Spicy Oven Baked Chicken Wings

Call the firetrucks because these Spicy Oven Baked Chicken Wings are on fire! Seasoned with fiery spice and buffalo wing sauce and then baked to perfection. No more need to head out to the wing joint when you can have spicy wings from the comfort of your couch!

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I love chicken wings but they can be super expensive. The restaurants in my area charge about $1 a wing which is completely insane. We often go out for wing night when they are half price but after needing to buy a drink plus the tip etc. the price really creeps up.

So I have started making wings at home and haven’t looked back.

Not a huge fan of spicy then these wings probably aren’t for you… but you can take out or reduce the cayenne pepper to take a little gas off the fire!

The spice level is a hard thing to describe because it is very personal but if it helps I can’t eat hot wings at a restaurant because they are too hot but I can eat these. They are very spicy but just right under the threshold of losing flavour and burning your nose hairs.

basket of chicken wings on a table with some dipping sauce for the carrots and celery sticks

I stumbled upon a version of these wings at a new year’s party this year. A friend made some baked wings and while she didn’t have an actual recipe she did tell me the gist of it. Throw spices in a bowl with some Frank’s, mix and bake. Not super helpful but it got the ball rolling.

It took me a few times to get the recipe right. I have made multiple batches of wings over the past few weeks but I feel I have now nailed it! Right in time for Super Bowl 2020 this weekend!

Ingredients you will need to make spicy chicken wings

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Tips for making perfect oven-baked chicken wings

  • Make sure the wings are completely thawed if using frozen wings
  • Pat the wings down with a paper towel to dry them. This allows the spices and oil to coat them better
  • Resist the urge to flip them over while baking. Let them bake on high for at least a half-hour before flipping them over for another 15-30 minutes
  • Do not overcrowd them on the baking sheet. Ensure that each wing has its own space to bake evenly. If wings are touching or stacked then the covered area will be unable to get crispy.
  • Do not reheat in the microwave. Place back in the oven on high for 10 or 15 minutes to crisp them up again if they have been in the fridge.

How to make spicy roasted chicken wings

Pat 3 lbs of completely thawed chicken wings down with a paper towel to dry and then place them in a large bowl.

Add 2 tbsp of olive oil, 1 tbsp cayenne pepper, 1 tbsp garlic powder, 2 tsp salt, 1 tsp black pepper and 1/2 cup Frank’s Buffalo Wing Sauce.

Mix the wings well until all of the wings are evenly coated.

Preheat the oven to 400°F and place the chicken wings on a non-stick baking sheet allowing some space between each wing.

Bake for 30 minutes and then flip each wing and bake for another 15-30 minutes or until desired crispness. Remove from oven and serve immediately.

To serve I like to have some veggies on the side just like you would get in restaurants and good dip. The veggies and dip help to take away some of the heat so I can recuperate before biting into the next spicy chicken wing.

If you are making a batch of oven-baked buffalo chicken wings for a party here are some great side dishes that go well with these wings:

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Spicy Oven Baked Chicken Wings

Alisa Infanti | The Delicious Spoon
Call the firetrucks because these Spicy Oven Baked Chicken Wings are on fire! Seasoned with fiery spice and buffalo wing sauce and then baked to perfection.
4.79 from 14 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 3 servings
Calories 959 kcal


  • Oven
  • Non-stick Baking Sheet
  • Large Bowl
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons


  • 3 lb chicken wings completely thawed if frozen
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • ½ cup Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce


  • Preheat Oven for 400F
  • Pat chicken wings down to dry. Place chicken wings in a large bowl
  • Add 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp cayenne pepper, 1 tbsp garlic powder, 2 tsp salt, 1 tsp black pepper and 1/2 cup Frank's Buffalo Wing Sauce. Mix well until all wings are evenly coated.
  • Spread the chicken wings out evenly on the baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Flip each chicken wing and then bake for another 15 – 30 minutes or until desired crispness is achieved.
  • Remove from oven and serve immediately.


Serving: 1lbCalories: 959kcalCarbohydrates: 3.5gProtein: 132gFat: 43.3gSaturated Fat: 10.7gCholesterol: 404mgSodium: 2019mgPotassium: 1182mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.9gCalcium: 77mgIron: 6mg


Store leftovers in a sealed container for up to 3 days.  Reheat in oven at 400F for about 10 minutes to crisp them up again.
Reduce the cayenne pepper as desired if you find these are too spicy.
Please Note:

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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