13
Sep
2015
Oven fried chicken wings

Easy oven fried chicken wings

At the 50 yard line at a Cowboys game (photo by www.ittybittyfoodies.com)

At the 50 yard line at a Cowboys game (photo by www.ittybittyfoodies.com)

Football season is here and it’s Cowboys fever at our household. Whether it’s Friday nights lights or Sunday night football, it all equates to one thing for me: fried chicken wings. Our boys can eat their weight in chicken wings so I make it healthier with this oven fried chicken wings recipe. Chicken wings already have high fat content and my version uses very little oil as opposed to the traditional fried version. The skin comes out crisp and it’s just as delicious hot or cold. This recipe is great for tailgating, a quick easy weeknight recipe or weekend picnics. As with all Itty Bitty Foodies recipes we try to keep prep time low and it’s so easy the children can make it themselves.

Googie loves the little drumettes (photo by www.ittybittyfoodies.com)

Googie loves the little drumettes (photo by www.ittybittyfoodies.com)

Ingredients:

3 dozen chicken wings

4 heaped tablespoons unbleached white flour

High heat oil spray like grapeseed oil (if you don’t have a spray, see my note in the method section)

Salt and pepper

These oven fried chicken wings are great for tailgating (photo by www.ittybittyfoodies.com)

These oven fried chicken wings are great for tailgating (photo by www.ittybittyfoodies.com)

Method:

Preheat oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large plastic storage box, add in chicken wings and flour. Cover with lid and shake vigorously till the flour lightly coats the chicken. Your preparation is done. Place each chicken wing on a baking sheet with skin side up. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and then lightly spray the chicken with oil to give it a good browned skin. If you don’t have oil spray, just drizzle it on the chicken. Place in oven for 25-30 minutes till chicken skin is brown.

I find that silicone baking mats work best as it keeps the chicken crisp like it has been fried. Using foil on a tray tends to collect the moisture and oil from the chicken and it becomes quite soft underneath.

Variation 1: Soak wings in buttermilk beforehand for at least 2 hours. Then add the flour.

Variation 2: Add in 2 tablespoons of your favorite curry powder and mix with the flour.

Cowboys fever in our house (photo by www.ittybittyfoodies.com)

Go Cowboys! (photo by www.ittybittyfoodies.com)

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15 Responses

    1. Cheryl Collett, Itty Bitty Foodies - Yummy Adventures with Kids!

      Thanks for your comment. It’s been a game changer for us. I’m not a big baker but I use it in the oven for things like oven fried fish, panko crumbed tonkatsu and of course chicken wings. It just slides off and keeps things crisp.

  1. I’ve never tried cooking with grapeseed oil. I will have to pick some up as well as those silicon baking sheets. Wings are a big hit in my family too so I love that you have made a healthy version of it!

  2. Bri

    This is a great way to still have delicious chicken without all of the extra calories. I have to invest in some grapeseed oil. I basically have every other oil but that one.

    1. Cheryl Collett, Itty Bitty Foodies - Yummy Adventures with Kids!

      The mat does everything from pork schnitzels to ‘fried’ fish and chips. Kale chips are great with it as well. Thanks for stopping by

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