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round white platter filled with spicy chicken wings; guacamole in a bowl on the side

Spicy Chicken Wings

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Spicy Chicken Wings are packed with flavor, thanks to the combination of seven spices used in the gluten-free coating – cumin, garlic salt, paprika, onion powder, lemon-pepper, oregano and a touch (or more, to taste) of cayenne pepper. Not only are they delicious, these wings are super easy to make, and can be prepared up to 3 days ahead. Instead of the traditional wings side of blue cheese dressing, serve with guacamole. It provides a nice balance to the spicy-savory flavor of the wings, adding a creamy texture and a touch of freshness. All in all, the perfect appetizer or game day snack!

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 to 10 as an appetizer, or 4 to 6 as a main dish 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 3 pounds chicken wings – drumettes, wingettes or a mixture
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or more if you like it hot!)
  • 2 cups prepared guacamole, for serving
  • Lime wedges, for serving (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Spray rack of a broiler pan – or wire rack inserted in rimmed baking sheet – with cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. Pat chicken wings dry with paper towels; place in a large bowl.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, cumin, onion powder, paprika, lemon-pepper, garlic salt, oregano and cayenne pepper.
  5. Pour over the chicken and toss to coat with clean hands.
  6. Arrange wings in a single layer on prepared broiler pan.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes or until wings are tender, browned and 165 degrees on an instant read thermometer.
  8. Serve hot or at room temperature with guacamole on the side.


Make ahead: The wings can be made up to 3 days ahead, covered and refrigerated. Bring to room temperature or warm in a 350 degree oven before serving.

  • Author: From "Fresh Tastes from A Well-Seasoned Kitchen" by Lee Clayton Roper
  • Category: quick and easy, make ahead, appetizers, snacks
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: (2 to 3 wings, excluding guacamole)
  • Calories: 253
  • Sugar: 0.1 g
  • Sodium: 365.1 mg
  • Fat: 9.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.6 g
  • Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 37.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 97 mg