It's a fact, people love Chicken Wings. On Super Bowl Sunday alone, Americans eat 1.25 billion wing portions. That's 625,000,000 whole wings or 312,500,000 chickens. And that's just one day of the year! Why do we love chicken wings so much? Is it their ability to mesh with just about any flavor combination? Maybe the finger licking goodness that comes from eating with your hands? or perhaps it's just the juicy chicken meat that creates raving fans across the globe. Whatever your reason for loving wings, we've created a fun questionnaire for you to find your perfect wing style the next time your craving chicken wings.
Start by taking this quiz and follow down to the link of the wing style you choose for a recipe and link for more information:
Classic Buffalo Wings are the most common chicken wing style by far, favored by young and old alike. These tasty, tangy and spicy wings are the perfect companion to a sports game, a night at the bar with friends or as an appetizer before your meal. This recipe comes from A Family Feast, check the link out to learn how to make these wings and a bunch of other tasty treats. Don't forget the blue cheese!
Crispy Baked Chicken Wings with Sweet Asian Hot Wing Sauce are a sure fire way to impress guests, because believe it or not they taste fried even though they're oven baked. The wing sauce on these wings is the perfect combo of tang and heat, great for coating the wings in and dipping too! This recipe comes fromSouth Your Mouth and she not only gives a full recipe but also technique for drying out the wings some prior to baking, creating the fried crispiness without all the oil!
Wildly Wicked Raspberry Wings have a name that says it all. These deliciously messy wings are covered in a raspberry jam with thai chili sauce, a great combination of tang with a mild heat. Best of all they're super easy to make and even easier to devour. Perfect for a last minute wing treat or a Super Bowl snack. Get the recipe over at Mr. Food Test Kitchen.
Tikka Chicken Wings are a delicious take on Indian cuisine. These delicate little morsels bathe overnight in a coconut milk base marinade paired with coriander, chili peppers, garlic and cilantro. Slathered in a sweet and sour cilantro sauce after cooking, these wings are sure to be a hit. Get the recipe and a bunch of other good stuff over at Mom, Can I Have That.
Honey Fried Chicken Wings are a Mississippi style wing with a sweet, crunchy batter surrounding a juicy wing. With this recipe, honey and fruit vinegar come together to make a sweet, tangy batter for the chicken and once they're fried they crisp up to fried chicken heaven. This recipe comes from Eat the Love, who teaches how to make the wings for Chicken Wing Week in January. Don't fret that you missed it, you can make these wings year round!
Mango Jerk Chicken Wings are a new way to get your sweet/spicy chicken wing fix. Jerk wings are pretty common, but the addition of fresh mango and mango nectar to the mix takes this recipe over the edge. Not to mention a slew of other tastebud bursting flavors like ginger, paprika and honey to make the ultimate sweet, spicy, tangy wing. This wing recipe comes from Grandbaby Cakeswho offers a whole site worth of vintage and soulful recipes. Definitly worth checking out, even if you're not a mango fan.
Oven Fried Salt & Vinegar Wings are an explosion of salty flavor with every bite. If you're a fan of salt and vinegar chips then this is the wing recipe for you. Marinated in vinegar and oil, then dry rubbed with onion and garlic powder, salt, and dried parsley, you can serve them with a nice cold mug of your favorite beer for the ultimate dinner. This salty wing recipe comes (perfectly enough) from the Sugar-Free Mom.
Baked Parmesan Garlic Chicken Wings mix two of my personal favorite flavors together, cheese and garlic! Oregano, rosemary, and cumin also join the party to make truly flavorful wings that will rival any buffalo recipe out there. This recipe comes from the kitchen of Jaden over at Steamy Kitchen. Check the link out for this recipe and a solid dipping sauce to pair with the wings to take your meal to the next level.
There you have it. Eight delicious chicken wing recipes and styles to match any wing craving you might have. Let us know, what's your favorite wing recipe? Are you spicy or salty? Or perhaps a little of both. Sound off in the comments below!