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7 May 2018

These jalapeno-cheddar chicken wings are seasoned then baked until extra crispy, then slathered in a cheesy Buffalo sauce infused with melty sharp cheddar and spicy jalapeno peppers. It is tangy and buttery and zesty in all the right ways. Here is the recipe.

Dang! Totally AWESOME recipe coming your way, my friends. If you love chicken wings, this is a recipe you’re very highly likely going to LOVE.

I know I do.

We’re talking Jalapeno-Cheddar Chicken Wings. Baked chicken wings that are dripping with a homemade sauce that is really a combination of classic Buffalo sauce with cheddar cheese that has been melted through, and you know what? It’s pretty mind blowing.

Oh baby!

Jalapeno Cheddar Chicken Wings Recipe - Fall-off-the-Bone Delicious
Jalapeno Cheddar Chicken Wings Recipe – Fall-off-the-Bone Delicious

Yes, these are definitely a new favorite.

There is a certain wing joint called “Wild Wing Cafe” that we like to visit when we’re traveling through the southern U.S., and they offer a version of Jalapeno-Cheddar Chicken Wings on their menu. It’s one of the sauces I order every time because I LOVE the flavor.

This jalapeno-cheddar sauce is similar.

They aren’t overly hot, but that’s OK. I don’t need my taste buds tingling EVERY single time I eat hot wings. Don’t get me wrong, you’ll get some tongue tingling with this recipe, depending on how generous you are with the jalapeno and the chili flakes, but the heat won’t jump out at you.

What we’re doing here is focusing on the flavor of the chicken wings themselves, as well as the combination of that tangy Buffalo sauce and the cheddar cheese.

SO. GOOD.

Jalapeno Cheddar Chicken Wings - Get the Recipe Below
Jalapeno Cheddar Chicken Wings – Get the Recipe Below

The recipe is listed below, but you can refer to my Homemade Buffalo Sauce Recipe that you’ll be using as the base for your sauce. This is varied slightly, but you can use that as well.

I’ve decided to BAKE  these chicken wings for this recipe, though you CAN fry them up if you’d prefer. I find myself baking far more often then frying chicken wings because of the oil. It’s just my preference, typically, at home.

These are GREAT for a satisfying weeknight meal, or make them for your next party. Game Day Recipes, anyone? This will be a sure hit!

Everyone loves chicken wings! Need more? See my Chicken Wings Recipes area on the site. Yeah!

Let me know how they turn out for you. Take pics! I want to see! Post them on Instagram and tag me at #chilipeppermadness.

ROCK ON! Enjoy. — Mike H.

Jalapeno Cheddar Chicken Wings - Cheesy, Tangy, and Fall-off-the-Bone Delicious
Jalapeno Cheddar Chicken Wings – Cheesy, Tangy, and Fall-off-the-Bone Delicious

 

5 from 4 votes
Jalapeno Cheddar Chicken Wings Recipe
Jalapeno-Cheddar Chicken Wings Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 

These jalapeno-cheddar chicken wings are seasoned then baked until extra crispy, then slathered in a cheesy Buffalo sauce infused with melty sharp cheddar and spicy jalapeno peppers. It is tangy and buttery and zesty in all the right ways. Here is the recipe.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 707 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds chicken wings separated and wing tips removed
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
FOR THE JALAPENO-CHEDDAR SAUCE
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • ½ cup Louisiana style hot sauce Franks is very popular though I use Valentina HOT
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon hot chili flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapeno peppers diced
  • 1/4 cup pickling juice from the pickled peppers
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese finely grated
Instructions
  1. For the wings, pat them as dry, which helps with the crispiness. Add them to a large bowl.
  2. Add seasoning mixture and toss to coat.
  3. Heat your oven to 250 degrees F. Set the wings onto a lightly oiled baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Flip the wings.
  4. Increase oven heat to 425 degrees and bake for another 30 minutes, or until the wings are cooked through and the skins are nice and crispy. You can also hit them with the broiler a couple minutes to crisp them up even more.
  5. When the wings are nearly done, heat the hot sauce and butter together in a pan until the butter melts through. Stir in the vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, seasonings, jalapeno peppers and pickling juice.
  6. Swirl in the grated cheddar cheese a bit at a time, constantly stirring, until the cheese is incorporated and the sauce is nice and smooth.
  7. Add the wings to a large bowl and pour the jalapeno-cheddar cheese sauce over them. Toss to coat.
  8. Top with extra spicy pepper flakes and serve.
Recipe Notes

Serves 2 Heat Factor: Medium.

 

Mine were fairly hot because I used some homemade cayenne flakes, though your "heat level" results can vary depending on the spices and chili flakes you're using.

Nutrition Facts
Jalapeno-Cheddar Chicken Wings Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 707 Calories from Fat 441
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 49g 75%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 218mg 73%
Sodium 3838mg 160%
Potassium 1285mg 37%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 53g 106%
Vitamin A 57.3%
Vitamin C 62.6%
Calcium 50.3%
Iron 25.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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2 comments

  1. jerry baker

    I notice on almost all your wing recipes “wing tips removed” as a new cook please explain. Thank you.

    1. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

      Jerry, they are the smallest section of the wing, protruding from the flat, thinner wing part, a joint connecting the very tip of the wing. It’s about an inch long or so. Remove that “tip” by cutting through the joint.

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