Chile Orange Chicken Wings with Ranch Slaw

By baking wings on a rack elevated over a baking sheet you’re able to achieve all-around crispness without frying. These wings are smoky, spicy and sweet — a winning combination and something a little different for dinner.

NOTE: If following our Meal Plan, store wings, slaw and sauce separately. Reheat when called for.

Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
40 min
60 min



  • 1 lb split chicken wings, rinsed and patted dry
  • 2 tsp tapioca starch
  • 2 tbsp orange zest
  • 1 tsp each chile powder and garlic powder
  • ½ tsp each sea salt, smoked paprika and ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper

Orange sauce

  • ¾ cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tbsp unsalted tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp whole-grain mustard
  • 2 tsp tapioca starch
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ⅛ tsp sea salt


  • ½ cup olive oil mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest + 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp chopped chives
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp each dried dill and ground black pepper
  • ⅛ tsp sea salt
  • 4 cups shredded cabbage mix


  1. Line a baking sheet with foil and place a metal rack over foil. In a large bowl, place chicken wings. Add tapioca starch and toss to coat. In a small bowl, combine remaining wings ingredients. Sprinkle over chicken wings and rub mixture into wings. Place wings on baking rack over baking sheet. Place baking sheet with wings in refrigerator at least 8 hours, or up to 24 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 450°F. Place baking sheet with wings in oven and cook for 20 minutes. Flip wings and bake 20 to 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, make sauce: In a small saucepan on medium-low, whisk together all sauce ingredients. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium- low and simmer 2 minutes, until sauce starts to thicken; remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Transfer to a bowl and drizzle with a few tablespoons Orange Sauce; toss to coat. Reserve remaining sauce.
  5. Prepare slaw: In a bowl, combine mayonnaise, lemon zest and juice, chives, garlic powder, dill, pepper and salt. In a large bowl, place shredded cabbage. Drizzle dressing over top and toss to coat.
  6. Serve wings with slaw and reserved Orange Sauce for dipping.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size ¼ of recipe
  • Calories 431
  • Carbohydrate Content 21 g
  • Cholesterol Content 85 mg
  • Fat Content 32 g
  • Fiber Content 4 g
  • Protein Content 15 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 6 g
  • Sodium Content 853 mg
  • Sugar Content 9 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 11 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 14 g