Simple Boil and Bake Crispy Chicken Wings

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Sandra E.

This is more of a method than a recipe, but this is how I always make wings now. I find boiling them first helps get rid of more of the fat, and they get crispier in the oven.

Top Review by Christmas Carol

Mmmmmmm....Bar wings at home! We've been looking for a recipe for crispy wings, and this is it! The added bonus is fat IS actually drawn out instead of being added through deep-frying. We enjoyed them so much that we are whipping up another batch today. I'd like to try them with buffalo sauce or Jack Daniel's sauce too. Thank you so much for sharing will be our "go to"
recipe for wings. We eat them at least once a week, so this is a real treasure.


  1. Boil wings in a large pot of water for about 15 minutes.
  2. Broil wings in oven for about 5-10 minutes per side depending on how your oven works) until nicely browned and crisp.
  3. I put the bbq sauce in the bottom of a big metal bowl and keep it on the stove near the oven vent so that is warms up a bit.
  4. Remove the wings from the oven and pat with paper towels to remove more grease if necessary (I bake mine on parchment paper, so that absorbs some of the grease for me).
  5. Toss wings in bowl with bbq sauce (or any sauce you want) until well covered.

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