20 Amazing Chicken Wing Dishes Plus Dipping Sauces

Savor the Flavor of Honey Garlic, Cajun, Teriyaki, and More

Salt and vinegar wings on a plate with carrot and celery sticks with dip

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Chicken wings make a great snack for game day parties or tailgating, but they also make a terrific everyday main dish.

Take a look at these recipes that are prepared in the slow cooker or baked slowly in the oven for an easy meal. Make one or all four of these sauces to serve with them. If you make chicken wings as an entree, add fries or roasted potatoes and your favorite vegetable salad. Classic slaw and broccoli salad are excellent options or serve the wings with a variety of raw vegetables. Celery sticks, sliced cucumbers, and carrot sticks are especially great with spicy wings.

Do not forget your favorite dipping sauces and supply plenty of napkins.

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    Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

    Honey garlic wings on a white plate with dipping sauce

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    Serve these great-tasting honey garlic chicken wings with a mustard dip or jarred or homemade sweet and sour sauce. You can also boil the marinade and use it for dipping. These are great wings to serve as a party snack or as part of a family meal.

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    Spicy Cajun-Style Chicken Wings

    Spicy Cajun-Style chicken wings on a cutting board


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    Spices, garlic, lemon juice, and a simple honey glaze flavor these delicious Cajun-style chicken wings. The wings are marinated for 4 hours so plan accordingly. A spicy Louisiana remoulade sauce would be ​a tasty accompaniment to these wings. 

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    Jack Daniel's Barbecue Chicken Drumettes

    Saucy Jack Daniel's barbecue chicken drumettes

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    This great-tasting, homemade spicy Jack Daniel's barbecue chicken drumettes recipe has a nice kick. Sriracha sauce adds nice heat to the sauce, but cayenne pepper, a chile-garlic paste, or another hot sauce could also go well, too. Keep tasting as you add heat to make sure you do not go overboard.

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    Sesame Chicken Wings

    Sesame chicken wings on a rectangular white platter

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    These flavorful sesame chicken wings are marinated in a sauce with garlic, sesame seeds, and soy sauce, and then they're baked to perfection. Serve them with a sprinkling of sesame seeds or sliced green onion tops for a tasty snack or main dish.

    These wings go well with steamed white rice or spicy sesame peanut noodles.

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    Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings

    Baked Buffalo chicken wings with celery on a white plate

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    These baked buffalo chicken wings are delicious with a blue cheese dip or use a blue cheese dressing or ranch dressing. To make hotter wings, add extra Tabasco to the sauce or cayenne pepper.

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    Baked Chicken Wings With Peanut Sauce

    Baked spicy peanut chicken wings with peanut dipping sauce on a white plate

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    These baked chicken wings are tossed in a spicy peanut sauce made with chile-garlic paste or sambal, then they're served with more of the sauce on the side for dipping. 

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    Instant Pot Parmesan Garlic Chicken Wings

    Parmesan garlic chicken wings with dip on a round white plate

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    Parmesan garlic chicken wings are easy to cook in the Instant Pot with a little help from your broiler. Drenched in garlic butter and finished with Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley, they offer a tasty twist many will enjoy.

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    Hot and Spicy Chicken Drumettes

    Hot and spicy baked chicken drumlettes

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    These hot and spicy chicken drumettes (or chicken wings—take your pick) pack a punch and are perfect for parties, tailgating, picnics, and family meals. Baking makes them a little lighter than the deep-fried version. The herb and flour coating makes them crisp up nicely in the oven and marries perfectly with the buttery, spicy sauce.

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    Cajun Chicken Wings

    Spicy chicken wings
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    Terri's delicious Cajun chicken wings are made with lots of Tabasco, peppers, and butter. They're marinated then baked until golden brown. Make these wings to serve with your favorite dips at any party or gathering.

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    Spicy Maple Chicken Wings

    Maple chicken wings on a rectangular white plate

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    Maple syrup, garlic, soy sauce, and teriyaki sauce flavor these delicious spicy maple chicken wings. They are easy to prepare and bake and need no advance preparation. If you crave sweet, sticky wings, this recipe is a great choice.

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    Air Fryer Chicken Wings

    Air fryer chicken wings on a white background with dipping sauce

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    Classic chicken wings are no-mess and healthier when made in the air fryer. They come out perfectly cooked and crispy, primed for your favorite sauce. Go for classic Buffalo, barbecue, or whatever strikes your mood.

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    Spicy Glazed Chicken Wings

    Spicy glazed chicken wings in a white casserole dish

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    These tasty spicy glazed chicken wings are made with a soy sauce, sherry, and spice glaze. The wings are marinated for 3 hours before baking. Serve with some finely chopped green onions. Garnish with sesame seeds.

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    Broiled Barbecued Chicken Wings

    Broiled BBQ Chicken Wings recipe

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    These broiled barbecued chicken wings are made with a homemade sauce mixture that makes for 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. 

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    Spicy Slow Cooker Chicken Wings

    Spicy slow cooker barbecue wings

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    These delicious and spicy slow cooker chicken wings are made with honey and your favorite barbecue sauce, along with a dash of Tabasco and other seasonings. This recipe is easily doubled for a party.

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    Instant Pot Buffalo Wings

     Buffalo wings made in an Instant Pot served with celery and carrot sticks and dip

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    Although not made in the traditional way, these Instant Pot Buffalo wings have the same spicy flavor and crispy texture. The wings are pressure cooked, mixed with half the simmered sauce, broiled, and drizzled with remaining sauce.

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    Slow Cooker Garlic and Ginger Chicken Wings

    Crock pot garlic and ginger chicken wings on a blue and tan plate

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    Ginger, garlic, honey, and soy sauce make up the sauce for these slow cooker chicken wings. Serve these popular chicken wings with vegetable sticks and your favorite dips.

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    Korean Fried Chicken

    Korean fried chicken wings on a white plate garnished with sesame seeds and chopped scallions

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    Deep-fried chicken wings are tossed with a sticky-sweet sauce of ketchup, sesame, honey, garlic chile paste, and garlic. The combination is delicious and addictive, making these Korean fried chicken wings perfect for an appetizer or a main dish.

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    Spicy Baked Chicken Wings

    Spicy baked chicken wings in an oval-shaped white bowl with celery sticks

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    These easy spicy baked chicken wings are baked to perfection with a Buffalo-style sauce. Add extra cayenne pepper to the sauce for more heat, and serve them with celery sticks and blue cheese dip or ranch dressing.

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    Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken Wings

    Slow cooker teriyaki wings served on lettuce on a white plate

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    These teriyaki chicken wings are broiled until they are browned, and then they are combined with a flavorful sauce in the slow cooker. Add some sambal or crushed red pepper flakes if you want some heat.

    The recipe is easily scaled up for a crowd. Make them for a game day party or tailgating event.

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    Salt and Vinegar Wings

    Salt and vinegar wings with dip, carrots and celery

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    If you love salt and vinegar potato chips, then you'll love these tangy wings. Add a touch of cayenne pepper to the marinade to boost its spiciness. These wings are served with a delicious creamy goat cheese dipping sauce. However, if you are not a fan of goat cheese, use blue cheese or crumbled feta instead.

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    Chicken Wing Dipping Sauces

    Chipotle mayonnaise as a dip in a ramekin

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    Once you have the perfect wing, you may want a tasty dipping sauce to dial the flavor up. Instead of grabbing a bottle of blue cheese or ranch dressing, make your own and make it different. Try some of our favorite chicken wing dipping sauces:

    • Remoulade sauce: This basic remoulade sauce makes a delicious topping for burgers, or use it as a dip for wings, fried fish, or chicken nuggets.
    • Chipotle mayonnaise: Use this flavorful spicy chipotle mayonnaise as a dip for chicken or fish or as a sandwich or burger spread. It is quick and easy to prepare, with a few chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, mayonnaise, and other ingredients and seasonings.
    • Creole mayonnaise: This sauce, made with mayonnaise, Creole mustard, and a teaspoon of Creole (or Cajun) seasoning, makes a great dip for chicken wings.
    • Mustard-mayo dipThis simple, tasty dip is made with mayonnaise, dill, and mustard.
    • Mumbo sauce: A D.C. staple, this tangy, ketchup-based barbecue sauce is lip-smacking good on chicken wings.
    • Garlic parmesan sauce; A copycat version of Buffalo Wild Wings sauce, this one is made from garlic, mayo, Parmesan, and lots of dried herbs.