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The Best Buttered Chicken Wings

These are the best buttered chicken wings ever!!! They are truly addictive, buttery, and full of flavor, crispy on the outside and meltingly tender on the inside.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 406kcal
Author Adina


  • Large baking tin


  • 2 lb chicken wings split, 900 g, Note 1
  • 4 tablespoons garlic-herb butter compound butter about 60 g/ 2 oz
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt or Kosher
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Prepare wings: If not already split, cut the chicken wings in drumettes and wingettes (Note 1). Dry them well with kitchen towels. Place them in a large bowl.
  • Season: Add oil, salt, pepper, and paprika powder. Stir well to coat. Arrange the wings in a large baking tin in a single layer. Place a small piece of butter on each wing.
  • Bake: Cover the dish with aluminum foil. Bake the wings for 40 minutes.
  • Broil: Preheat the oven grill. Remove the foil and broil the wings for 5-10 minutes, depending on your oven, or until brown and crispy. Keep an eye on them all the time so that they do not burn (Note 3).


  1. Split wings: Place one whole wing on a cutting board. Hold the tiny drumstick (drumette) and stretch the joint open. The flat part (wingette) should still be on the work surface. Cut through the joint.
    If there is any resistance, move the knife a few millimeters more on the right or left until you find the right place to go through the skin and between the bones quickly.
    Remove the wing tips as well if still attached.
  2. If your oven doesn’t have a grill function, increase the oven temperature to 430°F (220°C) and cook the wings without foil for about 10 minutes or until brown and crispy.


Serving: 4g | Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 771mg | Potassium: 210mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 786IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg