Gluten Free Crispy Chicken Wings with Garlic Teriyaki and Buffalo Dipping Sauce

These Gluten Free Crispy Chicken Wings are super easy and perfect for game day (or any day really!). You only need a few ingredients, that you likely have in your pantry to make the perfect homemade crispy wing. Comes complete with two delicious sauces, Teriyaki and Buffalo!

pouring sauce on gluten free chicken wings

Crispy and delicious, these gluten free chicken wings are slathered in delicious sauces and perfect for game day.

How To Make These Gluten Free Chicken Wings – Step by Step

  • Pat wings dry with paper towels;
  • Toss wings in baking powder and salt;
  • Bake at 250F/120C for 30 minutes, then at 425F/220C for 40 – 50 minutes until golden brown and crispy.
  • Set oven to 250 F degrees, adjust oven racks to upper-middle and lower-middle positions.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment (or foil) then place a rack like a cooling rack on top of the tray. Spray the rack with non-stick spray.
  • Use a paper towel to pat the wings dry (don’t skip this step, you want your wings dry!).
  • Place wings in a large bowl or in a ziplock bag. Add the baking powder and salt and pepper then toss to coat evenly.
  • Place the wings on the cooling rack in a single layer with the skin side up, closely in rows. (They will shrink when they cook because the fat renders out.)
  • Place wings on the lower middle oven rack and bake for 30 minutes at 250.
  • Then, move wings up to the upper middle rack and increase the oven temperature to 425 F, Bake for 40 – 50 minutes.
  • Let sit for 3-5 minutes then toss wings in sauce of choice or serve it on the side.

 

gluten free chicken wings on rack

Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

When you think of indulgent comfort food, your mind might immediately think of french fries, mac-n-cheese, or ice cream, but none of those are actually my guilty pleasure.  When it comes to my indulgent cravings, give me all the crispy, dripping in sauce, fried chicken wings, please! 

I can easily eat a dozen, so when I learned that you can make truly crispy wings at home without frying them, I had to try it. I’ve been hooked on them ever since.  I can’t take credit for the actual process of making these wings crispy.

I found this technique through Cooks Illustrated, which, by the way, is an incredible resource if you’re trying to learn more about cooking.   

An Easy Wings Recipe

These wings are super easy and perfect for game day, should you fancy yourself the sports-watching-type. The best part?  You only need a few ingredients, that you likely have in your pantry to make the perfect homemade crispy wing. 

Secret Ingredient For These Gluten Free Chicken Wings

The most important ingredient in these wings is BAKING POWDER. Yes, I know, it sounds so strange but it’s the key to pulling out the moisture to get the wings tasting like they are straight from the fryer. I must emphasize, do NOT use baking soda–this will ruin your wings and your day. Don’t worry, there is no baking powder taste or residue.  

Delicious Sauces

Once you’ve got your crispy wings cooked, the possibilities are endless! I have included two recipes for my favorite wing sauces to help get you started, but don’t let this post limit you. If you want barbecue sauce, you do you, girl.

Top Tips For These Gluten Free Chicken Wings

  • Use a preheated oven.
  • Do you like your wings a little spicy? You can season them with chili powder or paprika or cumin too!
  • Never cook wings from a frozen state, always thaw first.
  • Ideally, place your wings on a rack that fits in a baking sheet so that the fat will drain off the wings. Otherwise, they will be sitting in their grease and get soggy.
  • If the wings turn out dry, this means they were overcooked. The sizes of wings at grocery stores vary hugely, so use the baking times as estimates, and check them for the visual cues shown above. They definitely shouldn’t be dry on the inside.
  • These are best eaten soon after coming from the oven. They are still great after sitting, but they will not be as crispy since the sauce will soak in.

overhead shot of wings

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Gluten Free Crispy Chicken Wings with Garlic Teriyaki & Buffalo Dipping Sauce

These wings are super easy and perfect for game day (or any day really!). You only need a few ingredients, that you likely have in your pantry to make the perfect homemade crispy wing.
Course Appetizer, party eats, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword crispy chicken wings, gluten free chicken wings, oven baked chicken wings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 9 servings (3 lbs)
Calories 182kcal
Author Jen Pinkston

Ingredients

Wings

  • 3 lbs of organic chicken wings
  • 1 ¼ tbsp BAKING POWDER I recommend this brand-- if you are eating clean you will want to ensure it is grain free and aluminum free baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • Non-stick spray

Instructions

  • Pat wings dry with paper towels;
  • Toss wings in baking powder and salt;
  • Bake at 250F/120C for 30 minutes, then at 425F/220C for 40 – 50 minutes until golden brown and crispy.
  • Set oven to 250 F degrees, adjust oven racks to upper-middle and lower-middle positions.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment (or foil) then place a rack like a cooling rack on top of the tray. Spray the rack with non-stick spray.
  • Use a paper towel to pat the wings dry (don’t skip this step, you want your wings dry!).
  • Place wings in a large bowl or in a ziplock bag. Add the baking powder and salt and pepper then toss to coat evenly.
  • Place the wings on the cooling rack in a single layer with the skin side up, closely in rows. (They will shrink when they cook because the fat renders out.)
  • Place wings on the lower middle oven rack and bake for 30 minutes at 250.
  • Then, move wings up to the upper middle rack and increase the oven temperature to 425 F, Bake for 40 - 50 minutes.
  • Let sit for 3-5 minutes then toss wings in sauce of choice or serve it on the side.

Notes

These are best eaten soon after coming from the oven. They are still great after sitting, but they will not be as crispy since the sauce will soak in.

Nutrition

Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 365mg | Potassium: 127mg | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 1mg

Garlic Teriyaki & Buffalo Dipping Sauces

Homemade sauces perfect for pairing with our Crispy GF Baked Wings.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: condiment, dip, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: garlic teriyaki sauce, homemade buffalo dip, homemade teriyaki
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 36kcal
Author: Jen Pinkston

Ingredients

Garlic Teriyaki Sauce

  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos or tamari gf soy sauce
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves chopped
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp tapioca starch

Hot Buffalo Sauce

  • cup Frank's Red Hot Sauce
  • 1 tbsp organic butter
  • ½ tbsp coconut aminos or gf tamari soy sauce
  • ½   tsp apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • Pinch salt & pepper

Instructions

  • Garlic Teriyaki Instructions: Whisk together starch and water. Put honey, aminos, vinegar, garlic and salt/pepper into a sauce pan on med-low, mix well, then add tapioca starch mixture. Cook for 2-3 minutes until thickens. Toss half of the wings in sauce.
  • Buffalo Instructions: In a small saucepan over med-low heat, add all ingredients and stir until well mixed. Toss the remaining wings in sauce. You can leave out the cayenne to give this sauce less heat.

Notes

Click here for a Whole30 version of the buffalo sauce by Real Food Dietitians
 
Serving amount, nutritional values and cook time based on garlic teriyaki sauce

Nutrition

Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 399mg | Potassium: 4mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 56IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg

 

 

Photography by Chase Daniel

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  1. These look so good!!!! Who knew baking powder could make them crispy!

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

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