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Baked Chicken Wings

  • Serves: 8
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 55 min
  • Calories: 604
oven baked chicken wings with gochujang, chili paste in a serving bowl

These baked chicken wings with gochujang are cooked to perfection in the oven. Juicy and perfectly cooked, you’ll never be able to get enough of their sweet, spicy flavor.

These Sweet Spicy Baked Chicken Wings Are The Best Kind of Messy.

When we set out to create an easy, homemade baked chicken wing recipe we agreed we wanted it both sweet and spicy and we wanted to keep the recipe for them simple enough for anyone to make in a cinch.

baked chicken wings on a baking sheet coated in egg whites.
sauce in a pan for homemade chicken wings Garlic, Brown sugar, Soy sauce, Gochujang (or sambal oelek), Sesame oil,

Gochujang Is The Key To Making the Best Chicken Wings, Ever.

What is gochujang? We’re glad you asked! Gochujang is a thick, sticky red chili paste that is a staple of Korean cuisine and is absolutely delicious. Complex and versatile, it’s made from red chile pepper flakes, sticky rice, fermented soybeans, and salt. The flavor that it brings to this baked chicken wings recipe is unparalleled—it’s a superhero of a condiment, and we’re head over heels for it. However, if you don’t have gochujang you can use any chili paste you currently have on hand. The gojuchang is what makes the wings baked Korean chicken wings, but if you use a different chili paste, they’ll still be delicious. We’ve made these wings with Thai chili paste many times because it’s what we happened to have on-hand, with great results.

person tossing baked chicken wings in a bowl with sauce

What You’ll Need To Make Chicken Wings At Home:

Inspired by all of our favorite southeast Asian flavors, these succulent baked chicken wings get all of their finger-licking flavor from this super-delicious sauce. Here’s what you’ll need to make this Asian-inspired wing sauce:

  • Garlic
  • Brown sugar
  • Soy sauce
  • Gochujang (or sambal oelek)
  • Sesame oil
  • Rice vinegar
  • Fish sauce
homemade baked chicken wings with korean inspired sauce 
Brown sugar Soy sauce Gochujang (or sambal oelek) in a bowl
baked chicken wings with green onions, sesame seeds and cilantro in a bowl

Baked Chicken Wings That Win Everyone Over.

We wanted this recipe to be for baked Korean chicken wings, as opposed to grilled or deep fried. Why? Because our baking method is simple, quick and something that even the most novice cook can accomplish, whereas deep-frying can be messy and a little intimidating. Keep reading for all the tips and tricks for how to make crispy baked chicken wings at home!

How To Make Crispy Chicken Wings

With wings, it’s all about that crispy skin! Our preferred way to get a crispy crust on those baked wings? EGG WHITES! That’s right, we used egg whites, along with salt, to coat the chicken wings for extra crispy skin! We actually tested various methods of skin-crispness achievement and the egg white method came out as the winner, every time.

oven baked chicken wings with gochujang, chili paste in a serving bowl

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oven baked chicken wings with gochujang, chili paste in a serving bowl

An Easy Chicken Wing Recipe To Indulge In At Home

So here it is, the perfect easy baked chicken wings recipe. There’s no need to deep fry and no excuse not to make them for dinner tonight or as a flavorful addition to your next party! If you make this dish, we’d love to hear about it! Be sure to snap a photo, add it to your Instagram feed or stories and tag @themodernproper and #themodernproper if you do.

Baked Chicken Wings

  • Serves: 8
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 55 min
  • Calories: 604

Ingredients

  • 5-6 lbs Chicken wings, skin on, bone in
  • 2 Large egg whites
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • Cilantro leaves, optional
  • Sesame seeds, optional
  • Green onions, chopped, optional

Korean Style Sauce

  • 1/3 cup Brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup Soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tbsp Gochujang, chili paste or sambal oelek
  • 1 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp Rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp Garlic, minced

Method

  1. Heat oven to 425° F.
  2. Pat the chicken wings dry and season with salt.
  3. In a small bowl whisk 2 egg whites until frothy. Toss the chicken wings with the egg whites in a large bowl and place them on a wire baking rack set over a rimmed baking sheet.
  4. Bake wings until cooked through and skin is crispy, 45–50 minutes.
  5. In a small sauce pan set over medium heat, combine all ingredients for the sauce. Simmer until thickened about 5 minutes, whisking occasionally. Set aside to cool.
  6. When the wings are still hot, toss them in the sauce, sprinkle them with green onions and sesame seeds if desired.