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13 Absolute-Best Wing Recipes to Make for the Super Bowl

updated Oct 3, 2023
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Credit: Photo: Alex Lepe ; Food Stylist: Rachel Perlmutter

The AFC and NFC championships are over. The final teams have been chosen. But now it’s time for the real selection. Which wing recipes will you serve guests at your Super Bowl party? With choices like classic hot Buffalo, garlic-parmesan, lemon-pepper, and gingery Korean BBQ, choosing your starting lineup won’t be easy. Okay, we’re out of football puns, now (because let’s be honest, we’re planning to make and eat these by ourselves while watching the Puppy Bowl, the commercials, and maybe the half-time show.)

We’ve narrowed it down to seven highly-selective chicken wing recipes — any one of which will keep everyone (including your party’s armchair quarterbacks) happily munching.

Chicken Wings Recipes

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Crispy Buffalo Chicken Wings
The best-kept secret for super-crispy Buffalo wings? Baking powder.
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Garlic-Parmesan Wings
These ultra-crispy wings are blanketed with a double dose of punchy garlic, plenty of salty Parm, and some melted butter for good measure.
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Grilled Chicken Wings
Cornstarch makes these grilled wings crispy before they're tossed in a traditional buffalo wing sauce.
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French Onion Dip Chicken Wings
Onion soup mix is the secret to making crispy, crunchy chicken wings packed with rich flavor.
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Korean Fried Chicken Wings

If you do decide to fry your wings, pull out all the stops and fry them up right. You haven’t truly had fried wings until you’ve tried them batter-dipped and double fried. The coating on these finger-licking Korean-style chicken wings includes ginger and a sweet-peppery sauce called Gochujang. Trust us, this is better than anything you can buy at the bar.

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Grilled BBQ Chicken Wings

Want to instantly become a Super Bowl party legend? Grill. Your. Wings. As long as you can brave the cold (and clear the snow off) grilling outdoors is no problem, regardless of the weather. The fun of having a summer treat in winter will be worth it — and you don’t need to spend hours out there either: Prep them early, slow cooking the wings in the sauce during the pre-game show, then fire up the gas or light the coals to crisp the skin right before kickoff.

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The Best Instant Pot Chicken Wings
The best thing about Instant Pot wings is how incredibly juicy and tender they are. Plus, they're ready in a fraction of the time as oven-baked.
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Air Fryer Chicken Wings
Air fryer chicken wings are some of the crispiest, juiciest wings you'll have outside a restaurant, and they take under an hour to cook.
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Brined Chicken Wings
Brining is a foolproof way to give chicken wings an internal basting and moisture shield that there’s really no substitute for.
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Lemon Pepper Oven-Baked Wings

Not every wing needs to be spicy, and this classic combo gives wings a one-two punch of tang and pop. Dry brine them overnight in the fridge, then bake to make the skin crackly and brown while freeing up your pre-game schedule. Now that’s a win!

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Fried Chicken Wings
For the tender, juicy wings with the crispiest skin, opt for frying rather than baking.
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Boneless Wings
Learn how to make your own boneless wings at home and try two tasty sauces: Buffalo and honey BBQ.
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Crispy Baked Chicken Wings
This crispy baked chicken wings recipe is packed with flavor and easy to put together.
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