Chicken wings are one of our favorite go-to dinner options. Super easy to prepare, moist, and flavorful, you don’t have to spend a lot of money or be an expert chef in order to make a satisfying meal with wings.
Our favorite method of preparing them at home is baking them in the oven. Are you looking to give this method a try? These tips will help your wings turn out crispy, juicy, and absolutely delicious.
400 Degrees for 45 Minutes
When cooking wings in the oven, it’s important to get the temperature and time right in order to not make your wings dry out or be undercooked. We like baking them for 45 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit, which achieves a nice crisp and an even, thorough cook.
Use an Oven Rack
One of the cardinal sins when making wings in the oven is putting them on a normal oven pan. This doesn’t allow for heat to circulate around the wings and create an even cooking environment. An oven rack, with its open spaces allowing for hot air to circulate, is the best option.
Aluminum Foil is a Life-Saver
Want a pro tip that will leave you in awe of how crispy your oven-baked chicken wings turn out to be? Wrap them in aluminum foil before putting them in the oven, which puts a direct heat source on their exteriors and crisps them up beautifully.