Thursday, February 4, 2021

How to Bake Crispy Chicken Wings

 Lately, I've been in the mood for chicken wings. But, as you know with the pandemic, going into bars or restaurants can be -- tricky. Also, honestly, I don't want to be in an enclosed room next to others. So, I did what I've been doing all pandemic long. I learned to make them.  :)

However, I've learned that there's a special ingredient to get the skin super crispy while oven-baking your wings -- baking powder. 

You're reading that right, baking powder. There's some chemistry involved, but basically it helps to break-down the fat attached to the skin, helping to remove the moisture and making the wings just as crispy as a deep fryer. Fortunately, the inside of the wings stay very juicy and tender. 

What you'll need:

  • A wire rack
  • A cookie sheet/tray
  • 2 lbs. Raw chicken wings ("Party Wings" are pre-separated wings, and easier to use)
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. your favorite chicken seasoning  
  • Ranch or Blue Cheese dressing for dipping
  • Celery or carrots