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best baked wing recipe

These sticky sweet but savoury baked chicken wings are super delicious and easy to make. These tender and juicy wings are definitely a crowd pleaser.

why and how to brine chicken wings before frying

Brining is a method that is used to marinate chicken wings from the inside out. It also assists in tenderizing chicken wings making sure that your fried chicken wings are crispy on the outside and extra tender and juicy on the inside. In this specific recipe we use a salt and rosemary brine.

chicken wings brine

the seasonings used for a sweet and savoury chicken wing:

garlic powder

We all know that garlic tastes good in just about everything, in this recipe garlic is used to give our wings some seasoning.

chilli flakes

Who doesn’t love a good hot wing? Chilli is used to the wings some heat.


Rosemary tastes amazing in poultry, but it especially tastes good in chicken wings. The strong earthy and herby taste of rosemary in chicken is just a match made in heaven.


The smokey taste of paprika adds to the amazing taste of chicken wings.

Honey and soy sauce

When it comes to making sweet and sour wings honey and soy sauce are definitely the top two picks. These two seasonings are what makes this recipe a sweet and sour wing recipe.


Everything just tastes god with butter, but in this specific recipe butter is used to give the chicken a silky and tender taste.

A visual representation of how wings are made.

wings spices


combine all your seasonings into a medium-sized bowl along with your melted butter and mix well.

chicken wings recipe


baked chicken wings


Place your marinate into the brined chiciekn wing

baked chicken wings


marinate your wings in the fridge for a few minutes then back.

baked wings recipe


Enjoy your wings as a snack or with your favourite side.

baked wings recipe

baked wings recipe

This recipe will show you how to make the perfect, juicy, spicy, sweet, and sticky wings that will satisfy all of your baked wing cravings.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
marinating time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings (2 wings each)


brine mixture

  • 12 fully defrosted chicken wings
  • 2 tbsp table salt
  • 500 ml water
  • 1 stalk


  • 1 tbsp crushed powdered garlic
  • 3 tsp crushed dried chilli
  • 2 tbsp dried rosemary
  • 2 tsp paprika powder
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter melt
  • ¼ cup sunflower oil canola oil will do as well



  • Combine your rosemary, salt and water in a large bowl and mix well. Now add your twelve pieces of wings into the large bowl and make sure that all pieces are covered in the brine water. Set aside in the fridge for about 45 minutes to allow it to brine. Make the marinate in the meantime.


  • In a medium bowl combine all the marinade ingredients and mix well.
  • Place your marinade in the drained chicken and make sure you massage the marinade into your chicken for at least 5 minutes.
  • Place your marinating wings into the fridge for 15 minutes.
  • In the meantime preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius on bake and grill.


  • Spaciously place your chicken wings into a large baking tray, preferably using a baking glass dish, making sure that no pieces are on top of the others.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until your chicken is fully cooked.


How to know when your chicken is fully cooked?
When you poke a toothpick into a wing the juice that comes out as a clear white colour.
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