15 Best Chicken Wing Recipes—Ever

Whether you’re missing your favorite sports bar or you’re just craving that juicy, crispy chicken, you can’t go wrong with a plate of wings. This dish is classic for a reason, and it’s easier to make at home than you’d think!

In honor of National Chicken Wing Day, we’re bringing you the best chicken wing recipes out there. From classic buffalo to sweet, soy-garlic marinades, we’ve got you covered. And if you love cooking, sign up for our newsletter to get daily recipes and food news in your inbox!

Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

You don’t need a deep-fryer or even an air fryer to get crispy buffalo wings. This simple recipe cooks the chicken right in your oven, and it doesn’t skimp on flavor.

Get our recipe for the Best-Ever Buffalo Wings

sesame soy garlic chicken wings 2
Carlene Thomas/Eat This, Not That!

Don’t like Buffalo sauce? You can still enjoy the crispy taste of chicken wings! Our marinade uses sesame oil, chili sauce, and garlic for an unforgettable burst of flavor. And everything will get perfectly crispy in your air fryer.

Get our recipe for Air Fryer Sesame Soy Garlic Chicken Wings

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buffalo chicken wings and celery on a plate
Kiersten Hickman/Eat This, Not That!

If you have an Instant Pot, you’re well on your way to having delicious chicken wings. The trick here is cooking the wings in the Instant Pot and then broiling them in the oven for an extra-crispy finish.

Get our recipe for Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Wings

Healthy beijing wings
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

If your ideal version of chicken wings features scallions and sesame seeds, this is just the recipe for you. These wings will cook right in your oven—just make sure to leave enough time for them to marinate ahead of time.

Get our recipe for Roasted Chicken Wings in an Asian Marinade

Healthy and crispy buffalo chicken on a plate
Kiersten Hickman/Eat This, Not That!

When we say “simple,” we mean it: These wings will cook right in your oven. And the sauce is easy to make, too—all you need is butter and hot sauce. Yum!

Get our recipe for Simple & Tasty Buffalo Chicken.

thai chicken marinade
Courtesy of Shayn Prapaisilp

This Thai-style marinade is perfect for chicken wings. You might never go back to Buffalo sauce again!

Get our recipe for Gai Tod Thai Chicken Marinade

Spicy honey chicken wings
Courtesy of Ambitious Kitchen

If you’re looking for honey-flavored wings that still have that spicy kick, this recipe is a dream come true. It’s so good, you might accidentally start a wing-eating contest among your family members!

Get the recipe from Ambitious Kitchen

Everything Bagel Chicken Wings
Courtesy of Foxes Love Lemons

You’ve heard of putting everything bagel seasoning on eggs and avocado toast. But you probably haven’t tried everything bagel-flavored chicken wings! This recipe uses everything bagel seasoning and Worcestershire sauce for a flavor combo you won’t soon forget.

Get the recipe from Foxes Love Lemons

honey garlic chicken wings
Courtesy of A Pretty Life in the Suburbs

With hoisin sauce, rice wine, and even ketchup, these wings are bursting with unexpected flavor pairings. They pair perfectly with our healthy green bean recipes!

Get the recipe from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs

crispy oven baked wings without sauce
Courtesy of Recipe Tin Eats

Coating chicken wings in baking powder is the secret to getting them perfectly crispy in your oven. You won’t believe how easy it is!

Get the recipe from Recipe Tin Eats

chicken wings with cranberry sauce
Courtesy of Foody Schmoody

Don’t wait until Thanksgiving rolls around to enjoy the delicious taste of cranberry! You might not think it goes with chicken wings, but it really works in this recipe.

Get the recipe from Foody Schmoody

chicken wings made with black pepper and garlic on serving tray topped with scallions
Courtesy of Well Plated

Made with soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, and plenty of black pepper, these wings are the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. Dig in!

Get the recipe from Well Plated

chicken wings made with fish sauce and whole shishito peppers in skillet
Courtesy of I Am a Food Blog

If you haven’t had chicken cooked with fish sauce, you’re in for a real treat. The roasted shishito peppers give this recipe an extra kick.

Get the recipe from I Am a Food Blog

barbecue baked chicken wings with dipping sauce and crudites
Courtesy of Gimme Some Oven

If you prefer sweet barbecue sauce to buffalo sauce, this wing recipe will become your new go-to. It’s perfect with crudites for an easy summer meal.

Get the recipe from Gimme Some Oven

fried chicken wings on plate with white dipping sauce
Alexander Prokopenko/Shutterstock

Mayonnaise-based Alabama white sauce is the perfect topping for blackened chicken wings. It’s spicy, flavorful, and totally unexpected—we guarantee it’ll blow everyone at your dinner table away.

Get the recipe from Better Be Grilled

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