Oven Fried Chicken Wings


  • 1 to 4 pounds (450g to 1.7kg) chicken wings, cut into drumettes and flats
  • 1 teaspoon (5g) baking powder per pound of chicken wings
  • 1 teaspoon (5g) kosher salt per pound of chicken wings


  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and set a wire rack inside. Carefully dry chicken wings with paper towels. In a large bowl, combine wings with baking powder and salt and toss until thoroughly and evenly coated. Place on rack, leaving a slight space between each wing. Repeat with remaining 2 batches of wings.
  2. Place baking sheet with wings in refrigerator and allow to rest, uncovered, at least 8 hours and up to 24 hours.
  3. Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and preheat oven to 450°F (230°C). Add chicken wings and cook for 20 minutes. Flip wings and continue to cook until crisp and golden brown, 15 to 30 minutes longer, flipping a few more times towards the end.

Original Recipe



  • This method works if you aren’t prepping a ton of wings but we don’t have enough fridge space to set them all out on trays to dry overnight. So in previous attempts I’ve just placed them in a mixing bowl in the fridge. This isn’t great because some wings get really dry and some don’t. So this time I placed them vertically in the bowl so they all get equal air time. I also put them in overnight one direction and flipped them over the morning of baking.

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