How to make crispy chicken wings in the oven

Learn How to Make Some Deliciously Crispy, Dry-Rubbed & Oven-Baked Chicken Wings With This Recipe!

Learn How to Make Some Deliciously Crispy, Dry-Rubbed & Oven-Baked Chicken Wings With This Recipe!

Recipe and photos by Justin Grimm

Why settle for all-you-can-eat (and some you literally can’t eat) chicken wings (we’re looking at you “neighborhood grill and bar”) when you can make the absolute best crispy, dry-rubbed and oven-baked chicken wings right at home?

With this recipe, all it takes is some super dry chicken wings (we’re not talking about the end result here), some chill time ( we’re not talking about “Netflix and chill” time, though you could definitely use it to pass some time 😜) and some homemade dry rub – no breading or frying here!

Now round up your ingredients, grab your F.N. Sharp chef’s knife if separating those wings yourself, get that cutting board ready and let’s make some crispy, dry-rubbed and oven-baked chicken wings!

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Need to see how to separate chicken wings in action? Check out the below video:

Recipe for the Best Crispy Dry-Rubbed and Oven-Baked Chicken Wings

Plate of Crispy Oven-Baked Dry-Rubbed Chicken Wings



Note: The key is to get the wings SUPER dry! Pat the wings dry using paper towels, then use fresh paper towels to dry again and until they’re dry as can be. Set the wings on a wire rack set in a baking sheet and let them hang out uncovered in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight (overnight preferred).

Want more ideas for finger-licking good chicken? Check Out These F.N. Sharp Recipes:
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About the Recipe Creator

Headshot of recipe creator Justin Grimm

Justin Grimm is a culinary consultant, recipe developer and brand ambassador for F.N. Sharp. He found his passion for food and cooking as a child, when he’d often find himself mesmerized by the swift knife skills of Martin Yan and drawn to Julia Child’s love for food.

Inspired by his grandfather’s garden, Justin changed his eating habits from weeknight TV dinners to cooking his own meals using fresh ingredients. This helped launch his more than 20-year career in the food industry, where he’s enjoyed working with diverse menus while learning new cuisines and techniques. He finds the most passion in recipe development, as he fully immerses himself in the research behind each creation, from developing the recipes to cooking and plating.

When you come across one of Justin's recipes, you really are in for a treat! Follow his handle @platefulofpassion on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok so you don’t miss out!