My dear friend turned 50 today, hard to believe we’ve been friends since 1976! The invite to the party said bring an appetizer and a bottle of wine.

Wings always go over very well, and they are a snap to make. My only complaint is that they used to be very inexpensive and in the last couple years the price hase risen beyond that of chicken legs.  Seem ridiculous to me.

I like baked wings because you can still get juicy wings with crisp skin without frying. I’m not adverse to frying, but oven roasting them seems so much easier.

Baked Chicken Wings

Chicken wings
1/2 cup (125 ml) flour
1 Tablespoon (15 ml) salt
1 Tablespoon (15 ml) hot paprika
1 Tablespoon (15 ml) garlic powder
1 teaspoon (5 ml) chili powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Combine flour, salt, garlic powder, hot paprika, and chili powder in a plastic bag (or paper!) and set aside
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  4. Separate wings at the joints, reserve the tips for stock
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  6. Add the cut wings – except for the tips in the bag. Toss to coat
  7. Arrange in a single layer on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. They look a bit pale but they will brown nicely
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  9. Bake in the oven for an hour. Turn once at 30 minutes
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  11. Toss in a large bowl with your favorite sauce. Traditional is a mix of hot sauce (vinegar based) and melted butter. I used Flaming Joe’s Original Style Carribean  Jerk Sauce.
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    Serve with Celery sticks and bleu cheese dressing.

    They were a big hit, and were gobbled up quickly. I love bringing home a clean plate!

    Until next time, Eat Well & Keep Digging!