Easy Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

Crispy baked chicken wings - Only require four-ingredient and 30 minutes to get ready. The wings have a charred and crispy skin with a moist texture! | omnivorescookbook.com

These crispy baked chicken wings only require four ingredients and 30 minutes. The wings have a charred and crispy skin with a moist texture. The flavor is simple yet delicate. It’s the perfect snack for your weekend movies night or party!

I like almost any dish cooked with chicken. No matter whether fried, braised, baked or served in a salad. Although my blog is still young, I have already posted tons of chicken recipes. For example, grilled chicken wings, crispy baked chicken leg, chicken potato salad, Kung Pao chicken, general Tso’s chicken, you name it.

One thing I love about chicken – it’s very easy to prepare. I feel that I can always easily make a delicious dish with it. It is low in calories and is a nice source of protein. When I was on diet a few years ago, chicken became my main energy source and I ate it every day. One of my favorite dishes is stovetop grilled chicken with salt and pepper. It only contains 3 ingredients, takes 5 minutes to cook, is super delicious and fulfilling, and helped me lose weight! Isn’t it amazing? I even had a beer to go with it every time (talk about liquid carbs!).

Crispy baked chicken wings - Only require four-ingredient and 30 minutes to get ready. The wings have a charred and crispy skin with a moist texture! | omnivorescookbook.com

My love for grilled chicken never went away. When I saw this delicious baked salt and pepper chicken recipe from Just One Cookbook, I couldn’t wait to try it out! It only contains four ingredients and is super delicious! Unlike my stovetop grilled chicken, this one requires one more ingredient – Japanese sake (rice wine). Sake is one of the most important ingredients in Japanese cooking and I love to use it in a variety of Asian dishes, too. It adds a delicate fragrance to the dish and brings out the nice umami of the chicken.

Crispy baked chicken wings - Only require four-ingredient and 30 minutes to get ready. The wings have a charred and crispy skin with a moist texture! | omnivorescookbook.com

Now, these salt and pepper baked chicken wings have already become one of my routine weekend dishes. I always keep some chicken wings on hand in the freezer. Whenever I feel lazy (which is a lot) or am just craving some yummy wings, I just throw those wings in the oven. In less than 30 minutes, I can lie on the sofa, enjoy this great snack, and watch my favorite TV shows. And yes, I have a cold bottle of beer in my left hand. 🙂

Crispy baked chicken wings - Only require four-ingredient and 30 minutes to get ready. The wings have a charred and crispy skin with a moist texture! | omnivorescookbook.com

Easy Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

This recipe does not require preheating the oven.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Japanese
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 3 -4
Author: Omnivore's Cookbook

Ingredients

  • 12 chicken wings washed and dried
  • 1/2 cup Japanese sake
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • lemon or lime wedges optional

Instructions

  • Combine chicken wings and sake in a plastic bag or a Ziplock bag and marinate at room temperature for 15-20 minutes. Flip the bag 1 or 2 times during marinating to make sure the wings are evenly marinated.
  • Dry chicken wings with paper towel and place on a rack or grilling tray, skin side up. Grind salt and pepper over the chicken wings. Flip the wings and grind salt and pepper on the other side. Don't be stingy with the salt and pepper since they are the only seasonings in the recipe.
  • Bake on middle rack at 220 degrees C (450F) for around 15 minutes. Then, flip the wings and bake for another 10 to 12 minutes, until both sides have turned golden brown.
  • Serve immediately with lemon wedges. Squeeze lemon juice onto wings while eating.

The post was updated on 23rd Oct. 2014

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12 thoughts on “Easy Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

  1. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    Wow, your chicken wings look SOOOOO delicious!!! I wish I can pick them up and eat them. 🙂 Thank you very much for linking back to my post. I just shared your post on my facebook page. Your wings look perfect!

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    1. Maggie Post author

      Thanks for commenting! Have been spending quite some time and money on learning photography and buying equipment. Will try to keep more good pics coming! 🙂

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    1. Maggie Post author

      Hi Mousumi, Japanese sake is Japanese rice wine. It’s a alcoholic beverage that is made from fermented rice. You should able to find it in a Japanese or Asian market.

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    1. Maggie Post author

      Hi Christina, you can omit the sake, add 2 teaspoons lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger as marinade. The wings won’t turn out exactly the same, but will be delicious. Hope this helps.

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    1. Maggie Post author

      Hi Chris, I cannot guarantee for 100%, but you should able to find Japanese sake at a grocery store with a decent wine section.

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