I usually fry my chicken wings outside in my electric skillet, but I was not in the mood to get it all setup, stand there, get burned with oil flecks, or deal with the cleanup. Frying things is a necessary evil in my book. Plus, I'm still scrubbing greasy spots off the floor of my lanai from my last frying adventure so I was looking for a new way.
This is the perfect example of why I save my old bread bags: I refuse to waste a ziptop bag that I paid good money to use once and toss. Every time I wash out a bread bag to air dry then stuff in a drawer, I think "Gosh, I've hit a new frugal low..." but that switches to pure genius affection when I'm faced with a situation like this.
Recipe: Oven Baked Chicken Wings
Summary: recipe adapted from allrecipes.com
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 12 chicken wings
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Combine the olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper in a large bag; (see my recycled bag below!) close and shake to combine.
- Add the chicken wings; reseal and shake to coat.
- Arrange the chicken wings on a foil covered baking sheet.
- Cook the wings in the preheated oven 1 hour, or until crisp and cooked through.
Cooking time (duration): 15
Number of servings (yield): 6
Meal type: dinner
These were so easy with the same taste and texture of frying, that I'm never frying wings again. Sold! These would work great tossed in your favorite wing sauce, but I happily ate them as is.
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