Oven-baked Chicken Wings

Chicken wings are among the most addictive appetizers. You can try out some chicken wing recipes at home and enjoy the delicacy.
Nowadays, chicken wings are so popular that most restaurants serve this appetizer in different variations. Even some fast food chains are very popular for their chicken wing variants. This dish is one of the indispensable ingredients in party menus too. So, if you are planning to host a party, you can go for chicken wings as appetizers. You don't have to get it from outside, as it is possible to prepare this delicacy at home. All you need is a basic idea about the right method and the required ingredients.

How to Make Oven-baked Chicken Wings

Chicken wings can be prepared in different ways. It can be baked, grilled, fried or barbecued. You may marinate them beforehand, or else rub them with your favorite seasonings. Here are some easy chicken wing recipes.

Recipe ~ I

  • Chicken wings - 12
  • Paprika - 1 tablespoon
  • Cayenne pepper - 1 tablespoon
  • Garlic powder - ½ teaspoon
  • Soy sauce - 3 tablespoons
  • Sugar - 2 teaspoons
  • Salt and ground pepper - as per taste
How to Prepare

Clean the chicken wings and remove stray feathers (if any). You may retain the wing tips, or else, remove them. Now, take a bowl and combine all other ingredients. Add the chicken wings to the bowl and get them coated well with the mixture. Now, cover the bowl and let them marinate. Place the bowl inside the refrigerator for at least two hours (preferably overnight). If you can, turn them occasionally. Once done, take out the bowl and spread the chicken wings on a baking dish that is lined with aluminum foil. Sprinkle some olive oil on the foil, before placing the chicken wings. Make sure that they are placed on the dish in a single layer, that too with some space in between. Now, place the dish in the oven that is preheated to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. You have to bake them for 45 to 50 minutes or till they get golden brown. After the first 20 minutes, turn them, so that both sides get cooked uniformly. This spicy oven-baked chicken wings with crispy skin can definitely be the best part of your party.

Recipe ~ II

  • Chicken wings - 24
  • Grated Parmesan - 1 cup
  • Butter (melted) - ⅓ cup
  • Paprika - 2 tablespoons
  • Oregano (dried leaves) - 1 tablespoon
  • Parsley (dried leaves) - 2 tablespoons
  • Salt - 1 teaspoon
  • Ground pepper - ½ teaspoon
How to Prepare

Clean the chicken wings and remove the wing tips. Keep them aside to drain. Meanwhile, combine all ingredients except butter, in a bowl. Now, you have to dip each chicken wing in melted butter and then roll them (one by one) in the seasoned cheese that is kept in the bowl. Place these chicken wings on a baking dish that is lined with aluminum foil. Make sure to spray some oil on the foil, before placing chicken. Now, place the baking dish in the oven that is preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake for around 45 minutes (turn them, halfway) and your oven-baked chicken wings are ready.

Recipe ~ III

  • Chicken wings - 24
  • Thai sweet chili sauce - 3 tablespoons
  • Soy sauce - 3 tablespoons
  • Fish sauce - 2 tablespoons
  • Oyster sauce - 2 tablespoons
  • Chili sauce - 2 to 3 tablespoons
  • Tomato ketchup - 1 tablespoon
  • Brown sugar - 2 tablespoons
  • Lime juice - 1 tablespoon
  • Minced garlic - 5 cloves
How to Prepare

Clean the chicken wings and keep aside to drain. Mix all other ingredients, so as to prepare barbecue sauce. Make sure to combine the ingredients well, so as to dissolve sugar completely. Now, add the chicken wings to the sauce and mix well, till the former get coated with the sauce. You may let them marinate overnight or for at least an hour. Place them on a baking dish lined with aluminum foil, which is sprayed with cooking oil. Bake them in the oven that is preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, for 30 minutes. After that, you have to change the oven setting to broil mode. Transfer the chicken wings to a baking sheet that has to be kept on the higher rack of the oven. Cook for another 15 minutes. But, you have to turn them intermittently, so as to avoid burning. Once done, these chicken wings will be browned with a glossy finish.

The above said are some of the easy recipes for preparing oven-baked chicken wings. You may find a wide range of such recipes with different ingredients. You may collect different recipes and enjoy this delicacy in different forms (without paying any exorbitant prices).
By Sonia Nair
Published: 3/11/2011
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