Easy Dry Rub Chicken Wings – Diabetes Daily

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These simple dry rub chicken wings are oven-baked to crispy perfection and flavored with an easy blend of spices. They pack in all the spicy taste without any messy sauce!

This time, I went with something a little different. My usual sauces are delicious, but they can also be messy.

These low-carb dry rub wings are the perfect alternative. They’re crispy, super flavorful, and so easy to make!

All you have to do is apply the dry rub and bake. You’ll be amazed how simple this recipe is.

Whenever I make these chicken wings for my family or friends, they are always a huge hit. Everyone loves them! They’re the perfect easy dish to make for a quick appetizer or a game day party.

Easy Dry Rub Chicken Wings

Tired of wings drenched it hot sauce? This recipe for dry rub wings uses a spicy blend of seasonings which can be made as hot as you like.

Calories 186 kcal per serving


  • 2
    chicken wings
    about 20 wingettes & drumettes
  • 1
    olive oil
  • 1
    chili powder
  • 1
    sweet smoked paprika
  • 1 ½
    ground cumin
  • 1
    ground cayenne pepper
    more for hotter wings
  • 1 ½
    garlic powder
  • 1 ½
    onion powder
  • 1 ½
    kosher salt
  • 1 ½
    black pepper


  1. Dry wing pieces with paper towels to remove excess liquid.

  2. Place wings in a large bowl and rub olive oil evenly into each piece.

  3. Combine all seasonings in a bowl.

  4. Sprinkle half of the season mix onto the chicken wings and rub in. Flip wings and sprinkle remaining half onto wings and rub in.

  5. Place rack over shallow baking pan with sides (line pan with foil for easy cleanup). Place seasoned wings on rack.

  6. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes, flip each wing, then bake for an additional 10 minutes.

  7. Turn oven broiler on low and broil for another 10 minutes.

  8. Remove from oven. Serve with celery and blue cheese dressing if desired.

Recipe Notes

For crispier wings, the chicken wings can be steamed for about 30 minutes then cooled and dried in the fridge before using. Steaming renders off some of the fat which will result in crispier wings.
To air fry, place the wings in a single layer then cook 25 minutes at 360°F. Flip each piece, then cook 4 more minutes at 400°F.
Greasing the rack with oil is recommended if not using a non-stick one.
Ground chipotle pepper powder can be used for some of the chili powder. For milder wings, use less cayenne. To spice it up, add in more cayenne.

Nutrition Facts

Easy Dry Rub Chicken Wings

Amount Per Serving (3 pieces)

Calories 186
Calories from Fat 117

% Daily Value*

Fat 13g20%

Carbohydrates 2g1%

Fiber 1g4%

Protein 13g26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Please note that the nutritional information may vary depending
on the specific brands of products used. We encourage everyone to check specific
product labels in calculating the exact nutritional information.

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Author: Mabel Freeman