Gallery: Game Day Party Planning: 14 Wings Recipes We Love

The Ultimate Extra-Crispy Double Fried Confit Buffalo Wings
The Ultimate Extra-Crispy Double Fried Confit Buffalo Wings
For the best buffalo wings, fry, fry again. These wings are more work than your standard wing but it's worth the extra effort. All of the extra work can be done hours, days, or even weeks in advance. Come game day, all you've got to do is heat up that pot of oil and fry as many or as few wings as you want. These wings are full-on crisp, crackly, ever-so-slightly greasy, perfectly juicy and succulent, sauce-coated, tangy, vinegary perfection in every lick-lipping, finger-dripping bite. Get the recipe »
Really Good Oven-Fried Buffalo Wings
Really Good Oven-Fried Buffalo Wings
The secret to our perfect oven fried wings is rubbing the skin with salt and baking powder, leading to extra crisp results without having to heat up a big pot of oil.

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Extra-Crispy Thai Sweet and Spicy Wings
Extra-Crispy Thai Sweet and Spicy Wings
These wings are dunked in a mixture of flour, cornstarch, and baking powder, then in an egg wash, then back in the flour mixture to create an extra-crispy, thick shell. The initial crunch of the wing gives way to a sweetness, then tang, and ends with a punch of heat. Get the recipe »
The Best Korean Fried Chicken Wings
The Best Korean Fried Chicken Wings
Korean fried chicken (or KFC as those in the know call it) differs vastly from American-style fried chicken. With these chicken wings, you get an eggshell-thin, ultra-crisp crust around a drippingly juicy interior. Get the recipe »
Wings al Pastor
Wings al Pastor
Most of the flavor on these wings comes from the thick spice paste that clings to the wings. They brown deeply in the oven. The heat is fairly mild but there's a strong, special earthiness from the guajillo and chipotle chiles. They definitely need the pineapple and lime to bring some freshness to the party. A lack of skin crispiness leaves a little something to be desired, but plenty of juices flow from the chicken with the all the excellent flavors that make al-pastor-anything such a treat. Get the recipe »
Chile Chicken Wings
Chile Chicken Wings
These may resemble traditional Buffalo wings in appearance, but a blend of soy sauce, tahini, ginger, garlic, and Asian chile sauce adds a new twist. You think you're ready for a mouthful of red hot butter, but instead you get a flavor and texture that surprises to much delight. Get the recipe »
Old Bay Wings
Old Bay Wings
The taste of the Maryland shore does wonders for the wings, which bear only a passing resemblance to hot wings. These are their own thing. The Worcestershire and Old Bay dominate, and it's a stellar combo. Maryland natives, are you with us on this one? Get the recipe »
Habenero Barbecue Wings
Habenero Barbecue Wings
Rubbed wings stay juicy and get a nicely browned skin after about 30 minutes of cooking, at which point barbecue sauce is applied and let to caramelize. Another coating of sauce and some time directly over the coals creates the the layers of sauce that we love. It's a little sticky, a little charred, and just overall delicious. This particular batch is coated with a roasted habanero sauce, because a touch of heat on a smoky wing just makes it all the better, right? Get the recipe »
Sriracha Hot Wings
Sriracha Hot Wings
You can't go wrong with the union of Sriracha and wings, especially over Super Bowl weekend, and especially when you have a batch of homemade Sriracha sauce handy. These wings are first brushed with a rich and spicy Sriracha-based sauce, then tossed with the remaining sauce, creating two layers of hot garlic goodness, ensuring every bite is full of flavor. Get the recipe »
Sweet and Spicy Ginger Wings
Sweet and Spicy Ginger Wings
When it comes to hot wings, sometimes a little bit of sweetness to go with the spice. To that end, a bottle of ginger beer goes a long way in adding a little sweetness, as well as some gingery zip. These wings are a great balance of sweet and spicy that provides a nice change of pace from standard Buffalo wings. Get the recipe »
Honey Chipotle Wings
Honey Chipotle Wings
The sauce on these grilled wings caramelizes and chars slightly over the heat of the coals, bringing out the sweetness of the honey and mellowing the extreme heat of the chipotle peppers. What starts as a sweet crisp bite into a wing ends up leaving a slight smoky burn in the back of your mouth. We rather enjoy that burn. Get the recipe »
Tea-Smoked Chicken Wings
Tea-Smoked Chicken Wings
A wok is an excellent way to add a bit of light smokey flavor to smaller foods, like wings. It requires no special equipment other than a wok and a rack. Since the whole thing happens in a tightly sealed foil tent, very little smoke actually enters the room. Get the recipe »
Hoisin Glazed Chicken Wings
Hoisin Glazed Chicken Wings
Sweet and salty, with a light Asian barbeque flavor, the crispy wings get brushed with a glaze of primarily hoisin, honey, and soy sauce mixture. These wings will disappear so quickly that there might be a few calls of remorse from those guests who weren't so quick enough to get their desired share. Get the recipe »
Momofuku-Style Chicken Wings
Momofuku-Style Chicken Wings
Make no mistake: this is not the incredibly complex recipe in the official Momofuku cookbook, which chef David Chang calls the "world's longest recipe for chicken wings." These are the shortcut, and they couldn't be easier. Get the recipe »