Smoky Oven Baked Chicken Wings

Marinated Smoky Wings Baked

When the holiday season is officially upon us and you may find yourself doing a bit more entertaining. Of course, on Sundays during football season, you can’t go wrong with a great wing recipe!  Here is an easy make-at-home chicken wing recipe that will be sure to please even the most critical of wing aficionados.  There is baking powder in the marinade that helps them crisp up in the oven.  You’ll be amazed they weren’t fried!  I’ve also included a super quick and easy dipping sauce – but these are so flavorful, you don’t really even need them!


Yield 36 Wings
Time:  Marinade – 30 minutes to 24 hours; Active cooking time:  55 minutes Preparation

2 ½-3 lbs “party style” chicken wings*
1 tbs granulated garlic
1 tbs ground cumin
1 tbs chili powder
1 tbs coarsely ground pepper
1 tbs kosher salt
¼ cup olive oil
3 tbs sherry wine vinegar (or whatever vinegar you have on hand)
1 tsp baking powder
Non-stick cooking spray

*Party Wings – prepared and cut with wing tips removed.  If you can’t find them, ask your supermarket butcher to cut them up and make them “party style.”

Combine all above ingredients and mix well.  Toss chicken wings in a large bowl and marinate for at least 30 minutes.  However, you can allow them to marinate up to 24 hours.


Preheat oven to 425°F.

Place the marinated wings on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and sprayed liberally with cooking spray.  Bake for 55 minutes – but flip them over after 25 minutes.  They’ll be crisp and delicious!

Easy dipping sauce:

3 tablespoons sherry wine vinegar
½ cup mayonnaise
½ cup Sweet Baby Ray’s Sweet and Spicy BBQ Sauce

Combine until smooth.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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