Cheesy Chicken Wings Recipe with Parmesan Cheese and Basil

Cheesy Chicken Wings

Cheesy Chicken Wings Recipe with Parmesan Cheese and Basil
Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 30 minutes | Servings: 4


Cheesy Chicken Wings
Cheesy Chicken Wings

Cheesy Chicken Wings are a delicious and savory dish that is perfect for any occasion. These wings are coated in a crispy breadcrumb and Parmesan cheese mixture, giving them a cheesy and flavorful crunch. They are perfect for a party appetizer or a main course for a family dinner.


The origins of Cheesy Chicken Wings are not entirely clear, but it is believed that they were inspired by traditional chicken wing recipes that have been popular for decades. The addition of the cheesy coating adds a unique twist to the classic dish, making it a favorite among many.


How to prepare

  1. Wash the chicken wings and pat them dry.
  2. In a bowl, combine the crumbled crackers or bread crumbs, herbs, and Parmesan cheese. Add the seasonings and mix well to blend.
  3. Melt the butter. Dip the chicken wings first in the melted butter and then into the crumb coating.
  4. Arrange the chicken wings in a lightly oiled ovenproof baking dish.
  5. Bake the chicken wings at 375°F (191°C) for about 30 minutes or until they are lightly browned and cooked through. The chicken wings should be tender.


  • Try using different herbs and seasonings in the breadcrumb mixture for a unique flavor profile.
  • Add a sprinkle of red pepper flakes for a spicy kick.
  • Substitute the Parmesan cheese with cheddar or mozzarella for a different cheesy flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to pat the chicken wings dry before coating them in the breadcrumb mixture to ensure that they get crispy in the oven.

- Use fresh herbs for the best flavor, but dried herbs can also be used if fresh is not available.

- Be sure to bake the chicken wings at the correct temperature and time to ensure that they are cooked through and crispy on the outside.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Cheesy Chicken Wings with a side of ranch dressing or blue cheese dressing for dipping. They can also be served with a side of vegetables or a salad for a complete meal.

Cooking Techniques

Baking the chicken wings in the oven ensures that they are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. This method also allows for easy cleanup and healthier cooking compared to frying.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have breadcrumbs on hand, you can use crushed crackers or panko breadcrumbs as a substitute. You can also use different types of cheese in place of Parmesan for a different flavor.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the breadcrumb mixture and coat the chicken wings ahead of time, then refrigerate until ready to bake. This can save time on busy weeknights or when entertaining guests.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish the Cheesy Chicken Wings with fresh parsley before serving for a pop of color. Serve them on a platter with toothpicks for easy serving at parties.

Pairing Recommendations

Cheesy Chicken Wings pair well with a cold beer or a glass of white wine. They also go well with a side of coleslaw or potato salad.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover Cheesy Chicken Wings in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, place them on a baking sheet and bake in a 350°F (177°C) oven for about 10 minutes, or until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Cheesy Chicken Wings contains approximately 300 calories.


Each serving of Cheesy Chicken Wings contains approximately 10 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Cheesy Chicken Wings contains approximately 15 grams of fat.


Each serving of Cheesy Chicken Wings contains approximately 20 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Cheesy Chicken Wings are a good source of calcium, iron, and vitamin A.


Cheesy Chicken Wings contain dairy (Parmesan cheese) and gluten (breadcrumbs).


Cheesy Chicken Wings are a delicious and protein-rich dish that is relatively high in fat and calories. They are a good source of calcium and iron, but may not be suitable for those with dairy or gluten allergies.


Cheesy Chicken Wings are a delicious and savory dish that is perfect for any occasion. They are easy to make and can be customized with different herbs and cheeses for a unique flavor. Serve them as an appetizer or main course for a crowd-pleasing meal.

How did I get this recipe?

I vividly recall the moment I first laid eyes on this recipe for Cheesy Chicken Wings. It was a warm summer day, and I was attending a potluck party at my friend Martha's house. As I walked into her kitchen, I was immediately drawn to the enticing aroma coming from the oven. Martha had just taken a batch of Cheesy Chicken Wings out of the oven, and they looked absolutely delicious.

I asked Martha where she had learned to make such a mouthwatering dish, and she told me that it was a family recipe that had been passed down through generations. She graciously offered to share the recipe with me, and I eagerly accepted.

As soon as I got home, I set to work making the Cheesy Chicken Wings. The recipe was simple and straightforward, but the combination of flavors was unlike anything I had ever tasted before. The wings were tender and juicy, with a crispy, cheesy coating that was simply irresistible.

I shared the Cheesy Chicken Wings with my family, and they were an instant hit. My husband couldn't get enough of them, and my children begged me to make them again and again. It quickly became a staple in our household, and I knew that this was a recipe that would be passed down through my own family for generations to come.

Over the years, I have made the Cheesy Chicken Wings for countless family gatherings, potluck parties, and special occasions. Each time, they are met with rave reviews and empty plates. I have even had friends and neighbors ask me for the recipe, and I am always happy to share it with anyone who asks.

As I continued to make the Cheesy Chicken Wings, I began to experiment with different variations and additions. I tried adding different herbs and spices to the cheese coating, and even tried a few different types of cheeses. Each time, the wings turned out delicious, but there was something about the original recipe that couldn't be beat.

One day, while visiting my mother, I decided to make the Cheesy Chicken Wings for her. As she tasted the first bite, a smile spread across her face, and she told me that these wings reminded her of her own mother's cooking. She went on to tell me that the recipe had been passed down through her family for generations, and that she was thrilled to see me carrying on the tradition.

It was then that I realized the true power of this recipe. It wasn't just a delicious dish, but a connection to my past and a link to my heritage. I felt a sense of pride knowing that I was carrying on a tradition that had been passed down through my family for generations.

As I sit here now, reflecting on the journey that brought me to this point, I am grateful for all of the people who have shared their recipes with me over the years. Each one has added a little something special to my own culinary repertoire, but it is the Cheesy Chicken Wings that will always hold a special place in my heart.

So the next time you find yourself in need of a crowd-pleasing dish, look no further than the Cheesy Chicken Wings. They may just become a tradition in your own family, just as they have in mine. And remember, the key ingredient in any recipe is love – so be sure to add a generous helping of that as well.


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