Game-Day Wing Recipes

Serve up a heaping platter of wings guaranteed to please your football crowd this weekend.

  • Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dip
    Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Lynn Miller

    Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dip

    Toss the wings in a spicy mixture of ketchup, hot sauce, mustard and red wine vinegar, then serve with a traditional creamy blue cheese sauce for super-satisfying appetizer.
  • Honey-Chile Chicken Wings
    Quentin Bacon

    Honey-Chile Chicken Wings

    Tim Wood, the chef at Carmel Valley Ranch in California, avoids the deep fryer and opts to broil or grill his chicken wings, which turns them supercrispy. A soy-and-honey glaze makes them sweet, sticky and salty.
  • Angela's Spicy Buffalo Wings
    Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford

    Angela's Spicy Buffalo Wings

    Cool down these kicked-up wings with Ranch sauce and celery sticks.

  • Chinese Chicken Wings
    Oxmoor House

    Chinese Chicken Wings

    Move over, hot wings. These Asian-inspired chicken wings are packed with flavor...and they're baked. Make extra, because the crowd will love them!

  • Honey Chicken Wings

    Honey Chicken Wings

    This top-rated wing recipe is great for get-to-know-you tailgates where you aren't sure what everyone will like. Use hot salsa for spicy ribs, or mild for a more subtle heat. The honey and ground ginger absorb into the meat, so when these wings are done baking for an hour, they're the perfect food to eat with your fingers.
  • Smokin' Sweet Chicken Wings with Cherry Barbecue Glaze
    Lucy Schaeffer

    Smokin' Sweet Chicken Wings with Cherry Barbecue Glaze

    Cherry preserves with habanero chile create a fabulously sticky, sweet and spicy glaze for grilled chicken wings. Glaze them just before serving so the sugars don't burn.
  • Fried Chicken Wings
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Fried Chicken Wings

    Alex Hitz, author of My Beverly Hills Kitchen, soaks chicken twice in the egg-milk mixture and double-dredges in the highly seasoned flour for a superior crust.
  • Chicken Wings with Spicy Chili Sauce
    Photo: Oxmoor House

    Chicken Wings with Spicy Chili Sauce

    Take advantage of your slow cooker to simmer these sweet and spicy wings. And to keep it easy, just serve them straight out of the slow cooker on game day.
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    Barbecued Spicy Apricot-Glazed Chicken Wings

    Add heat and sweet to these chicken wings by tossing them in a mixture of apricot jam, mustard, and crushed red pepper.
  • Sweet-and-Spicy Chipotle Chicken Wings

    Sweet-and-Spicy Chipotle Chicken Wings

    Pile a plate high with skillet-fried wings, then drizzle with a tomato-based sauce flavored with honey, hot sauce, and lime juice. The wings have a nice spicy kick to them, thanks to the hot sauce and ground red pepper, so serve with Ranch or blue cheese dressing, for dipping, and vegetable slices to cool your guests down.
  • Sticky Chicken
    Photo: Ralph Anderson

    Sticky Chicken

    Tasty wings don't have to be all about barbecue sauce and deep-fryers. Try an appetizer with a zesty Asian-Creole blend. The marinade, made with soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, dry mustard and Creole seasoning, is sweetened with a hint of brown sugar. These wings need to marinade for about an hour, so get them going the morning of the game.
  • Thai Wings And Ribs
    Photo: Tina Cornett; Styling: Mary Lyn Hill

    Thai Wings And Ribs

    Experiment with bold and unique flavors at your next tailgate by serving Thai-flavored wings flavored with peanut butter, cilantro, and a tangy juice medley. Prep the wings the night before so that they can best absorb the flavors of the marinade, then bake for about 30 minutes just before fellow fans arrive.
  • Korean-Spiced Sticky Wings
    Photo: Theresa Raffetto; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps

    Korean-Spiced Sticky Wings

    Easy to make and oh-so-tasty, Korean-Spiced Sticky Wings will make a splash at your next bash.
  • Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings
    Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Sara Slavin

    Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings

    Fried chicken wings aren't particularly Asian; in fact, the technique used here was borrowed from Matt and Ted Lee, the South Carolina-born brothers and cookbook writers. But the lime-chile sauce is a traditional Vietnamese condiment.
  • Honey-Sesame Grilled Chicken Wings
    Photo: Leo Gong; Styling: Dan Becker

    Honey-Sesame Chicken Wings

    For tailgate connoisseurs, this Asian-inspired favorite is sure to score big. Fire up the grill and let these bite-sized babies cook for about six minutes each. The grill adds smoky flavor to the already tangy marinade, made from ginger, chili paste, honey, and hoisin sauce.
  • Margarita Chicken Wings
    Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Dan Becker

    Margarita Chicken Wings

    When your game-day tailgate calls for a pitcher of the good stuff, make a wing dish to match. Whisk together tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and salt to make the sauce, then marinate the wings overnight. Bake the wings for about 20 minutes at high heat to get the skin crispy while keeping the meat tender and juicy.
  • Twice-Fried Chicken Wings
    Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps

    Twice-Fried Chicken Wings

    Garnished with sesame seeds and scallions, these look (and taste!) just like your favorite restaurant wings.
  • Lemon-drop Chicken Wings
    Iain Bagwell; Karen Shinto

    Lemon-drop Chicken Wings

    If you're pairing food with festive cocktails, the Lemon-drop Chicken Wing is the way to go. Marinate wings for at least two hours in a blend of vodka, lemon juice, sugar, and olive oil, then bake for a little over an hour, or until the meat is pulling away from the bone. They're over-the-top tender and oh-so delicious.
  • Tamil Chicken Wings

    Tamil Chicken Wings

    Go international with a wing recipe inspired by the flavors of Sri Lanka. Lemon grass, cilantro, garlic, and tumeric make a bold dry rub that's brightened by the smoke from the grill. Marinating time varies, so this is a great recipe pick for days when your schedule is a little looser. Cook for fifteen minutes and serve.
  • Pineapple-Soy Chicken Wings
    Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: P.J. Mehaffey

    Pineapple-Soy Chicken Wings

    This spin on teriyaki wings is a hit with crowds, making it perfect for any get-together. The best part? The recipe only requires 4 ingredients!
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