We have tried many a wing recipe in the past, but these ones by Emeril kind of win. I may be suffering from a bout of the “recency effect”, but we are definitely making these again for Superbowl Sunday. The best part is they are so easy, that my little one may be able to make them almost entirely by herself. I am sure someone will pry themselves away from the TV and help her out with getting the wings “in-and-out of the oven”. Lining the pan with foil is a must – otherwise scrubbing the sheet pan will be a total drag.
We had these for dinner and Ria and her friend who was over ended up having a kitchen playdate. You always run the risk that when you come to our house you will be “coerced” into cooking dinner with us. Plus, the kids get quizzed on how to scale recipes – and hence a free math lesson! We enjoyed these with fried rice and given how simple this recipe is, it is going to be added to our regular rotation for sure.
Emeril’s Oven Roasted Chicken Wings from Martha Stewart
- 4 pounds chicken wings, cut in half at joint (wing tips removed)
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from 2 lemons)
- 1 tablespoon ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 2 teaspoons coarse salt
- 2 teaspoons dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional – we used smoked paprika)
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
- Blue cheese or ranch dressing, or barbecue sauce, for dipping
- Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil. In a large bowl, toss chicken wings with lemon juice. Add pepper, garlic and onion powders, and salt. Add thyme, crushing it between your fingers as you go. Add cayenne and melted butter. Stir mixture thoroughly, then arrange wings in one layer on baking sheet.
- Cook 20 minutes, then rotate sheet and flip wings. Cook until wings are browned and cooked through, 10 minutes. Serve with desired dipping sauce.
Some other yummy chicken wing recipes for Superbowl and a chicken wing food adventure from our blog….we clearly love our wings!