Crispy Baked Hot Wings

Tuesday 7 July 2020

I think of all the part of the chicken, the wings are my favourite part of all.  There is not a lot of meat on them admittedly, but what there is, is succulent and bone sucking delicious!  

And these Crispy Baked Hot Wings are the most delicious of all!

They are also rather inexpensive when compared to the rest of the chicken. When I was raising five children, we would often have chicken wings for supper rather than the more expensive other parts.  Ain't nobody was complaining about it either!

I would buy a couple of big packages of them and throw them into a large roasting pan, season them all over and then roast them in a hot oven until they were crispy and finger-lickingly delicious.  

With five children, you needed a lot of them!

Of all the kinds of chicken wing recipes that are out there, I think Hot Wings are my favourite of all. Oh I do like the Hot Wings from KFC, but these . . .  I don't mind saying . . .  are twice as good as those!  Seriously!

No frying involved. You just trim the wings, joint them, pat them dry and then shake them with a dry seasoning mixture and bake in a hot oven . . .

Until they are golden brown and crispy tasty!

While the oven works its magic you heat some more special ingredients to create a spicy sweet sauce.  I use Franks hot sauce in this. I buy it from Amazon at a premium price  . . . but it is worth every penny for dishes like this.

Its just Franks and brown sugar and water  . . . heated gently until the sugar completely melts.

Once the wings are done and crispy and golden . . .  I toss them into this special sauce  . . .

And then I pop them back into the oven until they are nicely glazed and truly finger-licking delicious to be sure!

These are so delicious I could easily be greedy and eat them all by myself, but . . . I share.

Coz I'm nice like that.  I enjoy these with some good blue cheese dressing for dipping, but I know some people prefer ranch. Whatever floats your boat!

Some other tasty nibbles you might enjoy are:

EASY HOMEMADE PIZZA ROLLS These can be as simple as you like.  Puff pastry spread with your favorite pizza toppings, rolled up and sliced before baking. They are delicious served with your favorite pizza sauce for dipping! 

CRISPY SMASHED BABY POTATOES Served with a variety of dips and spreads, these simple potatoes always go down a real treat! Drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled with some seasoning and then baked in a hot oven until crisp and golden brown . . . I like to sprinkle them with a tiny bit of
 cheese at the end as well. Betcha can't eat just one! 

Crispy Baked Hot Wings

Crispy Baked Hot Wings
Yield: 4
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 40 Mtotal time: 50 M
Crisp and delicious! I like to enjoy these with some blue cheese dressing for dipping.


For the chicken:
  • 2 pounds of chicken wings, jointed and wing tips discarded
  • 1 TBS baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder (not salt)
For the sauce:
  • 60ml Franks hot sauce (1/4 cup)
  • 150g soft light brown sugar (3/4 cup packed)
  • 1/2 TBS water
To serve:
  • Your favourite blue cheese dressing


  1. Preheat the oven to 225*C/425*F/ gas mark 7.  Line a baking tray with a heavy sheet of aluminium foil and spray it with some non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Pat the chicken wings dry with some paper towel and pop them into a bowl.  Mix together the remaining ingredients and sprinkle them over the wings, tossing all together to coat.
  3. Arrange the wings skin side up on the baking tray. Spritz with a bit of non-stick cooking spray.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven, turning them every 20 minutes until they are done, crisp golden brown and the juices run clear.
  5. Make the sauce while the wings are cooking. Measure all ingredients into a large saucepan. Stir and heat until the sugar completely dissolves. Set aside.
  6. Once the wings are cooked, dump them into the saucepan with the sauce. Stir to coat and then return them to the baking tray.  Return to the oven for 5 minutes maximum.
  7. Arrange on a platter to serve and pass the blue cheese dressing if desired!
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I declare, looking at these photos this morning makes me want to go out and buy some more wings and make this again.  These are truly some delicious.  Naughty perhaps, but very nice! 


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