These baked chicken wings are full of flavor and healthier to eat than fried buffalo wings! The chicken is tossed in a blackening spice rub and then roasted for the crispy texture. I have also included a homemade recipe for bleu cheese dipping sauce that compliments the wings and helps subdue the little amount of spiciness.


  • 12 pack of bone-in chicken wings
  • Spice Rub:
    • 1 tablespoon each: paprika, cayenne, chili powder, ground cumin, brown sugar, ground black pepper, salt
    • 1 teaspoon each: onion powder and garlic powder
  • Optional: celery and carrots, cut into sticks


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Using a towel, pat chicken completely dry.
  3. Use a small amount of the salt and pepper to pre-season the wings.
  4. In a small bowl: combine the ingredients for the homemade blackening spice rub.
  5. Place the chicken into a large bowl and toss in the spice rub (you can do this in parts to make sure each piece is coated).
  6. Lay the chicken onto a baking rack (spray the rack with non-stick cooking spray) that is set on top of a sheet pan.
  7. Bake wings for 20 minutes, until crispy to touch and golden brown.

Bleu Cheese Dipping Sauce

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the following (you can also use a food processor):

  • 1/2 cup of avocado oil mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of bleu cheese crumbles
  • 3 dashes of Tabasco
  • 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of ground black pepper
  • Salt (to taste)

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