Who doesn’t love chicken wings? They are tasty, inexpensive, and easy to prepare. There are many ways to cook chicken wings, but not all of them are healthy. We want to show you our favorite way to make spicy baked chicken wings using a few simple herbs and spices.
Anything oven baked is considered to be quite low in calories and diet friendly. Instead of frying, try putting your chicken in the oven.
This kind of dish doesn’t need a lot of preparation, but if you have time, go the extra mile and marinade the meat overnight in any kind homemade sauce. This will make it juicer and you will reduce the amount of salt.
Cumin, pepper, and garlic are famous fat burners. They heat you up and make it feel like your blood runs faster.
The reason behind this is because these herbs and spices contain thermogenic properties. Research shows that thermogenic foods, such as cayenne pepper, contain active compounds that increase metabolism (1). You can use them to help increase the number of calories you burn each day to aid weight loss.
Since the chicken itself is crunchy and oily, you may want something savory for a side dish like a Mexican salad or just lime juice and sesame seeds sprinkled on a garden salad.
Let’s Do It!
Using a paper towel, dry the wings. Mix all of the seasonings in a bowl.
Once the wings are completely dry, move them to a large bowl. Rub a bit of olive oil on each piece to ensure the seasonings stick to the wings. Use half of the seasoning for one side and half for the other. Make sure to rub the seasoning in.
Place the wings on a rack above a baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Turn the wings and bake for 10 more minutes. Then, turn the oven broiler on low and broil for 10 minutes.
Serve the wings hot. These pair well with green salad or dressing.
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Spicy Dry Rub Baked Chicken Wings
- Use some paper towels to dry the wings and remove unnecessary liquids. Mix all the seasonings in a bowl while drying the wings.
- When the wings are dried completely, transfer to a large bowl. Rub some olive oil on each piece so the seasonings will stick. Use half of the mixed seasonings to cover one side of the wings. Rub it in. Flip the wings and season the other side with the remaining half of the spices. Make sure to rub it in and let the wings absorb the flavor.
- Arrange the wing pieces on a rack and place it over a baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes in a 350°F oven. Afterwards, turn the wings over and bake for another 10 minutes. Put the oven broiler on the low setting and let it broil for 10 more minutes.
- Prepare some green salad or dressing on a plate. Place the wings on the plate and serve. Enjoy while hot.