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Oven Baked Southern Fried Chicken Wings with Orange Honey Drizzle

All the flavour and crunch of Southern fried wings but oven baked to reduce the added fat. Finished with a drizzle of orange infused honey.
Course Party Food/ Appetizer
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 3 -4 pounds wings
Author Barry C. Parsons

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp salt plus more to season wings
  • 1 tbsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp ground sage
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp dry mustard powder
  • 1 tbsp powdered ginger
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 - 4 lbs chicken wings
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 cup honey
  • zest of 1/2 large orange finely grated

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Mix the flour with the salt, pepper and all of the herbs and spices
  3. Coat the bottom of a cookie sheet or large baking pan with the canola oil.
  4. Whisk together the eggs and water to make an egg wash.
  5. Season the wings with salt.
  6. One at a time, dip the chicken wings in the flour and herb/spice mix, then quickly into the egg wash and back into the flour dredge again.
  7. Place the coated chicken wings in the pan and lightly spray the tops with canola oil from a spray bottle.
  8. Bake for about 40 minutes or until fully cooked, golden brown and crispy, turning at least once during the cooking time.

For the orange honey drizzle

  1. Add the honey and orange zest to a small saucepan.
  2. Bring to a gentle simmer for only a minute then remove from the heat.
  3. Drizzle the wings with the orange honey when serving.

Recipe Notes

The flour and spice dredge mix can make enough for up to 2 batches of wings. I use half and store the other half in an airtight container in the freezer for next time. It's also great to have on hand to make quick chicken breast nuggets for the kids; much better and healthier than take out.