When most people think of chicken wings, they think of football, and for good reason. More than one billion chicken wings are served during the weekend of the big game. But these little tasty morsels of goodness are so much more than just a game day appetizer. In fact, chicken wing franchises are one of the fastest growing trends in the restaurant industry. Why? Because they’re delicious! I can think of all sorts of excuses to make chicken wings any time of the year.
- The prep time is short, usually less than 15 minutes.
- Not really hungry tonight? Make tasty wings and add a spring salad. This is my idea of a perfect meal.
- There is a flavor for everyone’s taste! Take it up a notch and make two or three different kinds for a flavor extravaganza. Better yet, invite some friends over and have a wing-a-thon.
Can’t beat the classics
Buffalo Chicken Wings – Inspiration from the one that started it all! And yes, they really did originate in Buffalo, New York.
Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings – Garlic lovers…this recipe is for you.
Spicy Blue Cheese Chicken Wings – Baking the blue cheese dressing right into the chicken wings…brilliantly delicious.
Sticky Balsamic Honey-Glazed Wings – A satisfying combination of honey permeated with the flavors of balsamic, gingerroot and garlic.
Sweet & Spicy BBQ Chicken Wings – Savory flavors sweetened with a hint of brown sugar.
Apricot Glazed Chicken Drummies – Apricot preserves? Really? Trust me, you won’t be able to stop eating these.
Around the world
Peanut Chili Chicken Wings – Delicious peanut dipping sauce baked right into the wings. No dipping sauce required.
Indian-Spiced Chicken Wings – This combination of curry, ginger and cinnamon is a tasty flavor twist on wings. The mango chutney makes it marvelous.
Turning up the heat
Chipotle Lime Wings with Cilantro Lime Sour Cream Dipping Sauce – The sour cream dipping sauce cuts the heat from the chipotle peppers.
There you have it! Nine flavorful ways to serve wings – some that are familiar and some that are new and enticing. Next time you need a quick dinner idea or want to invite friends over, just “wing it on!”