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Garlic-Cheese Chicken Wings

I developed this recipe several years ago using chicken breasts, then decided to try it on wings as an appetizer - and it was a hit! If you like garlic, you're sure to enjoy these tender zesty bites. -Donna Pierce, Lady Lake, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 large whole garlic bulbs
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups seasoned bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup grated Romano cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 15 whole chicken wings (about 3 pounds)

Directions

  • Remove papery outer skin from garlic (do not peel or separate cloves). Cut top off garlic bulbs. Brush with 1 tablespoon oil. Wrap each bulb in heavy-duty foil. Bake at 425° for 30-35 minutes or until softened. Cool for 10-15 minutes.
  • Squeeze the softened garlic into a blender. Add the butter, hot pepper sauce and remaining oil; cover and process until smooth. Pour into a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, cheeses and pepper.
  • Cut chicken wings into three sections; discard wing tip section. Dip chicken wings into the garlic mixture, then coat with crumb mixture. Place on a greased rack in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan; drizzle with any remaining garlic mixture.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until chicken juices run clear.
Editor's Note
Uncooked chicken wing sections (wingettes) may be substituted for whole chicken wings.
Nutrition Facts
3 each: 480 calories, 37g fat (13g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 635mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein.

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  • spiceygas
    Feb 11, 2014

    Turned out really well. My guests love it.I suggest baking them on a baking sheet that's lined with parchment paper. That'll make them much easier to pull off and serve.

  • mariekelly
    Feb 9, 2012

    definately the best chicken wings i've ever made!!!

  • Lilly626
    Aug 25, 2008

    My hubbie and I loved this dish. It was easy to make and the left overs reheated nicely for lunch the next day!!