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20 Wing Recipes to Make Your Game Day Spread a High-Flying Success

Jan 19 2017 - 11:19am

Just like the halftime show and cheerleaders, wings are considered to be a great component on game day, but who says they can't be the main event? If you're willing to travel beyond the buffalo, the poultry possibilities are boundless, and prepping a wing buffet is easy to boot. Just fry up enough wing parts to feed your crowd, and toss them in a variety of make-ahead sauces to keep palates piqued and appetites sated. Check out our wing wrap-up for inspiration, but don't be afraid to get creative and experiment with your favorite flavors and ingredients!

Additional reporting by Erin Cullum

Classic Buffalo Wings

It just wouldn't be right to serve a wing buffet without the classic: buffalo wings. This recipe is a healthier take, but you can easily reserve the sauce to toss wings in when you've fried the larger batch.

Get the recipe: baked buffalo wings [4]

Asian Chicken Wings

Elevate your basic chicken wings with the help of hoisin sauce and sesame seeds.

Get the recipe: Asian chicken wings [5]

Baked Spicy BBQ Chicken Wings

Spice up traditional BBQ wings with a chili garlic sauce that packs a punch.

Get the recipe: baked spicy BBQ chicken wings [6]

Slow-Cooker Chicken Wings

Perhaps the easiest way to cook chicken wings is setting them in your slow cooker with BBQ sauce and allowing them to simmer for hours.

Get the recipe: slow-cooker chicken wings [7]

Sweet and Sticky Japanese Chicken Wings

Soy sauce, sugar, and chile flakes join forces to give these Japanese chicken wings a sweet and sticky finish.

Get the recipe: sweet and sticky Japanese chicken wings [8]

Everything-Bagel Chicken Wings

Fans of everything bagels will go crazy for these chicken wings coated in garlic, poppy seeds, and sesame seeds.

Get the recipe: everything-bagel chicken wings [9]

Honey Mustard Chicken Wings

Two-ingredient chicken wings never tasted better than these honey-mustard-glazed wings.

Get the recipe: honey mustard chicken wings [10]

General Tso's Chicken Wings

Skip the takeout and make this creative take on chicken wings, which features all the best flavors of General Tso's chicken.

Get the recipe: General Tso's chicken wings [11]

Honey-Barbecue Wings

Sweet honey soothes zestier ingredients — cider vinegar, hot sauce, and Dijon mustard — in this honey barbecue wing recipe.

Get the recipe: honey-barbecue wings [12]

Sweet and Sour Chicken Wings

Making your own sauce with pineapple juice, brown sugar, vinegar, and ketchup takes these sweet and sour chicken wings to the next level.

Get the recipe: sweet and sour chicken wings [13]

Hawaiian Chicken Wings

Take your taste buds on vacation with Hawaiian chicken wings, sweetened with crushed pineapple and mango.

Get the recipe: Hawaiian chicken wings [14]

Hoisin Sesame Sticky Wings

Hoisin sesame sticky wings are delicious both warm and at room temperature, making them a perfect choice to pack in a pregame cooler.

Get the recipe: hoisin sesame sticky wings [15]

Baked Piri Piri Chicken Wings

These piri piri chicken wings aren't for wimps — they're spicy.

Get the recipe: baked piri piri chicken wings [16]

Salsa Verde Chicken Wings

Capture the bright flavors of tomatillos and serrano chiles with this salsa verde chicken wing.

Get the recipe: salsa verde chicken wings [17]

Apple Bourbon BBQ Grilled Chicken Wings

The combination of bourbon and apple juice gives these chicken wings a smoky, sweet flavor that'll have you licking your fingers.

Get the recipe: apple bourbon BBQ grilled chicken wings [18]

Healthy Baked Buffalo Wings

Baked buffalo wings with a Greek yogurt blue cheese dip allow you to indulge without feeling crappy afterward.

Get the recipe: baked buffalo wings [19]

Korean Fried Chicken wings

Dig into some KFC . . . Korean fried chicken! This spicy-sweet sauce is a different take on classic buffalo wings.

Get the recipe: Korean fried chicken wings [20]

Spicy Honey-Barbecue Chicken Wings

Cayenne pepper and liquid smoke get a satisfying balance from honey and molasses in these spicy-sweet chicken wings.

Get the recipe: honey-barbecue chicken wings [21]

Greek Chicken Wings

Too many buffalo wings? Cool down a fiery mouth with these lemon pepper wings dipped in a cucumber-feta yogurt sauce.

Get the recipe: Greek chicken wings [22]

Soy-Ginger Wings

Crack open a Sapporo beer to enjoy with this izakaya-inspired soy-ginger chicken wing.

Get the recipe: soy-ginger chicken wings [23]

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