Introduction: Spicy Chicken Wings, Baked and Gluten Free
These are my families favorite chicken wings. They're baked rather than deep fried. The technique used gives them a nice texture. You could almost be fooled into thinking they were deep fried. Though they're more tender inside than their deep fried cousins. This Instructable uses Franks hot sauce but, you can use what ever sauce you prefer. Some like it hot, some like it HOT, Some like it HOTTER!!!! The choice is yours. The technique remains the same.
Step 1: First Ingredient Chiken Wings
These were on sale this week at Zehrs for $2.99 lb. I don't know how that compares with the rest of the Instructables world, but its a good price here in mine. When I was a kid the butcher used to give wings to my mom for free. Being that we were a rather poor farming family, he also gave us bones for our watch dogs. Alas nothing appears to be free these days.
Step 2: The Other Ingredients
1c corn starch
1tsp garlic powder
1tsp onion powder
¼ tsp celery salt divided
A sprinkle of pink Himalayan salt
Franks hot sauce or your choice of hot sauce
You'll need baking sheets and parchment paper, enough for the amount of wings you're making. Also a mixing bowl for the dry ingredients and container with a lid, to shake the wings and sauce in. A set of tongs and oven mitts so you don't burn your fingers and lastly, a plate or two for the finished product.
Step 3: Preheat
Preheat the oven to 425°f, convection bake if you have that setting. If not you may have to extend the baking time a bit. You'll know when you pull out a test wing near the end if its done to your liking,
Step 4: OK Lets Begin
Mix the corn starch, garlic powder, onion powder and half the celery salt in a the mixing bowl. Roll each wing in the mixture to coat evenly. Place them on the parchment covered tray being sure that they aren't touching each other.
Step 5: Salt Lightly
Salt lightly with pink Himalayan and the remaining celery salt. This will help give the wings a nice crispy texture.
Step 6: Time to Cook
OK now, pop them into the preheated oven
Step 7: Turn Trays
Its been 10min or so. Now turn the trays and swap them from top to bottom.
Step 8: Time to Flip
Ten more minutes. Its now time to flip each wing. Rotate and swap the trays top for bottom again when you put them back into the oven.
Step 9: Rotate and Swap Again
Its been another 10min. You know the drill swap top to bottom and spin again.
Step 10: Check for Doneness
Its been another 10min, now pick out the largest wing you can find. Tear it open and make the call. In this case I'm happy with the cook on the largest wing, so the rest should be done. If you want them crispier let them go for another 10min then check another one.
Step 11: Shut Off Oven and Remove Trays
In the winter, we would leave the oven open a bit, to make use of the extra warmth.
Step 12: Let's Get Saucy
Pour some hot sauce into the container that has a lid. Add some wings and close the container.
Step 13: Shake !!!
Isn't that a great action shot? I had to give it its own step in the Instructable so the pic would be large.
Step 14: Dump Add Sauce and Repeat
Continue this process until all wings are sauced.
Step 15: Eat Up!
OK now enjoy the fruits of your labor.
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