When the weekend comes, I crave junk/fried foods. Actually, if I’m being honest…I actually crave it during the week, too…I just find it easier to quell that inner demon during the work week when I keep myself busy! But on the weekends, I now make it a priority to find meals that satisfy our cravings without completely going off the deep end.
Enter: baked wings! These can be seasoned any way you want and ALWAYS taste great. No breading involved here…but they have just the right amount of crispiness! I actually love these homemade baked wings even more than the fried version.
What you’ll need:
- Wings (I’ve baked whole wings and wingettes…so the choice is yours!)
- Cooking spray
- Olive oil
- Seasonings/sauces of choice (I made Old Bay, garlic parm and buffalo)
Start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees and spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Arrange your wings on the pan…you may need two if you make a lot of wings!
I like to season one side at a time. I started by seasoning the Old Bay wings…no measurements here…just as much or as little as you like. For the garlic parm wings, I sprinkled on garlic powder and grated parmesan cheese. You’ll notice there are some plain wings on the pan…those will be the buffalo wings!
Bake the wings for 25 minutes until they start to look crispy. Then, take your pan out, flip the wings, season the other side and bake for another 25 minutes. If you choose to bake the larger whole wings, cook them for about 30 minutes on each side.
If you are making buffalo wings, I simply put them in a bowl and toss with the buffalo sauce after they are cooked.
I served our wings with Bolthouse Greek Yogurt Ranch dressing and a side of macaroni salad. They always hit the spot!