Chicken wings have a reputation as the ultimate Super Bowl Sunday food, and can be found golden and deep fried at most sporting events. But their versatility extends far beyond just deep frying them. Sauces and marinades are the name of the game when it comes to exceptional chicken wings. From barbecue to marmalade soy, the flavour possibilities are endless.
Marinating your chicken wings before cooking is a sure way to seal in flavour. Marinades work best when they have time to permeate the meat. For best results, let the wings marinate for at least one hour, and up to overnight. Next, baking them instead of frying allows the marinade to caramelize and the skin to become wonderfully crisp.
You can also barbecue chicken wings, and add the sauce after cooking. This method doesn’t allow the meat to marinate, but instead delivers a smoky, crispy wing that can then be dipped in your favourite sauce.
Next time you bring home a pound of chicken wings, consider upping your game and using one of these delicious recipes.
1. Awesome & Easy Chicken Wings
Classic and simple, these wings are coated in a mixture of butter, hot sauce and vinegar and baked to perfection.
2. Orange and Pecan Hot Wings
In this recipe, eggs are beaten with orange juice and flour is mixed with finely chopped pecans to give these wings a uniquely sweet and crunchy coating.
3. Curried Rum Chicken Wings with Grilled Pineapple
Caribbean-inspired, these smoky wings pack the subtle heat of curry and the sweetness of pineapple, rum and brown sugar.
4. Two Way Wings
Can’t decide between honey garlic and blue cheese sauce? Luckily you don’t have to. This recipe gives you the best of both worlds with two fantastic dipping sauces.
5. Asian Chicken Wings
Ginger, sesame oil and hoisin sauce give these wings a sweet, Asian-inspired flavour.
6. Maple Wings for the Guys
Chili sauce, maple syrup and freshly chopped ginger make these wings spicy, sweet and finger-lickin’ good.
7. Balsamic Honey Chicken Wings
These wings are coated in a balsamic vinegar and honey marinade that caramelizes into a sweet and sticky sauce when baked.