Use a two-zone direct fire for grilling wings to ensure even cooking and crispy skin.
Guide to Grilling: Arranging the Coals
For the crispiest skin, dry-brine your wings with salt and baking powder and air-dry them overnight in the fridge.
For the Crispiest Chicken (and Turkey) Skin, Grab the Baking Powder
If you're using a batter to deep-fry wings, add vodka for a crispier crust.
For the Wispiest, Crispiest Deep-Fried Crusts, Grab the Vodka
Use your oven to get crisp wings without the mess of deep-frying.
No Fuss, No Muss: How to Oven-Fry Chicken Wings