Poultry Essentials: Parboiled/Baked Crispy Wings

Andy Anderson !


This is an easy/peasy way to get nice juicy wings with a crispy exterior. First, we parboil the wings with a bit of baking soda to help remove moisture from the skins, let them dry out for a few minutes, then pop them into a hot oven.

The results are juicy wings with crispy exteriors, and them finish them off with my new wing sauce.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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15 Min
30 Min




  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 12
    wings, separate the drumette from the flat, and freeze the tips for making stock

  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsp
    fresh clover honey
  • 2 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted
  • 1 Tbsp
    tamari sauce, or liquid aminos
  • 1 tsp
    apple cider vinegar

  • 1/4 tsp
    red pepper flakes, for kick

How to Make Poultry Essentials: Parboiled/Baked Crispy Wings


  2. You will need a pot or pan to parboil the wings, and a parchment-lined baking sheet. If you have a wire rack, use it.
  3. Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  4. Add some water to a pot or high-sided pan, then stir in the baking soda, and bring up to a lite boil. Then add the wings, and boil for 6 – 7 minutes.
  5. Remove from the water, dry off, and while still warm, lay them on a parchment-lined baking sheet, fitted with a wire rack (if you have one), and let them sit for about 10 minutes.
  6. The warmth from the boiling water, will help in the evaporation process. We want the skins to be as dry as possible.
  7. While the wings are resting, set a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 450f (230c).
  8. Add the wings to the preheated oven and bake them for about 25 – 25 minutes, or until nice and crispy brown.
  9. If you are not using a wire rack, flip the wings over in the last 8 – 10 minutes of baking.
  10. While the wings are baking add the sauce ingredients to a small pan, bring up to a simmer, then reduce and keep warm.
  11. When finished baking, toss the wings until completely coated in the sauce.
  12. An alternate way to serve these is to put the sauce into a bowl and allow folks to dip them.
  14. Serve while nice and hot with a few beers, and plenty of napkins.
  15. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Poultry Essentials: Parboiled/Baked Crispy Wings

Course/Dish: Poultry Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free Wheat Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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