The Best Chicken Wings Recipes for When You're Winging a Last-Minute Game Day Feast

Crispy Baked Chicken Wings Recipe
Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer

Chicken wings are synonymous with sports for many people, but we just associate them with any good time to be had. Whether you're looking for a baked chicken wings recipe, an air fryer chicken wings recipe, or an easy chicken wings recipe, we've covered all the bases in this delicious collection. Of course we included a buffalo chicken wings recipe, as well as a few Asian-inspired chicken wing recipes. Wings don't have to be complicated to be a success. A simple dry rub can even lead to a crowd-pleasing appetizer. However you enjoy your wings, don't forget the ranch, carrots, and celery sticks – Plus, of course, your beverage of choice to wash it all down. These recipes are sure to impress even the pickiest guests – they won't even notice if you did just wing it.

01 of 08

Spicy Grilled Chicken Wings

Spicy Grilled Chicken Wings
Greg DuPree; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Claire Spollen

Recipe: Spicy Grilled Chicken Wings

Gochujang and fresh grated ginger give this dish a nice zing. The flavors of Korean barbecue and Southern barbecue come together in these rich, caramelized wings with just a touch of heat.

02 of 08

Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings
Photographer: Greg DuPree; Food Stylist: Rishon Hanners; Prop Stylist: Christina Daley

Recipe: Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

We're beginning to question what this beloved kitchen gadget can't do. One thing's for sure: these crispy, lemony chicken wings are cooked to perfection in the air fryer.

03 of 08

Honey BBQ Chicken Wings

honey bbq chicken wings

Recipe: Honey BBQ Chicken Wings

This is the lip-smacking, finger-licking wing sauce we've been waiting for. The wings are deep fried to a golden color before being popped in the oven to keep them warm.

04 of 08

Instant Pot Chicken Wings

Instant Pot Chicken Wings
Alison Miksch; Prop Styling: Sarah Elizabeth Cleveland; Food Styling: Melissa Gray

Recipe: Instant Pot Chicken Wings

Wings in just 30 minutes? Get out of town. Throw the wings under your broiler after they come out of the instant pot for that signature crisp skin.

05 of 08

Cauliflower Wings

Cauliflower Wings Image
Micah A. Leal

Recipe: Cauliflower Wings

These wings have the same tender crunch that a chicken wing has but with the benefits of a vegetable. They're sure to convince any vegetarian skeptic that vegetarian food can still be packed with flavor.

06 of 08

Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

Crispy Baked Chicken Wings Recipe
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer

Recipe: Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

Football season is inevitably wing season. Switch things up from your usual buffalo sauce with this pepper jelly glaze.

07 of 08

Angela's Spicy Buffalo Wings

Angela's Spicy Buffalo Wings
Beth Dreiling Hontzas

Recipe: Angela's Spicy Buffalo Wings

A classic wing recipe that's sure to be a hit any time you serve it. Pair with ranch, blue cheese, and celery sticks to cut back the heat.

08 of 08

Dry-Rubbed Smoked Wings

Dry-Rubbed Smoked Chicken Wings
Jennifer Causey, Food Styling: Katelyn Hardwick; Prop Styling: Morgan Locke

Recipe: Dry-Rubbed Smoked Wings

Pitmaster Wade Reich of Butts To Go in Pell City, Alabama, shared his rub recipe with us that is all kinds of good. Cooking the wings low and slow ensures the meat is fall-off-the-bone quality.

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