Oven Baked Chicken Wings
Anyone else love chicken wings as much as us? Chicken wings are in my top three favourite foods, just after bacon and chocolate. If you have been gluten free for a while, then I am sure you know how hard it is to find a good chicken wing place that is completely gluten free. Most restaurants that have chicken wings available, either bread them. Or they are fried in the same fryer as other gluten containing products. This is a huge no go for anyone with celiac disease due to cross contamination.
That is why we have brought to you this recipe for oven baked chicken wings. Yes I know that deep fried wings are the best, but these oven baked ones are a close second. I have been very fortunate that since my celiac diagnosis my dad has made me deep fried chicken wings a couple times a year. And they are truly amazing. My parents used to own a bar and restaurant, and my dad knows how to make some really delicious food. But, since Matt and I don’t have a deep fryer and we try to limit the amount we fry in our kitchen, we are oven baking our wings.
Making Crispy Chicken Wings
This recipe is actually from my dad. While we all enjoy some unhealthy foods every once in a while, my dad loves to take unhealthy foods and make it a little healthier. Chicken wings are by no means healthy. But oven baking them instead of deep frying them, definitely makes them a bit healthier. Oven baking them also is a lot less work and mess. Since this recipe requires you to replace the parchment paper a few times, it helps to cut back on the overall mess that comes with cooking wings.
In order to achieve crispy chicken wings when baking them in the oven compared to deep frying, it is essential to change out the parchment paper. I know that this sounds super tedious and annoying but it is the secret to getting the wings crispy. They will never be as crispy as when you deep fry them, but they are pretty freaking close. When you change the parchment paper you are taking away the excess fat and oil that comes from the wings as they cook. Again, I know this sounds annoying but you will be so happy with the end result.
Put a Little Sauce on Them
We have included a homemade honey garlic sauce to coat these delicious chicken wings. But you really can use any type of sauce. Besides homemade honey garlic sauce, our favourite BBQ sauce is Sweet Baby Ray’s Hickory and Brown Sugar. Sweet Baby Ray’s makes a number of different BBQ sauce flavours and all of the ones I have come across are gluten free. Just be sure to check the label every time you purchase one to be sure.
If you’re not into wings that are sauced, just sprinkle some salt and pepper over them when they come out of the oven. Or sprinkle them with seasoning salt. My mom loves seasoning salt on her wings, and I have to admit they are pretty good. Again, just make sure that the seasoning salt you are using is gluten free.
Well, we hope that you love this chicken wing recipe as much as we do. It may not be the traditional method of cooking wings, but the end result is just as delicious. Plus you will feel better about eating them since they aren’t as unhealthy as regular wings. And the best part is that they are 100% gluten free, so you don’t have to stress out about being sick. If you’re looking for more recipes that are healthy versions of classic “bar food” then check out our Gluten Free Mozzarella Sticks that we cook in an air fryer. Both these chicken wings and mozzarella sticks will be in our Super Bowl lineup for this weekend’s game.
- Preheat oven at 450°F. Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Pat chicken wings dry.
- Spread out chicken wings on the prepared baking sheet. Place baking sheet in oven for 15 minutes. Then flip and cook for an additional 15 minutes.
- Taking baking sheet out of oven. Transfer chicken wings to a bowl. Replace the parchment paper on the baking sheet and transfer chicken wings back to the baking sheet. Cook for another 20 minutes.
- Transfer chicken wings to the bowl again. Replace the parchment paper on the baking sheet one more time. Transfer chicken wings back to baking sheet. Put the oven on broil. Cook for another 5-10 minutes, flip chicken wings, and cook for additional 5-10 minutes on the second side. The length you cook the chicken wings for during this last step will be dependent on your desired colour of the chicken wings.
- Remove from oven, and either season with salt and pepper, or coat with your favourite sauce. Serve immediately and enjoy!
- Mince or grate cloves of garlic. In a small pan over medium low heat add oil and minced garlic. Cook for 2 minutes constantly stirring.
- Add honey and water to the pan and increase heat to medium. Stir and cook until the mixture has thickened. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Either strain out the garlic if desired. Then coat the cooked chicken wings in the honey garlic sauce.