Breaded Chicken Wings are one of the most popular ways people enjoy wings. Now you can totally make them at home with just a few steps.
Breaded Chicken Wings can seem difficult to make, but they’re pretty simple, especially if you buy already cut chicken wings. Don’t worry though. We have a whole post on how to cut chicken wings if you bought whole wings.
If you don’t need to cut the chicken wings before preparing them, they only take about 10 minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to bake. You’ll prepare everything in one bag and line your baking sheet with parchment, which is awesome for clean-up.
How do you prepare whole chicken wings?
If you have whole chicken wings, they’ll need to be cut to size before breading. There are three parts of chicken wings – the drumette, flat, and tip. We use the drumettes and flats for this recipe.
You’ll want to use a very sharp knife to cut the wings into these three pieces. You can discard the tip or save it to make chicken stock. Be sure to check out the post I mentioned above for all my tips on how to cut chicken wings.
How do you make the shake and bake breading?
The easiest way to bread the chicken wings is to mix the coating together in a gallon-sized zip top bag. You’ll add breadcrumbs, onion powder, garlic powder, sweet paprika and salt right in the bag and shake it to mix it together.
After that, add oil to the seasoned breadcrumbs and mix together until breadcrumbs are evenly coated in oil. Next, moisten the chicken wings with water. The easiest way is to rinse them under tap water for few seconds.
Then, add the chicken to the bag and shake until the wings are nicely coated with breadcrumbs. We use this same technique in our Copycat Shake and Bake Chicken. It turns out so crispy and tasty, just like making shake and bake chicken with the boxed mix.
What can you do with leftover breadcrumbs?
If you have leftover breadcrumbs, you can use them immediately for other meats or fish. Cod, tilapia, chicken drumsticks, chicken breast, and pork are all great to bread.
However, the most important thing to remember is that you can’t store the leftover breadcrumb mixture for another day since you tossed raw chicken in it.
How do you bake the chicken wings?
First, you need to prepare a baking sheet. Line the bottom of the sheet with parchment paper to prevent the chicken from sticking to the pan. This also makes clean-up so much easier. Once the chicken wings are nicely coated place them side by side on the baking sheet with a little space between each piece.
After baking the chicken, use an instant read thermometer, to ensure the chicken has been cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F. If the chicken is not fully cooked, bake a few more minutes.
What should you serve with breaded chicken wings?
Chicken wings are most often served with ranch dressing or blue cheese dressing. Our homemade Ranch Dressing is super tasty with fresh herbs and yogurt, and our Blue Cheese Dip has been approved even by blue cheese haters. If you’re not a fan of creamy dips, you can also serve them with ketchup or our best Barbecue Sauce.
You can also serve with carrot and celery sticks on the side. If you want to serve them as a dinner entrée, add some mashed potatoes or rice to make a complete meal.Print
- 24 split chicken wings (drumettes and flats)
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 1 and ½ tsp. onion powder
- 1 and ½ tsp. garlic powder
- 1 and ½ tsp. sweet paprika
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 Tbsp. oil
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- In a large Ziploc bag, mix together the breadcrumbs, onion powder, garlic powder, sweet paprika and salt.
- Add oil and mix together until breadcrumbs are well coated.
- Moisten the chicken wings with some water then put in the bag of breadcrumbs and shake them to coat well.
- Lay chicken wings side by side on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 30 minutes until crispy and internal temperature is 165°F on an instant read thermometer.