Go Back
+ servings
Oven Baked Chicken Wings with Hot Wing Sauce: A healthier way to enjoy chicken wings for any of your game day parties.

Slow Baked Chicken Wings with Hot Wing Sauce

Who knew that the secret ingredient to getting crispy (fried-like) chicken wing in the oven is baking powder? This Slow Baked Chicken Wings Recipe is a healthier way to enjoy chicken wings without sacrificing the flavor and/or crispiness. 
Simply, first bake the wings in a low heat oven and then increase the heat to finish them off. Drizzled with homemade hot sauce, these healthy wings will be the first thing to disappear at your party. Guaranteed.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 30 wings (approximately)
Calories 103kcal


  • 4 pounds chicken wings pat-dried with paper towels
  • 1 tablespoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

Hot Wing Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup hot sauce I used Frank's Hot Sauce Original
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced

As Garnish:

  • 3-4 carrots cut into sticks
  • 3-4 celery stalks cut into sticks
  • 1 cup of blue cheese dip
  • 2 tablespoon crumbled blue cheese optional
  • 1 scallion – green parts only- chopped optional


  • Adjust oven racks to upper middle and lower middle positions.
  • Heat the oven to 250 F degrees.
  • Place baking powder and salt in large bowl. Add chicken wings. Toss wings and make sure that they are evenly coated with baking powder and salt.
  • Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set a wire rack in it. Spray it with vegetable oil spray.
  • Place chicken, skin side down, on a single layer on the wire rack.
  • Bake wings on lower middle rack for 30 minutes. Turn up the heat to 425 degrees, move it to the upper middle rack. Bake for 45-50 minutes, rotating the sheet half way through the baking to ensure through baking.
  • Take them out of the oven and let them sit for 5 minutes.
  • In the mean time, make the hot wing sauce.
  • Place the hot sauce, butter, and molasses in a small saucepan. Cook, stirring occasionally, in medium heat until simmering, 5-7 minutes. Add garlic and turn the heat down to low. Cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  • Place wings in a large bowl and add the hot sauce over it. Toss to coat.
  • Place the blue cheese dip in the middle of a large plate in a bowl. Place the carrot and celery sticks on one side and the wings on the other side.
  • If preferred, sprinkle them with pieces of crumbled blue cheese and chopped scallions.
  • Serve immediately while they are still hot.


  • Update: An earlier version of this recipe was made with Sriracha sauce. However, after testing a few more times I decided that Frank's Hot Sauce is a better one to use in this recipe. 
  • The calorie information below does not include the optional blue cheese topping.


Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 347mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1141IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1mg