three years ago, almost to the day, funny enough… I stumbled upon these here chicken wings while cruising recipes online. I love looking at food blogs, and I definitely have my favorites, however this one came from a site I hadn’t visited before. the dude’s blog was/is called Macheesmo, and I got to clicking around on it back then when trying to locate some great chicken wing recipes for my son, Eli, who is a wing aficionado! the way he described them being almost effortless struck a cord (i’m all about the path of least resistance in certain instances!) and I decided to give them a go. well guess what… they were AWESOME, and we’ve been enjoying them ever since! I take them to parties, and they are usually the first thing to go. I typically serve them with ranch, mostly out of habit, but honest to pete they are absolutely fabulous right as they are with zero sauce. you need three pounds of wings. now this recipe is for the split wing, not the whole wing. I have always used fresh… (see pic below)- but I am assuming one could thaw a bag of frozen wings and use those just as easily! just pat dry before starting. ALLOW FOUR HOURS COOK TIME FOR THESE WINGS! that being said, this IS something you have to time out. the prep is like fifteen mins- and then once they’re in the oven you’re golden- you just have to flip every hour.
WHAT YOU NEED:
3 pounds of wingettes
1 Tbsp salt
1 Tbsp black pepper
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder (NOT garlic salt)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Ranch or favorite dipping sauce
EQUIPMENT: WIRE RACK AND FOIL LINED BAKING TRAY
OK HERE’S WHAT YOU DO:
combine all of the spices into a large bowl. stir to combine. take your chicken wings and toss to coat, working one package at a time. once coated, place them on a wire baking rack that you have placed on top of a foil lined baking sheet for easy clean up.
place wings into a preheated 275* oven and set timer for 4 hours. flip them every hour. they will come out falling off the bone juicy and delicious. you will love these, and seriously… how easy was that!? enjoy!