Our All-Time Best Chicken Wing Recipes
Instant Pot Chicken Wings
Make homemade wings in minutes with some help from your Instant Pot. Everyone's favorite pressure cooker get your chicken wings cooked through quickly, while the broiler crisps them up. Serve with crunchy veggie sticks and the sauce of your choosing.
Cut Back on Oil With Air-Fried Chicken Wings
Don’t be afraid of overcooking these —the longer they stay in the air fryer, the more crispy goodness you’ll get—add up to 10 more minutes to the cook time, if you like. Drumettes have more meat than wings; that's what we use, but either will work. The basket gets overcrowded easily, so only cook 10 wings at a time, or stir the wings frequently so that they cook evenly. These wings have a sweet and spicy Asian flavor; sprinkle them with some toasted sesame seeds for extra crunch.
Dry-Rubbed Smoked Chicken Wings
This recipe is from pitmaster, Wade Reich, of Butts To Go in Pell City, Alabama. His story and recipe is one of many beloved pitmasters in our new book, South’s Best Butts. Wade opened Butts To Go in a Texaco after a friend invited him to go in on a local service station. So what about the barbecue? Well, with all his Southern-gentleman charm, Wade says, “The gas business got so bad that it made the food business look good.” His place serves as a quick in-and-out eatery for families and hungry road warriors to literally get their butts to go. Butts ain’t the only item highly demanded by customers of Butts to Go. The wings are equally delicious. They come on and off the smoker throughout the day just to keep up with demand. The low-and slow method ensures that the meat remains super moist and fall-off-the-bone tender, with a deliciously melded skin that is heavily seasoned with an in-house rub. Paprika, along with a good bit of salt, plays the dominant role in this fragrant, orange-hued rub, which works great with poultry. Don’t be too shy about trying it out on other food as well. This rub works great as a finishing seasoning for soft-scrambled eggs.
Jamaican Jerk Chicken Wings with Cilantro-Lime Ranch
Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dip
Sticky Asian Chicken Wings
Because the wings get a good bit of char, the type of honey you use isn't as important here (it'll lose its subtler nuances).
Grilled Chicken Wings with Tamarind Chipotle Barbecue Sauce
Tangy, fruity tamarind, popular in Latino and Asian cuisines, is the secret ingredient in our favorite new barbecue sauce for chicken wings.
Boneless Stuffed Buffalo Wings
We don’t use the word “ultimate” lightly when we say, the time has come for the ultimate buffalo chicken experience. Using chicken breasts, we’ve created boneless chicken “wings,” which are stuffed with mozzarella and blue cheese, fried, and tossed in a finger-licking-good buffalo sauce before being served with your choice of ranch or blue cheese dressing. Talk about the perfect party food…
Air Fried Buffalo Wings
Skip the deep frying mess and pull out the air fryer instead. With skin this crisp, your Super Bowl party people will never know the difference.
Crispy Oven-Roasted Buffalo Wings
Skip the deep frying mess and preheat the oven instead. Think you can’t achieve super crispy, crackly skin wings in the oven? Think again. The trick is tossing them with an unexpected ingredient: baking soda. (Prepare to be amazed.) This technique allows you to make large batches of crisp chicken wings at once, which is obviously ideal when you’re hosting a Super Bowl party or other friendly gathering.
Crispy Grilled Buffalo Wings
Skip the deep frying mess and go for the grill instead. Grilling chicken wings creates a delightfully crispy exterior and gives them added depth via delicious smoky char. These crisp grilled wings are delicious as is, so feel free to skip the Buffalo sauce or give them the lemon-pepper treatment instead. They’re the perfect snack for a Super Bowl party or other casual get together.
Angela's Spicy Buffalo Wings
Cool down these kicked-up wings with Ranch sauce and celery sticks.
We found a secret trick to getting extra-crispy wings without frying. No longer will you be subjected to popping oil and a greasy mess just because you want to enjoy a grade-A plate of wings in the comfort of your own home. Instead, toss your wings in a light coating of baking powder (yes, baking powder!) and bake then in the oven. The result will be delightfully crunchy skin that’s perfect for a sweet and spicy sauce to cling to. This honey-Sriracha sauce fully marries the best of sweet and heat, and is well balanced by bright, tart lime juice.
Sweet Orange-Chili Wings
Skip the mess that comes with deep-frying wings in oil with this smart oven-baking trick: Coat your chicken wings in baking powder. Yep, baking powder—this easy hack makes for exceptionally crispy skin. As soon as the wings are golden brown, toss them in this sweet orange chili sauce to get the party started. The dynamic sauce offers a subtle heat from the fresh ginger and chili flakes, balanced by sweet brown sugar and aromatic orange.
Red Pepper Miso Wings
Skip the cream cheese and pepper jelly appetizer and use the red pepper jelly for something new. These sticky, yet crispy chicken wings take full advantage of the red pepper jelly flavor. The result is a hot, sweet, savory sauce with a vibrant color. Add scallions and fresh basil for an impressive festive-looking dish that is just asking to be taken to a holiday potluck.
Grilled Salt-and-Pepper Chicken Wings
Broiler option: Broil on a foil-lined jelly-roll pan 8 inches from heat 20 minutes or until done, turning halfway through.
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.
Hot-and-Sticky Lemon-Pepper Chicken Wings
Richard Blais explores his British roots at his Atlanta restaurant, The Spence. Lemon curd and malt liquor—both British in origin—are the surprise ingredients in his stellar chicken wings.