Oven Baked Greek Chicken Wings

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Need a quick, easy, high-protein chicken wing recipe? You’ve come to the right place—enter Greek chicken wings! These chicken wings marinate together in one bowl and are bursting with Mediterranean flavours. They are baked in the oven, and the end result is tender, well-seasoned wings that will fill your home with scents of oregano and lemon. Let’s dive in for the recipe, tips, and tricks!

Greek chicken wings served with creamy ranch dill dip.

Recipe Tips

  • Marinate the chicken wings for at least 30 minutes in the fridge. But the longer, the better, so you can marinate them for up to 24 hours for even more flavour!
  • Coating the wings in cornstarch helps them achieve that added crispiness, but you can omit the cornstarch if you’d prefer or use flour instead. They will still be delicious!
  • Serve Greek chicken wings with rice and salad, or enjoy as an appetizer for game night with creamy dill dip or your favourite dip!
  • Pat the chicken wings dry using a paper towel before marinating them. This step will help them to be more crispy.
  • Don’t overcrowd the baking sheet; otherwise, the air won’t be able to circulate around the wings.
  • If you prefer spicier wings, you can add some hot sauce to your marinade.

Ingredient Notes

Chicken wings: The star ingredient! I like to use a mixture of drumsticks and wings. This recipe calls for two pounds of chicken wings, which should result in about 3-4 servings.

Olive oil: Extra virgin olive oil adds richness and moisture to these wings and helps them crisp up nicely in the oven. You could substitute avocado oil or another oil with a high smoke point instead.

Paprika: Adds a subtle smokiness, mild spice, and depth to the marinade. Paprika is a great ingredient for adding flavour and colour to your dishes.

Lemon juice: Lemon juice is essential for most Greek marinades, and for good reason. It brightens up the flavours of these wings and adds a tangy kick.

Oregano: Is it a Greek marinade without oregano!? I don’t think so.

Roasted garlic powder: Roasted garlic powder is slightly sweeter, nuttier, and has a deeper flavour than regular garlic powder. I often reach for roasted garlic powder for this reason, but either one will do!

Onion powder: Zesty, sharp, and pungent, onion powder adds a flavour punch to these wings!

How To Make Greek Chicken Wings: Step-By-Step

Step 1: In a large bowl, combine the dry oregano, roasted garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, paprika powder, olive oil, mustard, honey, and lemon juice. Mix well to create a marinade.

Step 2: Pat the chicken wings dry with paper towels, then add them to the bowl with the marinade and stir together so all the wings are well coated in the marinade. Cover the bowl with saran wrap and place the wings in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. When you’re ready to bake the chicken wings, remove them from the fridge and toss them in cornstarch so they’re well coated. 

Step 3: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place a wire rack on top. Arrange the chicken wings in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet, making sure they are not touching each other so they can crisp up beautifully!

Step 4: Bake the wings at 400°F for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes, remove the baking sheet from the oven (don’t forget your gloves), flip the wings over using tongs, and bake for another 20-25 minutes until crispy and cooked through. Once the wings are cooked through and to your desired crispiness, remove them from the oven and let them rest for a few minutes. Serve with your favourite dip, tzatziki sauce, a lemon wedge, or sprinkle with oregano.

Greek chicken wings served with creamy ranch dill dip.
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Greek Chicken Wings

Greek chicken wings are one of those easy appetizers that everyone loves! One bite of these Greek chicken wings seasoned with oregano, garlic, and lemon will have you hooked. Dip the wings into a creamy dip for an even more delicious bite.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Marinating Time30 minutes
Course: Greek Appetizers
Cuisine: American, Greek
Keyword: easy chicken appetizers, greek wings, wings
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 399kcal
Author: Ria Mavrikos

Equipment

  • Baking sheet
  • Wire rack to place on top of the baking sheet
  • large bowl

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chicken wings
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons dry oregano
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon roasted garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika powder
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, honey, mustard, lemon juice, dry oregano, roasted garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and paprika. Mix well to create a marinade.
  • Pat the chicken wings dry with paper towel and add the wings to the bowl with the marinade. Stir together so the wings are well coated. Cover the bowl with saran wrap and place the wings in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. When you're ready to bake the chicken wings, remove them from the fridge and add in the cornstarch. Mix together.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place a wire rack on top. Arrange the wings in a single layer on the wire rack making sure the chicken wings aren't touching each other.
  • Bake the wings at 400°F for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes, remove the baking sheet from the oven, flip the wings using tongs, and bake for another 20-25 minutes until crispy and cooked through. Remove from the oven and let the wings rest for a few minutes. Serve with your favourite dip, a lemon wedge or sprinkle with oregano. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Marinate the chicken wings for at least 30 minutes in the fridge. But the longer, the better, so you can marinate them for up to 24 hours for even more flavour!
  • Coating the wings in cornstarch helps them achieve that added crispiness, but you can omit the cornstarch if you’d prefer or use flour instead. They will still be delicious!
  • Don’t overcrowd the baking sheet; otherwise, the air won’t be able to circulate around the wings.

Nutrition

Calories: 399kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 1282mg | Potassium: 238mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 445IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg

Greek Appetizers, Greek Dinner Ideas

Date Published: March 18, 2024

Author: RIA mavrikos

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