How to Make Crispy Oven-Fried Chicken Wings

Ingredients: – 2 pounds chicken wings, split at the joint, tips removed – 2 tablespoons baking powder (NOT baking soda)

– 1 teaspoon salt – 1 teaspoon pepper – 1 teaspoon paprika – Optional: additional seasonings like garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, etc., to taste

Instructions: 1. Preheat your oven: Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil for easy cleanup.

Dry the wings: Pat the chicken wings dry with paper towels. Moisture is the enemy of crispiness, so make sure they're as dry as possible.

Season the wings: In a large bowl, mix together the baking powder, salt, pepper, paprika, and any additional seasonings you desire. Toss the chicken wings in the seasoning mixture until evenly coated.

Arrange on the baking sheet: Place the seasoned chicken wings on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer, making sure they're not touching each other too closely. This allows air to circulate around them, helping them crisp up.

Bake: Put the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 45-50 minutes, flipping the wings halfway through the cooking time. This ensures even cooking and crispiness on both sides.

Check for doneness: The wings should be golden brown and crispy when done. If they need a little more browning, you can broil them for a couple of minutes, but keep a close eye on them to prevent burning.

Serve: Once done, remove the wings from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy your crispy oven-fried chicken wings with your favorite dipping sauces!

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