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Top 12 Chicken Wing Recipes

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Whether you're searching for a recipe for chicken wings for a meal, tailgating, a picnic, a weekend snack, or party, you're sure to find an excellent choice in this list. These top-rated chicken wing recipes include baked, fried, and a few for the slow cooker.

1. Saucy Jack Daniel's Barbecue Chicken Drumettes

Jack Daniel's Barbecue Chicken Drumettes
Photo © Diana Rattray
A hot and spicy Jack Daniel's barbecue sauce adds fabulous flavor to these juicy, delicious baked chicken drumettes. Use Sriracha sauce to add heat to the sauce, or use cayenne pepper or another hot sauce.

Recipe: Jack Daniel's Barbecue Chicken Drumettes

2. Spicy Cajun Style Chicken Wings

Spicy Cajun Style Chicken Wings
Picture © Diana Rattray
These chicken wings are delicious as is, or serve with Ranch dressing, a mustard mayonnaise sauce or a spicy Creole Mayonnaise blend. These flavorful wings can be made as spicy as you you like by adding more or less Tabasco and cayenne pepper to the sauce.

Recipe: Spicy Cajun Style Chicken Wings

3. Maple Chicken Wings

Maple Chicken Wings
Photo © Diana Rattray
These great-tasting chicken wings are easy to prepare and bake with a flavorful maple sauce. This recipe will serve 5 to 6 people as an entree or 10 to 12 as an appetizer. They make a great holiday appetizer or tailgating snack.

Recipe: Maple Chicken Wings

4. Baked Buffalo Wings

Baked Buffalo Wings
Picture © Diana Rattray
These nicely seasoned wings are quick and easy to prepare and bake with a simple brine and a tasty sauce with only four ingredients. Serve these wings with the traditional blue cheese dip or a blue cheese dressing, ranch dressing, or your favorite dip. If you like more heat, add more Tabasco, or go with only the hot sauce if you prefer them a little milder.

Recipe: Baked Buffalo Wings

5. Hot and Spicy Chicken Drumettes

Hot and Spicy Chicken Drumettes
Photo © Diana Rattray
These tasty drumettes are made with hot sauce and seasonings. The wing pieces will be the hit of the party. They're perfect for tailgating, family gatherings, or make them for a family meal.

Recipe: Hot and Spicy Chicken Drumettes

6. Spicy Glazed Chicken Wings

Spicy Glazed Chicken Wings
Photo © Diana Rattray
These tasty chicken wings are glazed with a cinnamon and sherry mixture. The wings are marinated for about 5 hours before baking.

Recipe: Spicy Glazed Chicken Wings

7. Sesame Chicken Wings

Sesame Chicken Wings
Photo © Diana Rattray
A marinade with Asian seasonings flavor these great-tasting chicken wings. The chicken wings are marinated then baked to perfection. These make a fabulous party snack, or serve them with rice and stir fried vegetables for a great family meal.

Recipe: Sesame Chicken Wings

8. Linda's Crockpot Chicken Wings

A simple soy sauce, garlic, and honey sauce flavors these simple chicken wings, and they are cooked hands-free in the slow cooker.

Recipe: Linda's Crockpot Chicken Wings

9. Broiled Barbecued Chicken Wings

Broiled Barbecued Chicken Wings
Picture © Diana Rattray
These well seasoned chicken wings make a great meal or snack for a family. Feel free to double or triple the recipe for a holiday appetizer or game day snack for a bigger crowd. These are great wings to make for a tailgating party or picnic.

Recipe: Broiled Barbecued Chicken Wings

10. Spicy Chicken Wings in Barbecue Sauce, Slow Cooker

Spicy Chicken Wings in Barbecue Sauce
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These easy, spicy chicken wings are cooked in the crockpot with honey and barbecue sauce, along with simple seasonings. These are nice wings to make for a tailgating event, or serve as a Super Bowl snack.

Recipe: Spicy Chicken Wings in Barbecue Sauce, Slow Cooker

11. Cajun Chicken Wings

Cajun Chicken Wings
Photo © Terri Wuerthner
Terri's tasty chicken wings can be served as an entree or appetizer. The wings are perfectly seasoned with a mixture of Tabasco, butter, and several peppers.

Recipe: Cajun Chicken Wings

12. Taco Chicken Wings

Taco seasonings and crushed corn chips make these chicken wings crunchy and flavorful. Serve as a party snack or game day treat.

Recipe: Taco Chicken Wings

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