Awesome & Easy Chicken Wings

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 40 min
Serves: 4

While not a deep fried chicken wing, as those famous ones from the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, these are not only easy to make and bake – but addictive. No matter what kind of party or wing “pig out” you are planning – these will be winners. Buy a package labelled drumettes and winglets if you can. They need no splitting or trimming before baking


3 lbs (1.4 kg) chicken wings
1 tsp (5 mL) each of cayenne pepper, smokey paprika, cumin powder and salt
2 tbsp (30 mL) Tabasco sauce, preferable Chipotle Tabasco sauce
2 tbsp (30 mL) melted butter
1 tbsp (15 mL) rice wine vinegar or cider vinegar


1 Preheat oven to 425°F (210°C). Line a large baking sheet with foil and place a wire rack on top. If wings are not already divided into drumettes and winglets, cut wings in half at the joint and slice off tips. They tend to burn and don’t have much meat on them.
2 Place wings in a large bowl. Sprinkle with cayenne, paprika, cumin and salt. Rub over chicken as evenly as possible.
3 In a small bowl, stir Tabasco with melted butter and vinegar. Pour over wings. Toss to coat. Use a brush or your fingers to evenly coat. Place wings on the wire rack. Don’t crowd.
4 Bake in centre of 425°F (210°C) oven until browned, from 40 to 45 minutes. (If wings are on a rack, they don’t need to be turned.) Great served with a blue cheese dip as is the custom at the famous Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York.