Spicy Chicken Wings recipe - baked

Spicy Chicken Wings recipe

We have always been a fan of the Costco Spicy Chicken wings. After some trial and error with fresh chicken wings, spices and sauces, this recipe is a keeper. We will not be buying frozen ones anymore! 

You can always mix and match the dry rub and sauce to make a variation each time you want something new. 

Serves 3-4

Ingredients:

  • 2lb/1 kg chicken wings. 
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • Cooking spray

For the dry rub:

  • 1/2 Tbsp. pepper powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp. paprika - for color
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne or chili powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
For the spicy sauce:
  • 1 Tbsp. chili garlic paste
  • 1 Tbsp. sriracha sauce
  • 1 Tbsp.  vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. honey

Instructions:

  1. Bring the wings to a little below room temperature. Pat them dry. 
  2. Combine the dry rub ingredients together in a mixing bowl. 
  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degree F.
  4. Place the chicken wings in a large bowl. Add half the dry rub and massage it into the wings. 
  5. Drizzle some oil over it and add the remaining rub, massage it all into the wings. Set aside. 
  6. Prep a baking sheet with aluminum foil and a wire rack. I improvised with a regular sheet pan and cooking spray. The rack allows the wings to cook evenly all around. 
  7. Bake the wings on 400 F for 25 minutes on the middle rack. 
  8. Flip the wings over and bake for another 25 minutes. 
  9. In the meantime, prep the spicy sauce. Combine all the sauce ingredients in a bowl. 
  10. Remove the wings, brush them with spicy sauce on both sides and set it in the oven on broil high for 2-3 minutes. Place it in the top rack. Ovens are different, so watch not to burn it. 
  11. Arrange the wings on a serving platter and give them a generous coating of the remaining sauce. 
  12. Enjoy the spicy, finger-licking wings hot!