Countdown to the Big Game: Winning Wing Recipes for a Crowd

Buffalo Wings

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Tara Donne

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.



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Levi Brown

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!



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Christopher Testani

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.

"My Recipe Box" FNK Recipe: Food Network Kitchen's Game Day Korean-Style Chicken Wings,"My Recipe Box"FNK Recipe: Food Network Kitchen'sGame Day Korean-Style Chicken Wings

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Armando Rafael Moutela, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved 2013, Cooking Channel, LLC All Rights Reserved

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.

Ayesha Curry's Cauliflower Hot Wings with Buttermilk Ranch Dipping Sauce as seen on Ayesha's Home Kitchen.

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Kate Mathis

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.

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