How To Cook Frozen Chicken Wings – Methods Of Preparing Appetizer

How to cook frozen chicken wings
Written by Patricia Jones

Do you have chicken wings in the freezer? Want to prepare a recipe but not sure what to do? I have the ideal solution of how to cook frozen chicken wings in the kitchen.

I often freeze chicken wings and have tried different methods of preparing appetizers. Once you get them, you thank the special cooking method that prepares mouthwatering dishes.

In case, any guests arrive unexpectedly at your residence. Luckily, you can also offer them a quick snack without having a second thought in mind.

Let’s check out the cooking ways with no further notes-

How To Cook Frozen Chicken Wings? – Quick And Easy Way Of Making It

Of course, I’ve more than one method of cooking frozen chicken wings. At first, I’m going to share the technique that my family and even kids adore the most.

1.Baking Chicken Wings In Oven

Once you are ready for baking frozen chicken wings, take out the pieces and thaw them on the kitchen countertop. Then, place the wings on a tray and arrange them in one layer.

(You can also thaw them inside the refrigerator on its lowest shelf.)

Preheat your oven to reach 350o F – 400o F temperature. Rinse your required chicken wings and dry them using paper towels.

Arrange the wings on the baking dish or oiled sheet pan in a single layer. Season it with olive oil, salt, black pepper and place the tray in the oven.

It will take about 25 minutes to bake the wings.

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After this duration of time, take them out and check the internal temperature by inserting a meat thermometer.

The temperature on the thickest portion of the meat should be 165o F. This tells that it has been cooked properly and safe to eat.

Or else, cook it until the meat turns pink at the bone. Once done, serve hot with sauce and dressings like cilantro.


I personally found this method the fastest way of achieving crispy chicken wings. And, I hope you too understand how to cook frozen wings on demand.

2.Cook Chicken Wings In The Microwave

Follow the same procedure until you thaw them. Now place them on the microwave-safe plate in a circle and put it inside the unit.

Close the microwave lid and set the temperature on high. It will get ready within 8 minutes. It is advised to use oven mitts for removing the plate and serve hot.


For enhancing the taste of chicken wings, you can season it with black pepper, salt and sauce.

In case, you have leftover pieces after eating the food. You can again freeze them in a freezer bag by vacuum sealing it. (If required, check reviews on the vacuum sealer and buy one today.)

Also, keeping cooked wings ensures that you can reheat them for the next time!

How To Reheat Pre-Cooked Chicken Wings? – The Simplest Method

The process of reheating pre cooked chicken wings is much similar to the baking process. But it requires less time and effort to achieve the perfection.

Preheat the oven until it reaches 400o F temperature.

Take out the cooked wings from the freezer and thaw them. Layer these pieces on the aluminum foil and reheat it in the oven for 15 – 20 minutes.

Now, check the internal temperature using a meat thermometer. If it reaches 165o F temperature, it is safe to eat.


Are you looking for microwave reheat method?

Follow the same process until you thaw them. Now, arrange them on a microwave-safe plate and high heat it for about 4 – 5 minutes.

Don’t forget to check the internal temperature of the meat!

Sweet And Sour Chicken Wings Recipe – A Bonus

Serve this mouthwatering appetizer to your family and kids! Definitely, they’ll ask you for more and more pieces.


  • 3 Pounds Chicken Wings
  • ½ Cup Honey
  • ½ Cup Soy Sauce
  • ½ Cup White Vinegar
  • 2 Inches Peeled And Sliced Ginger
  • 3 Peeled And Smashed Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Teaspoon Toasted Sesame Seeds


Preheat the oven to reach 450o F – 75o F temperature. In the meanwhile, mix soy sauce, honey, vinegar, garlic and ginger in a saucepan over medium to high heat for about 30 minutes.

Pour the mixture in a bowl or cup through a fine-mesh sieve. Discard the residues, especially the solids.

Now, arrange the frozen chicken wings on the baking sheet in a single layer. Place it in the oven and cook them for 30 – 35 minutes.

Once done, check the internal temperature of the meat to reach 165o F. If achieved, then coat it with the prepared liquid mixture and let it stand for about 3 minutes.

Congrats! You are ready to serve ‘sweet and sour chicken wings’!

Transfer it on to the serving tray, sprinkle with sesame seeds and enjoy your appetizer.


For any details about the safe minimum internal temperature of cooking meat, you can click on this USDA link and verify it.

Bottom Line

So, save this idea about how to cook frozen chicken wings in the kitchen. You can also bookmark this page for imitating the methods later on.

No doubt, here you’ll get both raw and cooked chicken wings cooking method.

If you found this useful, feel free to comment below. And let us know how you bring a smile on the face of your dear ones!

About the author

Patricia Jones

Patricia is a fine dining chef at Wake Forest, North Carolina. She is also a caring mom and a lovely sister. Her heart and passion lies in the art of cooking great dishes for her family and customers.

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