A pile of Tabasco chicken wings on a white plate with some ranch dip.
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Tabasco Chicken Wings

These Tabasco chicken wings, which are deep-fried and tossed in a spicy Tabasco butter sauce made with chili sauce, vinegar, and cayenne, are not your ordinary chicken wings.
A bowl of buffalo chicken wings with a bottle of beer, a shot glass of raw vegetables, and a cup of dip on the side.
Ryland Peters & Small
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Buffalo Chicken Wings

Yes, you can make spicy fried classic buffalo chicken wings at home. And it's easier than you may think. Here's how.
Korean chicken wings piled around a white container of dipping sauce.
Aki Kamozawa | H. Alexander Talbot
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Korean Chicken Wings

These Korean chicken wings are actually baked, not fried, yet are still impossibly crisp. And they’re served with a finger-lickingly lovely sweet and spicy dipping sauce. Move over, Buffalo wings.
Several bacon-wrapped chicken wings on a grill grate with flame below.
Leigh Beisch
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Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Wings

Bacon-wrapped chicken wings need just three ingredients–chicken wings, bacon, and black pepper–to make this stellar nosh. In about an hour you’ll have the best-grilled finger food you can imagine. And sooo simple.
An oval plate with four pieces of Southern fried chicken wings.
Jason Wyche
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Southern Fried Chicken Wings

Here’s how to make Southern fried chicken wings battered with a mixture of flour, paprika, Parmesan, and milk and fried until crisp. As easy to make as it is to crave. Well, almost.
A bowl of five spice chicken wings.
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Five-Spice Chicken Wings

These five-spice chicken wings are easy to toss together in minutes and taste contemporary even though they rely on a traditional spice blend. They’re baked and served with a creamy cilantro sauce for a more refined riff on classic Buffalo wings.
A green plate topped with a few garlicky chicken wings, a bowl of salt, and a lemon wedge.
Jon Whitaker
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Garlicky Chicken Wings With Sumac

These garlicky chicken wings are marinated in garlic, lemon juice, and sumac, then tossed on the grill. An easy meal that will please everyone at the table.
A rimmed baking sheet with 18 grilled chicken wings with maple bourbon sauce.
Ray Kachatorian
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Grilled Chicken Wings with Maple Bourbon Sauce

Here, you brown the wings first over direct heat without any sauce. That’s when the skin gets crispy. Then you move the wings over indirect heat, where it is safe to layer on the sweet sauce without the threat of it scorching.
A platter of Spanish-style deep-fried chicken wings on a wooden table with a bowl of wing bones on the side.
Emma Lee
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Spanish-Style Deep-Fried Chicken Wings

These Spanish-style deep-fried chicken wings are great for a party and go really well with sherry—especially Amontillado abocado. Normally you don’t use too much chili pepper, but I love to add a real kick of heat to my ajillo (garlic dressing.)
A white bowl with two chicken wings with garlic and paprika on a yellow placemat.
Ryland Peters & Small
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Chicken Wings with Garlic and Paprika ~ Pollo al Ajillo

Chicken wings with garlic and paprika are a traditional Spanish tapas dish, with a sticky, lemony, boozy sauce. Our only regret is that the recipe doesn't make more. These are seriously good.

About David Leite

I count myself lucky to have received three James Beard Awards for my writing as well as for Leite’s Culinaria. My work has also appeared in The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Saveur, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Yankee, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and more.

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