Some like 'em hot and spicy. Others go sweet and smokey. But either way, who doesn't love a great chicken wing?
From spicy Cajun to sweet and savory honey chipotle, it's time to get messy for National Wing Day.
Don’t forget about the dipping sauces- bring on the ranch and blue cheese. These wings are sure to go fast so whip up enough to keep the party going all night long
And if you don’t feeling like hunkering down in the kitchen, let some of the country’s best wing chefs work their magic.
Hooters is offering an All-You-Can-Eat special for just $12.99 and they’re challenging wing lovers to beat last year’s record of 1.5 million wings down. Wing Stop is offering guests five free wings at participating locations- just mention you’re there for National Wing Day. And Hurricane Grill & Wings is offering a signature All-You-Can-Eat deal with wings and fries for $12.99.
So whether you eat in or eat out, just don’t forget the wet naps.
1. Classic Buffalo Wings
Just when you think you know everything there is about the classic buffalo chicken wing, this recipe kicks it up a notch. Aside from all the expected flavors, these wings also come with a side of blue cheese fondue. If you thought wings couldn't get any better, they just did.
2. Korean Barbecue Wings
"Fusion" is not always the buzz word you want to hear when talking about game day chicken wings, but this will make you rethink that. With a sauce made from Korean red pepper paste and bacon drippings, these wings are a "fusion" worth trying.
3. Mole Coloradito Chicken Wings
The combination of the mole coloradito paste, tamarind and hot sauce make these wings a hit at any party. They are crunchy, savory, and have a subtle hint of sweetness.
4. Spicy Island Chicken Wings
The classic flavors of Franks Red Hot Sauce, garlic and onions come together to create the always-popular spicy chicken wing. No better way to experience a little Super Bowl nostalgia.
5. Garlic Ginger Chicken Wings
No need to worry about getting your hands messy with barbecue sauce or burning your throat with Buffalo marinade with these wings. The combination of garlic, fresh ginger, neutral oil (such as grapeseed), soy or tamari sauce, and maple syrup complement each other beautifully.
6. Spicy Cajun Hot Wings
This recipe has two delicious spicy favorites, Frank's Red Hot and Tony Chachere's Cajun seasoning. Great to serve during any sports-watching get together, they taste even better with a savory blue cheese or ranch dip.
7. Kung Pao Chicken Wings
If you like sweet and sour, you'll like this wing recipe. They're deep fried and tossed with a sweet and spicy kung pao- inspired sauce, then topped with chopped peanuts, cilantro and scallions. Yummm.
8. Rosemary Smoked Wings
Get ready to pop the champagne. This is a classy take on the good ol' finger-lickin' wing. Light and crispy, they have an herbaceous, garlicky flavor and the fresh lemon juice adds an bit of awesome acidity.
9. Chipotle Raspberry Chicken Wings
Take a step further into the world of chicken wings by topping them with a raspberry-flavored sauce. It's a twist that is both unexpected and totally amazing.
10. Smoked Barbecue Wings
These wings have a deep, smokey flavor while still managing to stay sweet, tender and light. The chili rub is a mix sugar and spice, packing a huge flavor punch for your palate.
11. Sweet & Spicy Glazed Chicken Wings
The glaze for these wings is a perfectly balanced Asian flavors of sweet and spicy with a hint of smokiness from toasted sesame seeds.
12. Spicy Chipotle-Honey Wings
If you like heat on your wings, then these chile-covered wings are the ones for you. The best part is that they are incredibly easy to make.