Last weekend for Superbowl Sunday, I made oven-baked chicken wings… and they were DELICIOUS!! I took an excellent hint from the Preppy Paleo to boil the chicken wings first — boiling the wings before baking them results in the crispiest oven-baked wings you’ve ever tasted. Seriously. The wings were so crispy, you would’ve thunk they were fried! I am a big fan of chicken wings, and these oven-baked ones were the best I’ve made so far. Boiling the wings first renders off some fat, and then baking them on a rack over a roasting pan helps crisp up the wings even further. These wings are easy to make and are sure to impress at any kind of chicken-wings appropriate party.
For my version of the chicken wings, I boiled the wings first and then marinated them for about 30 minutes before putting them in the oven to infuse them with a punch of flavor.