Crispy Baked Hot Wings

makes about 30 wings

recipe adapted from Bon Appetit Magazine [1]

sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup hot pepper sauce (such as Frank’s)
wings:

  • 2 1/2 pounds chicken drumettes
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Mix first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl; let stand for 5 minutes. Whisk in hot sauce; keep warm.

Preheat oven to 400°. Set a wire rack inside a rimmed baking sheet. Place all ingredients in a large bowl; toss to coat. Divide drumettes between prepared racks and spread out in a single layer. Bake wings until cooked through and skin is crispy, 45–50 minutes.

Toss drumettes in Buffalo sauce and serve immediately (no need to bake).