Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

February 12. 2024

These baked chicken wings are easy to make; they are crispy and delicious. Simply bake them in a 400°F oven for 40 minutes.


  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 40 min
  • Other: 30-60 min @ 170 °F to further crisp skin (optional)
  • Total Time: 55 min
  • Servings: 4
  • Yield:


  • 3 pounds chicken wings split, tips removed
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons Diamond Crystal kosher salt or 1 teaspoon of any other salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika or smoked paprika


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F. Line two rimmed baking sheets with foil and fit them with wire racks.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the wings with melted butter. Arrange the coated wings in a single layer on the wire racks, not touching each other.
  3. Sprinkle the wings with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika.
  4. Bake the wings until cooked through and their skin is browned and crispy, about 40 minutes.
  5. For extra-crispy skin, lower the oven temperature to 170℉ and keep the wings in the oven for 30-60 more minutes. Serve immediately.


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  • 2024-02-11 – Part of Super Bowl spread. I should have let them come to room temperature because the butter solidified on them before I could really toss them to properly coat them all so I tried to distribute the butter a bit by hand. Even though, these came out well. We only made a dozen pieces so I reduces the spice by half and still had leftover. I may try a spicy dry rub with this cooking method next time.