The Wonderful World of Wings: 23 WOW-worthy Chicken Wing Recipes

Chicken wings are a Game Day staple; just about everyone has a recipe for them. However, people tend to stick to their favorites and miss out on many amazing flavors. This list aims to give various flavors and cooking methods that will definitely spice up your wing game!

From the latest appliances to tried-and-true cooking methods, you are sure to find a new way to cook chicken wings. Regardless of your preferences, we guarantee that one of the recipes on our list will make you say, “Wow!”

Lemon Pepper Honey Wings

Lemon Pepper Honey Chicken
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Simple ingredients make these wings a balanced blend of sweet and zesty. A homemade blend of lemon pepper season the wings, which are then tossed in a honey garlic sauce for spectacular sweetness.

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Garlic Parmesan Wings

Garlic Parmesan Wings
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These wings are baked at two different temperatures to render an extra crispy exterior. They are then tossed in a cheesy take on buffalo sauce. With a perfect mix of heat and flavor, these wings will surely please!

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Best Air Fryer Jerk Chicken Wings

Best Air Fryer Jerk Chicken Wings
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Succulent chicken wings, spiced to perfection in a jerk dry rub, are a perfect adaptation of normal jerk chicken in wing form. The seasoning provides a wonderful smokiness without ever touching a grill or smoker. They are air-fried to golden perfection!

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Soy Garlic Chicken Wings

Soy Garlic Chicken Wings
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These wings are an homage to a wonderful dish called Manchurian chicken. They are another perfect combination of sweet and tangy flavors with a hint of spice. They are sprinkled with sesame seeds and scallions for wings that taste as good as they look.

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Dry Rub Chicken Wings

Dry Rub Chicken Wings
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These wings are seasoned and prepped beforehand, making them great for a weeknight meal. The recipe uses a process called dry brining, which helps to create an even crispier exterior and season the wings all the way through. It also includes a wonderful BBQ dry rub.

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Garlic Butter Chicken Wings

Garlic Butter Chicken Wings
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Baked instead of fried to avoid the hassle of frying, it is seasoned with a slew of spices, including baking powder, to add crispness to the skin. Tossed in herby garlic butter, it is an unforgettable flavor bomb!

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Sticky Sesame Chicken Wings With Rice

Sticky Sesame Chicken Wings With Rice
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Marinated in a gluten-free Asian marinade, these wings are a perfect balance of savory and sweet. The sauce is cooked until extra sticky and super satisfying. They are covered in sesame seeds, peanuts, cilantro, and green onions and served atop a steaming bowl of rice.

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Air Fryer Chipotle Chicken Wings

Air Fryer Chipotle Chicken Wings
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Crispy air-fried chicken wings dry rubbed in a Mexican-inspired blend. Served with a to-die-for firecracker ranch, this tantalizing blend of heat and sweetness is perfect for dipping in a lime-laced ranch dressing.

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Baked Mango Habanero Chicken Wings

Baked Mango Habanero Chicken Wings
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Mango and habanero are a tried and true combination and fit so perfectly on chicken wings. The spice level is easily customizable by the number of habaneros you add. Sure to steal the show at your next gathering.

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Sticky and Spicy Baked Chicken Wings

Sticky and Spicy Baked Chicken Wings
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These wings are marinated in a homemade Asian marinade to ensure the garlicky flavor is incorporated throughout the wing. They’re perfect as an appetizer or a main meal. It’s less messy than other tossed wings and very quick to prep, making it perfect for a quick weeknight treat.

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Crispy Garlic Parmesan Wings

Crispy Garlic Parmesan Wings
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These wings are low-carb, gluten-free, and great for keto! Light on the spice for those not so inclined to heat. Tossed in a lovely garlic parmesan sauce right before eating. A garlicky gift to anyone who gets a bite!

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Paleo Old Bay Wings

Paleo Old Bay Wings
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There are many chefs who will put Old Bay on just about anything, and for good reason! Traditionally used for fish, however, it works perfectly on chicken wings! Tossed in ghee and lemon for flavor and baking powder for crispness. They also comply with the Paleo diet!

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Baked Buffalo Wings

Baked Buffalo Wings
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An absolute classic, buffalo wings are a Game Day staple for a reason. This recipe uses homemade buffalo sauce. They are baked to crispy perfection and coated in a crowd-favorite sauce!

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Air Fryer Chicken Wings Extra Crispy

Air Fryer Chicken Wings Extra Crispy
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These wings take crispy to a whole new level! This recipe seasons simply with salt and pepper and coats with cornstarch and baking powder for the maximum amount of crispy! They are served with a sweet and spicy buffalo sauce.

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0-400 Crispy Smoked Chicken Wings

0-400 Crispy Smoked Chicken Wings
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These wings use an imaginative new cooking process to make things quick and easy for an amazing batch of wings. They are started on a cold grill and heated at 400 degrees until done. This eliminates the need for preheating and allows you to get a wonderful smoky flavor. Seasoned with a homemade dry rub, they are the perfect vehicle for a sauce of your choosing or just eaten plain.

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Air Fried Buffalo Chicken Wings

Air Fried Buffalo Chicken Wings
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This recipe uses kitchen staples to make a homemade buffalo sauce that is sure to knock your socks off. These chicken wings are air-fried to perfection. Easy to prepare and perfect with a variety of sides!

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Korean Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

Furikake Teriyaki Chicken Wings
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These wings are unique to this list because they are pan-fried. The base of flavor is a Korean-inspired sauce that blends ginger, garlic, soy, honey, and mirin. They are much healthier than the deep-fried version and full of flavor!

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Furikake Teriyaki Chicken Wings

Furikake Teriyaki Chicken Wings
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These wings have all the makings of classic teriyaki but are slathered on amazing chicken wings! They are sprinkled generously with Furikake, a Japanese seasoning consisting of dried seaweed, sesame seeds, and salt. They are already perfectly crisp; however, the furikake adds a fun extra layer of crunch.

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Cilantro Lime Chicken Wings

Cilantro Lime Chicken Wings
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Cilantro and lime are a super fresh and zingy way to give your next chicken wings some flair. Baked in the oven until slightly caramelized, then brushed with a zesty honey lime glaze. It’s a perfect way to introduce a classic combo to chicken wings.

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Broiled Chicken Wings

Broiled Chicken Wings
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These wings require no grill but deliver an out-of-this-world level of tasty char. Seasoned with a simple citrus marinade, they are a perfect light and crisp chicken wing option. Broiling also means the wings are done in around 20 minutes, so quick!

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Crispy Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

Crispy Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings
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This simple recipe uses just four ingredients but is packed with incredible zingy flavor! It’s a flavorful and healthy option for a quick snack or game-day appetizer! If you try it once, you might just make it one hundred times!

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Korean Gochujang Chicken Wings

Korean Gochujang Chicken Wings
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Gochujang is a star ingredient in many Korean dishes and has every right to be. It is a fermented chili paste that brings so much spice and depth to any dish it is added to. It is truly the star of these wings, and you must try it at least once!

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Sumac Lemon Baked Chicken Wings

Sumac Lemon Baked Chicken Wings
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These Mediterranean spiced wings are a great Summery addition to chicken wings! These wings are great for anyone who loves tartness. The combination of sumac and lemon in the marinade makes these wings appetizingly acidic!

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