How to Bread Chicken Wings, The Fast Way

 This will forever change the way you bread chicken wings.

 This will forever change the way you bread chicken wings.

There are some cooking techniques that I really love. That I get excited to jump into when I see them in a recipe. Breading chicken is not one of them. Such a pain in the butt. You wet the chicken, dip it in flour, then in egg, then in breadcrumbs. The whole time I’m trying to keep one hand dry, which of course I can never do, which of course means that both of my hands have a dough-like coating by the time I’m done.

I dislike breading chicken.

That’s why I came up with this really easy method for breading chicken wings.

Basically, you slather the wings in something somewhat sticky. Then you stick the breadcrumbs to that. You’re skipping the flour and egg step, making it way way simpler. And no doughy hands at all.

Here’s the step-by-step showing you how to bread chicken wings the easy way. Enjoy!

Step#1

Preheat oven to 375ºF. Line a baking pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.

Spray baking sheet with cooking spray

Step#2

Put wings in a bowl and add mustard. I’ve used plain yellow mustard here but you can use Dijon or dijonnaise or a mixture of honey and mustard.

Add mustard to chicken wings

Step#3

Mix it all up.

Mix mustard and chicken wings

Step#4

Put the wings in a single layer on the pan.

Put chicken wings on pan

Step#5

Season with salt and pepper.

Add salt and pepper to chicken

Step#6

Sprinkle each wing with panko breadcrumbs. These are extra crunchy breadcrumbs that are going to make this breading so fantastic.

Sprinkle chicken with beadcrumbs

Step#7

Press down on the breadcrumbs so they stick and are evenly distributed on each wing.

Pat down breadcrumbs

Step#8

Spray each wing with cooking spray.

Spray wings with cooking spray

Step#9

Bake for 45-50 minutes, until chicken is cooked through (use an instant read thermometer and get it up to 165ºF) and breadcrumbs are nice and brown.

Chicken wings with breading

Here’s a printable version of the above instructions for you:

How to Bread Chicken Wings, The Fast Way

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients:

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Line a baking pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Put wings in a bowl and add mustard.  Mix it all up.
  3. Put the wings in a single layer on the pan. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle each wing with panko breadcrumbs. Press down on the breadcrumbs so they stick and are evenly distributed on each wing.
  4. Spray each wing with cooking spray. Bake until chicken is cooked through (use an instant read thermometer and get it up to 165ºF) and breadcrumbs are nice and brown 45-50 minutes.
         
This post originally appeared in January, 2016 and was revised and republished in February, 2017.

Christine Pittman

Christine is the Founder and Senior Editor of The Cookful. She also blogs at COOKtheSTORY where she specializes in easy healthy homemade recipes. Healthiness aside, she has been known to shred cheese onto a dinner plate, microwave it for 30 seconds, and then eat the messy goop with a spoon.