27 Best Chicken Wing Recipes [Easy Flavor Ideas]

Chicken wing recipes to satisfy the cravings of any wing lover. Including spicy, Korean, sweet, and honey varieties. Perfect for BBQ dinners, or game day tailgating parties.

Best Chicken Wing Recipes

Thankfully, wing lovers like me don’t need to wait until summer to get their chicken fix. The beauty of wings is that they’re good all year round, and for any occasion. Game day, birthday party… heck I’d even have them at a wedding.

Here’s a list of 27 of the best chicken wings recipes from around the web.

Vietnamese Fish Sauce & Cilantro

Vietnamese Chicken Wings

These addictive Vietnamese wings from Bee over at Rasamalaysia are marinated in a beautiful fish sauce, to make them sweet and sticky. Your hands will get dirty but oh boy, will it be worth it.

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Crispy Garlic Parmesan

garlic parmesan chicken wings recipe

These chicken wings are a low carb version of garlic parmesan chicken wings. They can be baked in the oven or in an air fryer and they are way less messy than regular wings! Plus they can be made ahead of time and be put into the fridge or the freezer until ready for use.

First, start by mixing together crushed up pork rinds, parmesan, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and salt. Dip your chicken wings into melted butter and then into the dry mixture. Lay on a baking tray and bake for 35-40 minutes and then you’re done!

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Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan

Easy Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

This recipe is another way to make garlic parmesan chicken wings, but this time it is cooked in a slow cooker and finished off in the oven. Cooking them in the slow cooker ensures that the chicken is tender and juicy and then broiling them in the oven gives them that crispy outside that everyone loves.

All you do is put your chicken in the slow cooker and season with salt and pepper. Melt some butter down and add minced garlic. Pour your garlic butter all over the chicken and let it cook for 3 hours. Afterward, broil in the oven for 5 minutes on each side, then sprinkle parmesan cheese and put it back into the oven for a few minutes until the cheese is melted. There you have it! Juicy, tender, and crispy chicken wings!

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Crock Pot Buffalo Sauce

easy crock pot chicken wings

Buffalo wings are delicious! They are nice and crispy but also spicy from the buffalo sauce. This is another chicken wing recipe that can be made in the slow cooker and finished off in the oven.

The first thing you want to do is put your chicken in the crockpot. Mix your buffalo sauce, brown sugar, and minced garlic in a bowl. Add onions to your chicken then pour your sauce over the top. Cook for 6 hours on low or 3 hours on high. After they’re done, put them into the oven and broil them for 5-10 minutes until they become golden brown and serve.

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BBQ Sauce & Honey

Honey Barbeque Baked Wings

These honey BBQ wings are phenomenal! I love the sweet and smoky flavour that the sauce gives it. Plus they are super easy to make at home!

Start by washing, drying, and seasoning your wings with salt, pepper, garlic powder, cayenne, and paprika. Pop your wings in the oven for 35-40 minutes. While your wings are baking, make the sauce by combining BBQ sauce, honey, ketchup, hot sauce, and garlic powder. Once the wings are done, coat them in the sauce and put them back into the oven for another 5-10 minutes and then you’re done and ready to enjoy!

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Crispy Garlic & Paprika

Easy Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Wings Starters

You wanna know the secret to super crispy baked chicken wings? It’s baking powder! These crispy oven-baked chicken wings are a healthier alternative to fried chicken wings and they taste just as good, if not better.

Simply place your chicken wings into a plastic bag and then add baking powder, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Seal the plastic bag and shake so all the chicken is coated in the seasonings. Bake for 30 minutes per side or until it’s golden brown then you’re ready to go!

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Honey Glazed Cajun Spice

Honey Glazed Cajun Chicken Wings

Who doesn’t love a Cajun flare when it comes to their food?! I know I do! These chicken wings are great because if you’re going to a BBQ or picnic, you can bake these ahead of time and then heat them up on the grill when you get there.

Just coat your chicken in Cajun seasoning and bake in the oven. In a bowl, mix together Cajun seasoning, lemon juice, honey, ketchup, and dry mustard. When your chicken is done, toss it in the sauce, and then when it’s cooled off you can cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Then all you need to do is take them to the BBQ or picnic and throw them on the grill to heat them up and enjoy.

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Honey Lime Sauce

Honey Lime Sauce

These honey and lime chicken wings really pack a punch of flavor! They are seasoned to perfection and coated in a delicious sauce. Additionally, these chicken wings are also gluten-free and low carb.

To start, boil your chicken wings for about 7 minutes. After, dry them thoroughly and season with salt, ground coriander, garlic powder, and paprika. Bake for 25 minutes then flip and bake for another 8 minutes. While those are in the oven, in a bowl, combine butter, honey, cilantro, the juice and zest of a lime, and crushed red pepper flakes. Toss the chicken wings in the sauce and get ready to devour these wings!

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Grilled Chinese 5-Spice

Five Spice Grilled Chicken Wings

These chicken wings are filled with traditional, aromatic, Chinese flavors. They are extremely easy to make and they have so much flavor from not only the marinade, but from cooking them on the grill too.

First, start off by washing and drying your chicken wings. Put the wings into a plastic bag and add garlic, five-spice, oyster sauce, soy sauce, honey, and sesame oil, then shake thoroughly. Leave the chicken to marinate in the fridge for at least two hours then grill and serve.

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Baked Parmesan & Cayenne Pepper

Baked Parmesan Chicken Wings

These chicken wings are simply delicious! They are oven baked and have lots of different seasonings on them to give them great flavour in every bite!

First of all, grab two bowls. In the first bowl, you want to add parmesan, black pepper, garlic powder, paprika, oregano, and cayenne. In the second bowl, add melted butter. Dip your chicken into the melted butter and then into the seasonings. Bake for 30 minutes, then lower your oven temperature and then in there for another hour and then you’re done.

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Grilled Rosemary & Garlic

Grilled Rosemary & Garlic

This recipe is super unique and super tasty! Rosemary and garlic go so well with chicken, it only makes sense to add them to your chicken wings.

In a plastic bag, add your chicken, olive oil, white wine vinegar, rosemary, garlic, and salt and pepper. Shake thoroughly making sure that the chicken is well coated. Marinade in the fridge for at least an hour, then cook on the grill and serve and enjoy.

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Sticky Teriyaki Sauce

Sticky Teriyaki

This teriyaki chicken wing recipe has to be the easiest recipe ever! You only need 3 ingredients to make these finger licking wings!

Simply marinade your chicken in teriyaki sauce for an hour, bake, broil, top with parsley, and serve. That’s literally it! Definitely a simple and budget-friendly meal!

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BBQ Apricot Glaze

Easy Apricot BBQ Chicken Wings

These sweet apricot BBQ Chicken wings are perfect for game day! They have the classic BBQ element with a twist with the apricots. They are a flavour explosion in your mouth!

Start by tossing your chicken wings in baking powder and salt then bake them for 20 minutes on each side. While they’re baking, get a bowl, and whisk together apricot preserves, BBQ sauce, vinegar, minced garlic, and hot sauce. Toss the wings in the sauce and then broil them in the oven for a few minutes. Top with sesame seeds and green onions then serve!

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BBQ Smoked Wings & IPA Marinade

Crispy Smoked Chicken Wings

There’s nothing like some good, old fashioned smoked chicken wings! They are so flavourful from the brine, the seasonings, and the smoke. Then the sauce is the cherry on top!

Start by putting your chicken wings in a plastic bag and adding poultry rub, salt, brown sugar, and paired with an IPA beer. Seal the bag and leave it in the fridge for 12-24 hours. Next, pat your chicken dry then toss with more poultry rub and cornstarch. Smoke for 30 minutes, turn up the temperature, and smoke for another 45 minutes. Then make your sauce on the stove by combining IPA, brown sugar, hot sauce, and butter then reduce. Coat the wings in the sauce and let them smoke for 15 more minutes. Then there you have it, perfection!

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Buffalo Sauce & Blue Cheese

Baked Crispy Buffalo Chicken Wings

Now last, but certainly not least, we have these crispy buffalo wings. Another simple recipe that’s great for game day! They’re great served on their own or with a tangy ranch or blue cheese dip.

Coat your chicken in stone house seasons and cornstarch then bake for 50-55 minutes. Toss in buffalo sauce and then you’re done! Very simple!

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Gochujang & Sesame Seed

Fried Korean Chicken Wings

These wings are not nearly as spicy as one would expect when talking about Korean chicken, but it is a good thing! The marinade is a balance of sweet and spicy, with the spice coming from gochujang, a Korean chili paste, and hot mustard. With a sprinkle of sesame seeds, these wings are succulent from start to finish.

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Tamarind Ginger Glaze

Baked Chicken Wings With Tamarind-Ginger Glaze

Tamarind paste is the secret ingredient to make these wings veer towards sweet and sour! This recipe uses a whopping 18 dried Kashmiri red chilies and 6 fresh Thai red chilies, so the tamarind paste also acts as a great contrast to all that spice! If you are unsure of your spice tolerance, remove the seeds from the Thai red chilies to keep it from being too spicy.

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Tandoori & Fresno Chiles

Tandoori Chicken Wings

This recipe uses a marinade of yogurt that is mixed with fragrant spices such as garam masala and paprika so that it really penetrates through to the bone of the chicken wings. However these wings should not be made in a rush because the longer it marinates (2-8 hours), the tenderer and more flavorful these wings become.

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Oregano & Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan Chicken Wings

These wings are going to bring in a little Italian flair to your party! Coated with Italian-style bread crumbs and doused in parmesan cheese, these wings are not for those that like their wings modest. By coating these wings in an egg wash before rolling them in the crumbs, these wings are extra crispy without needing the use of a deep fryer.

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Baked Buffalo Sauce & Garlic Powder

Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings

Do you want to know what makes these chicken wings extremely delectable? The fact that it uses a mixture of buffalo sauce and melted butter to create the crispy coating. The spice mixture in this recipe is incredibly simple and likely ingredients most people have in their pantry. To mix it up a bit, add in extra chili powder or paprika into the mix for an extra kick.

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Korean Gochujang & Soy Sauce

Korean Chicken Wings

What is great about this is the sauce only takes a total of 5 minutes to make! All you need to do is prepare the chicken so that this sauce can be poured over top and voila, you have wings! Using gochujang, rice wine and soy sauce, this wing sauce is neither too spicy nor sweet and will be pleasing to all guests.

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Jalapeño & Cheddar

Jalapeño Cheddar Chicken Wings

These wings are ooey and gooey and the perfect game day starter! The secret to this jalapeño sauce is using the juice from the pickled peppers to really reinforce that flavor. If you find that you this is still not hot enough for you, feel free to use fresh jalapeño peppers or even habanero peppers as a finishing garnish.

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Korean Chili Paste & Chimichurri

Korean-Spiced Chicken Wings

These wings will look amazing on any potluck table with the fiery red sauce that is doused over it. This recipe comes with a mint chimichurri, using fresh mint, parsley and lemon juice as the main ingredients, that will create a very cooling contrast to the spicy wings. For any sauce you find unused, save it to marinate other meats or even vegetables!

Sticky Pomegranate Glaze

Baked Chicken Wings with Pomegranate Glaze

Who would have thought using pomegranate seeds to top off chicken wings would make them look so appealing? The addition of fresh pomegranate really sells the flavor of the wings that uses pomegranate juice as its marinade! The mix of pomegranate and orange juice alongside red wine vinegar create a chicken wing marinade that will keep you reaching for wing after wing.

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Crockpot Honey Garlic Sauce

crockpot chicken wings

Too busy to really worry about making chicken wings? This is a great recipe to have at your disposal. All you need to do is create the marinades for 3 different sauces before popping the wings into the crockpot and letting them tenderize and cook for 3 hours, ready for you to bring to any potluck!

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Instant Pot Drumettes

Instant Pot Chicken Wings

If you are on a time crunch and your guests are set to arrive within 30 minutes – do not worry! This recipe is faster than calling a restaurant to order wings for delivery! A total of 10 minutes including prep and cook time, you do not have to worry about defrosting the wings beforehand! Pour the sauce over the chicken and into the instant pot it goes!

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Air Fried Wings & Buffalo Sauce

Air Fried Wings & Buffalo Sauce

These wings can absolutely be made for that dairy-free friend of yours. Instead of using butter to mix in with your hot sauce, feel free to use a dairy-free alternative because it will not affect the overall taste of these wings. The use of an air fryer is what will give these a wonderful light crisp.

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