Crispy Convection Oven Wings

Most of the time I make wings either on a charcoal grill using the Vortex insert, on my Char-Broil Big Easy, in an air fryer, or I deep fry them. But sometimes none of those options are available. That’s when I ‘fire up’ my convection oven. And you know, the wings are actually pretty darned good! Nothing will ever match deep frying wings in oil, but this is close enough when a deep fryer isn’t available. These crispy convection oven wings satisfy my wing craving just fine, thank you!

Crispy Convection Oven Wings

When your crispy convection oven wings are done, don’t make them sad by adding cold wing sauce right out of the fridge! That cold sauce will kill some of that crispiness that you had, and it’ll make your wings mighty darned cold! So if you’re using leftover, refrigerated sauce, warm it up while the wings are cooking. Then sauce those little beauties right out of the oven!

Crispy Convection Oven Wings

Prep Time1 d
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Appetizer

Ingredients

  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings flats flats and drumettes separated, tips saved to make stock
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Your favorite wing seasoning I used Fire-Eater Rub
  • Your favorite wing sauce

Instructions

  • Place wings in a large resealable baggie or container.
  • Add the oil. Seal and shake to coat. Add the seasoning, seal, and shake to coat.
  • Refrigerate overnight.
  • To cook the wings, preheat your convection oven to 350 F.
  • Spread wings out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat.
  • Bake for 30 minutes then flip the wings.
  • Increase the oven temperature to 375 F.
  • Bake wings another 30 minutes or until getting crispy around the edges.
  • Transfer to a large bowl. Drizzle with warmed sauce and toss. Serve.

Sweet Baby Ray’s Buffalo Wings

I’ve been using Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce for years. It’s a great sauce as-is, but it also makes for a good starter for making my own BBQ sauce. But until now I’d never tried their Buffalo wing sauce. For some reason, I needed a coupon to get me off my butt and to the grocery store to pick up a bottle. Well, boy am I sorry for having waited so long to try it. This sauce makes for the perfect Buffalo wings. It is exactly what I was looking for when I made a quick batch of air fryer wings for lunch the other day. The right consistency, the right amount of spice, it’s spot-on good.

Sweet Baby Rays Buffalo Wings

I’ve read a few reviews of Sweet Baby Ray’s Buffalo wing sauce that say it’s too spicy. Well, yeah, each of us have a different definition of what’s spicy, but I definitely found this to be just right. It has a bit of kick. Hey, it’s a Buffalo wing sauce. It contains cayenne pepper. It’s gonna have some heat. But for me, it’s definitely not over the top.

Don’t wait around for a coupon to pick up a bottle of this sauce. Learn from my mistakes!

Check out my always-growing list of favorite bottled wing sauces.

You’ll also want to make these awesome wing recipes:
Great Value Medium Buffalo Wings
The Spicy Shark Wings
Great Value Mild Buffalo Wings

Sweet Baby Ray’s Buffalo Wings

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 6

Ingredients

Instructions

Air Fryer Wings

Well, I admit it. I had no idea how good wings made in an air fryer could be. I figured, meh, air fryer wings… But, like my convection oven wings, they came out moist, tender, and with great crunchy skin! These wings make for the perfect quick lunch, which is why they’ve quickly become a standard dish around our house. I didn’t need any help with my wing addiction, these just made it worse!

Air Fryer Wings

I recommend that you use a rub or seasoning that doesn’t contain sugar when you make air fryer wings. Now, you can certainly add a sweet rub after the wings are cooked, but that seasoning will tend to burn (or at least char) if you have it on the wings while they cook. Just good old salt is fine. The salt won’t overpower the wings and will let you add any sauce or seasoning later without having to worry about the tastes conflicting with each other.

I actually had no plans to get an air fryer. Our neighbor gave me her spare after receiving a new one for Christmas. It took one batch of wings to convince me that I was missing out. I eventually wore it out so I bought the exact same model to replace it. It easily makes enough wings for two people.

Air Fryer Wings

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 6 large chicken wings flats and drumettes separated, tips saved to make stock
  • Your favorite wing seasoning avoid seasonings containing sugar
  • Your favorite wing sauce warmed, if refrigerated

Instructions

  • Lightly spray the basket of your air fryer with non-stick spray. Preheat per manufacturer’s recommendation.
  • Toss the wing flats and drumettes with the seasoning.
  • Add the wings to the basket (be careful it’s hot!). If you have trouble fitting them without overlapping, stand the drumettes along the sides of the basket.
  • Cook at 360 F for 12 minutes.
  • Carefully flip the wings (rotate the drumettes if they are standing) and cook another 12 minutes again at 360 F.
  • Flip the wings one last time. Cook another 6 minutes at 400 F.
  • Remove and toss with your favorite wing sauce.

Gold Fever Wings

Mustard. Chicken wings. I had no idea. Sure, I like mustard. On sandwiches, or hot dogs. Or burgers. But, wings? My beloved chicken wings? Yes. Oh yes. Gold Fever chicken wings have quickly rocketed to the top of the ‘wings we want’ list around here. Anita absolutely loves them. Don’t worry about them being overly mustardy, either. There’s plenty of traditional Buffalo wing flavor too.

Gold Fever Wings

I just made a big batch of Gold Fever wings a few days ago. I’m making another tomorrow. That’s how good they are. Finger-licking good. Mustard. Chicken wings. Fantastic.

You’ll also want to make these awesome wing recipes:
Teriyaki Dry Wings
House of Wings Honey Mustard Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings Honey BBQ Wings

Gold Fever Wings

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer

Ingredients

For the wings

  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings flats and drumettes separated, tips saved to make stock
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Your favorite wing seasoning I used Fire-Eater Rub

For the sauce

  • 1/2 cup honey mustard
  • 1/4 cup Frank’s RedHot sauce
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1 pinch ground white pepper

Instructions

For the wings

For the sauce

  • Place all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook until the butter melts, stirring occasionally.

Garlic Parmesan Wings

These savory garlic Parmesan chicken wings were just fantastic. Nutty Parmesan cheese pairs well with earthy garlic. For me, just a little bit of cool Ranch dressing for dipping is all that is required. I want to enjoy the flavor of the wings, so I just dip a bit, if at all.

Garlic Parmesan Wings

I cooked these garlic Parmesan wings on my Weber charcoal grill using the Vortex insert, which gives me that great crunchy skin and fantastic grilled flavor without a lot of effort. In fact, just about no effort whatsoever.

You’ll also want to make these awesome wing recipes:
Great Value Parmesan Garlic Wings
Wing Master Garlic Parmesan Wings
Wing Master Mega Garlic Wings

Garlic Parmesan Wings

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 6

Ingredients

For the wings

  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings flats and drumettes separated, tips saved to make stock
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons Ranch seasoning or use a 1 ounce packet
  • Fresh parsley chopped, for garnish

For the sauce

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 6 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese divided

Instructions

For the wings

For the sauce

  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Whisk in the garlic powder and 4 tablespoons of the cheese.
  • Heat until the garlic has dissolved and the cheese and melted.

Garlic Sriracha Dry Wings

I’m a huge fan of making chicken wings without saucing them in the traditional Buffalo wing manner. I season them and let them marinate for a bit, then cook them. When they are done I toss them with more seasoning and serve them ‘dry’, with a dipping sauce on the side. This time I used the Garlic Sriracha seasoning from Weber, which is a little spicy, for some garlic Sriracha dry wings.

Garlic Sriracha Dry Wings

These garlic Sriracha wings came out fantastic. There’s enough kick to wake you up. The garlic adds a really great almost earthy flavor. I cooled them off with just straight-up Ranch dressing for dipping.

You’ll also want to make these awesome wing recipes:
Stubb’s Texas Sriracha Wings
Wing Master Garlic Parmesan Wings
Wing Master Mega Garlic Wings

Garlic Sriracha Dry Wings

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 6

Ingredients

Instructions