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A dry rubbed chicken wing paddle sits on a piece of parchment paper surrounded by other chicken wings and a small bowl of blue cheese dressing.
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4.28 from 25 votes

Dry Rubbed Baked Chicken Wings

A flavorful, spicy, and smoky dry rub coats these crispy and delicious oven baked chicken wings that are a healthier option for dinner or snack time!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Appetizer, Chicken, Dinner, Football Food
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 469kcal


  • Cooling Rack


  • 3 pounds chicken wings separated into drumettes and paddles, if desired

For the dry rub:

  • 3 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 ½ teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (more or less depending on spice preferences)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon coriander

For serving:

  • Carrot Sticks
  • Celery Sticks
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Blue Cheese Dressing


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with tinfoil and set a metal cool rack inside the lined baking sheet.
  • Trim off the tip of the wing from the paddle by finding the soft spot of connective tissue and slicing into it with a knife and removing. Repeat the process for the connective tissue between the paddle and the drumette. Place separated chicken wings into a large glass bowl while preparing the rub.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients for the dry rub until combined.
  • Sprinkle the rub over the wings and toss, stirring to coat.
  • Lay wings out into a single layer on cooling rack and bake in preheated oven for 35 – 40 minutes, or until chicken reaches 160 degrees internally.
  • Serve chicken wings with carrot and celery sticks, blue cheese, and ranch dressing.


  • Leftover wings can be stored, covered, in the fridge for up to three days.
  • Chicken wings are cooked through when no longer pink inside and juices from the chicken run clear. An instant read thermometer is also great for checking internal temperature.


Serving: 0.75pounds | Calories: 469kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 3560mg | Potassium: 428mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1844IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 3mg