Seasoned Steakhouse Wings! These easy-to-follow instructions will teach you to make extra crispy chicken wings seasoned with steak seasoning in the oven. Similar to Longhorn seasoned steakhouse wings, this homemade version is seriously delicious. Air frying instructions included.
Not all steak seasonings are created the same, but they typically have a salty, peppery, garlicky flavor that goes great with far more than just steak, like these extra crispy seasoned steakhouse wings, for instance.
The trick to baking extra crispy chicken wings is tossing the wings in baking powder. It helps create crunchy skins without the need for deep-frying in heavy oils. You can also use the baking powder trick for cooking your seasoned steakhouse wings in the air fryer.
If you’ve ever had Longhorn’s seasoned steakhouse wings, you already know what this wing flavor is all about. This take on a steakhouse signature appetizer is just as crispy, juicy, and packed with flavor!
💗 Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Very similar to Longhorn’s signature steakhouse wings.
- These roasted wings are just as crispy as deep-fried wings.
- A new wing flavor to spice up game day!
- Perfect as an appetizer or a high-protein main course.
- Gluten-free, low carb, & keto-friendly.
🍗 Ingredients You’ll Need
- Chicken wings – These need to be raw, uncooked wings. You can use frozen party wings; be sure to thaw them in the fridge overnight.
- Avocado oil – Avocado oil has a high smoking point, which prevents the wings from burning up in the super-hot oven. It also keeps the meat moist and tender and the skin crisp. Light olive oil and safflower are good substitutions.
- Baking powder – The secret ingredient to the crispiest, crunchiest wings to ever come out of your oven. Be sure to use baking powder, NOT baking soda.
- Steak seasoning – Steak seasonings come in a bunch of tasty flavors. Montreal steak seasoning is spicy, sweet, and pepper forward, while Texas steak seasoning is similar to BBQ rub and heavy on brown sugar and paprika.
🧂Store-Bought BBQ Dry Rub Seasoning
Next time you’re in the dry spice aisle, sneak a peek at the options from these popular brands. There are so many to choose from!
- Jack Daniels
- Primal Palate (Paleo & Whole30)
- The New Primal (Paleo & Whole30)
🥣 How To Make Chicken Wings with Steakhouse Seasoning
1️⃣ Prepare to roast wings.
First, preheat your oven to 450F. Next, assemble your roasting mechanism by lining a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Then, place an oven-safe wire rack on top and set it aside.
2️⃣ Prepare chicken wings for roasting.
Pull the wings from the fridge 10 to 15 minutes in advance to take the chill off before they head into a super hot oven.
3️⃣ Season chicken wings.
Whisk the avocado oil and steak seasoning in a large mixing bowl. Add the wings and toss to coat evenly in oil and seasonings. Then, sprinkle baking powder over the top of the wings and toss to coat once more.
4️⃣ Roast chicken wings and serve. Place each wing on the wire rack in a single layer, and then carefully transfer the baking sheet, rack, and wings to your hot oven. Roast for 45 to 50 minutes or until the wings are cooked through. For extra crispy wings, broil for 1-2 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce.
🔌 Air Fryer Steakhouse Wings
Steakhouse seasoned wings are a cinch with the help of an air fryer. Here’s how it’s done:
1️⃣ Prepare to air fry wings. First, preheat your air fryer at 400F for 3 to 5 minutes.
3️⃣ Cook wings in the air fryer. Place your steakhouse seasoned wings in the air fryer basket in a single layer and set the timer for 30 minutes.
4️⃣ Cook, flipping frequently until crispy. At the 15-minute mark, flip the wings, and continue to cook until crispy (flipping every 5 to 7 minutes).
👉 Recipe Tips
- Plan ahead so you have time to let the wings sit out at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes. It helps the wings cook evenly and achieve the optimal crisp.
- You can bake or air fry crispy wings using any dry seasoning blend with the baking powder trick. Next time, try ranch, mushroom salt, lemon pepper seasoning, Cajun seasoning, Old Bay, dry buffalo spice, blackened seasoning, Tajin seasoning, or everything bagel seasoning.
- The purpose of the wire rack is to let the hot air circulate the entire surface of the wing. Without a wire rack, you’ll need to flip your wings a few times during the roasting process.
- When finished, your wings will be golden brown and crisp on all sides but double-check for doneness to ensure the internal temperature has reached 165F.
- For even crispier wings and to achieve light charring on the edges, switch your oven over to broil for a couple of minutes once the wings are cooked.
🍽️ Serving Suggestions
Serve your steakhouse seasoned wings with celery & carrot sticks, blue cheese & ranch (or habanero ranch), and a side of buffalo sauce for dipping. Pair your wings with any of these side combos for a filling meal:
- Air fryer sweet potato & asparagus – classic steakhouse sides.
- Dill pickle dip – It doubles as a wing dip!
- Yuca fries, sweet potato fries, crinkle-cut fries, or onion rings – don’t forget the ketchup!
🧊 Storing & Freezing
Storing: If you have leftover seasoned wings, let them cool and keep them refrigerated in an airtight container for 3 to 4 days.
Freezing: After cooling to room temperature, transfer the wings to a freezer-safe resealable bag, and keep in the freezer for up to 3 months—Thaw before reheating.
Reheating: Pull your wings from the fridge to take the chill off. Reheat on a baking sheet at 375F until hot and recrisped. OR, you can reheat your seasoned wings in the air fryer at 400F, tossing the basket once or twice.
Both! Longhorn wings are baked and then flash-fried to order.
Coat them in oil with a high smoke point for crispy baked wings, sprinkle with dry seasonings & baking powder, and bake on a wire rack in a very hot oven.
Baking powder truly makes a difference in the crispness of the skin, but you can omit it or replace it with cornstarch or tapioca starch (for a paleo/Whole30 variation).
Yes! If you can’t find it in stores, it’s readily available online.
More Chicken Wing Recipes
Seasoned Steakhouse Wings (oven or air fryer)
- 1 rimmed sheet pan
- 1 oven-safe wire rack
- Aluminum Foil
- 1 large mixing bowl
- 1½ pounds chicken wings uncooked
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3 tablespoons steakhouse seasoning
- Preheat the oven to 450F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil to catch any drippings. Place a wire rack over top of the foil. Set aside.
- Remove the chicken wings from the fridge and let them sit for 10-15 minutes at room temperature to take the chill off the meat before going into a very hot oven.
- Add the oil and seasoning to a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Add the wings and toss to coat evenly with the seasoning.
- Next, sprinkle the baking powder on top of the wings and use tongs to toss and coat.
- Place the wings in a single layer on top of the wire rack on the baking sheet. Transfer to the oven, and. foast for 45-50 minutes or until the wings are fully cooked through. For extra crispy wings, broil for 1-2 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce.
Air Fried Wings
- Preheat the air fryer to 400 for 3-5 minutes.
- Season the chicken wings according to the instructions above
- Place seasoned wings in the air fryer basket in a single layer and set the timer for 30 minutes
- At the 15-minute mark, flip the wings every 5-7 minutes using tongs until the chicken wings are cooked through and crispy.