Hosting a crowd? Don’t make the mistake of thinking you need to make everything from scratch. (That’s a guaranteed ticket to overwhelm.) Instead, we’re all about easy tricks like ready-for-you marinades that infuse big flavors—fast. This Whole30-approved and Paleo-friendly appetizer bakes chicken until crispy, then tosses every piece in a buffalo sauce made with olive oil, vinegar, and a generous dose of cayenne for extra heat.
Crispy Chicken Wings
Yield: 4 to 5 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Arrange chicken pieces on a baking rack set over a sheet tray; refrigerate overnight to dry. (No time? Just dry the chicken thoroughly with paper towels before proceeding.)
Preheat oven to 425°F. Add chicken to a large bowl and sprinkle with baking powder, salt, and pepper; toss to coat. Place pieces back on the rack, about 1-inch apart. Bake for 20 minutes, then flip and cook until crispy, about 20 minutes more.
Add buffalo sauce to a large bowl. Using tongs, add chicken to bowl in batches, tossing with the sauce until fully coated. Repeat with remaining wings and sauce. Top with green onions.
Few tools are as important in the kitchen as a good knife. Without one, chopping, slicing, and julienning ingredients would be virtually impossible. Equally important is keeping your knife sharp—use a dull blade and you’ll end up with nothing but bruised herbs and mangled meat on your cutting boa...