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Crispy Ranch Chicken Wings

These Crispy Ranch Flavored Chicken Wings are seasoned with a homemade dry rub and can be baked or fried. Dip them in ranch dressing for epic flavor!

ranch chicken wings on a plate with ranch dressing

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No need to grab a Hidden Valley Ranch packet for this recipe! I promise making your own spice blends is easy and you will never go back!

raw chicken wings and homemade ranch seasoning in separate bowls

What Type of Wings to Use

I love to use party wings that are already split as opposed to whole chicken wings. Party wings will cook at a more even and consistent temperature. Feel free to use whole chicken wings if you like.

Homemade Ranch Seasoning

I like to use my Homemade Ranch Seasoning in this recipe. The store-bought packets include ingredients like maltodextrin, artificial flavor, and carboxymethyl cellulose (used to thicken and create creamy texture). It’s so easy to just make my own.

You will need:

collage photo with 4 photos displayed with raw chicken wings in ranch seasoning

How to Make Ranch Chicken Wings

Full detailed instructions and measurements can be found in the recipe card below at the bottom of the post.

  1. Combine dried dill, dried chives, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper for the homemade seasoning.
  2. Season the chicken with flour and ranch seasoning.
  3. Bake or air fry.
raw ranch chicken wings in air fryer
raw ranch chicken wings on a sheet pan with parchment paper

How to Make Naked Wings

If you want wings without any breading, simply omit the flour. No changes to the cook time are necessary.

How to Make Breaded Wings

I love to make these breaded, so I include all-purpose flour in the recipe. It provides extra coating and a crust.

How to Substitute Flour

You can use 1-2 tablespoons of baking powder (enough to fully coat the chicken). You can also omit flour completely and make naked chicken wings.

ranch chicken wings in air fryer
ranch chicken wings in air fryer

For Baked Wings, Can You Substitute Foil For Parchment Paper?

In a lot of cases, parchment paper and aluminum foil are interchangeable. Both can be used to line baking sheets to prevent food from sticking to the pan. This also makes the clean-up a lot easier. You can sometimes swap one for the other, but it depends on what you’re cooking.

Foil reflects heat back onto the food (when placed under the food). It causes the food to retain heat and cook faster. It will also help promote browning. For baked goods, things like cookies, etc, I never use foil for that very reason. They will brown on the outside faster than they bake on the inside.

For chicken, foil is ok. You actually want to the chicken to brown. One thing to note is foil isn’t always non-stick. Parchment paper will work great because it is. Wings don’t usually have a problem on foil, but if you run into issues make a note to spray the foil with oil ahead of time.

If you use foil, check in on your wings. You may need to decrease the cook time. Always cook chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

ranch chicken wings on a plate with ranch dressing

How to Reheat

I reheated these chicken wings over the next couple of days in the air fryer for 4 minutes on 400 degrees. Test to see that the chicken is warm in order to determine the optimal time that will work for you.

You can reheat them in the oven on 350 degrees until warm.

Freezer Tips

You can freeze leftover chicken tightly sealed for a few months. Defrost overnight or reheat the chicken frozen.

Can You Use Frozen Wings

Check out my Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings method!

person holding ranch chicken wing dipped in ranch dressing

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person holding ranch chicken wing dipped in ranch dressing
ranch chicken wings on a plate with ranch dressing
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Crispy Ranch Chicken Wings

These Crispy Ranch Flavored Chicken Wings are seasoned with a homemade dry rub and can be baked or fried. Dip them in ranch dressing for epic flavor!
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Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword crispy ranch chicken wings, ranch chicken wings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 475kcal

Ingredients

Homemade Ranch Seasoning

Instructions

Oven and Baking Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Pat the chicken dry and place it on a large bowl or plastic bag.
  • Add the flour and homemade ranch seasoning to the chicken. Ensure the chicken is fully coated. You may notice leftover spices in the bottom of the bowl (if you used a bowl to coat the chicken). Once the chicken is on the sheet pan, I like to sprinkle these remaining spices over the chicken to ensure optimal flavor.
  • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and add the wings.
  • Bake the wings for 20 minutes and then open and flip the wings. Bake for an additional 20-30 minutes. Ensure the wings reach a minimum temperature of 165 degrees. Use a meat thermometer.

Air Fryer Instructions

  • Pat the chicken dry and place it on a large bowl or plastic bag.
  • Add the flour and homemade ranch seasoning to the chicken. Ensure the chicken is fully coated. You may notice leftover spices in the bottom of the bowl (if you used a bowl to coat the chicken). Once the chicken is in the air fryer, I like to sprinkle these remaining spices over the chicken to ensure optimal flavor.
  • Place the chicken in the air fryer basket. Spritz the chicken with cooking oil.
  • Air fry for 15 minutes on 400 degrees.
  • Open the air fryer and flip the chicken. Cook for an additional 5-10 minutes or until crisp. Ensure the wings reach a minimum temperature of 165 degrees. Use a meat thermometer.

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Notes

  • To enhance ranch flavor, dip these in my Homemade Ranch Dressing or the Primal Kitchen Ranch Dressing.
  • To make this recipe low carb you can swap the all-purpose flour for baking powder. You can use 1-2 tablespoons of baking powder (enough to fully coat the chicken). You can also omit flour completely and make naked chicken wings.
  • You can use actual wings (instead of drums and flats) if you wish, you may need to adjust the amount of ingredients needed to fully coat your wings.
  • Salt is key for adding additional flavor to the wings. I typically use 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon for this recipe. I generally allow readers to salt to taste and their preference, considering what their diet allows. Keep in mind, the spices alone will provide flavor, but it needs to be amplified with salt.
  • Ensure the wings are fully coated with the spices. If not, you will likely end up with bland wings.
  • Start with 1/4 cup of flour and add additional flour if necessary. The chicken should be fully coated.
  • If you see white areas of flour on the wings, spritz the areas with oil.
  • Foil can be substituted for parchment paper while baking. Your cook time may change, so keep an eye out on the wings while they bake. They will need to reach a minimum temperature of 165 degrees.
  • Want to make them spicy? Add cayenne pepper or Cajun Seasoning. So good! I typically add 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 0.25pound | Calories: 475kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 29g
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Recipe Rating




Sofia Graf

Thursday 28th of April 2022

Crispy Ranch Chicken Wings is a baking recipe and I use here ghee instead of using other cooking oils.

staysnatched

Monday 2nd of May 2022

Thanks for sharing.

Terri

Sunday 13th of March 2022

These were so easy and delicious! I can’t wait to make them again!

staysnatched

Wednesday 16th of March 2022

I'm glad you enjoyed them!

Shaundrika

Sunday 30th of January 2022

I know I said I was saving these until super bowl when my butcher box wings arrived! Well I found some packs hidden in the deep freezer and had to give them the Brandi treatment! They were delicious, falling off the bone! Hubby put in a request for these and the garlic Parmesan ones in for next week too! we love your recipes!!

staysnatched

Monday 31st of January 2022

Yay! I'm so glad to hear it!

John

Sunday 23rd of January 2022

Air fried these wings for the first time tonight and served with a chunky blue cheese dressing, fantastic! So easy and not messy. 😀

staysnatched

Monday 24th of January 2022

Wonderful! I'm so glad to hear it.

Adairea

Friday 31st of December 2021

Made these tonight for my at home New Year party!! I substituted the flour for baking powder and I love the crisp!! 10/10. So easy and simple!

staysnatched

Saturday 1st of January 2022

Perfect for New Years!