Spicy Baked Chicken Wings

Spicy Baked Chicken Wings

Ready in 1 hour

I usually season my wings with salt, pepper and some other seasonings that I have in the pantry. But, this time I chose to brine them. I think that I used a tad bit too much salt so I am adjusting the salt amount in the recipe. Please feel free to omit the brining solution, but I like brining. I noticed, in order to get the chicken pieces well browned, you must not overcrowd them. The parchment paper helps tremendously...I recommend it! You can turn the chicken pieces quite easily without having the skin stick to the pan. Also, you can use any hot sauce you like. Try changing the flavor by using a honey/bbq flavored sauce....really, you can actually use any sauce/flavors you want.The classic, spicy hot sauce has margarine added to it. I never use margarine...I suppose you can use butter, But, I prefer to limit the calories and skip it all together. Plus, the chicken wings are normally fried and my version are baked.

"I love a good fried chicken wing, but these are just as good, if not better because they're healthier. I like to mix teriyaki and hot sauce for a sweet and spicy flavor."

- Snowfairy47

Top-ranked recipe named "Spicy Baked Chicken Wings"

4.2 avg, 11 review(s) 91% would make again

Ingredients

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25 chicken wings
Brine:
6 cups water; (up to 8 cups)
3 tablespoons kosher salt; (up to 4 tablespoons)
1 tablespoons onion powder
Marinade:
1/2 cup cilantro; loosely packed
4 tablespoons oil
3 cloves Garlic; crushed
Spicy sauce:
1 cup Frank's Hot sauce
1/2 stick butter; melted (optional)
Sides:
Celery
Bleu cheese dressing

Original recipe makes 8

Servings  

Preparation

In a large bowl make brine by mixing all ingredients together until salt dissolves. Set aside. Wash and clean wings...cut off small wing tips if needed. Place in a large bowl.Pour brine over the wings making sure that they all fully immersed in liquid.Cover. Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight. I left mine overnight. Drain. Pat dry. Make marinade by placing all the ingredients in a food processor . Apply the marinade all over the wings.Take out a jelly roll pan and place a piece of parchment paper. Lay chicken wings being careful not to overcrowd. You want them to brown evenly and not boil and steam. If need be use 2 pans. Place in a preheated 425 deg oven and bake for about 30 minutes. Turn once and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until nicely crisp and browned. Just check them.Place the hot wings in a large bowl and pour the hot sauce over them.You can add some melted butter to the hot sauce if you like.But, I didn't. Mix to fully glaze each piece. Serve with celery sticks and bleu cheese dressing and plenty of napkins.

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cilantro marinade... photo by ellie36 ellie36

Wings on parchment paper ready to be baked... photo by ellie36 ellie36

Baked chicken wings.... photo by ellie36 ellie36

Spicy Baked Chicken Wings.... photo by ellie36 ellie36

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I make them all the time. I don't do the brine. My kids love them. I have also used this recipe for chicken breast.
jenniferbattaglia-norman 2 months ago
nikithapshetty90 3 months ago
Excellent but the smoky oven made me a little nervous...the end result was great..and I think I'm going to try that delicious marinade on a steak :D
Cookingnovice112 1 year ago
Incredible...worth every minute of prep!
JamieCookLive 2 years ago
I love a good fried chicken wing, but these are just as good, if not better because they're healthier. I like to mix teriyaki and hot sauce for a sweet and spicy flavor.
Snowfairy47 2 years ago
Just a warning be prepared to smoke up your house and make a very large mess to clean up in the oven. The finish product is very good though!
Lopez4Dinner 3 years ago
Just a warning be prepared to smoke up your house and make a very large mess to clean up in the oven. The finish product is very good though!
Lopez4Dinner 3 years ago
Brine tried this tonight. Wow what a difference. Parchment paper was a great help
Kika57 3 years ago
Made this for a party for about 25 people. I think I had 20 people ask for the recipe!!!
Crashman 3 years ago
gregspotato 4 years ago
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