I rarely deep fry anything. I don’t like the mess. I always struggle with the best way to dispose of the oil. It’s at least 30 minutes to the closest wing place here and I was really, really craving some chicken wings. I found several recipes for oven wings and they turned out great! I used the 2 1/2 lb bag of party wings from Kroger’s meat department. You can also buy them in a 4 lb. bag if you’re feeding a more people.
2 1/2 lbs Party Chicken Wings
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Chili powder
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp olive oil
1 tablespoons + 2 tsp baking powder
2 tablespoons flour
1 tsp Onion powder
Pinch of black pepper
Preheat oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Thaw wings and pat dry with a paper towel
Combine your dry ingredients in a bowl
Add wings to a freezer bag or large plastic storage container and pour in your dry ingredient mix. Shake to coat your wings.
Place the wings in the refrigerator and let them marinate for at least one hour, but preferably overnight.
Place chicken wings on the baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Remove them from oven, turn them over and bake for another 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven and toss with your favorite sauce.
Wing sauce is super easy to make. For buffalo wing sauce, you’re basically combining a half stick of butter with hot sauce and heating it on the stove. You adjust the heat by the amounts of hot sauce you add. You can add other flavors like garlic to change it up.
Asian sauces are usually made using similar method. In a small sauce pan, combine soy sauce, honey, garlic, ginger and sesame oil, and bring them to a boil. You can thicken it by mixing 1 teaspoon of cornstarch and tablespoons of water together and then adding this to the sauce as a thickener.
Garlic sauce is made with garlic, butter and a teaspoon of olive oil. Add Parmesan to your wings after coating then with the sauce for garlic/parm wings.
If you don’t want to make sauce, you can buy wing sauce or BBQ sauce. Don’t forget the celery and blue cheese or ranch!