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Dry Rub Chicken Wings

These dry rub chicken wings are coated with a sweet and smoky dry rub then baked to perfection. Serve with a side of blue cheese for an appetizer or meal.
Course Appetizers, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword easy meals
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 4 pounds chicken wings I used fresh but you could use frozen, just follow package directions for thawing them
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon Spanish paprika
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted


  • Mix together the paprika, brown sugar, garlic powder, peppers, coarse kosher salt, dry mustard, chili powder, cayenne powder, and cumin in a small bowl.
  • To a large bowl, I added the wings then drizzled them with 2 Tbs oil. Sprinkle the wings with the dry rub over the top. Then rub all the wings with that good flavor.
  • On a prepared cookie sheet, cover with aluminum foil and add a baking rack. Lay the wings on the baking rack, then put them into a preheated 400-degree oven for 45 minutes.
  • When chicken is done, melt 4 Tbs of butter. Toss to coat the chicken with butter.
  • Serve with blue cheese dressing on the side. Enjoy!



Tips for making easy baked chicken wings:
  • You can use frozen chicken wings for this recipe just make sure to thaw them out according to the directions on the back of the bag.