOME! My mother made them yesterday for the Super Bowl and I just about keeled over from the tasty goodness. Im going to try and make them next weekend. Since we're Memphians though, she added Corky's BBQ Dry Rub Seasoning along with the salt, pepper and garlic. If you can get your hands on some of the dry rub seasoning, I HIGHLY recommend it. I cant get over how amazing they were, Im craving more!

    • Paty 5 years ago

      Enjoying the day quite well despite the game lol. This recipe ROCKS! The only way I can see to top it is to toss them in Frank's Original Red Hot Sauce. YUMMY!

      Poor Brain, we don't give him enough credit. The picture of the oven dial showing the temp is a little blurry, and maybe the mark between 350 and 400 confused him :O)

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      C.S.Alexis 5 years ago from NW Indiana

      Matt or you the brain or just part of that family? You think so little of yourself you do not capitalize I.....what the ????


      hope you enjoy the day along with another 5000 people who are cooking my wing recipe. It is quite popular this weekend.

    • Paty 5 years ago

      Thanks C.S.Alexis! Here I was in Tulsa, Oklahoma, just looking for a good recipe that didn't involve the fryer and would allow me to watch the game. Didn't know I was going to be so entertained lol. People who self-title themselves "Brain" must be trying to get others to believe it as well. Have a great day!!!

    • Laurie 5 years ago

      Gonna try your recipe today for the Packers/Steelers Super Bowl game.

      I have always deep fried the wings before, but today I was looking for a baked version when I came across your recipe. Anxious to get those suckers in the oven!

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      C.S.Alexis 5 years ago from NW Indiana

      you call yourself Brain? Bold Type, Title of first photo Rain, Drain, Pain Oh Yeah! Brain it was, Ha. Try KFC son.

    • adam 5 years ago

      Actually it says at the start to bake at 375.

      having these bad boys tonight for the game....

    • ToeToe 5 years ago

      I'm about to try this method on a trial run for the weekend too. Gonna try a few different recipes but looking forward to the results!

    • Laura 5 years ago

      Thanks for this recipes I had a bag of wings and did not know what to with. So i made it just like the recipe you had. Cook them then i coated them in BBQ sauce,sweet and spicy chili sauce and Franks hot sauce serve with your rosemary potatoes. It turn out sooo good thanks for sharing your recipe on line. Definitely going to make these again.

    • Jade 5 years ago

      I'm trying out this recipe as I type, I'll let you know how my family likes it....they smell yummy thus far :)

    • Granny Henderson 5 years ago

      I'm making these as a trial run for Sunday's big game. Love the method, and really enjoy your humor. It's a darned shame I can't give this recipe to my kids/grandkids, though... However, if they come out of the oven delicious, I may just have to go slap myself!

    • Chanell 5 years ago

      making these tonight for dinner with some spicy garlic sauce can't wait to taste them thank you

    • 5 years ago

      Made these this weekend and they were fantastic, thank you!!! I think the deep fryer can officially be donated, oven is the way to go :)

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      C.S.Alexis 5 years ago from NW Indiana


      I do wish you luck with the wings. Most folks like them a bunch. There has been a few who do not, but such is life! Enjoy!

    • Kathy 5 years ago

      I'm trying this tonight, so I'll let you know how they turn out!

    • George 5 years ago

      Nice. Absolutely true. Been putting off the fryer method. Oven is the way to go health wise and does not affect taste. Tips are right on. Good job.

    • tingaling 6 years ago

      Finally, a meal where no kids complained. "this is actually quite yummy, Mom".

      I added "tajin" to the salt, pepper and garlic, yummy, yummy - but will decrease salt a little next time as the tajin has salt too. t

      thanks for this - yum!

    • 5Jfamily 6 years ago

      My husband I just got into an argument while I am attempting this recipe. Though I am not very good in the kitchen, I have a feeling that these wings will more than help us thru the rough patch :) JB mother of 4 hungry boys

    • MaryC 6 years ago

      these were the best chicken wings ever - thanks for the great recipe!!! I have shared this recipe with many

    • BB 6 years ago

      These were awesome! My husband made them for dinner tonight. Thank you for the detailed instructions and photos!

    • Evan 6 years ago

      Great instructions. Watch out though, it took only 30 minutes of cooking and mine were perfect.

    • Janis 6 years ago

      This is how my mom makes them.. I am attempting for new years eve. .yum

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      C.S.Alexis 6 years ago from NW Indiana


      Thanks for posting, Happy Holidays!

      Ken and J are just showing what they are made of, for the world to see. Must have missed the lesson about putting their best foot forward, or maybe that is their best.

    • Kelly D 6 years ago

      Sorry for my lack of forgiving xmas spirit here, but I really cannot stand trolls like Ken and J. To the trolls: If you don't like something, why do you have to post negative comments? (sometimes I really hate people)

      To C.S. Alexis: Thanks for taking the time and putting forth the effort to share this with everyone. I just made these and they turned out great. I think I put too much pepper, though, lol. Ignore the trolls and keep on posting! :)

    • Megan W. 6 years ago

      in the oven now - smells really good! thank you :)

    • Greg 6 years ago

      Used this recipe 4 times now!! I enjoyed the long read. Very comprehensive!! I like to dry rub with garlic/garam Marsala, then finish with Parmesan and basil, sweet baby rays bbq sauce, soy brown sugar, etc!!! THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS!!! THANKS FOR SHARING AND HOOKING ME ON CHEAP FROM SCRATCH WINGS!!!!!!

    • Shirley 6 years ago

      So looking forward to treating my friends with these at the football game on Sunday...will let you know how they turn out...sound amazing, and thanks for the step-by-steps....

    • erin 6 years ago

      I was thinking about making baked wings tonight and with the amount of responses, this recipe must be a winner. I'll let you know how my wings in los angeles turn out.

    • decoy 6 years ago

      this method is not at all good it ensures an upset stomach

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      C.S.Alexis 6 years ago from NW Indiana


      How sweet of you to respond so kindly. Maybe for your future reading you might want to partake in a speed reading class or two. A spelling class might also help UR cause. HEHEJEEZEO!

    • Diana 6 years ago

      Too save 10 hrs of reading, Wash wings pour vinegar over rinse again, pat dry add seasoning salt & top with olive oil, when wings r done, pour Franls hot sauce heated in micro with butter all over chicken & enjoy with garlic bread, If u want wings spicy, use sauce on side for dipping, done

    • Jrock 6 years ago

      Thank you.. Rest assured, I have slapped my grandma!

    • nicki 6 years ago

      All I can say.....these were awesome. Used 1tsp of salt, garlic salt, Italian seasoning...and 1/8 tsp seasoned salt, pepper and a dash of poultry seasoning. Hubby thought, wow that's alot of salt.....but it wasn't by the time they were cooked. Awesome!!!

    • Sharizzle 6 years ago

      YUM YUM YUM! Thanks for sharing!! I made a "Chinese" style wings using your method with a rub made of Asian spices and brushed on a homemade bbq sauce on them and they were phenomenal. I'm trying a traditional bbq recipe tonight with sage, white and black pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and a little cumin in the rub and I will brush on a little Lynchburg Swineapple BBQ sauce at the end. I cant wait!

    • Matt 6 years ago

      I had been a traditional buffalo-style wing fan for years and years. Over time though, I grew to dislike the tangyness of the the various hot sauces. I tried your approach and the wings are absolutely perfect. Thanks.

    • onedeer 6 years ago

      LOVE this recipe!! I didn't think i would like them w/o wing sauce but i do and so did all of our guests. thanks for the post.

    • Ashlee 6 years ago

      Thanks so much! I'm home from college. I just graduated, and I had absolutely NO idea how to bake a a chicken wing. Maybe you can teach me how to fry one too! I appreciate how you went into great detail rather than just give a recipe. I will certainly try this out tomorrow! : )

    • kris tay 6 years ago

      i have made these wings many times now and they are always perfect and delicious! thank you!

    • CharmedI'mSure 6 years ago

      My husband and I own a Wing restaurant, and we fry our wings, I was looking for a healthier alternative, haha, I know, but I have had wings baked in the past that were amazing and my husband thinks I'm crazy since he has never had baked wings. Thanks for the tips, I am trying some good ol baked wings tonight. ( well, since he's not home I want to try and perfect them before I make them for

    • Yasmina 6 years ago

      Going try the recipe now. I usually have fried my chicken wings. I'll let you know how it turns out:-)

    • Fatimah 6 years ago

      I just made it and ate it, It's delicious, Yummo! Definitely printing this out and keeping it in my recipe book!

    • Fatimah 6 years ago

      I've never baked chicken wings before,but I'm sooo going to try this now! I'll let you know how it goes :)

    • David Lieberman 6 years ago

      Thanks! I've never baked chicken wings before, and these came out way better than others that I've tasted. Whoo!

    • MrsEd 6 years ago

      I was looking for a new baked wing recipe... and I do believe this is the one!! Thank you so much for taking the time to put it all together. I will let you know how things turned out... I'm sure they rock....

    • Shante 6 years ago

      I cooked this last night and me and my roommates loved it! Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Dave Simon 6 years ago

      Great recipe! We love wings but most places fry them and I was looking for a healthier version. I even took the time to take the skin off, as much as I could and no easy task. Without the skin I just used a little less oil.

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      Marliza Gunter 6 years ago from South Africa

      Thanks for sharing...also some new methods for me to try..just crazy about anything chicken.. :)

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      C.S.Alexis 6 years ago from NW Indiana


      add away...I like them spicy sometimes so I shake on the hot stuff...according to taste, more is hotter!

    • Ashley 6 years ago

      Sounds great! my question is adding some hot sauce to them will it ruin them anyway?

    • rachel 6 years ago

      thanks for the recipe, CS! I googled wings and found my way here...i'm definitely pleased!

    • John 6 years ago

      Thanks for the great idea for chicken wings. I was off to buy a deep fryer; however, I do believe that you saved me some money and heart health.

      I will make the wings tomorrow for dinner. My wife will be shocked!!!

    • Mary 6 years ago

      I'm a vegetarian and have never cooked meat in my life. Everyone I cooked for was extremely pleased and said they were the best wings they've ever eaten. Thank you.

    • Georgia 6 years ago

      I spinkled mine with McCormicks chicken rub then drizzled them with honey when they were done!

    • Joe 6 years ago

      I tried this tonight and it was really good. Loved it so much, I slapped my grandma.

    • steve hampts 6 years ago

      I like pork

    • Sus 6 years ago

      Oh my goodness, these were so tasty!! I made a small batch for myself for lunch...I was craving wings...and I'll be making a bigger batch for dinner for my husband when he gets home from work. Going in the recipe box!!! Thanks.

    • Ray 6 years ago

      What virus or bacteria will survive 50 to 60 minutes in a 375 degree oven? Better advice might be to not pick your nose after you handle the chicken.

    • Jim 6 years ago

      I usually only grill wings as that is more manly. I tried this as I was low on propane. We loved it. I did it again tonight but on a rack. We like sauce at the end. Even my picky son liked them. I do prefer a rack to let juices drain but otherwise thanks for your recipe. The potatoes were great too.

    • Steph 6 years ago

      Awesome recipe!! It's simple basics that can be changed in many ways, depending on your taste of the day. Great post - much appreciated and enjoyed :-P

    • Lekesia Williams 6 years ago

      I'll have to say I tried your way of cooking wings...... And those wings turned out so good I wanted to travel to Tennessee slap my mama and come back to Florida, all in the same day!!! Lol!!! Just joking I'm not really going to slap her, but they were that good!!! my husband lived them!!!! Thanks for posting recipe!!!!

    • Eddy Browning 6 years ago

      I love your hub! It is interesting and loaded with good information. I'm making the wings tonight!

    • onyia 6 years ago

      great recipe. trying it tonight. hope it turns out as tasty as your recipe looks and sounds.

    • Melissa 6 years ago

      I have to take my hats off to you, I am a leg person. I was looking for a quick and tastey meal to make my children. With a husband that is deployed had to find a way to continue to make meals for them, I did the same google baked wings and saw this recipe. I am so glad I did my daughter wants me to make this almost everyday...a great way to have children enjoy there dinners. I have a new found respect for wings....

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      C.S.Alexis 6 years ago from NW Indiana

      Beverly I just love you for putting it in to words, chicken wings are rockin at Beverly's house, you want em, she's got em chow down now, right on girl, oh yes oh yes!!!

      Thanks for letting the google world hear it, I am feeling you Beverly!

    • Beverly 6 years ago

      Oh my! It was the best! Your the best!

    • Beverly 6 years ago

      Thank you for the great recipe! I'm trying it today! Will let you know how it turns out. So excited to surprise my husband! Thanks again! Beverly

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      C.S.Alexis 6 years ago from NW Indiana


      How about you writing your own recipe instead of trying to rewrite mine!

    • 6 years ago

      When I say do not add oil you will still need to baste. About 3/4 way through the cooking process, take a baster or a spoon and collect the grease (natural chicken oil) and baste the chicken wings. This will give you the crisping you are looking for. No need to add any oils.

    • Charlie 6 years ago

      In the oven now. Thank you for posting. I wanted to bake not fry and your result googled 1st!

    • Kelly 6 years ago

      Mine are in the oven now. I used my usual seasonings, but added the oil. I hope they come out as good as yours look in your picture!

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      VintageTidbits 6 years ago

      Your hub is awesome. I bookmarked it to try your recipe. My family loves chicken wings.

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      C.S.Alexis 6 years ago from NW Indiana

      Kevin I would add about ten mins. You can go by the color of the skin, golden brown. The legs will easily pull from the bone when they are finished.

    • Kevin 6 years ago

      I'd never made wings before, I tried this recipe for the Super Bowl and they were AWESOME - I added a little bit of cayenne pepper on some, a LITTLE bit of cinnamon on others and they were all great. What would the cooking time be for full sized drumsticks?

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      C.S.Alexis 6 years ago from NW Indiana


      The oil helps to crisp the skin instead of it drying out. By the way, I am not stupid and You are showing your maturity for the world to see. Makes me smile!Thanks for sharing.

    • 6 years ago

      Adding oil is stupid. Chicken wings already contain natural grease. Adding anything is just going to run out while cooking. No need to add any oil.

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      C.S.Alexis 6 years ago from NW Indiana


      Let them stand about 5 mins. and they will come off the foil with ease. So happy you enjoyed the wings! Thanks for posting.

    • Tyler 6 years ago

      These were so good! I recently was in Zambia and wanted to make a simple chicken recipe to go with some other Zambia dishes I prepared. This worked perfectly! Tasted great and were a big hit! Wings are cheap and you can get them cage free at Trader Joe's or WholeFoods! Will be making these again real soon. One question though, mine stuck to the aluminum foil and it was a bit tricky to get them off. Any suggestions?

    • Frank 6 years ago

      Awesome Wings!! Thank you so much.

    • Grant 6 years ago

      C.S. Thank you for the recipe, we had them for the Super Bowl and they cam out great.

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      C.S.Alexis 6 years ago from NW Indiana

      rfisher, bo burnham, Mr. Chicken, and Laurie,

      Makes me feel so good to help others and to think I did it by sharing my favorite wing recipe, it is superb. Thanks for commenting.

    • rfisher 6 years ago

      thank you, My husband loves chicken wings but is a diabetics and I was looking for a way to bake the chicken.

    • bo burnham 6 years ago

      ty my wings tasted delicious

    • Laurie 7 years ago

      These are amazing!

      My husband absolutely loves these, ever since I made the first batch, he keeps asking when I'm going to make them again.

      Thank you!

    • Jenny 7 years ago

      Thanks for the great tips! I'd been baking my wings all wrong; they always dried out. I tried your tips with my own rub on Thanksgiving, as I do not yet have the skill to tackle baking a turkey, and my chicken wings were a hit! :]

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      C.S.Alexis 7 years ago from NW Indiana


      You like your recipe so much you posted it twice, so I will go with the flow.

      I was wondering though????

      Is candied garlic really any better than dried?

      Best Regards,

      C.S. Alexis

    • Ken 7 years ago

      Those are pretty boring wings. Garlic Powder? Seriously? Fresh garlic trumps garlic powder every day of the week.

      Why not try a marinade / sauce of: White Sugar (1 1/4 cup), soy sauce (1 cup), brown sugar (1/4 cup packed) sesame oil (1/4 cup), chili paste (1/4 cup), garlic (6 cloves), green onion (4 stalks), and ginger (1 tbsp)? Bring to boil. Add 1 cup water and then 1 tbsp cornstarch/water blended.

      Marinate wings for 1 hour.

      Bake on rack in pan at 350 for 1 hour covered

      Broil uncovered to crisp up.

      Toss wings in drippings in pan (fattening but delicious).

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      C.S.Alexis 7 years ago from NW Indiana


      You give this a try and you will make them again real soon after, best of luck.

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      Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

      The wings sound great, I'll be right over, haha. Wonderful instructions, so great when you are learning something new. Sometimes, just a recipe is not enough.

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      C.S.Alexis 7 years ago from NW Indiana

      I just found someone claiming the wings as her own on Facebook...she was busted but I GIVE the credit to the cook. Makes me feel good to know this recipe is being SO enjoyed.

    • Chris 7 years ago

      Thanks, going to use this at university!

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      C.S.Alexis 7 years ago from NW Indiana

      You Packer Fans can use my recipe as long as I do not have to cheer for your team...LOL

    • grnbay 7 years ago

      Preparing some for the big Packer / Vikings game today. Going to cook them on the Big Green Egg. More to follow....Go Pack Go

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      C.S.Alexis 7 years ago from NW Indiana


      Sometimes I rub the wings with Tabasco for that flavor and when I like them extra spicy I also add some dried Cayenne pepper,but be careful with that because it can have quite bite! So glad you tried the recipe and enjoyed.

      I change up the seasonings all the time depending on my taste buds.

    • BMan9999 7 years ago

      I have been a HUGE fan of wings ever since I first tasted them back in 1978. One of my fellow Marines was from Buffalo and after he whipped up a batch I was hooked for life. I've never made my own until last night, using your recipe and they were great. What would you suggest to give them a more spicey kick?

      And while I didn't want to slap my Grandma afterwards, they certainly were finger licking good!!!

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      HarperSmith 7 years ago

      Sounds and Looks great! Thanks for the recipe and info., now its time to go and try my hand at it.

    • Andrew 7 years ago

      God bless you C.S.Alexis, god bless you.

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      Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

      Delicious and down right finger lickin good!! thankyou for sharing your tips ,great photos and easy to follow instructions too.

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      leogonzales154 7 years ago

      great hub, reminding me to cook chicken for lunch..

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      luckyboy188 7 years ago

      Seems you are a culinary master Oh, too much, I can learn to read, it is easy to understand. Are interested in paying a friend? To my hubpages see it!

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      C.S.Alexis 7 years ago from NW Indiana


      good you got Mum to cook them up for you and so glad you liked my run on wings.

    • sophwall97 7 years ago

      I showed my mum this! We are eating them now. Umm, sooo good! Im twelve, and plz check out my writing - Luv u guys :)

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      C.S.Alexis 7 years ago from NW Indiana

      Thanks for visiting and comments.

    • MattMasulis 7 years ago

      Very helpful. Thank you!

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Nice recipe Hub. I have to laugh at the title. Very clever.

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      C.S.Alexis 7 years ago from NW Indiana


      I think you would have to try it and then tell me. They would probably cook much faster.


      hope you enjoy.

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      mulberry1 7 years ago

      Sounds great. I've made barbequed wings in the oven but nothing else. I need to try this.

    • Holly 7 years ago

      Would it be okay to use segmented wings?

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      C.S.Alexis 7 years ago from NW Indiana


      Please do try this one you will not regret it. In fact you will want to use it many times and change up the seasonings as your taste.

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      Wendy Krick 7 years ago from Maryland

      We love wings at our house. I will be trying this. Yummy!

    • Janetta 7 years ago

      yummmm...I am drooling as we speak :P

    • charmed1 7 years ago

      What a terrific article! Very clear and concise, but warm and user friendly. Have been cooking for years, but will try your wings tonight! I think the picture of the cooked wings sealed the deal! Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work!

    • shinujohn2008 7 years ago

      You should start a shop to supply cooked stuffs online. No one can resist themselves from buying this after reading the hub.

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      tushar09 7 years ago

      hi alexis iam new to hubpages. delicious hub... i love to make it at home.

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      C.S.Alexis 8 years ago from NW Indiana


      This is what I cooked for dinner tonight. Cold outside, good way to warm the house with that extra love from the oven. I hope your wings hit the spot! Let me know. C.S.

    • Hermenia 8 years ago

      Thank You for the great details. It has been so long since I have really had to cook it's like starting all over again and you have made it so easy for me. I am in the process of preparing to cook them now and I will get back to you as soon as they are done and let you know how it went.

      Hermenia: Chgo

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      C.S.Alexis 8 years ago from NW Indiana

      So sorry poorQpine. The truth is, if somebody told me porcupines were good eating and I had access to the meat, I would fire up my grill, lucky for you I have never heard of eating your group. Saved by the recipe books HUH?

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      poorQpine 8 years ago from USA

      Thankful you Humans don't eat porcupine, that photo of the gas chamber dial at the beginning of this article caused me daymares as I tried to sleep this morning! me, poorQpine

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      Arian Won 8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Awesome recipe C.S., I usually marinade my wings with soy sauce, sesame oil, cumin for smoke and cayenne for heat! And some other secrets I can't divulge =)

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      moonlake 8 years ago from America

      Sounds good to me guess might have to try them for Christmas...

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      ajcor 8 years ago from NSW. Australia

      great recipe thanks C.S.Alexis - I too love chicken wings, in fact the women in my family all seem to love them so I tend to think that chickens should come with at least four.... just joking... thanks

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      C.S.Alexis 8 years ago from NW Indiana


      Slappin Grandma IS just a phrase so I am glad to see you got that right! I love that Hoisin sauce on duck, need to try that on the grill with my method. I think that would be so good. Thanks for sharing that thought about the Hoisin. Glad you came by and left a comment. C.S.

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      minnow 8 years ago from Seattle

      I love wings! I usually cut them into two pieces, keeping the little bony part on one. My favorites used to be Hoisin Wings and Wings Papkrikash. Great hub! I promise not to hit my grandma. :)

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      C.S.Alexis 8 years ago from NW Indiana


      So happy you liked my title. Hope people do not start hitting Grandmas around the world. Just a little humor to add to what otherwise might be a boring recipe title. Glad you came by to visit and hope you will stop in again. C.S.

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      Christoph Reilly 8 years ago from St. Louis

      Great hub and one of the greatest titles of all time! Excellent, in-depth article about the "grama slapping" chicken wings. Can't wait to try them. Thanks!

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      C.S.Alexis 8 years ago from NW Indiana

      I would love your Mom's chicken but my house does not care for the soy sauce or fruit juice on their chicken. Sounds great to me. Thank you for reading my article Peggy W. Hope you stop in often. C.S.

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      Peggy Woods 8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Great sounding recipe. My mother has one in which she coats the chicken with spices, pineapple juice, olive oil and soy sauce. Turns out sticky and delicious but it must be watched at the end to make sure it does not burn. Ummm.......making me hungry!

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      C.S.Alexis 8 years ago from NW Indiana


      Thanks for the thumbs up. This hub took just about the same amount of time to write and photograph as it did to put the chicken together and cook it...maybe two hours. Glad to have a new fan and a new friend. C.S.

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      diggersstory 8 years ago from #1 Tourist Trap O Town USA

      Wonderful Hub...this must have taken a lot of time to put together. THUMBS UP my new friend. Thanks for stopping by. I am now a fan! Woooootz.

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      C.S.Alexis 8 years ago from NW Indiana

      Just Rodney,

      I never thought to try the turkey. I will do that this summer on the grill, Thanks for the idea and comment. C,S.

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      Rodney Fagan 8 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      Hi, great hub, and very comprehensive instructions. I have used this for both the turkey drumettes (the long wing section that resembles the drumstick) and the top wing sections separately, they work greatas well. If you can get the Madagascan green pepper corns and crush them, so much the better for taste.

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      C.S.Alexis 8 years ago from NW Indiana

      Boy, SweetiePie

      I am with you. I make chicken salad out of the breast almost always. I like the wings, legs and thighs. Dark meat is the best and for the turkey too. Duck is mostly dark meat and that is one of my all time favorites. I have never cooked one though. Maybe I should and write a hub about it. Thanks for sharing. C.S.

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      SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

      I think the legs and the wings have tastier meat though. The breast meat is nice and thick, but I like the darker meat. My mom makes wonderful turkety noodle soup with the leftovers of the dark meat on the turkey.

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      C.S.Alexis 8 years ago from NW Indiana


      Many folks will not eat wings because they are too bony and some because of the skin and health issues. You can do the same method with any of the cuts of meat from the bird as long as you cut the pieces small or take the extra cooking time. My Mother only likes the breast so I cut them in quarters when I make this kind of chicken for her. I suppose I should have included that thought in the article. Glad you mentioned that you only like fowl, that jarred my brain. Thanks for commenting., C.S.

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      SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Very clever hub. I love the comprehensive amount of information of grilling chicken provided here, which is much more healthy than frying the bird. Chicken and turkey are really the only types of meat I like, so I love to bake chicken.

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