How To Cook Chicken Wings From Frozen

  • Author: Christine Pittman


  •  20 frozen, split chicken wings (drumettes and flats)


  1. Set oven temperature to 425°F.
  2. On a parchment-lined baking sheet, arrange wings in a single layer.
  3. Immediately place pan in oven; do not wait for oven to preheat.
  4. Bake for 50 minutes or until an instant read thermometer registers 160°F. when inserted into the thickest part of the wing.
  5. Remove pan from oven; let stand 5 minutes.
  6. Toss wings in barbecue or buffalo sauce and serve.


  • It’s important to let the wings rest after removing the pan from the oven; carryover cooking will bring the wings to the proper temperature, without overcooking them.
  • If wings are stuck together in a package, microwave for 1-2 minutes, which will be just enough to pry them apart and place in a single layer on sheet pan.
  • If wings are not already cut into flats and drums, add 10 minutes to cook time.
  • Do not open the oven door until the 50 minutes are up. Use the oven light to check the wings.
  • Because the wings do not have seasoning yet, be sure to use a well-seasoned sauce.