Take your favorite game-day snack to new heights.


Credit: Photography by Marcus Nilsson

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  • Position a rack in the top third of the oven; preheat to 450°. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil. Set a wire rack inside the baking sheet and coat with cooking spray.             

  • Cut off and discard the wingtips from 4 lbs. chicken wings; separate the flats (the parts that don't look like drumsticks) from the drumettes and pat dry. In a large bowl, toss the wings with 2 tbsp. canola oil, 1 tbsp. salt and 1 tsp. pepper; arrange on the rack in a single layer. Bake until the skin is crispy, about 45 minutes.                 

  • In a large bowl, combine 3/4 cup tomato paste mixed with 1/4 cup olive oil for the glaze. Transfer 1/4 cup glaze to a small bowl and toss the wings in the remaining glaze to coat. Arrange the wings on the rack in a single layer. Press 1 cup grated mozzarella and 3/4 cup diced pepperoni onto the top of the wings. Bake until the glaze is shiny and browned in spots and the chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes; season.

  • Transfer the wings to a platter; dab with the reserved 1/4 cup glaze. Sprinkle with sliced fresh basil.