Salt and Vinegar Chicken Wings

Salt and Vinegar Chicken Wings

You know what I love to crack out on, chips. Specifically Salt and Vinegar or Jalapeno flavored. Talk about addicting! I can’t even buy them or have them in my house because once I have one there is absolutely NO stopping me before the bag is empty. True fact. And that love for salt and vinegar led to the creation of these Salt and Vinegar Chicken Wings.

With my admiration of Salt and Vinegar flavored things and oven-baked wings, I decided to give it a go and combine the two for an epic gameday (or any day) appetizer that will knock your socks off. Just like the bag of chips, be sure you have someone else around to eat these Salt and Vinegar Chicken Wings with or you will polish the whole 3 pounds of wings solo. No doubt. They are equally as addicting!

Salt and Vinegar Chicken Wings

I really love baking wings in the oven. Placing them on a rack in an even layer and so that they are not touching results in a nice crispy wing, without the deep fryer. 

Once they are nice and crisp, I toss them in a delicious apple cider vinegar and seasoning combination and then pop them once more under the broiler. The end result of these Salt and Vinegar Chicken Wings is a tangy, salty, crispy and satisfying wing that you’ll just love. My husband definitely dominated these wings when I made them. Next time I think I’ll have to double the recipe.

Salt and Vinegar Chicken Wings

For another wing recipe with a kick, try my Kung Pao Chicken Wings!

Salt and Vinegar Chicken Wings

Salt and Vinegar Chicken Wings
Serves: 4 people
5 from 8 votes
Course: Appetizer


For the Wings:

  • 3 pounds split chicken wings
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

For the Vinegar Finish:

  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1.5 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley for serving (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with foil and top with a wire baking rack.
  • On a large cutting board, spread wings in a single layer, skin side up. Using a paper towel, pat the skin dry.
  • In a bowl, combine the wings with the olive oil, salt and pepper and toss to coat.
  • Place the wings on the wire rack in a single layer without any of the wings touching one another. This allows them to crisp up more nicely as opposed to steaming when they are too close to one another. Transfer to the oven and bake until wings are golden brown all over and crisp, 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl (large enough to toss the wings) combine the apple cider vinegar, cayenne, garlic powder, and 1.5 teaspoons kosher salt. Whisk to combine. Set aside and let rest so that the salt can dissolve in the vinegar while the wings cook, whisking occasionally so that the salt doesn't settle on the bottom of the mixing bowl.
  • Remove the wings from the oven and turn your oven on 'broil'. Meanwhile, using a sturdy spatula, transfer the baked wings to the large bowl with the vinegar sauce. Toss constantly to coat evenly, for about 2 minutes.
  • Using tongs, transfer tossed wings back onto the wire rack (do not discard remaining salt and vinegar finish) and spread into an even layer once again. Place under the broiler (on the top rack) and cook until crisp again, watching carefully and being careful not to burn, 1 to 3 minutes depending on how hot your broiler gets.
  • Remove from oven and spread on a platter to serve. Spoon about 3-4 tablespoons of the remaining vinegar finish left in the bottom of the bowl over the cooked wings. Sprinkle once more with a little salt and garnish with chopped parsley.
  • Serve and enjoy! I also recommend serving with fresh cut carrots and celery and your fave compliant ranch, for dipping; however they really are great without dip.


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    November 18, 2022 at 10:45 am

    5 stars
    Made these for my family and in-laws. Big hit, love how crispy they came out even after a liberal coating of the vinegar finish.

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      November 18, 2022 at 10:45 pm

      Glad these were a hit!

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    February 12, 2022 at 10:10 pm

    Do you HAVE TO HAVE rack when baking? Or can I just use a baking sheet?

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    December 6, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    This sounds really good! Is the apple cider vinegar essential, or could regular white vinegar work also?

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      December 9, 2021 at 12:21 pm

      I’ve tried it with white vinegar and didn’t love it as much!

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    Andrea Johnston
    December 3, 2021 at 5:05 am

    5 stars
    Best recipe!!!! My family of 4 devoured these in seconds. I’d love to make for a bigger group for Christmas time. Any tips on prepping or cooking prior to serving day? Could I cook them and freeze them. When I defrost them… toss them and then broil to heat? Don’t want to ruin their fabulousness!!!!

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      December 6, 2021 at 12:45 pm

      Hi Andrea,
      So glad you love this recipe! I don’t think wings would freeze very well– I worry they just won’t crisp up nicely; however, I do think you could bake them the day before and when ready to serve, pop them under the broiler to reheat and somewhat re-crisp up– and then finish with the sauce (that you can make ahead!)

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    March 2, 2021 at 2:13 am

    5 stars
    We make wings half a dozen ways on the grill, but these are going to become top of the list for us! Used the grill all the way, for “pre-cook” to finish. will probably amp up the salt and the vinegar next time, but wonderful – thanks for the recipe!

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    February 7, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    5 stars
    These are spectacular! I cooked on my Traeger and then brought in and finished under the broiler. Excellent!

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    February 7, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    This is the best wing recipe I’ve ever tried, now my go to. I cannot wait for the Super Bowl, mainly because I’ll be making these again tonight, my husband specifically requested them.
    Thank you, Alex!

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    Amy R
    February 7, 2021 at 3:19 pm

    Ever done these in the air fryer? Wondering if it would work out!

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    February 3, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    Where do you like to buy your wings from in Dallas?! I feel like whenever I buy them they are huge and not right.

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      February 3, 2021 at 5:35 pm

      I usually get mine from Whole Foods!

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      April 28, 2021 at 11:56 am

      I prefer to buy the Party wings from Kroger or Walmart. The wings will shrink to perfect size. It grosses me out for chicken wings to look like turkey wings. I just won’t eat them!

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    February 2, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    5 stars
    Love these!! My husband inhales them! Thanks Alex!

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    January 18, 2021 at 2:50 am

    Just made these and delicious as usual from Alex! I added about a tablespoon of arrowroot starch at the beginning with the olive oil, salt, and pepper before baking and the wings were extra extra crispy!

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    January 12, 2021 at 1:05 am

    5 stars
    Made these last week. Have been craving them ever since. Making another batch as soon as I am finished with this review. These are so easy and sooooo good. I did cut the cayenne in half because I have a young one just getting used to a little heat.

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    Nancy Mastracchio
    January 6, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    5 stars
    The BEST salt & vinegar wings!!! My go to for wings! Everyone loves them. I don’t use the cayenne pepper any more because several didn’t want the spice, they’re even better without it😋

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    November 5, 2020 at 1:55 am

    5 stars
    My favorite chips in wing form! These wings were easy to make, with things from the pantry! I will be making these again for sure!

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      November 5, 2020 at 1:11 pm

      Glad they were a hit!! I LOVE salt and vinegar anything.

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    That Mom Jess - Date Night In
    January 13, 2019 at 3:36 pm

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    Barbara Stone Bearden
    October 19, 2020 at 11:17 pm

    Love your wings!! Any tips on bringing them to a football party elsewhere? Specifically the Kung Pao wings? Should I cook the wings fully at home then bring sauce to the party? Or do you think i can make the entire dish at home and just try to keep them warm with the sauce already on? OR finish crispy them at my friends and add sauce there?:?? Help????

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