Baked Chicken Wings
2½ teaspoons kosher salt
½ teaspoon pepper freshly cracked black
1½ teaspoons garlic powder
1½ teaspoons paprika (or smoked paprika)
¼ teaspoon cayenne
3 pounds chicken wings or drumettes
3 tablespoons butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 425°F with a rack in the center position. Line a rimmed sheet pan with foil and set a cooling rack on top.
In a large bowl, mix together the salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and cayenne. Add the chicken and toss until they’re fully coated.
Arrange the chicken wings, skin-sides down, on the cooling rack. Using a pastry brush, brush the wings with half of the melted butter. Flip the wings over and brush with the remaining butter. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the chicken is a deep golden-brown a