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Amazing Cheetos Chicken Wings (4 Seasonings)

These Cheetos Chicken Wings are made with four amazing flavors, Bold & Cheesy, FLAMIN’ HOT, Cheesy Jalapeño, and Cheesy Ranch using the seasoning packets from Cheetos Mac ‘n Cheese.

Amazing Cheetos Chicken Wings Recipe (4 Seasonings)

We didn’t know what to expect but once we made these incredible chicken wings with four cheesy flavors, we couldn’t stop eating them. Making Cheetos chicken wings couldn’t be easier and the only difficult part is deciding which flavor you like best.

How To Get Cheetos Powder

It’s simple, just purchase a box of your favorite Cheetos Mac n Cheese flavor and remove the cheese packet from the box. Each Cheetos packet contains a 3 tablespoons Cheetos powder and here are the flavors to choose from:

  • Mac ‘n Cheese Bold & Cheesy
  • Mac ‘n Cheese FLAMIN’ HOT
  • Mac ‘n Cheese Cheesy Jalapeño
  • Mac ‘n Cheese Cheesy Ranch

We served these at a Super Bowl party, with jalapeño and ranch emerging as crowd favorites, and a few adventurous souls opting for the FLAMIN’ HOT variety. Bold & Cheesy received less applause, but would work well as a base seasoning, where additional spices could be added into to the cheese mix to customize the flavor to your liking.

Cheetos Chicken Wings Ingredients

  • Chicken wings – I used pre-cut party wings already separated into wingettes and drumettes. However, if you prefer whole wings, use them whole or simply remove the wing tip and cut vertically through the joint, discarding the wing tip.
  • Oil – I use olive oil but any type of vegetable oil will work.
  • Mac ‘n Cheese Seasoning – Choose your favorite or choose all four.

Refer to the recipe card below for a complete list of ingredients with measurements.

How To Make Cheetos Chicken Wings 4 Ways

How To Make Cheetos Wings

This Cheetos wings recipe can also be used as a seasoning on chicken thighs, drumsticks or breasts. It’s not just limited to chicken as well, use it as a mix, rub, or coating on a variety of meats and seafood such as steak, pork, hamburger, shrimp, or fish.

  1. Dry the Wings: The dryer the chicken skin, the better it will crisp when cooked. Blot the wings with a paper towel and press down on the wings to absorb even more moisture.
  2. Toss with Oil: Toss with a little oil so the skin crisps up beautifully and dry rub sticks to the wings.
  3. Season: Lightly season the wings with the Cheetos seasoning flavor of your choice.
  4. Arrange: Place the wings on a wire rack in a single layer with the skin side up.
  5. Bake at a High Heat: Bake until well-browned, and extra crispy.
Homemade Cheetos Chicken Wings

More Ways To Use Cheetos Powder

Cheetos powder isn’t just limited to being used as a dry rub. Here are more amazing ways to use Cheetos powder with your foods:

  • Elevate snack mixes with a generous dusting on tortilla or potato chips, popcorn, pretzels, crackers, seeds, nuts, biscuits, or cereal.
  • Infuse your favorite dips, dressings, marinades, and soups with a unique twist.
  • Create a cheesy white sauce for pasta dishes by blending the seasonings with milk.
  • Elevate cheesy potato dishes like scalloped or au gratin recipes with the distinctive Cheetos flavors.
  • Sprinkle the seasoning on sandwiches or wraps for an extra burst of cheese and other flavors.
  • Enhance your roasted vegetables by sprinkling it on corn, baked potatoes, or cauliflower.
  • Bring a cheesy twist by dusting on fruits such as mango, pineapple, dragon fruit, avocado, watermelon, fruit cups, apple chips, or your preferred fruit.
  • Flavor up your favorite Mexican dishes by incorporating with tacos, nachos, taquitos, burritos, and tostadas.
  • Rim your cocktail glasses with the seasoning for a unique twist on drinks such as Bloody Marys, margaritas, or frozen cocktails.
  • Experiment with Cheetos powder in various dishes, from eggs, yogurt, grilled cheese, mac n cheese, rice, and beans to pasta, pizza, mashed potatoes, French fries, ice cream, cheesecake, and even candy.

The possibilities are limitless, allowing your imagination to run wild!

Amazing Cheetos Chicken Wings (4 Seasonings)

Amazing Cheetos Chicken Wings (4 Seasonings)

Yield: 2 Servings (about 8-10 wings)
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

These Cheetos wings are made with four amazing flavors, Bold & Cheesy, FLAMIN' HOT, Cheesy Jalapeño, and Cheesy using the seasoning from Cheetos Mac 'n Cheese.


  • 1 lb chicken wings
  • 1 tbs olive oil or any vegetable oil
  • Cheetos seasoning (1 mac n cheese packet)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Dry the wings by blotting with a paper towel and press down on the wings to absorb even more moisture.
  3. In a bowl or sealed Ziploc bag, toss chicken wings with oil.
  4. In a separate bowl add the Cheetos seasoning flavor of your choice, then add the wings to the bowl, and toss to evenly coat.
  5. Place wings skin side up on a wire rack set on a baking sheet, taking care not to crowd wings. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.
  6. Remove wings from oven, let rest for 5 minutes, then serve.


Once you apply the Cheetos seasoning, you can bake, grill or cook these any way you like.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 961Total Fat: 75gSaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 47gCholesterol: 187mgSodium: 1246mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 39g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix.

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