My Mother-In-Law to be’s baked Chicken Wing recipe! Fall off the bone, tender, flavorful!!!
My Man loves his Mom’s wings, therefore, I had to learn how to make these & so much healthier than fried! That’s a win-win 🙂
Chicken Wings and/or Drumsticks (quantity is up to you, this time, I cooked 20 wings here)
Rinse the chicken & pat completely dry (moisture will cause soggy chicken)
Adobo – is latin all purpose seasoning (you can also season with salt, pepper, paprika, garlic, if you do not have adobo)
Sazon – commonly used in Puerto Rican dishes, it’s a combination of ground annatto seeds & ground coriander. The annatto serves as a colorant, it provides a beautiful natural deep red color to food.
After seasoning the dry chicken with adobo (season both sides of the wings), add the following to an empty zip lock bag
2 packs of Sazon
1 cup Italian Dressing
Throw in the wings, seal the bag, and mix well with your hands. Massage the chicken to evenly distribute the Sazon and fully coat the chicken with the dressing.
Then, marinate in the fridge overnight (ideally 12-24 hours), the longer the chicken marinates, the better tasting the wings will be 🙂
You can prepare the chicken in advance as well, keep the bags in your freezer, and then thaw and bake when ready!
So, when you’re ready to cook your wings…
Bake @ 300 degrees for 90 minutes (covered)
Once your timer goes off, remove from the oven, and remove the cover (be careful, the steam escapes quickly!)
With tongs, remove the chicken and set aside. Then, drain the juice out.
Place the wings back in the pan, and then back in the oven (uncovered) for another 30 min
Since my man loves crispy-ness, I have been then switching to broil/500 degrees for about 5 min on each side, while watching them. After those 10 minutes. I shut off the oven, and let the wings sit 5 minutes to seal the juices before serving.