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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!
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.

Nutrition

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