Baked Chicken Wings
Baked Chicken Wings
5 from 15 votes
Explore the savoury, crispy world of baked chicken wings. This sumptuous dish, loved by many, is a versatile and satisfying meal that blends the perfect balance of spices, yogurt, and zesty lemon juice, creating a unique and flavourful twist to the classic recipe. Intriguing and delightful, dive into this culinary journey and impress your taste buds!
Baked Chicken WIngs

Chicken wings are a classic finger-licking favorite, perfect for gatherings, game nights, or simply treating yourself to a flavorful snack. Baked chicken wings offer a healthier twist without compromising on taste.

With a tantalizing blend of spices and a crispy exterior, these wings are bound to become a crowd-pleaser at any event. Originating as a bar food staple in the United States, chicken wings have evolved into a versatile dish enjoyed worldwide.

Despite their popularity, baking chicken wings may seem intimidating to some, but fear not, as I’ll guide you through an easy and delicious recipe suitable for both beginners and seasoned cooks alike.

Expert Tip: To prevent the wings from sticking to the wire rack, lightly grease it with cooking spray or oil before arranging the wings.


Chicken Wings: These provide tender juicy meat with a crispy skin. Opting for wings with skin ensures a flavorful and succulent bite.

Yoghurt: Acting as a tenderizer, yoghurt helps to keep the chicken moist while infusing it with a subtle tanginess.

Salt: Essential for seasoning, salt enhances the natural flavors of the chicken wings and other ingredients.

Crushed Chillies: Adding a hint of heat, crushed chillies elevate the flavor profile of the wings, providing a spicy kick.

Cumin Powder: With its warm and earthy aroma, cumin powder lends depth and complexity to the marinade, enhancing the overall taste.

Paprika: Offering a vibrant color and mild smokiness, paprika contributes to the rich flavor profile of the wings.

Tomato Puree: Providing a touch of sweetness and acidity, tomato puree balances out the spices, creating a harmonious marinade.

Olive Oil: Essential for moisture and crispiness, olive oil coats the chicken wings, ensuring they bake to perfection.

Garlic Paste: Infusing the wings with aromatic flavor, garlic paste adds depth and complexity to the marinade.

Lemon Juice: With its zesty tang, lemon juice brightens up the dish, imparting a refreshing citrusy note to the wings.

Expert Tip: For easy cleanup, line the baking tray with parchment paper before placing the wings on top.

Serving Suggestions

Pair your baked chicken wings with a side of oven fries for a satisfying and complete meal. Alternatively, serve them alongside a fresh green salad or crunchy coleslaw for a refreshing contrast to the bold flavors of the wings. Don’t forget to offer an assortment of dipping sauces, such as barbecue sauce, ranch dressing, or blue cheese dip, to enhance the indulgent experience.

Expert Tip: Ensure the chicken wings are thoroughly coated with the marinade for maximum flavor infusion.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use chicken drumsticks instead of wings?

Yes, you can substitute chicken drumsticks for wings in this recipe. Adjust the cooking time accordingly to ensure they are cooked through.

How can I make the wings crispier?

For extra crispiness, you can broil the wings for a few minutes after baking to achieve a golden-brown exterior.

Can I marinate the wings overnight?

Yes, marinating the wings overnight will allow the flavors to intensify, resulting in even more delicious wings.

Can I freeze leftover wings?

Absolutely! Allow the wings to cool completely, then store them in an airtight container or freezer bag. Reheat in the oven for crispy wings straight from the freezer.

Can I use different spices in the marinade?

Certainly! Feel free to customize the marinade to suit your taste preferences by experimenting with different spices and seasonings.

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Baked Chicken WIngs

Baked Chicken Wings

by Nabeela Kauser
Explore the savoury, crispy world of baked chicken wings. Intriguing and delightful, dive into this culinary journey and impress your taste buds!
5 from 15 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Marination Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Course Appetiser
Cuisine American, Western
Servings 8
Calories 192 kcal


  • 1 kg Chicken Wings with skin
  • 50 g Yoghurt
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Crushed Chillies
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 3 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Paste
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice


  • In a large bowl add the marinade ingredients and mix until all the ingredients are evenly combined
  • Add the chicken wings to the marinade then coat the chicken wings all over with the marinade then set aside for 1 hour
  • Place a single layer of the chicken wings on top of a baking tray with a wire rack
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C (350°F) or gas mark 6 for 20 minutes
  • Baste with melted butter or oil then flip the wings over and bake for a further 20 minutes
  • Pair with a side of oven fries and enjoy!



Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 192kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 13gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 349mgPotassium: 162mgFibre: 0.3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 233IUVitamin C: 3mgVitamin D: 0.1µgCalcium: 24mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Baked, Chicken, Chicken Wings, Comfort Food, Finger Food, Food, Recipe
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