Countdown to the Big Game: Winning Wing Recipes for a Crowd
When it comes to football, chicken wings could be considered the quarterback of your game-day spread. Think about it: No football feast would be complete without them, just like the New England Patriots without their star quarterback Tom Brady would just be, well, weird. That said, you’ll want to make sure you have enough to go around, so we found flavorful wing recipes to double up on. Read on to find your favorite.
Buffalo Wings (pictured above)
Spicy, saucy buffalo wings are a must-have for any big-game gathering. Alton Brown’s five-star recipe is tried-and-true with more than 400 reviews and a five-star rating. You’ll probably want to make a double-batch of these.
Turn your watch party into an indoor tailgate with Eddie Jackson’s grilled wing recipe. These wings get a kick from spicy habanero peppers — one of his favorite ingredients. The rum and soy sauce balance out the flavors so you can keep coming back for more.
Tyler Florence gives traditional barbecue wings and Asian twist. The wings are marinated in soy sauce, ginger, lemon juice, garlic and cilantro before browning in a honey-butter sauce. As they cook, the sauce will become a sticky sweet glaze. Grab some extra napkins for these!
These wings combine ranch dressing and chipotle flavors all into one finger food. Prep them ahead of time and throw them in the oven about an hour before game time for a piping hot dish that’s ready just in time for the coin toss.
Believe it or not, you’ll find fried chicken wing joints in Koreatowns across the country. Give a nod to the trendy cuisine in your game-day spread this year with a Korean-influenced recipe. You’ll deep fry battered wings before tossing them in a spicy, salty honey sauce for something just a bit unexpected.
Make sure vegetarians don’t feel left out on game day! Ayesha Curry bakes these Buffalo-flavored cauliflower florets before serving them with a delicious buttermilk ranch dipping sauce. Don’t be surprised if you see some carnivores giving these a try.