Cooking chicken wings from frozen is a quick way to get dinner ready without the hassle and time of defrosting them.
These chicken wings can be ready in only 35 minutes with 2 ingredients – chicken wings and oil. It’s a quick and convenient way to prepare protein for your meal. You can serve them with any vegetables, grains, and sauces you would like. The possibilities are endless.
Can you cook chicken wings from frozen?
Whether you buy wings frozen and already cut from the freezer section of your grocery store or buy them fresh then cut and freeze them yourself, you can cook them from frozen.
Cooking them from frozen in the Instant Pot like we do here is a great option when you forget to pull out something for dinner. But sometimes you want a nice crispy chicken wing. That’s when you need this recipe.
Either way you cook them is a great way to get dinner on the table anytime you forget to thaw protein ahead of time. In fact, you’ll probably want to grab our resource for how to cook frozen chicken and fish from frozen while you’re here.
How do you cut chicken wings before freezing?
Chicken wings consist of three parts – the drumette, flat, and tip. The tip is usually used for stocks, soups, and sauces so when you cut this part off you can save it to make your own stock or discard it. We’ll use the drumette and flat to make our chicken wings from frozen. For more detailed instructions with step by step photos on how to cut chicken wings check out this resource.
How do you cook them from frozen?
First, you need to preheat the oven to 400°F. While the oven is preheating, lay frozen chicken wings side by side on a sheet pan lined with foil or parchment paper. The chicken wings get cooked without any sauces, seasoning, or breading. Once they’re baked you can toss them in your favorite sauce before serving.
Before putting them in the oven, brush each chicken wing with a little bit of oil. If the chicken skin is still rubbery after cooking, broil for few minutes just to crisp the skin.
What sauce should you use?
There are many sauces you can add to your chicken depending on what flavor you’re in the mood for. You can either buy your favorite sauce or make one of mine. Both are sure to be tasty.
We did a whole series on barbecue sauces with flavors such as Jack Daniel’s BBQ Sauce made with Jack Daniel’s whiskey of course, Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce, which is sweet, spicy, and tangy with mustard, hot sauce, and sugar, or spicy Buffalo Sauce, which I used on my chicken wings.
If you’re trying to stick to a Keto diet, be sure to use our Keto BBQ Sauce on your chicken wings.Print
- 20 split chicken wings (drumettes and flat)
- 1 Tbsp. oil
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Prepare baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
- Lay wings in a single layer on the baking sheet and brush with oil.
- Bake for 30 minutes. After 25 minutes, if the skin is still rubbery, broil them a few minutes to crisp the skin.
- Check wings with an instant read thermometer. Chicken will be ready when it reaches and internal temperature of 165°F.
- Toss in barbecue or buffalo sauce and serve.