Crispy Baked Chicken Wings
Orange chicken is everyone’s favorite Chinese food and takeout item.
Now, imagine the orange chicken transforming into crispy baked chicken wings in a coating of sticky-sweet orange sauce. Yes, these really are the best baked chicken wings you will ever eat!
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How to Properly Handle Raw Chicken
Raw chicken has bacteria that can make people very sick. For that reason, it’s important to handle your uncooked chicken wings properly. Keep these tips in mind:
- Use a dedicated plastic cutting board for raw chicken.
- After removing the chicken wings, throw away any packaging so that it doesn’t contaminate your counter tops.
- Wash your hands in hot, soapy water for at least 20 seconds before handling raw chicken wings. Afterward, wash anything that has come in contact with the wings. This includes your hands, cooking utensils, knives, kitchen counters, etc.
- Do not allow raw chicken or its juices to touch any other foods, especially foods that will be eaten uncooked, like celery sticks and dipping sauce.
How Long Can You Keep Leftover Chicken Wings?
Oven baked chicken wings will keep well in the refrigerator for up to four days.
If you want to keep these crispy baked chicken wings for longer than four days, then simply freeze them.
- Allow the wings to cool completely, then place them in a single layer on a baking sheet.
- Place the sheet into the freezer for about an hour, then transfer the frozen baked chicken wings into freezer bags or containers. If you use freezer bags, squeeze out as much air as possible to save space.
- Return the wings to the freezer where they will keep well for up to three months.
How to Reheat Frozen Baked Chicken Wings
Allow the wings thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Once they are thaw, place the wings on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake them in a 350F oven for 15-20 minutes or until heated through.
How Many Calories per Serving?
This chicken wings recipe is 344 calories per serving.
What to Serve with This Recipe?
Serve this dish with other appetizers. For a dinner party, I recommend the following recipes.
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Crispy Baked Chicken Wings with Orange Sauce
These Crispy Baked Chicken Wings are a great party appetizer or light meal for game day. The wings have a tantalizing coating of sweet, citrusy orange sauce.
- 2 lbs. chicken wings tips removed, drumettes and middle sections separated
- 1 tablespoon oil
- Black Pepper
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
- 1 tablespoon Rooster brand Huy Fong Garlic Chili Sauce optional
- 3 tablespoons chicken broth or water
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 5 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon Apple cider vinegar OR red wine or Chinese white vinegar
- 2 teaspoons Chinese rice wine OR dry sherry optional
- 1 teaspoon corn starch
1Preheat oven to 400ºF (207°C).
Rinse the chicken wings and pat dry with paper towels. Transfer to a large bowl and toss with the oil, some salt and black pepper. Line a baking tray with aluminum foil and then place a baking rack on top. Arrange the wings in a single layer on the rack, as pictured.
Bake, rotating pan half-way through, until fully cooked and crispy, about 45 to 50 minutes. Make sure you keep checking on them.
Mix all the ingredients in the Orange Sauce in sauce pan. Heat it up until it thickens and slightly bubbles. Turn off the heat and set aside.
When the wings are done, transfer them out of the oven and add to the Orange Sauce. Toss a few times to coat well.
Drizzle some sesame seeds and chopped cilantro on top of the chicken wings. Serve immediately.
Adapted from Just a Taste.
Hi Bee,, It would be useful if recipes could be in metric and imperial and temperatures in F and C – most of the world has moved to metric and C, even many English:-)
I live in the USA and most of my audience are American. There is a conversion tool on my site. https://rasamalaysia.com/conversion/
Thank you Rasa!!!!! Men, (some) are so stupid, and don’t see your conversion and that goes for some women, they want everything handed to them, damn I say observe closely the recipes. Sometimes I wonder where these people originated from, and how far in school they got. “THIS IS MY OPINION”, I say God help their souls…and minds.
I LOVE ALL YOUR RECIPES, AND SO DOES MY SERVICE DOGGIE …
Hi Marie, thanks so much for your support. I am grateful. :)
Bryan, why don’t you check out her conversations you don’t expect her to hand it to you on your ‘SILVER PLATTER DO YOU”?????
Love these flavors, Bee! We are big wing fans, I love your twist on the traditional wings!
I love wings also but they are so damned expensive…
Maria, some of us men (and women) find it more convenient if both imperial and metric measures are listed on recipes, which is the case with many other recipe websites, rather than having to search for and use convertors (which I have anyway). I’m looking at the recipe, not for a convertor, so there is no reason I would search the website for a convertor. It would be better if there is a link within the recipe for convenience and to save time. Maybe you have more leisure time than me.
Hi Bryan, the link to the conversion tool is now in the pink recipe card. It’s shaded in dark pink inside the card.
A recipe worth trying! My family loved it. Will be making it again and again!
These were fabulous. My daughter loved them and now we use the orange sauce on baked chicken thighs too. What a find!
Excellent recipe. I had some left over sauce mix so I combined it with soy sauce and added to fried noodles and vegetables for a side dish, very tasty.
I made these for our Christmas Party this past weekend and they were a HUGE hit. I’m making them again for New Years Eve Party.
Awesome so glad that you love this baked orange chicken wings. :)
I have made many baked chicken recipes from your blog and each one resulted amazingly tasty! This one is a must try – it looks so yummy!! Your pictures make me hungry!
Hi Bee, I am from KL. Tried many of your wonderful recipes, was not cooking for a long time, but this is very inspirational. I am motivated to cook so much just looking at the recipes. tks a lot for sharing :)
Thanks Katherine, these chicken wings are tasty! :)
Where is KL????
KL is Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia.
These look amazing! Love that they are baked not fried. Pinned!
Joanne @ Fifteen Spatulas
These are gorgeous, Bee! The orange flavor was a great route to take with these =)
Hey thanks Joanne for your tips on the crispy baked chicken. :)