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Chicken wings, coated with spicy tortilla chips and oven-baked to crispy perfection - these wings are a winner!

Spicy Nacho Chicken Wings Recipe

Chicken wings, coated with spicy tortilla chips and oven-baked to crispy perfection – these wings are a winner for game days or anytime!

Chicken wings, coated with spicy tortilla chips and oven-baked to crispy perfection - these wings are a winner!

Spicy Nacho Chicken Wings are great for game day, parties or weeknight dinner. They’re crunchy, spicy, and easy to throw together at the last minute.

It’s taken me awhile to branch out from sauced oven chicken wings to crumb coated ones like these Spicy Nacho Chicken Wings. Around here, we’ve had a love affair with Cajun Honey Lime Chicken Wings, Fiery Asian Chicken Wings and Kickin Teriyaki Hot Wings as I’ve made them over and over….but it never hurts to try new things.

Talk about crumb coatings! Guys…does it get any better than nacho chips? I mean, I may have eaten a bag by myself…but whatevs. When I started thinking about possible crumb coating for chicken wings, the thought of nacho chips popped into my head and wouldn’t let go.

The guys were super understanding and ate 30 pounds of chicken wings over several days as I tried out different variations for this recipe. My goal was to shrink the ingredient list as much as possible, without sacrificing any flavor. Surprisingly, it turns out that the spicy nacho chips weren’t able to stand on their own to flavor the wings. To really make the flavor pop, I added garlic and onion seasonings to the flour. In our opinion, the chips were salty enough to avoid adding more.

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Chicken wings, coated with spicy tortilla chips and oven-baked to crispy perfection - these wings are a winner!

INGREDIENTS TO MAKE SPICY NACHO CHICKEN WINGS RECIPE

*Serve with veggies and Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing as a dip!

Chicken wings, coated with spicy tortilla chips and oven-baked to crispy perfection - these wings are a winner!

WHAT TEMPERATURE SHOULD FULLY COOKED WINGS BE?

Chicken Wings are fully cooked when a meat thermometer, inserted at the thickest part of the wing meat reads 165°F. If the temperature has not been reached, return the wings to the oven for 3 – 5 minutes or until temperature is reached.

TOOLS TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

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Poultry Shears – heavy duty, springloaded handle for cutting thru chicken, turkey, lobster and other bone.

Sheet Pan – to bake anything you can think of on a sheet pan. Commercial grade and made in the USA!

Parchment Paper Sheets – 12 x 16 cut sheets to line pans, cookie sheets and counters.

Chicken wings, coated with spicy tortilla chips and oven-baked to crispy perfection - these wings are a winner!
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Spicy Nacho Chicken Wings

Chicken wings coated with spicy nacho chips and baked to crispy perfection – these wings are a winner!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 207kcal

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2-1/2 pounds chicken wing sections
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 9 ounce bag spicy nacho tortilla chips

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray  9 x 13 or larger baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray or line with foil or parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Using a sharp knife or bone-cutting shears, remove wing tips and discard. Cut wings at the joint, leaving the drumette and the wingette.
  • Measure the flour, garlic powder and onion powder into a large food storage bag. Shake bag until  combined.
  •  
  • In a shallow bowl crack the eggs and whisk until frothy.
  • Into another shallow bowl or plate, pour the tortilla chip crumbs.
  • Working a few at a time, drop wings into bag with flour mixture and shake to coat. Tap off excess.
  • Dip wings into the egg mixture, turning to coat.
  • Roll wings in tortilla crumbs until completely covered.
  • Arrange the chicken wing pieces into a single layer on baking sheet.
  • Bake on the middle rack of 375 degree oven for 45 – 55 minutes or until wings have reached an internal temperature of 165°F on a meat thermometer.
  • Serve hot.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Nacho Chicken Wings
Amount Per Serving (2 wings)
Calories 207 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 157mg7%
Potassium 117mg3%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Chicken wings, coated with spicy tortilla chips and oven-baked to crispy perfection - these wings are a winner!

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