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Basic Oven Baked Chicken Wings with Dry Rub

Here is my basic recipe for baked chicken wings with a savory dry rub that will go with nearly any sauce! Just bake these wings and then toss with my Classic Buffalo Wing Sauce, my Honey Chipotle BBQ Sauce or any sauce that you prefer!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Appetizers, Dinner, Easy Dinner, Superbowl Food
Servings: 24 Wings


  • 4 1/2 lb chicken wings
  • 1/2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tbsp kosher sea salt
  • 1/2 tbsp ancho chili powder
  • 3/4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried mustard
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp canola oil


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with two layers of aluminum foil and place a wire rack on top of the baking sheet. Set aside.
  • Cut the wing tips off of your chicken wings and divide into wings and drumsticks (I've linked a video above if you're not sure how to do this!)
  • Add chicken to bowl. Pat dry with a paper towel and then drizzle the canola oil over the chicken. Toss to coat.
  • Combine the dry seasoning ingredients in a separate bowl. Pour over chicken and, using your hands, rub the spices into the meat until well coated.
  • Place chicken on baking sheet with a wire rack and bake for 40 minutes, flipping over the wings at 20 minutes.
  • Once the 40 minutes is up, turn the broiler on high and bake chicken wings for an additional 8-10 minutes, or until crispy on top.
  • Remove from oven and set aside to cool. Toss with either my Classic Buffalo Sauce or my Honey Chipotle BBQ Sauce. Serve with carrot sticks, celery sticks and homemade buttermilk ranch!


  • These wings with the dry rub also taste great on their own without sauce, so feel free to eat them how you like!
  • Recipes for my Classic Buffalo Sauce, Honey Chipotle BBQ Sauce and Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing are below.