Baked chicken wings so good you’ll forget they’re not fried

Finger-lickin’-good. There’s no other way to describe these wings. As I scrolled mindlessly through Pinterest in search of organizing hacks, outfit inspiration and fail-proof DIY projects, these sweet treats immediately got my attention. The photo above was my first attempt at making them and I’ve included the Pinspiration photo, too. I mean, look at these!

Could these baked not fried, keto-approved, seemingly easy to make chicken wings really taste as good as they looked? I added all of the ingredients into my online grocery cart. (Side note: Amazon Fresh has been key in helping me avoid temptations at the actual grocery store.) The next day when I got home from work, everything I needed was waiting for me on my doorstep.

The single most important step in this recipe is to coat your wings in baking powder (not to be confused with baking soda. That’d taste disgusting.) I followed the recipe as close to possible but made a couple of spice substitutions using whatever I already had. The hardest part was waiting for the oven timer to ding but it was all worth the wait.

While I hope these chicken wings are good enough to impress any man I might cook for in the future, they’ve already won me over (and my tastebuds!) Check out Dinner At The Zoo’s blog post for more on her baked buffalo wings.

INGREDIENTS

  • pounds party style chicken wings or whole chicken wings that have been halved crosswise
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder do NOT use baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce such as Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • celery sticks and ranch dressing for serving.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a sheet pan with foil and place a nonstick oven-safe rack on top of the pan.
  • Place the chicken wings in a bowl. Add the baking powder, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  • Toss to coat the chicken evenly with the baking powder and spices.
  • Place the wings on the rack in a single layer.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until wings are light golden brown and crispy.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the hot sauce, butter and honey.
  • Pour the sauce over the wings and toss to coat evenly.
  • Serve with celery sticks and ranch dressing.

NUTRITION

Calories: 464kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 215mg | Sodium: 522mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g