Crispy Oven Fried Chicken Wings

Oven Fried Chicken Wings

Fried chicken might be one of my top 5 favorite foods.  Sometimes it is something you just have to get right now!  However, it is something I never used to make at home because it makes a huge mess with all the frying oil.  Well, this crispy oven fried chicken recipe changed that for good!  This recipe has been tested on my family and friends, and it is have been a hit.  Zero wings have been left to spare every time I make them.   Maybe because I eat too many… but that’s another story.  It may seem too good to be true, like Jennifer Aniston in a nighty, but crispy oven fried chicken does exist… Give this one a try! 

Basic Steps for Crispy Oven Fried Chicken

  1.  Cook in a temperature range of 400-425 degrees Fahrenheit 
  2.  Coat the chicken once with an egg wash and milk mixture
  3.  Dip the coated chicken into a well seasoned mixture of flour,  corn meal, bread crumbs, and corn starch. You can play with the ratios of these ingredients to find what you like best, or just follow my direction below
  4. Bake on a wire rack for a total of 60 minutes, spraying the dry spots on the chicken with a natural oil sprayer about half way through the cook
oven fried chicken

This process is real easy.  The only tools you might want to invest in prior to making the wings is a natural oil spray mister and a wire rack for a sheet pan. Beyond that, it just takes the right mixture of flour, corn meal, panko bread crumbs, corn starch, and seasonings.  Below you will find step by step instructions and pictures below to take you through making these crispy oven fried chicken wings, and the detailed recipe follows at the end.  Man I love these!  

oil mister
This is the oil spray mister that I use to make the process easy and low fat… very little oil used.
oven fried chicken wing batter
These are some of the basic items you need to get the job done… several bowls, dry goods, and a sheet pan lined with foil and a wire rack above it to make them extra crispy. 
oven fried chicken seasoning
These are the seasoning I used for this chicken wing recipe.  You can experiment with your own, or even use a pre-made BBQ rub as the seasoning added to the flour mixture. 
oven fried chicken mix
The work flow setup for action.  Clean and dry your wings… then dip in the egg wash and flour mixture. Shake off excess and place on wire rack for baking.  
oven fried chicken
Dipped in egg wash and coated in dry flour seasoning mixture, these chicken wings are ready for the oven.  
oven fried chicken
This is what the chicken wings look like half way through.  Spray them with the oil mister where they are still “dry” shown by the light coloring.  Flip the wings, spray any other “dry” spots and then put them back in the oven. 
oven fried chicken
The final product right out of the oven…. a beautiful sight! 
oven fried chicken
Serve the chicken wings right away or in the next few hours after they are done… they stay crispy for a long time, making them an excellent appetizer for company. 

Final Thoughts on Oven Fried Chicken

You can experiment with the best cooking temperature for your oven.  What I find works best for my oven is 425 F for 10 min, then I step it down to 400 F for the rest of the cook.  I usually lightly spray them with the oil and flip them at the 35 minute mark and let them go another 20-25 minutes after that.  So… a total cooking time of 55-60 minutes is needed.  You can also use this same recipe for chicken legs and thighs.  As the pieces of chicken get larger, just leave them in the oven a little longer if needed. 

To season the flour mixture, use the specific seasonings I have below in this recipe or use 2-3 tablespoons of other BBQ seasonings.  I always dip my finger in the dry batter and taste it to test the salt and seasoning level.  You want it to be noticeable, but not strong… the seasoning should intensify with a heavy coating on the chicken. 

If you love wings in general, check out my recipes for Crispy Spicy Chicken Wings on the grill or Asian Glazed Wings on the grill.  Both give you tasty sticky crispy wings you will want to make for friends and family. 

Leave me a comment if you try these amazingly crispy wings, right from your own oven.  I still find them a welcome surprise for chicken not out of a fryer.  

Crispy Oven Fried Chicen Wing Recipe

Make delicious oven fried chicken at home with this easy recipe that will satisfy any fried chicken craving

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Chicken Wings cleaned and dried

Dry Batter

  • 2/3 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2/3 Cup Corn Meal
  • 2/3 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons Corn Starch
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground tumeric
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tablespoons Smoked Paprika
  • 2.5 tsp Lawrys Seasoning Salt
  • 2 tsp granulated garlic
  • 2 tsp thyme
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tablespoons Coconut Sugar leave out if needed or use sifted light brown sugar

Egg Wash

  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 1/3 Cups Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil or Peanut or Veg. Oil

Instructions

  1. Turn your oven to 425 F

  2. Wash and dry the chicken

  3. Add egg wash ingredients to a bowl and whisk together.  Add 1/2 cup hot sauce for hot wings. 

  4. Add all dry batter ingredients to a shallow bowl. 

  5. Line your sheet pan with foil and add the wire rack

  6. Add 3-5 wings at a time to the egg wash mixture.  Then transfer to the dry batter mixture.  Coat on all sides.  Shake off excess before placing on the oven rack.  

  7. Bake for 10 min at 425 F

  8. Lower your oven to 400 F and bake for 25 more minutes.   

  9. Remove from oven and spray with olive oil or peanut oil where the flour coating is still dry and light colored. Flip wings and spray as needed to wet the dry spots on the opposite sides of the chicken.  Put back in oven for another 25 minutes or until dark golden brown and crispy.    

Recipe Notes

Substitute 2-3 tablespoons of BBQ seasoning if you want to simplify the process. Try to use something that is more salty than sweet and a little heat is nice. 

If you want your wings hot, double the amount of cayenne in this recipe and then add 1/2 cup of hot sauce to the egg wash mixture. 

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Hi, my name is Keegan Lare and I love to create delicious grilled and smoked food, bursting with bold flavors. I also love to see my friends and family try something tasty and new. It is in this spirit that I created Seared & Smoked.

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