Crispy Dry Rub Chicken Wings

Crispy Dry Rub Chicken Wings are a crowd-pleaser, known for their flavorful, crispy exterior without the need for a deep fryer. This recipe involves baking the wings to achieve a delightful crunch, coupled with a savory and slightly spicy dry rub that elevates the chicken to new heights. Perfect for game days, gatherings, or a tasty snack, these wings offer the satisfying crunch and bold flavors that wing lovers crave. Here’s how to make them at home.


For the Chicken Wings:

  • 2 lbs (about 900g) chicken wings, tips removed, drumettes and flats separated
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder (Note: This is crucial for achieving a crispy texture. Do not confuse with baking soda.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the Dry Rub:

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon paprika (smoked paprika adds a nice depth)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (adjust more or less depending on heat preference)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional for extra heat)


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