Epic Dry-Rubbed Baked Chicken Wings

Tender, juicy baked chicken wings coated in a mouthwatering homemade dry rub that will have your tastebuds singing! Pair it with a creamy gorgonzola dipping sauce and it’s a party hit!

These baked chicken wings are SO good, you won’t miss the deep fryer OR the sauce!!

This post was partially brought to you by the makers of Sutter Home.  All opinions expressed are my own.

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Who’s starting to get excited for the big game in a couple of weeks?  I am!!  Not necessarily for the football (my team is the Bengals, and let’s face it, they’re definitely no where near championship material), or the commercials… but for the food!

Game day foods are the most mouthwatering, and can be so creative.  Usually, there’s a chicken wing or two on everyone’s game day plate, but this year, I’m inviting you all to take a break from the traditional, and try these epic dry-rubbed baked chicken wings!

Baked chicken wings before going into the oven

I know, I know… chicken wings are supposed to be deep fried and tossed in a spicy sauce right?  But what if I told you that these baked chicken wings are every bit as tasty as the traditional variety… in fact, they’re utterly fantastic?  Seriously, I’m a huge wing fan, and these knocked my socks off.  I meant to save some for my husband after the photoshoot was finished… and well, let’s just say there was nothing left for him to try!

Baked chicken wings with spicy dry rub

While not a copycat recipe, this dry rub is inspired by one of my favorite local treats.  Ohioans love chicken wings… like a lot!  We also love our unique chili recipe too 😉

I titled this recipe Epic Dry-Rubbed Baked Chicken Wings, because I truly feel they are epic.  They hit nearly every flavor component, and are the perfect little crispy bites of flavor!  Even better when this spicy dish is paired with a sweet wine like Sutter Home Riesling!

Baked chicken wings dipped in gorgonzola dipping sauce

No chicken wing is complete without a dipping sauce, and this one is truly fantastic.  Instead of the traditional blue cheese, I went with a homemade creamy gorgonzola cheese sauce, which is not as sharp, and more buttery.  It perfectly balances the heat from the wings… you don’t want to skip it.  However, if you don’t have time or the ingredients to make it, a good quality blue cheese dressing could be swapped in for it.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BAKE CHICKEN WINGS IN THE OVEN?

Let’s get down to brass tacks here… how long before you can be munching on these delicious wings?  I like to bake my wings at 400 F degrees and it takes about 45 minutes.  So yes, it takes a little while, but it’s totally hands-off time… so you can go about your day until the oven timer goes off.

Oven baked chicken wings recipe

BUT REALLY? WINE WITH BAKED CHICKEN WINGS??

I know… I know.  I’m breaking just about EVERY chicken wing rule here… there’s no beer.  While you might be thinking I’ve lost my marbles… just hear me out okay?  Sutter Home Riesling has an amazing almost tropical fruit taste, which when paired with a spicy dish, is absolutely delicious and memorable!  I promise!  After pairing it with a sweet wine, I was blown away.  Remember back when I paired this spicy chicken meal with white zinfandel?  Wine is the way to go here friends!

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR MAKING BAKED CHICKEN WINGS:

  • If you’re using frozen wings (I usually do), make sure they’re completely thawed.
  • Be sure to pat the wings dry with a paper towel.  This helps the oil and rub coat them really well.
  • For the most even cooking (and easy cleanup), line a baking sheet with heavy duty aluminum foil (or two sheets of regular), then top that with and oven safe metal cooling rack (like the one below).  Spray that with non-stick cooking spray and you’re good to add the wings.
  • This rub is insanely flavorful, so make extra and keep it in an airtight container with your other spices.  It’s great on chicken of any kind!
  • The gorgonzola sauce can be made ahead of time, or while the chicken wings are baking.

So this game day season, treat yourself and make these EPIC dry-rubbed baked chicken wings!

HELPFUL TOOLS:

  • Extra large baking sheet AND rack – this is a fantastic combo!  I’ve been using this combo for years and it still works like new.
  • Nitrile gloves – to keep your hands from being stained from the rub, these gloves are perfect!  I like nitrile as it feels stronger than traditional latex.

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Epic Dry-Rubbed Baked Chicken Wings

Tender, juicy baked chicken wings coated in a mouthwatering homemade dry rub that will have your tastebuds singing! Pair it with a creamy gorgonzola dipping sauce and it's a party hit!
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Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 572

Ingredients

EPIC DRY RUB:

  • 1/2 Tbsp ancho chile pepper
  • 1/2 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 Tbsp light brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 tsp chili powder
  • 3/4 tsp paprika
  • 3/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (less if you're worried about the heat level)
  • 1/2 tsp dried mustard powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried ground thyme

WINGS:

  • 4 lbs chicken wings, thawed completely if using a frozen bag
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable or canola oil

CREAMY GORGONZOLA SAUCE:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3-6 Tbsp buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 -3 oz crumbled gorgonzola cheese
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt

Instructions

MAKE DRY RUB AND CHICKEN WINGS:

  • Preheat oven to 400 F degrees.  Line a large baking sheet with 2 sheets of aluminum foil (or 1 heavy duty sheet).  Top that with an oven safe cooling rack and spray it with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • Combine all dry rub ingredients in a small mixing bowl, set aside.  In a large mixing bowl, add chicken wings and vegetable oil.  Use a rubber spatula to toss gently to coat.
  • Sprinkle in about half to 2/3 of the dry rub mixture and use your hands to massage it into all of the chicken wings, coating evenly.  Feel free to use all the dry rub, but for a coating like in the photos, 1/2-2/3 of the mixture does just fine.
  • Add chicken wings to prepared baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes.

MAKE GORGONZOLA SAUCE:

  • To your food processor or blender, add mayo, buttermilk, sour cream, 1.5 oz of the gorgonzola cheese, garlic, lemon juice, pepper and salt.  Process until smooth.  
  • Transfer to serving bowl and stir in remaining gorgonzola cheese.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use.

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Notes

Serve with a few sticks of celery and carrots
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188 comments on “Epic Dry-Rubbed Baked Chicken Wings”

  1. These were amazing! Will definitely make again. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  2. Yum, yum, yummy, yummo, best wings ever!!!! Better than any restaurant wings I have ever had!!!!

  3. The best recipe for wings I have ever tried. This is my new go to. I love the sauce! Its paired well with the spice of the cayenne and the dairy in the sauce cool it off. Perfect combo!

  4. I follow recipes all the time but I have never reviewed one. This was amazing!! I didn’t change anything. It was perfect. I printed it out AND bookmarked this page. Will be making it again!

    Thank you!

  5. Made these for dinner last night and they were amazing! So glad I found this recipe. Its a keeper!

  6. These wings are very good, tasty yet not too greasy.

  7. Made these tonight in the air fryer (Cosori). 380F x 20m with a couple spritzes of oil. Did the rub exactly as described and the flavors are perfect! Will absolutely make these again. I didn’t do the dressing bc I love Ken’s chunky blue cheese dressing and rarely get an excuse to eat it!

  8. Made these tonight for family/ friends and they got rave reviews! Used fresh wings and baked for 45 minutes like recipe stated. They were crispy and beautiful just like the ones shown. I will snap a picture next time. Thanks sooo much for the
    awesome recipe.

  9. wow these wings made my toes curl

  10. These wings are soooo good!  First time we made them we knew we had to make them again!  Second time making them. I highly recommend this recipe. It gas easy and awesome flavor!

  11. Yes. Its True. Do not wash raw chicken.
    Wash cutting boards, utensils, dishes, and countertops with hot soapy water after preparing chicken and before you prepare the next item. Use a food thermometer to make sure chicken is cooked to a safe internal temperature of 165°F.4 days ago
    https://www.cdc.gov › foodsafety
    Chicken and Food Poisoning | Food Safety | CDC

  12. I love the flavor of the spice mix and recommend doubling as it makes measuring so much easier.
    I also love baking in the oven as well but found that this produced excessive smoke,the smoke alarms went off. I ended up with rather dry wings that had a good flavor and were crispy as well.
    I will definitely make again but I think 45 minutes is too long.

  13. These wings came out amazing. My entire family enjoyed them. I turned them over and they lost their crunch (sad face) but they were still really good. I doubled all the spices except the cayenne (my mom isn’t a fan of spicy) and used 5 lbs of wings and all of the rub. I have about 5 wings left that I’ll cook tomorrow w/o turning because I really want to taste them with the crunch. Will definitely make these again.

  14. While preparing this dish, everything was coming together so well, I wished I had more chicken. After preparation and cooking, I was amazed at how wonderful this dish was. My spouse decided to go to the store and get more chicken for me to repeat this extravaganza. I had all ingredients except for ancho chile pepper and it didn’t matter. Thank you for sharing.

  15. These look amazing! Have you tried doing them in the air fryer?

  16. Great!

  17. Excellent!!! Perfect seasoning! I used fresh wings. I didn’t make the blue cheese because Kens is very good and I mixed Louisiana hot sauce in with it. Perfect combination with the rub! The skin was crispy and the chicken was tender and juicy and fell off the bone!! Perfect amount of heat! This is now my permanent chicken wing recipe!
    Thank You

  18. I think this is the first time I’ve ever commented on a recipe, but I just HAD to let you know that this rub is FANTASTIC! We did sweet chili sauce instead of gorgonzola and they way the flavors complemented each other was like magic ✨

  19. The flavor was good but my results produced nothing like what was pictured. I had 3.96lbs of wings, and even used the entire amount of rub. They were very light in color, almost like a naked wing. Not even close to the rich colors in the pic. The taste was good but way too light – just as they looked. I read it three times to make sure I didn’t miss something on the ratio. I finished by tossing in some traditional buffalo sauce to get some flavor, which worked well. If/when I try again, I’ll try double the rub, at least, per 4lbs to see if I get better results. 

  20. Hi! So glad I found this recipe. Is the ancho chili pepper a powder, like chili powder, or is it chopped up ancho chili peppers?

  21. These wings and rub were amazing!!! If you follow the recipe to the T, you will be rewarded with crispy amazing flavored wings!  I was hesitant at first and made them as part of a large dinner I was hosting and everybody raves about them!  Make sure you pay attention to the spice amounts as 1/2 a tbsp / tablespoon is sometimes overlooked and may be confused with half a teaspoon of not paying close attention.  Thank you very much for sharing this wonderful recipe!
     

  22. I’m planning to make these to take to a Game Day party. My drive is about 30 minutes. What do you recommend for transporting? Should I ask the host if I can heat them up in the oven when I get there? Thanks. Looking forward to trying this recipe out.

    • I would probably ask the host ahead of time if you could use their oven for a little bit when you get there, as they shouldn’t need to heat up that much. Keeping them warm in a crockpot or foil covered dish could risk having the skin get soggy, unfortunately.

  23. I am really excited to try this recipe. I have “granualted” brown sugar (it pours like white sugar), Do you think this will work as well as the packed brown sugar?

  24. These wings were a hard NO for me. And I love spice and seasoning and pretty much every recipe I’ve tried on this site. I followed the recipe to a T, did not deviate and I am not a novice cook. But I just hated it. Boyfriend and his kid liked it, but it wasn’t for me. That doesn’t mean it’s a bad recipe, but we can’t like everything we try, look at all these rave reviews. Just a personal preference this time. I’d still recommend people try it based on all the good reviews and based on how good everything ln thie site is, it just didn’t agree with my palette.

  25. This is the first time I have commented on a recipe….BUT….this is so good and easy. I do not agree with not using the oil, as I believe that is one of the secrets to this recipe. all of the spices The only thing I changed was the preparation. I mixed the dry ingredients in a large plastic bag, then added the oil and mixed well. Added the wings to the plastic bag and mixed and rubbed until well covered. No mess…so easy! Thanks so much for this recipe, I will never fry chicken wings again.

  26. I ate two. Then put them back in because they weren’t crisp enough after 45 mins… I think the wings should be cooked in total of 1 hr, and skip the oil when seasoning. The fat makes it’s own oil. And seasoning will stick if it’s still wet from washing it. Also, I wasn’t so impressed with the rub. I think because of the amount the recipe called for. And I LOVE a ton a seasoning but less would’ve been more in this case. The dipping sauce was really really good. I didnt have a blender at the moment, but it I liked it!

    • Never wash chicken, unless you want salmonella all over kitchen. Try turning your oven up

      • What….you should always wash all meats before preparing it…

        • No, you shouldn’t, especially chicken.

          • My wife is a chef and you should always wash your meat, pat it dry really well. I don’t know how you wash things but how would you get salmonella all over your kitchen? Just wash your ha damn afterwards and anything that was in your sink when you washed the chicken. 100% wash and pay dry, anyone who says otherwise has gotten bad advice.

          • I’ll trust the CDC over your wife, thanks. 

          • My husband is also a chef and he never ever washes chicken. My mom had that mentality when I was growing up but I don’t hear much about that anymore. 

        • I agree with you, Eve, and I don’t care about this new popular opinion.

          • It’s not like a random internet opinion. It’s a proven fact and not recommended by the CDC. Don’t wash your meat, especially chicken. https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/ten-dangerous-mistakes.html

          • The same CDC who was running syphilis tests on marginalized, rural minority populations?

            The same CDC responsible for the 1976 swine flu vaccine scandal? The same CDC who have continuously been called out 10s of millions of dollars?

            The same CDC who approved patient zero of ebola to board a commercial airline in 2014? The same CDC who had a scandal around their leadership investing in Big Tobacco?

            The same CDC who made serious mistakes with (lack of) COVID-19 prep for the U.S. ?

            Recipe sounds delicious. can’t wait to try it with my pre-washed chicken.

  27. These are the best homemade oven-fried chicken wings I’ve ever made!!! The dipping sauce was amazing as well. I absolutely cannot eat wings at a restaurant ever again. I did need to turn over the wings at the end, sprinkle with dry rub, and then toast under the broiler on high for 4 min to brown up the other side of the wings. If it’s even possible to improve perfection, I will try the advice in another comment recommending doubling the rub, dredging wings in the rub, and then toasting the opposite side at the end of cooking. Regardless, you just can’t lose with this recipe!!! Thanks for such an epic and healthy recipe!!!

  28. I made these exactly as the recepie calls for. Huge hit. Thank you for the great recipe. 

  29. OMG! So good my hubby won’t eat anything else. Only change was I didn’t have the ancho chili pepper.

  30. If I put potato starch on chicken then add spices would the wings be crispier.

  31. Delicious. They were a hit.  I followed the recipe exactly.  Cooked 30 plump wings for 4 people; there were no leftovers!  The wings were nice and crispy and used the dipping sauce for raw veggies,.  Oh, I did substitute the cheese for a cheaper version as the wedge of Gorgonzola cheese was $67!! 

  32. Throw away your old wing recipe. This is awesome! Made with half as much cayenne, but that’s my preference. It’s a winner recipe. Made a large batch of rub and put into mason jar for all my wing nights to come.

  33. I’ve tried some chicken wings recipes. But I can tell, this one is just out of this world. The taste made us non-stop wings eater with clean chicken bones left. And even I don’t have all of the ingredients, the result was super. I can imagine what the taste will be if I have complete set. Big thanks for this marvelous recipe!!!

  34. I have made this recipe so many time now, it is absolutely delicious. I turn on the oven to grill for the last 5 minutes to give it a crispy baked texture. It is so simple to make and is a winner with the whole family.

  35. This recipe is the best. May I suggest what I do. I double the dry rub and dredge each wing in the rub then cook and flip half way through. If wings are bigger I cook a little longer. 

  36. This recipe was so delicious. I did not make the sauce, just the dry rub and my chicken came out so juicy and tasty. Great recipe. 

  37. Can you use this seasoning and then deep fry them ? 

  38. These are so delicious.  I’ve made them twice in 1 week.  Good thing wings are a little pricy or I’d be making these every day.  Thumbs up from my whole family

  39. One of the best recipes I’ve ever used! So delicious, still crispy, with so much flavor!

  40. Very good rub!  We had every ingredient.  I just ran the wings under the broiler for a couple of minutes at the end of baking to crisp up the tops a little.  Liked the little bit of heat from the cayenne.  We didn’t make the dipping sauce.  Thanks!

  41. Can this be made as a wing dust seasoning after the wings are deep fried?

  42. Had every ingredient but ancho chili it was easy & delicious.  Don’t hesitate to make! I love recipes that are easy and with ingredients you use on a regular basis this makes it even better.

  43. I go to these wings again and again! My son who’s picky loves them! Made then way back for Superbowl qnd they were a hit! Tonight in gonna go with someone elses comment and try 425 for 35 mins. Cause I’m finding I have to over bake them for the crisp. And then they come out tasting great but very dark in color. Best recipe ever though!! Don’t skip the ancho or smoked paprika or brown sugar. Actually all of it.. perfect mix!!

  44. A wonderfully quick and yummy recipe.  

  45. I love to grill wings.. esp dice it’s so hot right now. Have you tried grilling these? 

  46. I made them tonight. I was a little skeptical because of the rub ingredients. But, OMG! They were awesome! Thanks for the recipe!

  47. Tasty wings. Made directly as written except sauce . I had a sweet bbq sauce with jalapeño jam which went over well, wings were crunchy and easy. Thanks

  48. The house smelled so good when these were baking and they tasted even better. The dipping sauce is amazing, too. A nice combination of flavors and so easy to make!

  49. These really are the best. Even all my kids like these wings, including my 20 month old. Friends have asked for this recipe too. We make these wings almost weekly. I typically triple the seasoning and save in a mason jar, then it’s super easy to throw dinner together whenever I make these.

  50. My family loved this! Thanks!!!

  51. I discovered this recipe about a year ago.  I have been using it ever since.  I also use it on my ribs and on chicken.  This is the best rub ever.  It really is Epic.   I make up a jar triple plus the recipe so I have it on hand all the time.  Thanks so much for a great recipe 

  52. Will this chicken wings recipe work with a smoker ?

  53. I would like to make them ahead of time at home then take them camping and put a final crisp to them on bbq, how long would the wings last in the fridge.

  54. These were amazing! Will be making again

  55. Delicious. For me, 425 for 35 minutes yielded a crispier wing in a shorter amount of time. 5 star recipe though.

  56. My family made it a point to tell me to make sure I save this recipe! The ultimate compliment to you. Thank you for a great recipe 🙂

  57. Made these for game night using chicken drumsticks….they were fabulous!! Thank you

  58. Can we cook them without the drying racks? I’m not sure if mine are oven safe 

  59. I am NOT a love of wings, but wanted to try something different for the family. This recipe has me completely sold now! I loved the ease and the flavor was amazing.

    To the person who was asking about making up a few days ahead. After you get the rub ingredients together the only time it takes is cooking time. So, make the rub (and make extra so you have it on hand) and then the day of just rub and bake.

    We will definitely make these again!!

  60. Absolutely the best wings ever!!! I can’t handle too much spicy heat, but this combination was perfect and both myself and my husband loved it!! I forgot to spray the top rack but not one piece stuck!

    Thanks so much for what you do!!

  61. Excited to try this recipe. Just a question…looks like you left skin on the wings…does it crisp up? I’ve tried recipes that use baking powder to really make them crispy…any thoughts? Thanks!

  62. These were so delicious!!!!! My family gobbled them up, even my picky children!! I’m making them again tonight. Thank you very much for sharing, these are absolutely amazing 🙂

  63.  It is a decent recipe if you can wade through the ads on her site to actually figure out how to cook them!. What the hell. 

    • I run ads on my site to offset the large cost of running this website, developing recipes, photographing them, and posting them… for free. All it costs readers, like yourself, is to scroll for the recipe I spent days creating. If you don’t like ads, feel free to go buy a cookbook.

      • Ha…Exactly. People have no clue the time, effort and expense it takes to put all this together. Figures Mr Unappreciative didn’t have the nerve to respond with an apology.

        Running to the market now to pick up the ingredients to make this all for tonight’s dinner. Looking forward to it.

    • Garrett, do a find (CTRL+f) on the page and enter the word print as the search term. You will easily find the recipe on the web page.

  64. I guess this should be a Michelin star recipe! The best wings anyone could ever have! And no, I don’t think I’m exaggerating here. Amanda, if it’s you who crafted this recipe, then you are a natural talent. Thanks for sharing.

  65. they were perfectly grease free, crispy, tender and tasty thank you

  66. I’m a newbie at making wings, but this recipe was thankfully super easy and delicious!!

  67. Outstanding – had my doubts with all those spices, but it was delicious. I substituted jalapeño powder that I had on hand vs the ancho Chile pepper. 
    Only minor complaint, my hands smelled like cumin! Had to rinse w/lemon juice – minirbissue for s great recipe. Thanks! 

  68. Ok did not have wings but had 8 to 10 lbs of legs.so I gave this rub a shot. It worked perfect took 3 times the rub. I dont like spicy so half with hot and my half lots less. This is a keeper for sure.

  69. I made these wings for a family gathering, fabulous! I put about 1/2 the rub on and let it set uncovered in the fridge over night. On a cookie sheet. Then applied the rest of the rub right before baking. They turned out great! I’m a huge blue cheese fan. And the creamy sauce was perfect with the spicy wings. Simply delicious. Thanks for sharing your awesome recipes!

  70. Can chicken legs be used instead

  71. I am so excited to try this rub after reading all the reviews! I am hoping to use the rub on boneless skinless chicken breast tenders, trying to eat healthier…I will let you know how they turn out. If you have any suggestions I will happily take them 🙂

  72. You know, when I got out all the necessary spices and lined them up on the counter I thought, “this looks like overkill…”. But no, this tasted amazing! Even made the dip and my wife loved it. Thank you so much.

  73. This is an exceptional rub. I have a huge number of herbs and spices on hand as I always make my own spice rubs.  the only addition at the last minute was bit of celery seed, as we really like that. I could not find organic wings anywhere, being Super Bowl Sunday, so I went with drumsticks. They were so very good. My husband had seconds! I never even got to the gorgonzola sauce. I had left over spice mix, so I cut up some beets, potatoes and rutabaga and tossed them in the left over rub, roasted them right along with the chicken. They were terrific as well. Thank you for a great recipe. I’ll get around to trying it with wings some day. And I look forward to trying some of your other recipes. Thank you so much.

  74. This was delicious! I made both the wings and the gorganzola dipping sauce for Super Bowl and it was a hit!  Thank you! I followed the recipe exactly as written.

  75. Fantastic!  I changed it up a little and left them in a molasses and salt brine overnight and then slow cooked them on low heat. 6 pounds gone in 3 minutes.

  76. So many wing recipes out there, but this one is absoluty the best!!  Everyone loved them, and even the “wing experts” were amazed by the flavor. Couldn’t stop eating them…just so good!  If you want some heat, I would triple the cayenne pepper (and go up from there to increase as needed).  The sauce is pretty awesome too!  Made a double batch of sauce and poured it on burgers…made an awesome cheeseburger!  Will definitely make both again, and this will be the go-to wing recipe from now on!

  77. Fantastic taste!  I will be tweek if this again and again to find the perfect “heat”.  Thank you SO much for sharing this!  It taste almost the same as our favorite local restaurant too if not better 😊

  78. Girl, these were fabulous. Going to try them in the smoker next time! 

    • We are avid smokers and that’s what I thought of when I saw this recipe.
      Have you tried it in your smoker? I have two offset and one pellet smoker.  I thought maybe I’d use the pellet with oak pellets.

      I’d would really appreciate your thoughts on
      Smoking with the Epic Rub.
      Thanks
      Blue Bell

      • I think these wings would be FABULOUS in the smoker! I have a pellet smoker as well, and I’ll be trying them this summer. Oak would be a good choice, as would hickory or pecan.

  79. Made for super bowl. Was delicious

  80. Delicious!!!!!

  81. These disappeared before the Super Bowl even began! Fantastic!

  82. Made these for Super Bowl and my husband purposely didn’t invite anybody over as he said he wanted ALL these Wong’s for himself and said he will enjoy the leftovers for days to come!  In other words, too good to share!  Lol

  83. Made these for the Superbowl tonight. Amazing!

  84. Really liked this recipe. Had everything on hand besides the Gorgonzola and the wings so that made it a snap. Made the rub as written although having discovered one trick to make the crispier I first did a dry rub of salt, pepper, and basking soda. Let it it sit for 30 minutes and then followed the rest (out of respect for Amanda). Came out great. Everyone liked them. Clean up was a breeze.

  85. I LOVE wings and have eaten them all over the world, but I’ve never had any quite like this! It’s like the flavors just kept unfolding as I ate them.  I’m making them for a group this weekend and I can’t wait…  This recipe is a keeper!

  86. They were INCREDIBLE!!! I looooove deep frying and BBQ wings. But these baked wings were awesome! Tweaked the recipe a tad just cause I have to…not that it needed any! Thank you so much! Tagged you on my IG also!

  87. made these twice. their delicious.

  88. I’m going to try this using boneless, skinless chicken thighs. I know I’ll also have to cook longer and turn half way through. I’m going try see if 60 mins works here. I don’t have the chili pepper but noticed from your comment section that quite a few people left out some of the ingredient. We’ll see how it goes.

    • I tried it out as I said I would and it worked great. I didn’t even need to adjust the cooking time because the thighs were kinda thin. I didn’t have the ancho chili pepper so I just used more chili powder. The family was happy and there are no leftovers. Thanks for doing the hard part of developing the recipe so sad sacks like me can get kudos from the family.

  89. Amazing. Followed this recipe exactly, except I didn’t have chili powder, and I added a tablespoon of baking soda for extra crispiness, and it turned out terrific. I placed the chicken wings on a wire rack, as in my experience I’ve had trouble with wings sticking to the foil and ripping the skin away from the wing. I flipped them 30 min in then cooked them another 20. My skeptical neighbor, who always deep fried his because he didn’t think you could get them crispy by baking them, was so shocked and impressed that he’s now ready to ditch his fryer and do it this way instead. These were so tasty you really didn’t even need to sauce them, but I still put some sweet chili sauce on some of them and holy cow they were awesome. I didn’t have the ingredients for the Gorgonzola sauce, but looking forward to it next time. Thanks so much. 

    • Hi:  I think you meant  Baking POWDER, not Baking SODA.  Check out Cooks Country for difference.  In any case, fabulous recipe.

  90. These wings were truly positively EPIC. The only thing I added more of was the salt and made it paleo by replacing the brown sugar with coconut sugar. It was totally fantastic.
    This recipe is being added to my my hall of fame recipe for both wings and rub.

  91. This is a real winner. Everyone at my birthday party loved them!!!! I followed the recipe but I used all of the rub on 5 lbs of wings. Came out fantastic. I just love the smoky/grilled flavor.

  92. Made this for the nfl divisional playoffs yesterday. Turns out the (long-winded) inspiration/explanation was completely justified. These wings were both very easy and super delish. The only thing I would do next time is to spray both sides of the rack with cooking spray (I only did one side and had to scrub a bit afterwards). But the combination of spices in this dry rub resulted in smoky, tasty and utterly delicious wings. Will definitely make this again.

  93. The wings were absolutely delicious! I made whole wings and cooked them for an hour. I didn’t have the smoked paprika and some of the other spices, the fancy ones! I used everything else! 
    I didn’t make the sauce either. I used plain old ranch dressing!
    This will be my new go to party wing recipe! This was just with dinner! 

  94. I used this on frozen chicken breasts for myself to test taste before using wings at a party tomorrow. I love it! My only concern is the strong cumin smell, it always smells like pungent body odor to me lol. If I cut it to .25tsp, will it take away the spice? Idk what cumin really even tastes like on it own or what kind of flavor it brings because I am not too used to it.

  95. Excellent wings. Used all of the spice mix and cooked in a convection oven for 40’. Will be our “go to” wing recipe going forward. 

  96. My wife doesn’t eat chicken wings. She refuses to eat chicken wings. I convinced her to try one and she raved about these! So much so I was told to make them for new years!

  97. I do not know who came up with the recipe, yet it was Fantastic! My wife Loved it took it to a Christmas party and friends tore them up.

  98. 1st time making wings, WOW!!! I couldn’t stop eating them neither could my guests. I doubled the recipe for 8lbs of wings & THIS recipe I will be adding to my permanent recipes book. You could literally suck the meat off of the bones.
    The picture here was just how they turned out, excellent! Thank you for posting this recipe.

  99. Excellent rub for wings! I followed the rub recipe to a tee, but instead of dipping it in Gorgonzola sauce, I tossed the hot wings in jalapeno peach jam I made this summer. They were excellent! So good, that I only go 1 wing out of 5 lbs shared among 8 people as an appetizer.

  100. After cooking could you keep these in crockpot to keep warm?

  101. Best wings I’ve made ever! Love the flavor!

  102. Made great dry rub wings! I made 2 lbs of wings and had left over seasoning which was fine but if I had made 4 lbs I probably would have wanted more seasoning. Also used a little bit less oil when coating them. I broiled them at the end for 5 minutes each side to make them crispier because I like extra crispy wings. Definitely suggest it if you like a crispy skin. Chicken was still very moist!

  103. Made it for dinner tonight. Family LOVED it! I am saving this recipe! Wont change a thing! Thank you!

  104. I’m preparing to make this recipe…I have non stick baking sheet…do I need to use foil? 

  105. Never, ever right reviews for anything but These were delicious!! Loved the flavor!! Great grilled as well. 

  106. These were AWESOME!  

  107. OK, let me first state that I’ve wanted try roasted chicken wings for a bit. I love you recipe quite a bit a lot. But I have to watch sugar, fat, and salt in a major way for health reasons. Fried chicken is just not an option. So I took the essence of your technique and used Chuck Taggart’s salt free Creole seasoning recipe I got from gumbopages.com to make this. I did add salt (about a 2-3 teaspoons for 4 lbs of wings. I roasted these on racks just like you instructed and they were excellent. I know I didn’t follow your recipe because I need play around with your rub to make it OK for me. But thank you so much for posting this. These were so good that my fried chicken wing eatinghusband loved them.

    • Jonni, These wings are great! Make the dry rub as directed (its very good) and just adjust the salt and sugar.
      Also, invest in an Air Fryer!! You won’t have to give up “fried foods”.

    • I omitted the brown sugar and kept everything else but added ginger and turmeric into the spice. The spices I buy don’t have added sugars and have low sodium. I used sesame oil as well.

  108. made these and they are really good. Doubled the seasoning b/c last time it was not enough. I think less brown sugar next time.

  109. I am excited to make these after reading all the fantastic reviews. Do the wings needs to turned half way through cooking in the oven?

  110. Can these be cooked in an air fryer well?

  111. YUM!! This is a fantastic recipe! Perfect for a football party! Not sure we will ever go back to saucy wings! 

  112. Can the wings be made a few days ahead of time

  113. This is a great rub! I made the wings and the reviews from the family were great. I also used the rub for large shrimp on the grill. I made sure to rinse and pat dry the shrimp before adding the rub and grilled them over medium heat for 3 1/2 to 4 minutes per side. They were quite tasty! Thank you for the awesome recipe!

  114. Absolutely Delicious. Great alternative to fried wings

  115. Excellent dry rub for chicken wings! My picky son gobbled them up. I kept them in the oven about 20-30 minutes more for crispiness.

  116. Can these be grilled also. With it being summer time my grill is always ready for some wings.

    • Yes, absolutely! Heat up your grill over MED heat, and make sure it’s all the way up to temperature. Grill the wings about 20 minutes, turning every 5 minutes or so. To be safe, check to make sure the wings are cooked to 165 F degrees 🙂

  117. absolutely amazing! Perfectly flavored, tender, and moist!

  118. OMG these wings are the best I’ve ever made. So quick and so easy.

  119. These were very good I thought that the combination of temperature and time were too long…they came sort of dry for me however if my wings were fatter it probably would have been fine. I would say check them at 30 minutes. Otherwise the taste was very good

  120. Fantastic!!! Make these y’all!!!

  121. I have literally everything to for the recipe! Except the cooling rack…Can I put them straight on the aluminum foil or will it not turn out quite the same??

  122. These were absolutely fantastic! Thank you for this rub recipe…. It was used for my first cook on my big green egg and I have to say, they were the most delicious wings I’ve ever had.  They weren’t too spicy either as my two little kids ate them too.

  123. I tried it out with family and friends, and we all give rave reviews to this recipe!  Loved the easy to follow instructions, how you organized the ingredients, and your tips.  If y’all haven’t tried it, you’re missing out!

  124. This rub recipe is stellar! We did not make the gorgonzola sauce. Also our wings were very big and took 55+ min in convection oven.

  125. Can Chipotle powder be used in place of ancho?

  126. Don’t confuse these with traditional buffalo wings. That being said, they are fantastic. I cook some great buffalo wings but I’ll be using this recipe instead for a quicker, easier, and still tasty option. I didn’t find they had enough heat but that is easily fixed. Really enjoyed trying these for our Superbowl party. Everyone loved them.

  127. These were a big hit at a recent party! The gorgonzola dipping sauce got really thin, Was it supposed to get that way?

  128. Yum!! These chicken wings look absolutely delicious!

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  130. I love the idea of a dry rub for chicken wings! They look insanely flavorful!

  131. All the wings please and that rub. Oh yeah.

  132. These sound fantastic! I am always looking for a good wing recipe and this is it.

  133. WOW!! Those look SO delicious!! Perfect for game day!!

  134. Dang, those look SO good! Pass me a plate!!

  135. Epic is right. These look magical. Like, my mouth is watering just from looking at the photos kind of magical. LOVE

  136. These are so easy to make…no fuss! I’m sure these go pretty quickly at any party!

  137. These are a must have at a super bowl party! And that gorgonzola dipping sauce sounds like something I need in my life ASAP!