Our Very Best Chicken Wing Recipes

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If you love chicken wings half as much as we do, these recipes are for you! You won’t believe how many amazing variations and ways you can cook chicken wings!

Chicken Wings can be oven baked, air fried, or even made in the slow cooker. These chicken wing recipes are better than take out and come out extra crispy and packed with flavor. Most are made without the mess of deep frying!

They’re pretty much no fail and can be seasoned any way you’d like and are easy to cook to perfectly crispy perfection! Simply perfect!

Leave a comment below and let us know what your favorite air fryer chicken wing recipe is!

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Chicken wings are pretty much the perfect party food. Bite sized, flavor packed, crispy, and almost everyone loves them! We make them homemade every week (most often air fryer chicken wings, they’re so easy) and always serve them to guests!

Game day? Make wings. Friends over? Make wings. Baby Shower? Why not?! Dinner on a Wednesday night? It’s wing night!

Our Favorite Chicken Wing Recipes

The collection of wing recipes below are great for dinner with a couple of sides or to put out for party snacks. Our best recipes are:

  • easy to make
  • fail proof, these are the tried and true favorites
  • selected for a variety of flavors, there’s something for everyone
  • baked or air fried, we skip the deep fryer most of the time

Top 3 Chicken Wings Recipes to Start With

1. Air Fryer Chicken Wings

AIR FRYER CHICKEN WINGS are hands down the best wings we’ve ever had!  If you like your wings fresh, hot, extra crispy on the outside and tender inside (and who doesn’t!?) this is the recipe for you! Eat ’em plain with salt and pepper or sauce ’em up with your favorite sauces. There’s no wrong way to enjoy them.

Air Fryer Chicken Wings
These air fryer chicken wings are a delicious way to enjoy everyone's favorite appetizer. 
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Air Fryer Chicken Wings on a plate with garnish

2. Actually Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

ACTUALLY CRISPY BAKED CHICKEN WINGS are… well, actually crispy. Skip the vat of grease and follow the steps in this recipe to get perfect oven baked wings that have a crispy skin and tender meat.

Actually Crispy Oven Baked Wings
These oven-baked wings are perfectly juicy on the inside, crispy on the outside!
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Actually Crispy Oven Baked Wings on a baking sheet with celery and carrots and writing

3. Honey Garlic Wings

HONEY GARLIC WINGS make our top 3 because so many of you have made them and loved them. Hundreds of five star reviews can’t be wrong. Oven baked, sweet, crispy, sticky and so so finger lickin’ good!

Honey Garlic Chicken Wings Recipe (Oven Baked)
These honey garlic chicken wings are sweet, sticky, and loaded with garlic flavor!
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Honey Garlic Wings on lettuce

Chicken Wing Tips

  • ALMOST any chicken wing recipe can be cooked in the air fryer or oven if you just have one or the other. Use the basic oven or air fryer recipe above to cook the wings and add the sauce or seasonings of your choice. 
  • The recipes on this page call for split chicken wings which means that the wings are split into little drumsticks and flats with the wingtips discarded. TIP: Look for packages that say “split wings” at the store.
  • Frozen wings can be cooked in the air fyer, add about 5 minutes to the cooking time. TIP: If time allows, we prefer to thaw in the fridge overnight or sealed in a freezer bag placed in very cold water for about 30 minutes.
  • With these cooking methods, it’s important not to overcrowd the air fryer basket or the baking pan. The wings need air to circulate around them so they crisp nicely. TIP: Cook in batches if needed and then put them all back into the air fyer or oven to heat together before serving.
  • Use 2 pans in the oven if needed and rotate them during cooking.

Air Fryer Chicken Wing Recipes

AIR FRYER BUFFALO WINGS are just as good as deep fried with without the splatter of grease. Juicy meat in a quick and easy buffalo sauce. We prefer these over takeout any day!

Air Fryer Buffalo Wings
These air fryer wings are perfectly crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside with a whole lot of buffalo flavor!
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air fryer buffalo wings with celery and dip

AIR FRYER EVERYTHING WINGS are extra crispy, buttery, and generously seasoned with our fave “everything seasoning mix“. They’re naturally low carb and my family devours them!

Everything Air Fryer Wings
A handful of simple ingredients is all it takes to make these flavorful, crispy chicken wings!
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top view close up of Everything Air Fryer Wings

AIR FRYER PARMESAN CHICKEN WINGS easy, slightly cheese, garlic packed, and delicious.

Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings
A garlic and parmesan infused favorite. Crispy and irresistible.
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Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings from everythingairfryer

AIR FRYER CAULIFLOWER WINGS aren’t really wings but they make our list anyhow because they’re so good and totally snackable.

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower
Breaded, crispy, & tossed in buffalo sauce, this Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower is the perfect snack!
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close up of Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

Oven Baked Chicken Wing Recipes

BBQ Chicken Wings are oven baked and coated in a sticky garlic bbq sauce. Bring out the napkins, you’ll need them!

BBQ Chicken Wings
Baked until crispy and smothered in a zesty BBQ sauce, these wings are the perfect appetizer for a crowd!
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BBQ wings on a wooden board with dip

Baked Buffalo Wings rival any deep fried version. All of the flavor without the added fat.

Baked Buffalo Wings
These baked buffalo wings are the ultimate game day feast. Crispy chicken wings are baked in the oven then tossed in a spicy buffalo sauce. 
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Baked Buffalo Wings and celery sticks

Crispy Homemade Hot Wings differ from buffalo wings because of the sauce. The straight up hot sauce gives these an extra kick!

Crispy Homemade Hot Wings
Air Fryer Hot Wings are crispy on the outside, tender & juicy on the inside!
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top view of Crispy Air Fryer Hot Wings in a basket

Lemon Pepper Wings are crisp and tangy with a great lemon pepper flavor.

Lemon Pepper Wings
Lemon Pepper Wings are crispy, juicy, and perfectly seasoned!
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lemon pepper wings on a plate with small lemon wedges

Garlic Parmesan Wings is a restaurant favorite that’s just as easy made at home. Crispy with a great garlicky parm coating.

Garlic Parmesan Wings
Garlic parmesan wings are delicious oven baked wings loaded with garlicky cheesy flavor!
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garlic parmesan wings with dip in a bowl

Sticky Hot Chicken Wings is a sweet and sticky version of our fave hot wings. Spice, heat and crispy goodness all in one bite.

Sticky Hot Chicken Wings Recipe
These Sticky Hot Chicken Wings are the perfect finger food for any party or game!
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a plate of stacked hot sticky wings

Crock Pot Chicken Wings isn’t oven baked but we do broil them in the oven to crisp at the end. These are great because they slow cook making the meat crazy tender.

Crock Pot Chicken Wings
Slow Cooker Chicken Wings are the perfect game day snack! Tender, fall off the bone and are loaded with flavor, serve these with carrots and celery sticks and cooling ranch dressing.
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Crock Pot Chicken Wings with sauce

Buffalo Wing Inspired Snacks

Wings are wonderful but if you don’t have actual chicken wings, you can still get your fix with the snacks below!

The Best Buffalo Chicken Dip. Enough said, it’s truly the best.

The Best Buffalo Chicken Dip
This is the BEST Buffalo Chicken Dip with tender chunks of chicken in a creamy, cheesy buffalo sauce.
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Buffalo Chicken Dip with a portion taken out

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake turns that buffalo wing flavor we love so much into a whole meal. So good.

Buffalo Chicken Pasta
This easy, cheesy pasta bake is the perfect option for a quick weeknight dinner!
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Buffalo Ranch Pasta Bake in the pan with a spoon

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese two of our favorite food groups in one great menu mash up.

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese
Cheesy, creamy, and a little bit spicy, this Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese is the ultimate pasta dish!
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bowls full of Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

Oven Baked Buffalo Cauliflower isn’t wings. It isn’t chicken. It is addictive.

Oven Baked Buffalo Cauliflower
If you’re looking to serve a snack big on flavor this is one of my favorites! I do love Buffalo Wings, but I think I love this cauliflower even more (and these are much healthier)!
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Baked Buffalo cauliflower bites on plate

Ranch Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip the goodness of a chicken wing dip loaded with lots of cheese and zesty ranch flavoring.

Buffalo Ranch Chicken Dip
Buffalo Ranch Chicken Dip is a creamy, cheesy & spicy dip loaded with shredded chicken and lots of cheese!
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plated Buffalo Ranch Chicken Dip with a bowl of chips

Dippers and Dunkers

As much as we love wings, we love the dips to serve along with them. Gather some carrot and celery sticks and choose something creamy to pair with spicy wings, it’ll cool your mouth.

Blue Cheese Dressing
This blue cheese dressing is the perfect dip or dressing for wings, veggies, or salad! The sharp flavor of delicious blue cheese is complemented perfectly with a silky, creamy dressing.
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jar of Blue Cheese Dressing
Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
Buttermilk Ranch Dressing is delicious and fresh! A simple base of mayo, sour cream, buttermilk, & a variety of seasonings & fresh herbs.
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Buttermilk Ranch Dressing & Dip with a spoon
Homemade Garlic Aioli
Aioli can be used as a dip, sauce or dressing! It's creamy, flavorful & quick to make!
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Aioli prepared in a bowl
Sour Cream Dip
This dip is easy to make, and full of flavor! Use with crisp veggies or chips for dipping!
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Sour Cream Dip closeup
Chipotle Ranch Dressing
Creamy, flavorful, with a bit of a kick. This Chipotle Ranch Dressing is great on salads, with veggies, or in a wrap!
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glass jar with salad dressing

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