I far too often order take-out wings and pretend like they’re healthy, especially during football season. It’s protein! Right? But today with my get fit goals in mind I decided to take matters into my own hands and make a healthier version! This baked wing recipe is so easy, I really have no excuse not to make this just as delicious and much healthier version from now on (unless, let’s be honest, I just need me some parmesan wings from Wingstop – if you haven’t had them disregard this blog post and give yourself a treat). The trick to this recipe is the wire rack – it simultaneously drains out some of the fat while helping give the wings that fried crispness.
Here are the easy steps to baked wing perfection:
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
- Toss chicken wings in oil, salt, and pepper
- Place a wire rack on a rimmed baking sheet (necessary to catch the drippings)
- Spread the wings evenly over the wire rack
- Bake for 40-50min until the skin is golden and crispy
- Toss in your favorite hot sauce (I like Frank’s RedHot. If you don’t have the Wing Sauce version use 1/2 cup Frank’s RedHot mixed with 1/3 cup melted butter – this is the not so healthy part; you can definitely decrease the amount of butter here or use your favorite butter substitute. Or just dip the wings into the Frank’s RedHot instead.)
Et voilà! Your perfectly baked wings are ready to devour.