Harissa Wings

After making roasted harissa cauliflower the other day (my first encounter with harissa) I knew after the first bite that the next thing I was going to make with the spicy red pepper paste would be Harissa chicken wings. There was no doubt in my mind that I was in for a wonderful treat. You get a nice kick, but don’t be afraid. Harissa is not crazy spicy, not at all. It has a wonderful earthy flavor to it. I could eat it all day. On wings I could eat it all week.

Harissa Wings

Harissa can be found in the Mediterranean section of your local grocery store. I haven’t tried making it home yet, but I will. The consistency reminds me a bit of hummus, though it’s certainly not hummus. But, oh…. it just hit me… harissa sure would be great in hummus! I’m off to try that now!

You’ll also want to make these awesome wing recipes:
Torchbearer Chipotle Wings
Quaker Steak and Lube Smoked Jalapeno Honey Wings
Dr Pepper Hot Wings

Harissa Wings

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 6

Ingredients

For the wings

  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings flats and drumettes separated, tips saved to make stock
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Your favorite wing seasoning I used Fire-Eater Rub

For the sauce

  • 1/2 cup harissa
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon

Instructions

For the wings

For the sauce

  • Place all ingredients into a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Stir occasionally until the butter has melted and the sauce is combined.

Sweet Baby Ray’s Buffalo Wings

I’ve been using Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce for years. It’s a great sauce as-is, but it also makes for a good starter for making my own BBQ sauce. But until now I’d never tried their Buffalo wing sauce. For some reason, I needed a coupon to get me off my butt and to the grocery store to pick up a bottle. Well, boy am I sorry for having waited so long to try it. This sauce makes for the perfect Buffalo wings. It is exactly what I was looking for when I made a quick batch of air fryer wings for lunch the other day. The right consistency, the right amount of spice, it’s spot-on good.

Sweet Baby Rays Buffalo Wings

I’ve read a few reviews of Sweet Baby Ray’s Buffalo wing sauce that say it’s too spicy. Well, yeah, each of us have a different definition of what’s spicy, but I definitely found this to be just right. It has a bit of kick. Hey, it’s a Buffalo wing sauce. It contains cayenne pepper. It’s gonna have some heat. But for me, it’s definitely not over the top.

Don’t wait around for a coupon to pick up a bottle of this sauce. Learn from my mistakes!

Check out my always-growing list of favorite bottled wing sauces.

You’ll also want to make these awesome wing recipes:
Great Value Medium Buffalo Wings
The Spicy Shark Wings
Great Value Mild Buffalo Wings

Sweet Baby Ray’s Buffalo Wings

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 6

Ingredients

Instructions

Gold Fever Wings

Mustard. Chicken wings. I had no idea. Sure, I like mustard. On sandwiches, or hot dogs. Or burgers. But, wings? My beloved chicken wings? Yes. Oh yes. Gold Fever chicken wings have quickly rocketed to the top of the ‘wings we want’ list around here. Anita absolutely loves them. Don’t worry about them being overly mustardy, either. There’s plenty of traditional Buffalo wing flavor too.

Gold Fever Wings

I just made a big batch of Gold Fever wings a few days ago. I’m making another tomorrow. That’s how good they are. Finger-licking good. Mustard. Chicken wings. Fantastic.

You’ll also want to make these awesome wing recipes:
Teriyaki Dry Wings
House of Wings Honey Mustard Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings Honey BBQ Wings

Gold Fever Wings

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer

Ingredients

For the wings

  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings flats and drumettes separated, tips saved to make stock
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Your favorite wing seasoning I used Fire-Eater Rub

For the sauce

  • 1/2 cup honey mustard
  • 1/4 cup Frank’s RedHot sauce
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1 pinch ground white pepper

Instructions

For the wings

For the sauce

  • Place all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook until the butter melts, stirring occasionally.

Garlic Parmesan Wings

These savory garlic Parmesan chicken wings were just fantastic. Nutty Parmesan cheese pairs well with earthy garlic. For me, just a little bit of cool Ranch dressing for dipping is all that is required. I want to enjoy the flavor of the wings, so I just dip a bit, if at all.

Garlic Parmesan Wings

I cooked these garlic Parmesan wings on my Weber charcoal grill using the Vortex insert, which gives me that great crunchy skin and fantastic grilled flavor without a lot of effort. In fact, just about no effort whatsoever.

You’ll also want to make these awesome wing recipes:
Great Value Parmesan Garlic Wings
Wing Master Garlic Parmesan Wings
Wing Master Mega Garlic Wings

Garlic Parmesan Wings

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 6

Ingredients

For the wings

  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings flats and drumettes separated, tips saved to make stock
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons Ranch seasoning or use a 1 ounce packet
  • Fresh parsley chopped, for garnish

For the sauce

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 6 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese divided

Instructions

For the wings

For the sauce

  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Whisk in the garlic powder and 4 tablespoons of the cheese.
  • Heat until the garlic has dissolved and the cheese and melted.

Five-Alarm Buffalo Wings

I love savory chicken wings. I love sweet chicken wings. And I love wings that are a bit spicy. For me that usually means not super spicy. Well, I made an exception to that rule with these Five-Alarm Buffalo wings. I’m not sure what possessed me to do it, but I woke up one morning and decided I was going to make the hottest wings I could stand so I did. And you know what? I was totally surprised by just how much I loved them!

Five-Alarm Buffalo Wings

If you want to tame back the heat on these five-alarm Buffalo wings just cut back on the habanero hot sauce. I went full-bore. Yeah, they were spicy and my eyes may have watered a bit but they were TASTY! Usually my argument against things super hot is that the spiciness hides the flavors. Not so on these wings. I’d make them again. And I’d have plenty of Ranch dressing around for dipping…

You’ll also want to make these awesome wing recipes:
Slow Cooker Buffalo Ranch Wings
The Spicy Shark Wings
The New Primal Mild Buffalo Wings

Five-Alarm Buffalo Wings

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 6

Ingredients

For the wings

  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings flats and drumettes separated, tips saved to make stock
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Your favorite wing seasoning I used Fire-Eater Rub

For the sauce

  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup Buffalo wing hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup habanero hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper

Instructions

For the wings

For the sauce

  • Combine ingredients in a sauce pan over low heat. Keep warm until ready to use.

Fire-Eater Habanero Wings

I don’t normally like to eat chicken wings that are so blazingly hot that you fall to the floor and curl up into a fetal position. I like great flavor with a bit of heat. These fire-eater habanero wings can satisfy your craving for serious heat, or if you’re like me, satisfy your craving for tasty, slightly hot, wings. It’s all in the amount of habanero sauce you add. For me, that means just enough to make my lips tingle and my eyes water. These wings came out fantastic, and are by far my favorite hot-and-spicy wings.

Fire-Eater Habanero Wings

I cooked these Fire-Eater habanero wings using the Vortex insert on my Weber Performer grill. The end result are perfectly cooked wings, with nice crunchy skin, and great cooked-over-fire flavor

You’ll also want to make these awesome wing recipes:
Meijer Mango Habanero Wings
Legend Larry’s Raspberry Habanero Wings
Stubb’s Wicked Habanero Pepper Wings

Fire-Eater Habanero Wings

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 6

Ingredients

For the wings

  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings flats and drumettes separated, tips saved to make stock
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Fire-Eater Rub

For the sauce

  • 2 cups Frank's RedHot sauce
  • 1 stick unsalted melted butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons mango habanero hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt

Instructions

For the wings

For the sauce

  • Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Warm slightly then transfer to a large bowl when ready to use.
  • When wings are done, add to the bowl of sauce and toss to coat.
  • Serve with Ranch dressing and lots of paper towels.