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Insanely Crispy Five Spice Chicken Wings (Baked)

Theres nothing better than getting a big plate of crispy golden brown chicken wings, amiright? Chicken wings are undeniably good that I've seen vegans go back to eating meat just for them. They're juicy on the inside, golden brown on the outside, and that crunchy when you bite into them is so beyond satisfying it's insane.

Now, I know every one knows the baking powder trick. You add in some baking powder to your chicken wings and it changes the pH level so when you bake it, you are left with crispy baked wings. I know, I know. I got it. But what if you did a mixed of potato starch aka the stuff that Japanese recipes use to make karrage aka insanely crispy ass chicken as well as some baking powder.

Well, you get these guys....

And I baked them in the oven! How cool is that?!

No fry time, no oil splatters, no huge ass pot of oil to throw away. Just a tray of delicious golden brown & crispy chicken wings.

Plus the recipe is insanely easy. You just toss together all the marinating ingredients to a bowl and let that sit for 30 minutes or overnight. I did mine overnight because I like to break up my tasks. It just makes the process easier.

Then once its done marinating, place each wing on to a oven safe cooling rack and make sure to give each wing some space. Place the cooling rack onto a baking tray and into the fridge for 30 minutes. You want to dry them out a bit.

Once the 30 minutes are up, add the chicken wings to a large bowl and add in 1/4 cup of potato starch and 1 tablespoon of baking powder. Toss well to combine and then lay them out just like you did before. Place them into a preheat oven at 400F and bake those wings for 45 minutes.

You can literally see how insanely crispy they are just by looking inside your oven with that crap oven light we all have.

But like no dude... LOOK AT THAT CRISPY SKIN. Can you tell I'm excited?

Insanely Crispy Five Spice Chicken Wings

Ingredients for marinating:

  • 1.5 pounds of chicken wings, cut into flat and drumettes

  • 2 teaspoons of five spice powder 

  • ½ teaspoon of onion powder 

  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder 

  • ½ teaspoon of lemongrass

  • 2 -3 cloves of garlic, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon of shaoxing wine

  • 1 teaspoon of mirin 

  • 1 teaspoon of fish sauce

  • 1 teaspoon of sesame oil 

  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce 

  • Pinch of salt and pepper

Ingredients for crispifying

  • ¼ cup of potato starch 

  • 1 tablespoon of aluminum free baking powder


  1. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients for marinating and mix well to coat all the wings. Set in the fridge and marinate for about 30 mins or overnight. 

  2. Then place a cooling rack in a baking tray and lay out your marinated chicken wings in a single layer. Make sure to leave some room in between each chicken. Place in your fridge for 30 minutes. 

  3. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit. In a large bowl, mix together the potato starch and aluminum free baking powder. Then add in your marinated chicken wings and toss to combine. Be sure to coat every wing thoroughly. 

  4. Place the wings back onto the cooling rack like you did before and bake for 45 minutes. Enjoy while it's hot!

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Cusinart: It was a birthday present I got that I use all the time to make doughs, smoothies, sauces, & during the holiday it has a permenant place on my counter 
Cast Iron: Comes pre seasoned, ready to use after a quick wash and makes some great eggs in the morning! Along with searing meats, toasting bread, & you can't forget corn bread!
Kitchen Aid: Literally a bakers best friend. It comes with a glass bowl so taking photos is a blast. Its really an investment but one worth making!

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