Broiled Chicken Wings – Low-Calorie, Low-Carb, Gluten-Free
Broiled chicken wings bump up the flavor to your homemade chicken wings. You’ll want to learn the secret to broiling them.
I love making these broiled chicken wings. Broiling is a simple way of cooking wings and it doesn’t require too much time which is a bonus. Plus, the wings give a nice smokey and charred flavor that taste like they’ve been grilled, but it’s all done right in the oven.
What are chicken wings?
Wings typically come as the whole wing, the flat, and the drumette – the part that looks like a little drumstick. They available at pretty much any grocery store, and they’re usually sold already butchered into smaller pieces. The meat of chicken wings is actually white, not dark like most people expect.
What does it mean to broil food?
Broiling is a quick cooking method. It typically exposes food directly to very high heat, which works great for quick-cooking thin cuts of meat and some kinds of vegetables, just like on a grill. In grilling, the heat source is below (like with a barbecue grill), whereas in oven broiling, it’s above.
I start out by marinating the wings in my fridge for about an hour. However, they can marinate over night as a time saver for the next day. The marinade really soaks into the chicken wings, and the smell is heavenly once they come out of the fridge.
Broiling is as simple as it sounds. There is no other prep work involved aside from marinating the wings. To start, turn the oven on to high broil. Once the oven is turned on, wait about 20 minutes before putting the wings in the oven. This allows the oven to get very hot first.
While the oven is heating up, combine all of the ingredients for the marinade in a medium bowl. Add the wings and mix well until they are evenly coated. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, then place a wire rack on top. Place the wings evenly on the wire rack, leaving some space in between the wings. Cook the wings on the third or fourth rack from the top, so they’re not too close to the top. Let them broil for 10 minutes on high, then flip them and continue broiling on high for another 10 minutes. When they’re done, remove the wings from the oven, transfer to a serving platter, and serve.
How do I store cooked chicken wings?
Store cooled, cooked chicken wings in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Can I freeze cooked chicken wings?
Yes, place the wings in a large, freezer safe, resealable bag and remove as much air as possible before you seal it. Keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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Ingredients for Broiled Chicken Wings
- Raw chicken wings
- Onion powder
- Garlic powder
- Brown Sugar
- Olive Oil
- Salt and pepper
Calories per serving (1/2 lb): 348
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Broiled Chicken Wings - Low-Calorie, Low-Carb, Gluten-Free
- 4 lbs raw chicken wings
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- 2 limes, juiced
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- Turn oven on high broil. Let heat up for about 20 minutes.
- Combine all of the ingredients for the marinade in a medium bowl. Add the wings and mix well until they are evenly coated.
- Line baking sheet with aluminum foil, then place a wire rack on top.
- Place the wings evenly on the wire rack, leaving some space in between the wings. Cook wings on the third or fourth rack from the top.
- Let them broil for 10 minutes on high, then flip them and continue broiling on high for another 10 minutes.
- Remove wings from the oven, transfer to a serving platter and serve immediately. Enjoy!
- Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
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