Pesto Chicken Wings

Serves 4-6
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Baked Pesto Chicken Wings
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These Baked Pesto Chicken Wings are a delicious twist on the classic buffalo chicken wing. They are perfect to serve at a party or before the big game.


3 pounds chicken wings, cut into flats and drums
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Easy Fresh Pesto:

1 clove garlic
1/4 cup shelled pistachio nuts
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1 cup packed fresh basil
1/2 cup olive oil
Dash of hot sauce
Blue cheese dressing, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 400˚F. In a medium bowl toss wings with baking soda, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper. Lay out on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Arrange the chicken wings so the fattiest side of each wing is facing up. Bake for an hour, turning the pan once halfway through to ensure even cooking.
  2. Meanwhile, in a food processor, make pesto by adding garlic, nuts, and parmesan and pulse until it forms a rough paste. Add basil and then drizzle in olive oil while machine is running. Add hot sauce optionally. Taste and adjust to your liking.
  3. When wings are done baking, transfer them to a bowl and add pesto. Toss well to coat and serve wings immediately with ranch or blue cheese dressing.

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