|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 to 6|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 55g||71%|
|Saturated Fat 25g||123%|
|Total Carbohydrate 27g||10%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||7%|
|Total Sugars 10g|
|Vitamin C 10mg||48%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Have you ever looked at a plate of chicken wings and thought, "how can I make this better?" No, of course you haven't, because they are practically perfect in every way. Yet, when The Spruce Eats team dreamed up coating chicken wings in a queso sauce, basically making a crossover between chicken wings and nachos, we knew we were on to something. Whether you add them to your Super Bowl party menu or you just decide to make a batch for yourself at home, you won't regret baking up this party-ready snack.
Chicken Wings... But Make It Queso
2 pounds fresh split chicken wings
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
16 ounces Velveeta cheese, cubed
1 (14.5-ounce) can petite diced tomatoes
1 tablespoon Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 cup pickled jalapenos, or thinly sliced fresh jalapenos, for garnish
Extra cheese, carrots, and celery, optional, for serving
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Preheat a convection oven to 450 F (conventional oven to 475 F) and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and a baking rack.
Salt and pepper the dry chicken wings and place them on a rack on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake the wings for 30 minutes, flipping them halfway through, until the wings are slightly crispy.
Meanwhile, make the queso: In a large microwave-safe bowl, mix the Velveeta, diced tomatoes, buffalo sauce, garlic powder, paprika, and milk.
Microwave on high for 4 minutes and mix well to combine all ingredients. Continue microwaving for another minute, or until the queso is hot.
When the wings have finished their first cook, toss them in the queso using tongs and return them to the rack to roast for another 10 to 15 minutes, or until bubbling and browned and the internal temperature reads 165 F.
Top the wings with pickled or fresh jalapeños. Serve with extra queso for dipping, carrots, and celery.