Baking Powder Chicken Wings Baked In The Oven

Baked chicken wings on a rack.

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Chicken wings are coated with spices and baking powder then baked in the oven until crispy. Buffalo wings lovers can coat these with a simple homemade hot sauce. 


  • 2 lbs chicken wings
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder, optional

For the Hot Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon honey


If you are planning to serve the baked chicken wings with a buffalo sauce, make the sauce first as it needs to cool completely before tossing the wings with it. Please find it below.

To Bake Chicken Wings:

  1. Pat the chicken wings dry with paper towel.
  2. In a large bowl, combine baking powder, paprika, salt and garlic powder until blended and whisk to combine well.
  3. Add the chicken wings into this mixture and coat each evenly with the mixture.
  4. If you have time, let it rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. If you are in a hurry, move on to the next step.
  5. Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C) and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  6. Place a baking rack (or oven-proof cooling rack) on the prepared baking sheet. Spray the rack with cooking spray. 
  7. Place chicken wings on the baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes. 
  8. After 30 minutes, remove them from oven. Turn each wing over and bake for another 10 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.

To Make The Buffalo Sauce:

  1. In a saucepan, melt butter, add in hot sauce. Give it a stir and remove from the heat. Add in honey and mix well. Let it cool completely.


  1. Put the sauce in a large bowl, place the chicken wings in the sauce and toss to coat.
  2. Garnish with chopped parsley if you want.


  1. If you don't have a baking rack, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the wings on it. We bake them both this way and on a baking rack. We are happy with the results of both methods, but we find the chicken wings are crispier when baked on a baking rack.
  2. How long to bake chicken wings? The cooking time for chicken wings is about 40-50 minutes depending on their size. If you have larger wings, follow our times for the best results. If you have smaller wings, it is best to bake them for a slightly shorter amount of time to prevent them from burning.
  3. Coat the crispy buffalo wings with the sauce right before serving. If you keep them in the sauce for a long time, they lose their crispness and get soggy.
  4. To Reheat: Store them without the sauce if you are planning to reheat them. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C) and place the wings on a lined baking tray. Bake them for about 5-10 minutes. You can then coat those in the sauce and eat immediately. Remember, you cannot reheat food more than once, especially chicken!
  5. To make these baked chicken wings with baking powder ahead of time, you can partially bake them for 30 minutes. Follow the steps exactly as the recipe states, but after the initial 30 minutes have elapsed, remove them from the oven. Once you're ready to eat them, bake them for about 10 minutes to ensure they are crispy all around. 
  6. If you want, you can add a little soy sauce in your hot sauce. But remember to decrease the amount of the salt in the seasoning mixture you use on the wings.
  7. A note about the video below: We used a little olive oil in the video, but after making this recipe several times, we see that the chicken wings become even crispier when we don't use olive oil. So we leave it out in the recipe here.