Winning Chicken Wings Recipes

Why buy takeout wings for your game-day get-together? Our winning recipes are the definition of crowd-pleasers. Plus, we've got crazy-good spins including baked, fried or grilled versions with flavor profiles ranging from classic buffalo to Asian- Mediterranean- and Mexican-inspired!
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The Classic

The classic Buffalo Wings are always delicious, but they're even better when you make them at home.

The secret to getting finger-licking good wings every time is in the basting! First, find a sauce that sings, then know when to slather it on (and when not to). Since sugary ingredients can over-caramelize and burn, wait until the last 5 minutes of cooking to brush sweeter sauces on.

Classic Bufffalo Wings

Classic Buffalo Wings

How to Make Barbecued Chicken Wings

Watch this video to learn how to trim up chicken wings and make them on the barbecue from Heath Hall, Co-Founder of Pork Barrel BBQ. Butchering chicken wings yourself instead of buying them precut can save you up to 50 cents per pound.

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How to Make Babecued Chicken Wings

Sweet Chili-Cilantro Wings

Dale Talde, former Top Chef contestant and co-owner of Talde Restaurant in Brooklyn, NY shares his secret technique for winning chicken wings: rice flour. "Give wings a crispier texture by tossing them in rice flour instead of wheat flour. Bonus: They're gluten-free," Dale says. To make his tasty Asian-Sweet Chili-Cilantro Wings in a snap, substitute your favorite store-bought sweet chili sauce.

Asian Sweet Chili-Cilantro Wings

Asian Sweet Chili-Cilantro Wings

Spicy Yogurt Wings

Go healthy on game day with this easy Baked Spicy Yogurt Wings recipe from Chef Dale Talde. Marinate the wings in a yogurt and hot sauce mixture overnight to tenderize and flavor the meat. Then, bake the wings for 20 minutes and serve with a dipping sauce.

Baked Spicy Yogurt Wings

Baked Spicy Yogurt Wings

Barbecued Chicken Wings Recipe, Part 2

Find out how to finish cooking your barbecued chicken wings from Heath Hall in the second part of his video here.

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Barbecued Chicken Wings Recipe, Part 2

Tempura Wings

These crunchy fried then baked Tempura Buffalo Wings from Dale Talde are finished with a sinfully delicious butter and hot sauce mixture. Since they're tossed in rice flour instead of wheat flour, they're also gluten-free!

Tempura Buffalo Wings

Tempura Buffalo Wings

Mexican Wings

Ring the alarm because these Three-Alarm Mexican Wings from Every Day Test Kitchen Director, Tracey Seaman are hot! You'll love how addictive these spicy wings seasoned in classic Mexican flavors -- such as ancho chile powder, cumin and chipotle chiles in adobo sauce are. To compliment the wings high-level heat, serve them with sour cream and pickled jalapenos.

Three-Alarm Mexican Wings

Three-Alarm Mexican Wings

How to Make Guacamole

Chips and guacamole are always a great combination to serve along with wings! We think they're especially tasty with our Three-Alarm Mexican Wings recipe. Watch the video to learn our no-fail delicious recipe.

Sesame Wings

These scrumptious Sizzling Sesame Wings are covered in a soy sauce, honey, nutty sesame oil and sesame seeds sauce. To save time, use this make-ahead trick from Tracey Seaman: Coat wings in flour up to three hours before frying. Then, place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet, cover and refrigerate.

Sizzling Sesame Wings

Sizzling Sesame Wings

Buffalo-Queso Fresco Wings

Say "Ole!" with this healthy Baked Buffalo-Queso Fresco Wings recipe from Tracey Seaman featuring the Mexican cheese, Queso Fresco. Literally translated into "Fresh Cheese," this bright, milky and mild cheese is the perfect compliment to the hot and tangy buffalo flavor.

Baked Buffalo Queso-Fresco Wings

Baked Buffalo Queso-Fresco Wings

How to Choose a Cheese

If your cheese eating has been limited to your supermarket's dairy case, you're missing out on some delicious varieties. Watch the video and learn how you can expand your horizons with these buying tips.

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How to Choose A Cheese

Pickled Pepper Wings

This Pickled Pepper Wings recipe from Abigail Derethik, Food Stylist at the Rachael Ray Show, features pickled hot red cherry peppers which are so good, your guests will be asking what your "secret ingredient" is!

Pickled Pepper Wings

Pickled Pepper Wings

Coconut Chili-Lime Wings

This healthy Baked Coconut Chili-Lime Wings recipe from Abigail Derethik takes inspiration from the classic Thai combination of lime and coconut and adds chili! Garnish these wings with chopped peanuts and serve with peanut sauce for a nutty finish.

Baked Coconut Chili-Lime Wings

Baked Coconut Chili-Lime Wings

How to Cut a Chile Pepper

Some of our favorite wing recipes use chile peppers to spice things up. Watch the video to learn how to properly cut a chile pepper, so you can get the best flavor possible out of every pepper.

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How to Cut a Chile Pepper

Lemony Wings

These Sweet and Lemony Wings from Abigail Derethik are a must for your game-day party spread. With their bright and tart flavor, they'll compliment every dish from nachos to guacamole. Serve these wings alone or with a creamy tangy sauce on the side.

Sweet & Lemony Wings

Sweet & Lemony Wings

Spicy Chocolate Wings

Don't be fooled into thinking these Spicy Chocolate Wings are sweet! In fact, these Mexican mole-inspired wings deliver a kick of spiciness from chili pepper and hot sauce.

Spicy Chocolate Wings

Spicy Chocolate Wings

Apricot-Date Sticky Wings

These Apricot-Date Sticky Wings topped with a homemade sauce of sweet dates, apricot jam and tangy sherry vinegar are perfect for grilling! To get no-fail great grilled wings, use our pro-technique of flipping the wings a couple of extra times to distribute the heat throughout all of the wing's crevices and ensure even cooking.

Apricot-Date Sticky Wings with Marcona Almonds

Apricot-Date Sticky Wings with Marcona Almonds

Light a Charcoal Fire Properly

To get great grilled wings, you'll need to make sure to light your charcoal fire grill properly. Watch the video and learn how to safely and properly light your grill from Brett Thompson, Co-Founder of Pork Barrel BBQ.

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Light a Charcoal Fire Properly

Sweet & Savory Wings

These 5-ingredient Sweet & Savory Chicken Wings have a fruity kick from pineapple juice and an Asian flair from soy sauce. Toss them with poppy seeds for a nutty finishing touch.

Sweet &  Savory Chicken Wings

Sweet & Savory Chicken Wings

PB & J Wings

We turned the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich into finger-licking good Sticky PB & J Wings. Simultaneously sweet and salty, these wings will be a hit with guests of all ages.

Sticky PB&J Wings

Sticky PB&J Wings

Wings with Blue Cheese Dip

Roast these barbecue Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dip in the oven and serve them with a cool blue-cheese dip on the side. When you're in a hurry, save time by using your favorite store-bought barbecue sauce.

Sticky Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dip

Sticky Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dip

Italian Mozzarella Wings

Whether you're watching American football or Italian football (also known as soccer), you'll love snacking on these Italian-inspired Mozzarella Wings. Buon appetito!

Italian Mozzarella Wings

Italian Mozzarella Wings

Spiced Wings with Yogurt Sauce

Whether you're throwing a casual game day party or a fancy evening of cocktails, our Mediterranean-spiced wings paired with seasoned Greek yogurt will be a crowd-pleasing appetizer.

Spiced Wings with Yogurt Sauce

Spiced Wings with Yogurt Sauce

Jala-Peach Sauce Wings

The unexpected combination of jalapenos and peaches in this Chicken Wings with Jala-Peach Sauce recipe will become your new favorite. Try grilling these wings to bring out the best in these snack-size pieces -- the fat will drip away, leaving behind a crisp wing perfect for gnawing to the bone.

Chicken Wings with Jala-Peach Sauce

Chicken Wings with Jala-Peach Sauce

Chickadee Wings

We betcha you won't be able to stop yourself from double dipping into the honey-mustard and blue cheese dips.

Chickadee Wings

Chickadee Wings

Twice-Fried Chicken Wings

These crispy wings are twice-fried making them twice as delicious!

Twice-Fried Chicken Wings

Twice-Fried Chicken Wings

Game-Day Party Plan

Throw a bash for the big game with a super fun spin -- each dish is a bowl itself! Get our complete party plan with dips, desserts and appetizers that will really bowl over the competition plus a free commercial Bingo game to keep the fun going even when the game isn't on!

Game-Day Party Plan

Game-Day Party Plan

Taste Test: The Best Domestic Beers

Since you'll need something to wash down all of these tasty wings with, we've found the top 10 nationally available domestic beers!

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