These chicken wings are baked to perfection! They’re crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Learn how using the Basquettes will give you perfect baked chicken wings every time!
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When it comes to choosing a place to grab the best chicken wings, I will choose Fayetteville, Tennessee’s Original Hot Wings Joint – Edz Wingz every time! My husband and I have a friend who is well-versed in food of our local area, so we dove right in on giving this place a try. Seriously. Hands down. BEST WINGS EVER!
But what happens when you can’t make a trip to Edz Wingz? You make them at home! During the week, we don’t have time to use our smoker (my preferred method of making wings!), so I have been experimenting with different methods, as well as cooking tools. My family loves this phase of a recipe because they get to be the taste testers!
My favorite method for tender, fall-off-the-bone wings used to be using a pressure cooker. But here is the issue with that. Once they’re soft, you then have to transfer them to a pan and brown in the oven. Ugh! That way creates way too many dishes to clean up. Why not do it all in one?
Basquettes – maybe better known as The Everything Basket – is a complete game changer for anyone who loves to cook. This 8-in-1 tool allows you to air-fry, crisp, roast, rotisserie, dehydrate, grill, smoke and cool. How many of your kitchen gadgets can truly do eight things? Sure, they claim to. But the Basquettes is the real deal.
Before giving this a try, I had been considering upgrading my oven to a fancier oven that would allow me to do these things. My husband wasn’t exactly on board with dropping $1,500 on a new range when ours is less than four years old and still works fine. He did give me brownie points for such a thorough presentation and (nearly) convincing arguments for the upgrade, though.
Each set includes six pieces – the basket, a base with legs, and lid. One of the baskets is 2-inches high and the larger is 3-inches. Using the legs, the baskets stacked together reach a height of 7.25-inches. I absolutely LOVE that they easily nestle together and have comfortable handles to flip them.
After giving these a test run with fish, a whole chicken, and veggies, my family discovered chicken wings in the freezer. They were so incredible that they insisted I share them with my feature of the Basquettes. I mean, look at these gorgeous flats and drumettes. They weren’t wrong that they were perfect to share with y’all!
The first time I used the baskets, I didn’t secure the lid down against the food (snug against, but not smushing) and when I went to flip it, I had a hard time getting the veggies spread back out. I love how they are small squares so that you can include smaller pieces of vegetables inside. They don’t fall through and create a mess. When using them in your oven, always include a pan beneath them. This catches grease that drips off as well as pieces of seasoning that fall off when you flip.
As you can see in the picture below, you can flip and determine the level of crispiness desired of your food. I left one of the baskets on top for longer than the other to get some of the wings a tad bit darker. That’s how I like mine!
Perfect Baked Chicken Wings with the Basquettes
By using the legs on the Basquettes, you will achieve consistent cooking because of the circulation of air allowed around the food. This is why it’s important to not stuff your basket. Note that the picture above features both baskets poured into one. While cooking, the wings were evenly distributed in the baskets to prevent overlap.
If you are using these on the grill, you can remove the legs so that they sit directly on the grates. This can also be done if you’re using it in a smoker and need that extra space.
One of the biggest differences I noticed was how light the wings felt as compared to when I cook them on a sheet pan. The woven wire allows for all that grease and fat to drip through on to the sheet pan, thus, holding your wings up out of it. Without all that grease, we didn’t have to worry about heartburn later!
To me, perfect baked chicken wings are light, crispy, and full of flavor. You can marinate the wings if you prefer. For this batch, I used a few healthy shakes of Kinder’s Organic Buttery Steakhouse Rub and tossed in a large bowl, adding extra shakes as needed, until all sides were coated. They were baked at 400°F for about 40 minutes. Please note that every oven is different. You’ll need to keep an eye on yours. The wings are finished when they reach 165°F internal temp.
Do foods stick to the Basquettes?
After thoroughly washing with soap and warm water, I dried the baskets and coated with non-stick cooking spray. From salmon to chicken to vegetables, I didn’t have anything stick to the baskets. Not even these delicious, perfect baked chicken wings!
How difficult are Basquettes to wash?
As with all cookware, I recommend washing as soon as they are cool enough to touch. Soap, water, and a dish cloth were all I needed to get them cleaned and ready for another use! For a deeper clean, you can also use a Magic Eraser and Bar Keepers Friend. They have slightly discolored, but no worries — it’s completely normal! They are similar to your sheet pans. I am a firm believer that the more colorful they are, the better they cook.
One special note to make is that you should never plunge your hot baskets into cold water. They can warp and then you will have wonky baskets. No one wants wonky baskets!
Where do I find Basquettes?
Check out the Basquettes website to purchase your own set to make perfect baked chicken wings, as well as roasted vegetables, grilled appetizers, smoked meats, dehydrated fruits or meats, and MUCH MUCH more! They are currently (as of 8/18/22) marked down to $135.00 for the set (regularly $158.00). They offer FREE SHIPPING via UPS. They’re also available on Amazon!
This set is going to become so incredibly useful in your kitchen or on your grill. Like any new cooking device, they can take a few tries to get the feel for, but before long, you’ll be a pro! My next venture is to try using them as a dehydrator. We have some jerky and fruit to make!
Wing Recipes to Try:
Please note, these are made using a pressure cooker. BUT you can still make them using the Basquettes. Cook them the same way I did these perfect baked chicken wings, but when you get ready to flip, remove the tops and use a glazing brush to coat them in the sauce of your choosing.