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Cheesy Chicken Wings with Pineapple Salsa Recipe

Updated on October 19, 2015
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Gordon loves cooking and experimenting with food. He loves making new dishes, particularly with unusual or underused ingredients.

Succulent chicken wings in a crisp cheese and breadcrumbs coating with a homemade pineapple salsa
Succulent chicken wings in a crisp cheese and breadcrumbs coating with a homemade pineapple salsa

Chicken wings are probably one of the world's most popular finger foods or snacks. They are absolutely delicious cooked in the very simplest of ways but there are times when it is good to prepare them a little bit differently and get a little bit of a change from the norm. This easy way of giving chicken wings a crisp, cheesy coating goes a long way to doing that on its own but the simple pineapple salsa introduces a further unexpected flavour to the dish. The instructions for preparing this recipe include two different variations for how the coating can be incorporated on the chicken wings.

Ingredients and Directions

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Chicken wings are stirred in oil and saltWings are laid on a roasting trayPineapple salsa ingredientsPreparing pineapple salsaSalad ingredientsSalad bed for chicken wingsSalsa is added to the saladWings are stirred through cheese and breadcrumbsWings are rested when they are removed from the ovenWings are laid on the salad bed
Chicken wings are stirred in oil and salt
Chicken wings are stirred in oil and salt
Wings are laid on a roasting tray
Wings are laid on a roasting tray
Pineapple salsa ingredients
Pineapple salsa ingredients
Preparing pineapple salsa
Preparing pineapple salsa
Salad ingredients
Salad ingredients
Salad bed for chicken wings
Salad bed for chicken wings
Salsa is added to the salad
Salsa is added to the salad
Wings are stirred through cheese and breadcrumbs
Wings are stirred through cheese and breadcrumbs
Wings are rested when they are removed from the oven
Wings are rested when they are removed from the oven
Wings are laid on the salad bed
Wings are laid on the salad bed

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 35 min
Ready in: 50 min
Yields: Serving platter for two people

Ingredients

  • 10 to 12 chicken wings
  • 2 tbsp fresh breadcrumbs
  • 2oz cheddar or other hard cheese, grated or shredded
  • 2 little gem (mini cos/romaine) lettuces, shredded
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and sliced
  • 5 or 6 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and finely chopped
  • ΒΌ green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 pineapple ring (canned in own juice), finely chopped
  • 4 basil leaves, shredded
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Directions

  1. Put your oven on to preheat to 400F/200C/Gas mark 6.
  2. Pour the olive oil in to a large glass bowl and season with salt and pepper. Add the chicken wings and carefully stir them around to evenly coat them in the oil. Lay the wings in a single layer on a large roasting tray and cook in the oven for thirty minutes.
  3. Add the diced tomato, pineapple and green pepper to a small bowl. Season with the basil, salt and pepper. Stir well and transfer to a small serving ramekin.
  4. Mix the lettuce and red onion together and lay in the base of a serving platter. Lay the ramekin of salsa in the centre of the platter.
  5. Add the cheese and breadcrumbs to the (washed and dried) bowl you used earlier for the chicken wings and stir to combine.
  6. Remove the chicken wings from the oven and use cooking tongs to transfer them to the breadcrumb mix. very carefully stir around to combine before returning to the roasting tray and the oven for five more minutes.
  7. Remove the wings from the oven again and lay them on a wire rack to rest for five or ten minutes.
  8. Lay the wings on the salad and serve immediately.

Alternative Way of Coating and Serving the Chicken Wings

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Slightly different salad ingredientsCheese and breadcrumbs are simply scattered over the wingsWings are served on individual plates
Slightly different salad ingredients
Slightly different salad ingredients
Cheese and breadcrumbs are simply scattered over the wings
Cheese and breadcrumbs are simply scattered over the wings
Wings are served on individual plates
Wings are served on individual plates

Directions

The vast majority of the ingredients and procedures remain the same, with the only differences included below.

  1. The salad in this instance includes only one lettuce and half a red onion. Half a seeded and sliced green bell pepper is added. The cherry tomatoes are replace by a medium tomato, chopped in to segments.
  2. When the chicken wings are cooked, the cheese and breadcrumb mix is merely scattered over the top of them as they lie in the tray and before the tray is returned to the oven.
  3. The bell pepper, onion and salad is laid on individual plates, with servings of the salsa. The tomato wedges are arranged between the plated chicken wings.

What did you think of this idea?

5 stars from 2 ratings of this cheesy chicken wings recipe

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    • Gordon Hamilton profile imageAUTHOR

      Gordon Hamilton 

      6 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

      Hope you like it, rahul. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Jessee R 

      6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Mouth watering.. will have to try it

    • Gordon Hamilton profile imageAUTHOR

      Gordon Hamilton 

      6 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

      Thanks, LaThing. You and me both re the pineapple. It was in Chinese dishes I first tried the combination but it's amazing in how many other styles of cooking it works.

    • Gordon Hamilton profile imageAUTHOR

      Gordon Hamilton 

      6 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

      Pineapple is a big favourite of mine, Kelley. I hope you and your boys do enjoy the combination. Thanks for visiting.

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      Gordon Hamilton 

      6 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

      Thank you Jools. Yes, I was really happy the way the flavours did work together.

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      naeemshaikh27 

      6 years ago from maharashtra , India

      coooool hub

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      LaThing 

      6 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Oh, I love pineapple with savory dishes! This looks great and very well laid out as usual. Thanks for sharing ......

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      kelleyward 

      6 years ago

      I love the pineapple you included here in this recipe. I'm sure my boys would enjoy this! Voted up! Take care, Kelley

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      Jools Hogg 

      6 years ago from North-East UK

      These look yummy and cheese and pineapple flavours will complement the chicken I think.

      Great hub.

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