Preheat oven to 400F.
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a cooling rack on top. Set aside.
Preheat 1/4 cup vegetable oil in a large cast-iron pan over medium-high heat.
Place the chicken wings in a large bowl. Add one tablespoon of oil and all of the spices and seasonings. Rub the spices into the wings to ensure even coverage.
As soon as the oil barely starts smoking (325F) place the wings on the pan and sear for about 1 minute, until the skin is deep golden brown. Flip the wings and sear for another minute.
Now transfer the wings to the baking sheet, placing them on the cooling rack. Bake on the top rack for 25 minutes, or until the internal temperature hits 185F-190F.