Baked Chicken Wings

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

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