Chicken wings became popular with those fried, hot sauce doused bar favorites. There is, however, so much more you can do with the humble chicken wing. These best chicken wing recipes demonstrate that. From the sweet to the spicy to the savory, try these recipes and expand beyond the bland. Chicken wings are perfect for the grill or smoker. They render fat and pick up flavor. There are few things better than a good, smoky chicken wing. Any of these are perfect for your Superbowl Cookout.
Salt and Vinegar Chicken Wings
If you love salt and vinegar potato chips then you’ll certainly love these. These wings make a delicious appetizer for cookouts, tailgating, and Super Bowl parties. Serve with a blue cheese dipping sauce for a complete experience.
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Grilled Tequila-Lime Wings
The Grilled Tequila Lime Wings have all the flavor you are looking for. These wings can be a meal by themselves but make the perfect appetizer. While the recipes says to marinate for an hour or two, you can get these chicken wings ready well before any gathering and throw them on the grill when you are ready. These are so good, you will probably want to make a double batch.
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Brine for Chicken Wings
There is hardly a game day event or cookout without the beloved chicken wing. Of course they deserve a little extra love and that's just what this recipe is about. This brine for wings adds moisture, and a little touch of spice to the finished product. After brining, season as you normally would, minus salt, and cook as you wish. This recipe makes enough for 1-1 1/2 pounds of chicken wings. Double or triple brine mixture to accommodate more.
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The Best Spicy Chicken Wings
These dry rubbed chicken wings are placed on the grill and served with a cooling dipping sauce. Unlike most wing recipes, this recipe does not call for a sauce to be applied. Frankly, they don’t need it to be the best spicy chicken wings. If you do choose to brine the chicken wings before grilling, omit the salt. I recommend cooking these over charcoal, but a gas unit will work just fine. Truly one of the best chicken wing recipes.
Hoisin Honey-Garlic Wings
These Hoisin Honey-Garlic Wings are grilled to perfection with an Asian inspired sauce. Cooked and sauced, they go back onto the grill to merge the flavor. These make the perfect appetizer for just about any occasion. If you are looking for something unique for Super Bowl, these are the wings to make.
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Tabasco Chicken Wings
These Tabasco Chicken wings get a double dose of heat. They are brined in a Tabasco solution but also get a Tabasco Buffalo sauce at the end. A nice double whammy of flavor for spicy wings.
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Grilled Szechuan Chicken Wings
There are so many great ways to prepare chicken wings. These Szechuan Chicken Wings are grilled, of course. They start with a flavorful rub and then get doused in a rich and slightly spicy sauce. What you get is a fantastic flavor that makes these wings stand out above all others. Try smoking these wings for even more flavor.
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Lemon-Garlic Wings on the Grill
There are a multitude of flavors that work well with chicken, but lemon is one that truly stands out. These grilled Lemon-Garlic Wings are perfect for any cookout or game day gathering. The best part is that you can serve these as is or with a creamy ranch or blue cheese dip. I recommend a good wing brine before grilling these wings. Use the simple brine recipe below or one of your choosing.
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Grilled Apricot-Balsamic Chicken Wings
These wings are grilled then drizzled with a delicious apricot-balsamic reduction, and topped with chopped red onions and parsley. A tasty addition for any get together.