Skip to main content

Different Ways to Cook Chicken Wings

Gordon has been cooking and experimenting with food since childhood. He loves coming up with new and tasty culinary creations.

Crisp and crunchy deep fried wings with sweet and sour vegetables is one of the chicken wings recipes featured below

Crisp and crunchy deep fried wings with sweet and sour vegetables is one of the chicken wings recipes featured below

The Worldwide Popularity of Chicken Wings

Chicken wings are a fast food favourite of millions of people around the world. They are juicy, tasty - and even fun (if messy) to eat! Regardless of how much you enjoy chicken wings, however, it cannot be denied that particularly when they are sold from fast food outlets they can be a little bit repetitive in the way or ways in which they are cooked. The mission of this page is therefore to provide a few chicken wing recipe alternatives to hopefully further enhance your enjoyment of this succulent and popular foodstuff and allow you to enjoy wings prepared at home even more than their fast food equivalents..

Whole uncooked chicken wings

Whole uncooked chicken wings

Simple Salty and Spicy Chicken Wings

Salty and spicy chicken wings on a salad bed

Salty and spicy chicken wings on a salad bed

Salt and spicy chicken wings are popular, tasty and one of the easiest ways in which to prepare chicken wings. The marinading is not essential but really does improve the end result where time permits.

Prep timeReady inYields

2 hours

2 hours

One

Ingredients

  • 8 chicken wings
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp hot chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 or 3 green lettuce leaves
  • 1/2 small white onion
  • Chopped chives to garnish
  1. Pour the oil in to a large glass bowl and stir in the chilli powder and salt to form a smooth paste. Add the chicken wings and carefully turn them in the oil with a wooden spoon to evenly coat. Where time permits, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a couple of hours.
  2. Preheat your oven to 400F/200C. Spread the wings in a single layer on a roasting tray and pour over the remaining oil. Cook for thirty minutes.
  3. Remove the tray from the oven, lift the wings to a wire tray with cooking tongs and leave them to rest for ten minutes while you shred the lettuce and finely slice the onion. Lay the salad on the bottom of a plate, the wings on top and garnish with the chopped chives.

How Many Different Ways are there to Cook Chicken Wings?

Curried Chicken Wings, Naan Bread and Indian Spiced Onions

Chicken wings cooked in curry sauce, served with naan bread and Indian spiced onions

Chicken wings cooked in curry sauce, served with naan bread and Indian spiced onions

If you like your chicken wings a bit spicy, this may be the perfect recipe combination for you. This is just a basic, supermarket curry sauce but you could use any variety of your choosing, from tikka masala sauce to vindaloo!

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

40 min

55 min

One

Ingredients

  • 8 chicken wings
  • 1 lb jar curry sauce of choice
  • 1 8 to 10" naan bread
  • 2 tbsp Indian spiced onions
  1. Put your oven on to preheat to 375F/190C.
  2. Place the chicken wings in a large casserole dish and pour on the curry sauce. Carefully stir the wings through the sauce with a wooden spoon to ensure even covering/coating. Put the lid on the casserole and cook for forty minutes.
  3. Take the casserole dish from the oven and lay it on a heatproof surface. Carefully remove the lid and leave it to rest for ten minutes. If you have bought the naan bread, heat it up per the instructions on the packet and slice for plating. Spoon the onions in to a small ramekin for service.
  4. With your cooking tongs, lift the wings one by one to a serving dish and plate up your meal components for service as shown in the image above.

Enjoying the Ideas so Far?

Roasted Chicken Wings Salad Wraps

Roast chicken wings, simple salad and tortilla wrap

Roast chicken wings, simple salad and tortilla wrap

When we think of eating chicken wings, however they may have been cooked, we tend to imagine picking them up with our fingers and eating them straight from the bone. This recipe idea is a little bit different in that the meat is firstly removed from the bone before being incorporated in a salad wrap.

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

40 min

50 min

One

Ingredients

  • 5 or 6 chicken wings
  • Oil for greasing tray
  • Sea salt
  • 3 lettuce leaves
  • 1/2 small white onion
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tortilla wraps
  • Cranberry sauce
  1. Preheat your oven to 400F/200C.
  2. Lightly oil a roasting tray and lay the wings on it in a single layer. Season well with sea salt and cook for thirty minutes. Remove to a wire tray to rest for ten minutes.
  3. Shred the lettuce leaves and slice the onion. Season with salt and pepper and mix together.
  4. Put the chicken wings in a serving dish and plate along with the salad. heat the wraps per the guidelines on the pack and serve on a separate plate.
  5. Lay a little salad on each wrap as shown below and pull some meat off the wings to go on top. Add a little cranberry sauce, roll, wrap and enjoy.
  6. This recipe is widely open to experimentation, particulalry with regard to the salad ingredients and the sauce used. Why not see what tasty variations you can come up with?

Deep Fried Chicken Wings with Sweet and Sour Stir Fried Veg

Crisp and crunchy deep fried chicken wings with a sweet and sour vegetable side

Crisp and crunchy deep fried chicken wings with a sweet and sour vegetable side

Sweet and sour chicken is of course a classic Chinese combination. This recipe looks at the concept a little differently by serving a sweet and sour vegetable stir fry with crispy, deep fried chicken wings.

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

15 min

30 min

One

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken wings
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 3 tbsp plain/all purpose flour
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Sachet of sweet and sour stir fry sauce (4 to 6oz)
  • 8 small button mushrooms
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil for stir frying
  • 4 shredded basil leaves to garnish
  1. Add the flour to a large plastic dish with a lid. Dip the chicken wings in the egg before laying them in the flour. Put the lid on the dish and invert a few times - don't shake it like a cocktail or you may break the wings! For an extra thick and crispy coating, this process should be repeated.
  2. Deep fry the wings at 350F/180C for eight to ten minutes, depending on their size. Remove them to a plate covered with kitchen paper and check the juices run clear. Leave them to drain and rest while you make the stir fry sauce.
  3. This is of course an extremely basic stir fry but there are a great many more vegetables you could add with a little imagination.
  4. Bring the oil up to a smoking hot heat in a work. Half the onion half again and add it with the whole mushrooms. Stir fry for about thrity seconds before adding the sauce to heat through. This should take about a further minute.
  5. Carefully pour the sauce in to a serving dish and garnish with the basil. Plate alongside the drained wings.

What Do You Like Best about Chicken Wings?

Nyesha Pagnou MPH from USA on October 25, 2020:

These are all great ideas that you share here. Thanks!

Gordon N Hamilton (author) from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom on May 16, 2012:

@spider-girl: Thank you spider-girl - enjoy!

spider-girl on May 16, 2012:

Yummy! Thanks for sharing!

Related Articles