Our Favorite Chicken Wings Recipes for Game Day (or Any Occasion)

Whether you want baked wings, hot wings, or Buffalo wings, chicken wings are a clear winner among finger foods.

Few foods are quite like chicken wings. They’re a great game day treat—and a perennial member of the Super Bowl snacks family—but they can also be dressed up for a stand-up cocktail hour or a graduation party. They can be healthy—think baked chicken wings—or totally indulgent, in the case of fried chicken wings soaked in an irresistible sauce.

You’re probably most familiar with chicken wings at your local sports bar or favorite casual restaurant—some restaurants even focus entirely on chicken wings—but like most chicken recipes, chicken wings recipes can be as tasty at home as they are at an eatery. Making chicken wings recipes doesn’t have to be a huge struggle, either. These three recipes include two grilled versions and a version you make on the stovetop.

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Cherry Bourbon Chicken Wings

Super Bowl Food Ideas: Cherry Bourbon Chicken Wings
Victor Protasio

These chicken wings are so good, you’ll keep them on rotation before, during, and after football season. The sweet and sour Bourbon sauce helps the wings get nice and crispy on the grill, and they pair well with traditional cookout fixings such as slaw and potato salad.

Get the recipe: Cherry Bourbon Chicken Wings

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Garlic-Parmesan Chicken Wings


Greg DuPree

These wings get their insanely delicious flavor from parmesan cheese and a garlicky parsley-lemon sauce. And don't worry if you don't have a grill. They can be made in the broiler, too.

Get the recipe: Garlic-Parmesan Chicken Wings

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Pollo Guisado Chicken Wings

Pollo guisado recipe

The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

Pollo Guisado is a popular Latin American chicken stew. This tasty recipe incorporates its spicy flavors to create a zesty twist on classic chicken wings.

Get the recipe: Pollo Guisado Chicken Wings

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