10 Crispy Wing Recipes for All Your Summer Parties
At some point this summer, you’re probably going to want chicken wings. The good news is that wings don’t have to be deep-fried and dunked in junky dip to be delicious. We found 10 healthier recipes for chicken wings that are super-simple, super-tasty, and super-crispy.
1. Cilantro Lime Chicken Wings from Damn Delicious
If you were trying to decide between wings and tacos, this one’s for you. With Mexican-inspired flavors, it’s a guaranteed crowd pleaser. We recommend serving it with salsa and guac on the side.
2. Chipotle Peach Baked Wings from The Whole Cook
These uber-flavorful wings scream summer. The recipe calls for canned peaches, but if you’ve got juicy, ripe peaches on hand, go ahead and use those. Chipotle chili powder adds smokiness to counter the sweet, leaving you with wings that are finger-licking awesome.
3. Asian Sticky Wings from Nom Nom Paleo
Crispy wings that are loaded with flavor but also Whole30 compatible? Oh yeah, baby. Unsweetened jam is the secret, along with coconut aminos, Sriracha and plenty of garlic. Don’t forget the sesame seeds and scallions at the end for added color and crunch.
4. Everything Bagel Seasoned Chicken Wings with Garlic Aioli from Allianna’s Kitchen
Just when we thought we had used that jar of everything bagel seasoning everywhere, we discovered this genius combo. Mix up the easy 4-ingredient aioli while the wings are baking.
5. Deliciously Crispy Whole30 Buffalo Chicken Wings from All the Healthy Things
If you thought having healthier wings meant no buffalo sauce, get a stack of napkins ready. You can bake or air-fry these luscious, spicy wings. For a healthier side of ranch, we love Primal Kitchen and Whole30 — or make your own!
6. Grilled Chicken Wings with Summer Berry Agrodolce from Bon Appetit
What’s more summery than wings coated in a sweet and spicy summer berry sauce and topped with tons of fresh herbs? The recipe calls for frozen berries, but fresh ones will work too.
7. Thai Curry Wings from What Great Grandma Ate
This recipe takes the best of take-out curry — the spices, the coconut milk, the red curry paste, and the fish sauce — and uses them to transform wings into something otherworldly.
8. Spicy Middle Eastern Chicken Wings with Tahini Sauce from Tori Avey
Hold. The. Phone. Wings with Middle Eastern spices and a lemony tahini sauce for dipping? This is next level, yet it’s still great for you. Plus, it utilizes ingredients you probably already have in your pantry (e.g., cumin, paprika, cayenne).
9. Honey Mustard Chicken Wings from Downshiftology
Talk about simple yet amazing: Just 6 staple ingredients come together to make a plateful of irresistible wings. Don’t forget to set aside some of the sauce for dipping. Or double the sauce recipe. You won’t regret it.
10. Tandoori Wings with Mint Chutney Dipping Sauce from Wicked Spatula
The hardest part about these fragrant Indian-inspired wings (aside from sharing them) is gathering up the spices. But it’s so worth it. Buy chutney at the store for a shortcut (we won’t tell).
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