While college football may be on pause this year, we can still gear up for some Fantasy football and NFL game days, right? No matter who you’re cheering on, no football feast is complete without the quintessential party time favorite, chicken wings! From beer-brined to classic buffalo, and a few inventive ones in between, we’ve rounded up five winning wing recipes, and one bag of packaged wings from a partner, so you’re always game-day ready.
If you like chicken wings, you’ll love this version from Rosella at the Rand in San Antonio. Their recipe is extra juicy thanks to a honey-sweetened brine, and though these wings require some extra active time, they’re well worth the effort.
This recipe from Andrew Zimmernwas inspired by his first trip to Malaysia, where he spent every free second sampling street food. As a bonus, you only need one pot (and some napkins) for these sticky, cinnamon- and anise-spiced wings.
When in doubt, always stick with the classics, like this recipe for buffalo wings from Delish. This version, which relies on a mix of honey, butter, and Frank’s Red Hot, makes enough to feed four, but can be doubled as needed—just don’t forget the ranch for dunking!
Bring on the beer and let’s brine! Brining infuses both flavor and moisture into the meat, and this quick-brine of salt, beer, and brown sugar from Betty Crocker has quickly become one of our household favorites.
Looking for a healthy(ish) version of the game day classic? These lemon pepper wings from Creme de la Crumb bake in the oven with a bit of olive oil, then get brushed in a mix of lemon, black pepper, and honey butter before servings.