The BEST Dry Rub Baked Wings

best dry rub wings

The BEST Dry Rub Baked Chicken Wings – these will be your next party hit!

Win your family over (Especially the men!) with these incredible crispy, flavor-packed wings.

This dry rub is an EPIC, yet simple combo. Try it for yourself! 

best dry rub wings

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The secret to the best wing dry rub? A mix of savory, salty, and sweet. We’ve got brown sugar and a dash of cinnamon for the sweet element, with smoky paprika, garlic powder, chili, and cayenne for a kick. Mix with some classic salt and pepper, with a little onion powder, cumin, and Italian seasonings and voilà! 

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best dry rub wings

The BEST Dry Rub Baked Wings

  • Author: Caroline Green, RDN, LD
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 45 min
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x


These delicious baked chicken wings are a HIT! The perfect mixture of sweet, salty, and savory. Goes really well with a creamy dipping sauce like blue cheese or gorgonzola. I love to enjoy these on a football Sunday, paired with a crisp beer and some fresh broccoli kale coleslaw. Enjoy!




  • 4 lbs chicken wings
  • Spray oil to coat wings, or ~2 TBSP oil

Dry Rub:

  • 1/2 TBSP smoked paprika
  • 1/2 TBSP garlic powder
  • 1/2 TBSP onion powder
  • 1/2 TBSP  salt
  • 3/4 TBSP light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 TBSP chili powder
  • 3/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper -(more or less per preference of heat)
  • 1/2 tsp dried Italian seasonings (thyme, oregano, etc.)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  1. Add all dry rub ingredients to a shallow bowl and mix until well blended. Set aside.
  2. Line 2 baking sheets with aluminum foil, spray with nonstick cooking spray, and set oven to preheat to 400 degrees.
  3. Spray chicken wings with oil spray, and coat one by one evenly in dry rub mixture until completely coated on all sides. Set on lined baking sheet, and repeat with all wings. You may or may not use all of the seasoning mixture, and that’s okay!
  4. Bake chicken wings for 45 minutes, or until internal temperate reads 165 degrees and the skin is slightly crispy. Let cool and enjoy!
  • Category: Entree

Keywords: chicken wings, baked dry rub wings, football wings

best dry rub wings

These wings are the perfect football game day hit – we make these every year for the Super Bowl and love to pair them with crisp colorful coleslaw and french fries. YUM! Remember, all foods fit into a balanced eating pattern. Guilt & anxiety over eating “fun” foods, only leads to an unhealthy relationship to food, overeating, and poor digestion. You should never feel guilty for any food – unless you stole it! Food has no morality. Listen to your body – it desired balance! Once you take the emotions out of food, you can truly choose what is going to best serve you, depending on how hungry you are, what’s going to satisfy you, and make you feel good.

These Dry Rub Baked Wings pair well with:

Classic Caesar with Homemade Dressing

Peach, Fennel, Golden Beet Slaw

World’s Greatest Sweet Potato Fries

Healthier Creamy Coleslaw

Tasty Roasted Cauliflower “Popcorn”

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