How Long To Bake Chicken Wings At 400 (And Why)?

How Long To Bake Chicken Wings At 400 (And Why)?

Exact Answer: 40 to 50 Minutes

Who doesn’t love mouth-watering chicken wings? It is probably one of the most favorite food items of chicken lovers. I am sure all of us are reminded of KFC after hearing about chicken wings. Chicken is undoubtedly the most popular food item amongst the non-vegetarians due to its taste & deliciousness. 

Chicken wings are that part of the chicken which consists of the breast muscles located on the upper part of the breast. The wing of the chicken has three parts, the wingtip, the drummettes (the part attached to the rest of the chicken), and the wingette (flat wing tip). 

Before the invention of chicken wings, they were considered leftover. They were either sold to poor families or discarded. The chicken wings were invented in New York at the anchor bar in 1964, and since then people have been in love with them. 

Much to our surprise, chicken wings were accidentally invented by the bar’s owner Teresa Bellissimo who ordered chicken wings in place of chicken necks, which her husband Frank Bellissimo used to make.

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How Long To Bake Chicken Wings At 400?

Cooking chicken wings at home is a good idea. Baking food, especially non-vegetarian food retains most of the spices, texture, and crunchiness. Moreover, baking is healthy. Nowadays, people use microwave ovens for baking.

Isn’t it amazing to have a device that offers multiple functions of baking, roasting, and grilling as well? This gadget surely makes our lives easy. Whether it is non-vegetarian food, vegetarian, or even a bakery, it would be perfect for almost everything. 

The oven is that gadget. Aren’t ovens one of the most useful home appliances? Ovens are part of almost all households as they serve many purposes. The time taken for baking is dependent upon the temperature set by the oven.

Chicken wings do not taste well if they are not properly cooked. It is very important to bake them properly which requires some patience. The higher the temperature, the quicker the chicken wings can be baked. At 400°F temperature, baking chicken wings takes around 40 to 50 minutes. This is the ideal time and temperature to bake chicken wings. 

Chicken wings taste great when you bake it in an oven, anyways it’s already finger-lickin’ good as KFC says. The accurate time of baking depends upon the thickness of the wings and the baking temperature. At different temperatures, the table below helps us give an idea about the baking time for 1-inch thick chicken wings.

Oven TemperatureBaking Time
425°F30 to 40 Minutes
400°F40 to 50 Minutes
375°F50 to 60 Minutes
350°F60 to 70 Minutes

Why Does Baking Chicken Wings At 400 Take So Long?

Chicken wings take a longer duration if it is cooked at a lower temperature. An ideal temperature range at which wings should be baked is 400°F to 450°F. Chicken wings need to reach an internal temperature of 175°F. To reach this internal temperature by baking at 400 °F requires at least 40 minutes. Meat takes a longer time than other vegetarian dishes, and if you are a beginner, then you must give extra attention while baking. 

Chicken wings primarily contain bones. Bones take time to bake, and therefore it takes longer to bake them. They are to be cooked until they turn brown and crispy. Chicken wings taste way better when they are crispy.

While baking chicken wings, one should keep an eye on the wings before they get overcooked. Chicken wings should be checked once at the minimum baking time. This will ensure that they aren’t overcooked. It is advisable to keep the wings at normal temperature before baking.


Chicken wings have been in the world for more than 60 years now, and their demand is ever-increasing. Though it is an important part of American cuisine, today people all over the world eat chicken wings. 

Chicken wings are an amazing food that is loved by most non-vegetarians. All restaurants have them on their list, and it is undeniably one of the most favorite bar food. 

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