Chicken wings are great party food (pile onto a platter and let everyone help themselves), and they're also a budget-friendly dinner choice. Wings are super versatile – they can be fried, baked or even cooked in an air fryer.


We've rounded up our favourite chicken wing recipes, including everything from classic buffalo sauce to more inventive flavours such as miso caramel, chilli and sesame.

A great tip for keeping the skin nice and crispy is to coat the wings in a mixture of baking powder and cornflour before cooking.

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Top chicken wing recipes

1) Baked buffalo chicken wings

Baked buffalo chicken wings

Share a batch of classic buffalo wings at your next party with our easy recipe. This lighter version is baked instead of fried and coated in spicy buffalo sauce. To add even more flavour, marinade the chicken wings for as long as possible, preferably overnight.

2) Mango & lime chicken wings

Mango & lime chicken wings

Embrace tropical flavours with these slightly sweet mango and lime chicken wings. Made with just a handful of ingredients, these wings take only five minutes to prep. Coat the wings in a mixture of mango chutney and lime zest, then bake and serve with red chilli and coriander.

3) Chicken wings with chilli & date caramel

Chicken wings with chilli & date caramel

Pair sweet and spicy flavours together with chilli and date caramel chicken wings. These fragrant wings are spiced with sumac and cumin and coated in a glaze made from dates, chillies, sugar and vinegar. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds before serving.

4) Chilli-maple chicken wings

Chilli-maple chicken wings

Infuse some spicy chicken wings with a touch of maple syrup for a hint of sweetness. Bake chicken wings for half an hour then coat in butter, hot chilli sauce, sugar and maple syrup and bake for another half an hour. Serve with crunchy celery sticks and cooling soured cream on the side.

5) Dukkah-spiced BBQ chicken wings

Dukkah-spiced BBQ chicken wings

A nutty spice mix gives these fragrant chicken wings a crispy golden coating. Marinade the wings in a mixture of lemon juice, olive oil and tahini paste, coat in the dukkah mixture then barbecue for 25-30 mins until charred and cooked through.

6) Sweet & sticky sesame chicken wings

Sweet & sticky sesame chicken wings

These mild chicken wings are flavoured with oregano, lemon, toasted sesame seeds and honey. Dip them into a mix of cooling yogurt and spicy harissa paste. They'll go down a treat at a party or summer barbecue.

7) Chicken wing dippers

Chicken wing dippers on tray

These simple chicken wings use a clever technique to achieve crispy skin on the outside. Rub in a mixture of salt, baking powder and cornflour and leave to chill overnight. Bake for an hour, then serve with dipping sauces such as teriyaki or sweet curry.

8) Miso caramel chicken wings

Miso caramel wings

Infuse golden caramel with white miso for the perfect sweet and salty combination. Bake the chicken wings while you work on the easy caramel sauce, then combine everything together and sprinkle over the sesame seeds.

9) Sichuan chicken wings

Sichuan wings in white bowl

These warming Chinese-inspired chicken wings are flavoured with spicy Sichuan peppercorns and chilli flakes. Make a sauce with Shaoxing wine, soy sauce, sugar, garlic, ginger paste and sesame oil.

10) Caramel chicken wings

Caramel chicken wings

Add depth of flavour to your wings with a rich caramel sauce. Cook the wings in the sauce on the hob, then stir through chopped spring onion, fresh ginger and green chilli slices.


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