3 Ingredient Crispy Baked Italian Chicken Wings

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These 3 Ingredient Crispy Baked Chicken Wings are the best thing I’ve made in a long time. In fact, after putting these together, I wanted to call everyone I know and say, “You have to make this easy chicken wings recipe, NOW!”

A close up of a plate of chicken wings
This recipe for crispy baked chicken wing has just three ingredients!


You may have noticed, they’re the only things I’ve made in a long time. In our absence, we featured the culinary art of a few of the best food bloggers on the globe, while we traveled it.

These 3 Ingredient Crispy Baked Italian Chicken Wings seem like the ideal post to feature upon our return.  I just know that you’re going to love them.

A plate of food on a table, with chicken wings
Garnish these baked chicken wings with your favorite dressing or sauce.

What are these?

You may have noticed that I chose to use some medium-size chicken wings for this easy baked chicken wings recipe.

Call me big-boned if you will, I was planning on making these for the kids and us, and I wanted something a bit more substantial than the smaller chicken wings that most of us associate with traditional chicken wings. Let me assure you, either size works!

An oven rack of chicken wings baking
These healthier chicken wings are in the oven for about an hour, depending on their size.

Recipe highlights

  • They’re baked, not fried.  Less fat and no grease!
  • Just THREE (3) ingredients, including the chicken.
  • Kid-friendly
  • They’re wonderfully crispy.
A bunch of chicken wings on white plates
Our family prefers these baked chicken wings over fried chicken wings as does my cholesterol level!

Scott made a great point by observing that these baked chicken wings don’t require a sauce to dip them in. I have to agree.

Nonetheless, we used a bottle of our favorite salad dressing. The combination was sublime.

Dipping a chicken wing in sauce
I love to dip these baked crispy chicken wings into some Italian salad dressing.

Sauce or no sauce, please give this easy baked chicken wings recipe a try.

You won’t believe how wonderful they taste, how easy they are to make, and how affordable they are to enjoy.

A close up of a plate of food
Try this easy baked chicken wings recipe soon!

We end this post by sharing some of the highlights of our visit to Paris. If you’ve not been, I hope you get the chance to visit. It’s good to be back and we thank you for visiting Platter Talk.

A group of people standing in front of a building in Paris

3 Ingredient Crispy Baked Italian Chicken Wings

4.35 from 20 votes
3 Ingredient Crispy Baked Italian Chicken Wings, A versatile and delicious recipe, inspired by
Cook's Illustrated, you won't believe these chicken wings came from your kitchen.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total: 1 hour 25 minutes
Yield: 4 people


  • 4 lbs chicken wings, bone-in
  • 2 tbs baking powder
  • 4 oz. (packets) dry Italian dressing seasoning, we used Wishbone


  • Preheat oven to 250° F.
    Using paper towels, pat the chicken wings dry.
    Combine dry ingredients in small mixing bowl. Use fork to stir thoroughly. Note: Make sure you are using baking powder NOT baking soda.
    Place chicken wings in large mixing bowl and slowly sprinkle dry ingredients over the chicken wings while stirring with a large wooden spoon or rubber spatula. Be sure to cover as much of the chicken as possible, with the dry ingredients.
    Spray oven rack with non-stick coating. Place rack on bottom center position of oven.
    Place chicken wings directly on oven rack (use foil-lined baking sheets to catch drippings on lower rack.)
    Bake for 30 minutes.
    After 30 minutes, increase oven temperature to 425° F. Raise up rack of chicken wings to center level.
    Bake for 45-50 minutes at 425°, until wings are brown and crispy.
    Remove from oven and allow to rest for five minutes before serving or mixing with optional sauce.



Be sure to use baking powder and baking soda.
In lieu of using oven rack for the wings, you can use a cooking rack placed over a foil-lined baking sheet.
If tips of the wings begin to turn black, cover them with a little piece of foil.
Garnish with shaved Parmesan cheese, if desired.


Calories: 549kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 44g, Fat: 39g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 188mg, Sodium: 184mg, Potassium: 988mg, Fiber: 0g, Sugar: 0g, Vitamin A: 360IU, Vitamin C: 1.7mg, Calcium: 289mg, Iron: 2.8mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer/Snack
Cuisine: American
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Updated from the Original Post from April 21, 2016

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Dan & Scott split their time between Wisconsin and Southwest Florida and are dads to six boys. Good food runs through their veins, and they love showing others how to cook easy recipes.

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  1. We enjoy wings…we grill them, however, this baked version sounds and looks great! Glad you had an awesome trip to Paris!

  2. 5 stars
    Yes!!! My mom always made chicken like this- same dressing and everything! This just totally brought me back to childhood! Perfection!

  3. Dan, this chicken dish looks yummy, but what really caught my eye was that YOU were in PARIS!!! I am thrilled for you! Did just a little of your French kick in? At the very least, I bet you were inspired!!! Madame D.

    1. Madame D!!! How awesome to hear from one of my favorite Dames, ever! Yes, thanks to you, my French did kick in and I’ve had the opportunity to use it a few times since “the day”! I’m so honored to see your comment and know that you read Platter Talk. It’s been years, even decades since the days I sat in the senior choir, as a freshman, or did a little impromptu session in the practice room with you, Ron Johnson, and Kristine Mallette. Those were the days and I am a lucky guy to have been a part of them and for people like you who were my role models and teachers. Thanks so much for saying hello here, it is certain to be the highlight of my day.

  4. I absolutely love chicken wings and you can never have too many flavor variations. These sound delicious!