Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

Baked chicken wings tossed in a buttery buffalo sauce served with avocado dipping crema. The key is to chill the wings in the fridge for 2 hours so the skin dries out and the chicken wings get insanely crispy in the oven.

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The other week on the FlavCity Instagram I made some baked chicken wings are you guys were hounding me for the recipe! First I had to shoot the YouTube video and now I can share the blog recipe for the most crispy oven baked chicken wings ever. This baked chicken wing recipe is super crispy thanks to air chilling the skin in the fridge – that’s the most important part. Tossed in a buttery homemade buffalo sauce and serve with creamy avocado dipping crema – so good!

If you guys need some more game-day recipes, check out my best ever guacamole recipe and baked buffalo cauliflower.

Here are the steps for how to make crispy baked chicken wings:

  • 1. Toss the chicken wings with baking powder, spices, and place on a wire rack set in a sheet pan in the fridge for 2-4 hours. This will evaporate all of the moisture and help make the skin crispy.
  • 2. Bake the chicken wings in a 400 degree F oven for exactly 45 minutes and then turn the broiler on for the 5-7 minutes. This will ensure the chicken wings cook through and the skin gets nice and golden brown.
  • 3. Make the homemade buffalo sauce by combining 1/2 cup of Frank’s hot sauce with 1/4 cup of god quality grass-fed butter, a pinch of salt, and 1 teaspoon of agave nectar or honey, optional.
  • 4. Toss baked wings in warmed buffalo sauce and coat well. Serve wings with avocado dipping sauce!

How Do I Make a Chicken Wing Dip?

A dip for chicken wings should e creamy and cool to help balance the spiciness of the wings. To make the avocado dipping sauce, combine 1 cup of full fat sour cream with half a large avocado, grated garlic, cumin, lemon juice, and blend in a food processor. Check for seasoning as you may need more salt or lemon juice. Chicken wing sauce can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge, it won’t turn brown because of the lemon juice.

What Temperature Should I Bake Chicken Wings At?

Bake chicken wings at 400 degree F (204 C) for 45 minutes. Make sure the wings are set on a wire rack inside a sheet pan. This will ensure even air flow and make the chicken wings crispy all around. After 45 minutes, set the broiler to medium and cook for 5-7 minutes or until the chicken skin is golden brown.

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Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked chicken wings, buffalo sauce, chicken wings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 54 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 4 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 1000 kcal
Author: Bobby Parrish

This recipe for baked chicken wings will give you the most crispy skin ever! The key to chill the chicken wings in the fridge for a few hours so the skin dries out. Toss the baked chicken wings in homemade buffalo sauce and avocado dipping sauce.



For the chicken:

  • 4.5 pounds of chicken wings & drumettes
  • 1 teaspoon each smoked paprika & cumin optional
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Avocado or olive oil
  • Kosher salt & fresh pepper

For the buffalo sauce:

  • ½ cup of Frank’s hot sauce my preference
  • ¼ cup grass-fed butter
  • 1-2 teaspoons maple syrup or monk fruit sweetener optional
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

For the avocado dipping sauce:

  • 1 cup full fat sour cream
  • ½ a large avocado
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 clove grated garlic
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon salt & fresh pepper


  1. Line a sheet tray with tin foil and pace a wire cooling/baking rack inside. Toss the wings with the baking powder, smoked paprika, cumin, and arrange the wings one single layer and place in fridge for at least 2-4 hours. If you need to do two sheet trays that’s fine. The cold air will dry out the chicken skin and help make it really crispy in the oven.

  2. Pre-heat oven to 400 F. Season the wings with a good pinch of salt and spray some avocado oil over the skin. Place the sheet trays in the oven for 45 minutes, rotating the pans after 25 minutes, then turn the broiler to medium and cook another 5-7 minutes, or until the wings have are deep golden brown. Keep your eye on the wings or they will burn.

  3. While the wings are baking, make the buffalo sauce by adding everything to a small pot, bring to a gentle simmer, and cook for 5 minutes. Taste the sauce, it may need more maple syyup or monk fruit sweetener if you choose to use it. if you want to make the sauce incredibly velvety, blend it up. I like to use a hand blender for this. Remove from heat, but warm the sauce up right before tossing with the wings.

  4. Make the avocado dipping sauce by adding everything to blender or food processor and mixing well. Check for seasoning, you may need more lemon juice or salt. Sauce can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge, it will not turn brown because of the lemon juice.
  5. Once the wings come out of the oven, place in a very large bowl and add enough buffalo sauce to coat, mix and shake well. Add more sauce if needed. Serve wings with leftover buffalo sauce and the avocado dipping sauce, enjoy!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Macros per 1 pound of chicken wings:
1000 calories
72 grams of fat
83 grams of protein
0 carbs
0 fiber

Macros for all the buffalo sauce:
520 calories(500 if omitting the agave nectar)
56 grams of fat
5 net & total grams of carbs(zero if omitting agave nectar)
0 fiber
0 protein

Macros for all the avocado dipping sauce:
1088 calories
110 grams of fat
3.9 grams of net carbs
7 grams of total carbs
17.5 grams of protein
4.5 grams of fiber

Nutrition Facts
Crispy Baked Chicken Wings
Amount Per Serving (1 pound)
Calories 1000 Calories from Fat 648
% Daily Value*
Fat 72g111%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 83g166%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

15 thoughts on “Crispy Baked Chicken Wings”

  1. If I could give the guacamole creama recipe a higher rating I would. The wings are still in the oven, but I am eating this guacamole creama by the spoonful. Thank you because now I have my new mayonnaise! Can’t wait for the wings to get done.

  2. Made these tonight and they were delicious! My husband isn’t a huge chicken fan but he seemed to devour them!
    Refrigerating them first is a great tip! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Love your channel I’m 70 years old and I have never enjoyed cooking more your meals are so incredible easy and so tasty

  4. BEST WINGS EVER!!!! Thank you!! Also that dip is to die for! If anyone complains about this recipe not being good it’s because they did it wrong. Made them today for Super Bowl and making them again Wednesday upon my family’s request. Thanks !

    1. Thank you so much! We are so happy that your 8 year old loved the recipe and we will gladly accept twice as many stars as we offer for a rating! Ha!

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