[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t's peak football season, and that means that delicious chicken wing recipes are out there, waiting for you to make them. You don't have to be a sports fan to chow down on some amazing chicken wings, either. It's hard to believe that the game day appetizer used to be considered a less desirable cut of meat, used primarily for stocks and soups -- but it was. So how did chicken wing recipes come about?
The origin story is disputed by multiple bar owners, but it can be definitively said that the trend began in Buffalo, New York, in the late 1960s. People began coating deep-fried chicken wings in a mix of oil and hot sauce, and serving it with celery and blue cheese dipping sauce on the side. The trendy food spread like wildfire, especially in sports bars. Since then, the chicken wing has been reimagined into wild and inventive varieties, with hundreds of flavors and cooking techniques to choose from.
10 Best Wing Recipes For Parties
We've compiled recipes for the 10 best wings online, and we think any of them would make a great addition to your Super Bowl party, or even just for a weekday dinner! Which one is your favorite chicken wing recipe?
1. Classic Buffalo Wings
They're a classic for a reason, right? Well, if you want to recreate the old-fashioned recipe, look no further than this recipe from The Hungry Hutch. The Buffalo sauce uses the classic Frank's Red Hot, along with black pepper and garlic powder, and uses fried chicken wings rather than baked ones. If you want the original, and the classic, this is the recipe for you. But we won't tell if you choose ranch dressing over blue cheese dressing.
Get the recipe here from The Hungry Hutch.
2. Baked Garlic Parmesan Wings
If Buffalo sauce isn't your jam, then maybe you're more of a garlic parmesan wings person. These go great as an appetizer with pizza and are packed full of flavor. Plus, they're made with baked wings instead of fried wings. With the addition of baking powder, they turn out as crispy as they would if you fried them.
Get the recipe here from Little Spice Jar.
3. Sticky Teriyaki Chicken Wings
Sticky teriyaki chicken wings are crispy, sweet, and savory all at once. For this recipe, you will use fried crispy chicken wings, quickly whip up your own teriyaki sauce made with sugar, vinegar, and soy sauce, and dump it all on top of the hot wings. Simple and delicious!
Get the recipe here from The Kitchen Magpie.
4. Honey Mustard Chicken Wings
These chicken wings are easy, and they only use six ingredients. All you need is salt, pepper, chicken wings, honey, Dijon mustard, and cooking spray. Put them on a baking sheet, bake them in the oven, and you're done. It's just that simple... and just that delicious. Plus, the wings are naturally gluten-free.
Get the recipe here from Paleo Gluten-Free Guy.
5. Korean BBQ Chicken Drumettes
If you're loyal to Team Drumettes, you need to treat yourself to these Korean barbecue chicken wings -- drums only, please. And oh, hey, you can also make them in an air fryer, which means it's even easier to put together. The lime, honey, and chili marinade on these is absolutely divine.
Get the recipe here from Spiceology.
6. Baked Brown Sugar Chicken Wings
This is the kind of chicken wing recipe that you can serve at a fancy dinner party if game day shindigs aren't your thing. It's an easy-to-make baked wings recipe with a lot of flavor- especially in the smoked paprika. But the flavors won't stop there, because you can pair this with an easy roasted red pepper dipping sauce on the side.
Get the recipe here from Damn Delicious.
7. Crispy Baked Chicken Wings
It's okay to admit that sometimes, you just wanted plain chicken wings. No wing sauce, no nothing. That's fine! Dry rub wings are great. And it's even easier to make them that way, too. With the help of the baking powder trick, these are as crispy as fried chicken wings. You won't notice the difference at all!
Get the recipe here from Valentina's Corner.
8. Cauliflower Buffalo Wings
What if you could have Buffalo wings without the chicken? Cauliflower wings aren't real chicken wings, but I promise you, they are just as delicious as regular chicken wings! Coated in a delicious breading and sopping up delicious Buffalo sauce and melted butter, you might even want to have these along with (or even instead of) your regular Buffalo chicken wings.
Get the recipe here from Vegan in the Freezer.
9. Sweet and Spicy Boneless Chicken Wings
Do you prefer boneless chicken wings? There's no shame in the game. We have a great sweet and spicy boneless chicken wing recipe for you. The pieces are coated in spices like paprika and cayenne, and then they're all coated in a sauce of brown sugar and hot sauce. This would make a great appetizer to any meal, but they're so delicious you'll crave them every day.
Get the recipe here from Tornadough Alli.
10. Slow Cooker Lemon Pepper Wings
Maybe you don't want the fuss of air frying, deep-frying, OR baking chicken wings. Never fear: there's an easy slow cooker lemon pepper recipe out there for you. Filled with flavor, they're so simple that anyone can make them. Just toss the wings into the slow cooker, top them off with a sauce of lemon juice, chicken broth, paprika, garlic, and two whopping teaspoons of black pepper. After a cooking time of 4 to 6 hours, they're totally good to go.
Get the recipe here from Fit Slow Cooker Queen.
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