Everyone loves Chicken Wings with dry rub, right? They are a great snack for Sunday game night or a cozy family dinner. These Baked Dry Rub Chicken Wings aren't fried like in restaurants, instead these wings are baked in the oven to perfection.
You can make these dry rub chicken wings in the oven for baked chicken wings, or in an air fryer for air fryer chicken wings. Not only are these dry rub chicken wings healthier, they are low carb and keto too.
You don't need brown sugar for these wings but a side of blue cheese dressing wouldn't hurt to pack a punch.
- how long to air fry chicken wings at 400 degrees?
- can you make frozen chicken wings in air fryer?
- how to dry rub chicken wings
- what are brined chicken wings?
- easy dry rub seasoning for chicken wings
- ingredients needed to make dry rub chicken wings:
- instructions on how to make dry rub chicken wings
- top tips
- variations and substitutions for baked chicken wings
- equipment recommended
- storage recommendations
- Food Safety
- More Appetizers
- Recipe Details
how long to air fry chicken wings at 400 degrees?
Air fry frozen chicken wings at 400 degrees Fahrenheit in the air fryer basket for 20 to 25 minutes. Check mid way to flip them and to drain any water residue. Take pre-cautions not to burn yourself.
can you make frozen chicken wings in air fryer?
Yes. If you have raw frozen pre-seasoned chicken wings, you can pop them in the air fryer in a single layer and cook them at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes. Flip them, spray with cooking oil and cook for another 15 minutes. Since all air fryers are different, you may need to adjust the time slightly.
If your wings are unseasoned, season them half way through cooking. Remember to set a reminder.
You'll also want to keep an eye on your air fryer basket if you are cooking chicken wings from frozen to make sure that there isn't an over abundance of liquid. If there is a surplus of liquid, empty your air fryer tray as necessary. Be careful not to burn yourself.
If your frozen chicken wings are pre-cooked and seasoned, cook them in a single layer at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 18 to 30 minutes depending on the size of your oven and whether you pre-heated it in advance.
how to dry rub chicken wings
If you are using frozen chicken wings, thaw them out and then pat wings dry. Create your dry rub and mix with a tablespoon or two of cooking oil. Just enough oil to make a paste.
Pour the rub all over the wings. Rub wings with the dry rub mixture until they are evenly coated.
what are brined chicken wings?
Brined chicken wings are wings that have been submerged in a ratio of salt and water for hours and sometimes days. The purpose of brining meats is to bring out the flavor, make meats more tender, and makes meats more juicier.
Once you have brined chicken wings, you can cook them in a skillet, air fryer or bake them.
easy dry rub seasoning for chicken wings
For this baked chicken wing recipe I'm sharing with you today, I've tested four dry rub chicken wing flavors that have worked really well for a chicken wings recipe:
- Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings
- Smokey Paprika Chicken Wings
- Parmesan Garlic Chicken Wings, and
- Maple Bacon Chicken Wings
The possibilities for flavor combinations are endless, just use your imagination. You can also pair these wings up with a pizza for a complete meal on a Sunday night and serve with a delicious Spinach Strawberry Salad and an easy dessert.
ingredients needed to make dry rub chicken wings:
- Chicken Wings
- Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper
- Grated Parmesan Cheese
- Maple Bacon Seasoning
- Ground Smoked Paprika
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Hot Sauce
- Chicken Seasoning
instructions on how to make dry rub chicken wings
Preheat over to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Mix seasoning together for whichever flavour you are going to make. Add just enough cooking oil to create a paste.
Rub seasoning through chicken wings, let stand for about 20 minutes.
Bake uncovered for about 45 to 50 minutes.
I use a small bowl for each of the flavors I mix. Start by adding the olive oil to the bowl and then mixing in the dry spices. I then use a small whisk to mix all the ingredients together. The goal is to make a paste.
When I know I'm going to use a baking sheet, regardless of whether it is non stick or not, I always line the tray with aluminum foil. This makes for easy clean up.
variations and substitutions for baked chicken wings
The flavor combinations for these wings isn't set in stone. Use your imagination to put different spices together to replicate some of the flavors that you like.
Here are a few examples:
- Breaded - instead of using a dry rub, bread your wings and bake them
- Coating - coat your chicken wings in a wing coating of paprika, flour, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, salt and pepper
- Spice - add chili powder or flakes to your dry rub to spice them up
- Dipping Sauce - dip your wings in sauces like blue cheese, caesar, siracha or other sauce.
You will need a baking sheet or two depending on how many chicken wings you are making. You'll also want to have some aluminum foil, preferably the non stick kind, on hand for easy cleanup. Tongs come in handy when handling the dry rubbed chicken wings and to transfer them onto dinner plates.
Let's face it, baked chicken wings taste great fresh out of the oven. Unfortunately, they get greasy and soft as leftovers. If you do have leftovers, store them in an airtight container and warm them up on foil in a toaster oven for best possible taste.
Note that the storage guidelines provided on this page and site are estimates from personal experiences. We are all adults and as an adult you are responsible to ensure that the food you eat is safe to eat. Since, I'm not a food safety expert, you are responsible to review your local guidelines on food storage prior to storing any food left-overs.
- Not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove
Roasted Chicken Wings
- 2 lbs chicken wings
Maple Bacon Dry Rub
Smokey Paprika Dry Rub
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with Alcan Aluminum Slide foil. Set aside. If you don't have Slide aluminum foil, grease your foil.
- Mix seasoning together for whichever flavour you are going to make. I usually divide all the wings into three and make three different types of seasonings, just for variation. Rub seasoning through chicken wings, let stand for about 20 minutes.
- Bake uncovered for about 45 to 50 minutes. You know they are done when they look crispy and they are bubbling from underneath - about 45 minutes. If they start to burn on the top, cover with foil and continue cooking until done.
Air Fry Instructions:
- Follow steps 1 to 2 above.
- Lay chicken wings flat in air fryer basket in a single layer.
- Cook at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 18 to 25 minutes, flipping half way.