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Broiled Chicken Wings Recipe

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Broiled chicken wings bump up the flavor to your homemade chicken wings. You’ll want to learn the secret to broiling them.

stack of crispy chicken wings on a white plate

Broiling is a simple way of cooking wings and it doesn’t require too much time which is a bonus. Plus, the wings have 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.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Flavorful homemade wings
  • Makes a great family meal
  • Pairs well with your favorite side dish
  • Broils in the oven for juicy chicken
stack of crispy chicken wings on a white plate

Ingredients

What you’ll need to make this recipe.

  • Raw chicken wings
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Brown Sugar
  • Limes
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and pepper

How to make this recipe

Broiling is as simple as it sounds. There is no other prep work involved aside from marinating the wings.

1 – 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.

2 – While the oven is heating up, combine all of the ingredients, except the wings, in a medium bowl.

3 – Add the wings and mix well until they are evenly coated.

4 – Place the marinating wings in fridge for about an hour. However, they can marinate overnight as a time saver for the next day.

5 – 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.

6 – Place the wings on the third or fourth rack from the top, so they’re not too close to the top.

7 – Let them broil for 10 minutes on high, flip them and continue broiling on high for another 10 minutes.

The internal temperature of the chicken should be at least 165 degrees. Measure this at the thickest part of the chicken near the bone. Continue cooking until chicken reaches temperature.

When they’re done, remove the wings from the oven and transfer to a serving platter.

How do I store cooked chicken wings?

Store cooled, cooked chicken wings in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 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.

Calories per serving (1/2 lb): 348

Yield: 8 Servings

Broiled Chicken Wings Recipe

stack of crispy chicken wings on a white plate

Broiled chicken wings bump up the flavor to your homemade chicken wings. You'll want to learn the secret to broiling them.

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Turn oven on high broil. Let heat up for about 20 minutes.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients for the marinade in a medium bowl. Add the wings and mix well until they are evenly coated.
  3. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil, then place a wire rack on top.
  4. 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.
  5. Let them broil for 10 minutes on high, then flip them and continue broiling on high for another 10 minutes.
  6. Remove wings from the oven, transfer to a serving platter and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Notes

  • The internal temperature of the chicken should be at least 165 degrees. Measure this at the thickest part of the chicken near the bone. Continue cooking until chicken reaches temperature.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 348Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 25gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 323mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 24g

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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Andrea Metlika

Sunday 19th of April 2020

These wings look fabulous. I like the marinade you put on them too.

simplylowcal

Monday 20th of April 2020

Thanks, Andrea. :)

Anita

Sunday 19th of April 2020

These are delicious chicken wings. And I love that the wings don't require marinating time at all, so this is totally doable as a last minute dish. :)

simplylowcal

Monday 20th of April 2020

Thanks, Anita. :)

Roxana

Sunday 19th of April 2020

Such a simple recipe with few ingredients and yet to flavorful. I like how approachable your presentation is.

simplylowcal

Monday 20th of April 2020

Thanks, Roxana. :)

Jessica | Primal Edge Health

Sunday 19th of April 2020

Delicious! I LOVE broiling but haven't done chicken wings yet. I would use a sugar replacement to make these low-carb/keto. Thanks for the tips about freezing - it's really helpful for meal prep!

simplylowcal

Monday 20th of April 2020

Using a sugar replacement would be so easy in this recipe. I hope you enjoy them. :)

thisiswholesome

Sunday 19th of April 2020

those chicken wings are so delicious! I paired them with some grilled veggies, so good!

simplylowcal

Sunday 19th of April 2020

Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed! :)

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