Recipe: Crispy Parmesan Baked Wings

SunChipsWings-9Most of my recipes have a fun travel story to go with them, but this one’s from home and begins with a confession:  I might be the only American that doesn’t totally love football.  If I have to pick a team to root for, I usually choose them based on if I like the color of their uniform (and that could change from week-to-week).  But the one time a year that I’ll actually sit down to watch a game is the Super Bowl.  I don’t know if it’s because I find the ads hilariously entertaining or if it’s just because I enjoy gathering with friends and catching up over snacky foods, but the Superbowl is somewhat of an annual tradition despite my lack of interest in football.

This recipe was inspired by two things.  First – my resolution to make healthier choices in the new year, thus making baked wings instead of fried.  And second – my resolution to save moolah.  I had a big stack of SunChips coupons given to me in a goodie bag at CFLBlog Con.  While my husband could devour a bag of Sunchips and hummus in no time, I thought I might try using them instead of bland breadcrumbs to make some wings.  After some tinkering and a few trials, I’ve got a delicious recipe for crispy Parmesan baked wings with just a hint of spicy tang.


Recipe: Crispy Parmesan Baked Wings
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Serves: 2-4
  • 1-2 lbs chicken drumlettes
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 cups French Onion Sunchips
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tbsp Mild Green Tabasco
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp water
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Rinse the chicken and pat dry with a paper towel.
  2. Add the Sunchips to a gallon-sized freezer bag and press out any excess air while sealing it. Crush the chips using a spatula until they're small and crumb-like. Next, add the Parmesan cheese to the bag, reseal and shake until well blended. Set aside.
  3. Prepare three medium sized bowls to coat the chicken. In one bowl, add you flour, salt, and pepper.
  4. In the second bowl, add eggs, green Tabasco, and water. Wisk together until well blended, as if you were making an omelet.
  5. Pour the Sunchips/Parmesan mixture into the third bowl.
  6. Dredge the chicken drumlettes in each bowl, first coating it with flour, then in the egg mixture, and finally the crushed Sunchips, and arrange the chicken on a broiler pan.
  7. Reduce oven heat to 350 degrees and cook chicken for 40 minutes until brown and crispy. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce, veggies, and a side of Sunchips.




About Rachelle Lucas

Rachelle is a writer, spokesperson, and travel videographer. She believes the best way to learn about a destination is through its flavors and collects recipes from her trips to recreate them here on The Travel Bite. She’s currently the Food and Dining Insider for Visit Florida and was recently named by KRED as one of the Top 50 Travel Bloggers in the world.

As much as Rachelle enjoys traveling and tasting new foods, she also loves to run. She’s completed the New York City Marathon and the Marine Corps Marathon as well at 5 half marathons.


  1. I must try this! I love wings and Sun Chips :)

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