McCormick Grill Mates Nashville Hot Chicken Dry Wings

About half the wings I make and eat are ‘dry’. Just cooked up (often in an air fryer) and then tossed in a seasoning. Sometimes a lot of seasoning. Sometimes not so much. No sauce in sight. But they are always good. Like these McCormick Grill Mates Nashville Hot Chicken dry wings. This seasoning is the perfect blend of chili pepper, paprika, brown sugar, onion and garlic. It has a nice kick to it. It’s not mellow but it’s not overpowering either. The flavor is fantastic, and certainly reminiscent of the namesake chicken. These are great dry wings.

McCormick Grill Mates Nashville Hot Chicken Dry Wings

Great Flavor And Kick In A Dry Wing

I’m not shy with the seasoning when I make my McCormick Grill Mates Nashville Hot Chicken wings. Well, at least not when I make them for myself. I like a good bit of heat in every bite. I’d go a bit lighter on it if I was serving them to friends or family, specially if they say they like a little kick but not a painful amount.

You’ll also want to make these awesome wings:
Sweet Baby Ray’s Buffalo Wings
Sweet Baby Ray’s Garlic Parmesan Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings Jammin’ Jalapeno Wings
Texas Pete Extra Mild Buffalo Wings
Tangy Tapatio Barbecue Wings

Check out my always-growing list of over 200 favorite store-bought wing sauces and seasonings!

McCormick Grill Mates Nashville Hot Chicken Dry Wings
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McCormick Grill Mates Nashville Hot Chicken Dry Wings

Nice and spicy, very flavorful dry wings. Every bite is fantastic!
Prep Time1 hour
Cook Time45 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dry wings
Servings: 6
Calories: 730kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

Nutrition

Calories: 730kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 175mg | Sodium: 195mg | Potassium: 418mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 532IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional values are approximate and will not include any store-bought wing sauce or seasoning nutritional values.

Terrapin Ridge Farms Hot Pepper Bacon Wings

This is one decidedly different wing sauce. When I made a batch of Terrapin Ridge Farms hot pepper bacon wings I knew I was in for a total detour from the usual bottled wing sauce. For starters, this sauce looks different. You can see the real, fresh ingredients inside. You can see peppers. And you can see tomato sauce. It almost looks like a salsa or even a jam, but not as thick. That first bite proved this isn’t the usual sauce. Smoky bacon, plenty of roasted red peppers, a very slight bit of jalapeno spiciness and tomato goodness are the stars of the show here.

Terrapin Ridge Farms Hot Pepper Bacon Wings

I Got It At Buc-ee’s

I picked up a bottle of this sauce at a Buc-ee’s in Sevierville, TN. I’m always on the lookout for a wing sauce I haven’t tried, and these Terrapin Ridge Farms Hot Pepper Bacon Wings are a good reason why. There’s no point in getting bored with the sauces you keep using over and over. Branch out. There are a ton of great sauces out there, like this one!

Also good on…

This sauce would be crazy good on grilled or smoke ribs.

You’ll also want to make these awesome wings:
Sweet Baby Ray’s Buffalo Wings
Sweet Baby Ray’s Garlic Parmesan Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings Jammin’ Jalapeno Wings
Texas Pete Extra Mild Buffalo Wings
Tangy Tapatio Barbecue Wings

Check out my always-growing list of over 200 favorite store-bought wing sauces and seasonings!

Terrapin Ridge Farms Hot Pepper Bacon Wings
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Terrapin Ridge Farms Hot Pepper Bacon Wings

A very different, very delicious wing sauce!
Prep Time1 hour
Cook Time45 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, wings
Servings: 6
Calories: 503kcal

Ingredients

Nutrition

Calories: 503kcal | Protein: 42g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 175mg | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 354mg | Vitamin A: 333IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate and will not include any store-bought wing sauce or seasoning nutritional values.

Market District Creamy Buffalo Blue Cheese Wings

Blue cheese. It says it on the bottle. It’s not in the fine print either. It’s right up, on the front. And it’s good too. Market District Creamy Buffalo blue cheese wings hit the spot for me. Nice fairly-mellow traditional Buffalo wing flavors in a creamy sauce, with plenty of blue cheese flavor. I like creamy sauces and this one goes into the ‘like’ column for sure.

Market District Creamy Buffalo Blue Cheese Wings

A Creamy Take On The Classic Sauce

Market District (from Giant Eagle) makes great sauces at great prices. The Market District Creamy Buffalo blue cheese wings bring great flavor at a great price. I love the aged cayenne and what a difference it makes to the taste of the sauce. It’s well worth whatever extra process or time is involved with adding it to the sauce. The flavor is much more complex.

You’ll also want to make these awesome wings:
Sweet Baby Ray’s Buffalo Wings
Sweet Baby Ray’s Garlic Parmesan Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings Jammin’ Jalapeno Wings
Texas Pete Extra Mild Buffalo Wings
Tangy Tapatio Barbecue Wings

Check out my always-growing list of over 200 favorite store-bought wing sauces and seasonings!

Market District Creamy Buffalo Blue Cheese Wings
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Market District Creamy Buffalo Blue Cheese Wings

Great blue cheese flavor in every bite!
Prep Time1 hour
Cook Time45 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blue cheese, Buffalo wings
Servings: 6
Calories: 503kcal

Ingredients

Nutrition

Calories: 503kcal | Protein: 42g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 175mg | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 354mg | Vitamin A: 333IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate and will not include any store-bought wing sauce or seasoning nutritional values.

Frank’s RedHot Original Seasoning Dry Wings

Please don’t tell anyone this. But I ate Frank’s RedHot Original Seasoning dry wings three days in a row. In my defense, this seasoning is absolutely delicious. A little garlic and a really good amount of cayenne and a few other good things come together in what is one of the best wing seasonings around. Heck yeah, you can use it on fries or baked potatoes or whatever, but not me. I’m saving it all for wings.

Frank's RedHot Original Seasoning Dry Wings

The Perfect Dry Wing

I prefer to make my Frank’s RedHot Original Seasoning dry wings in my air fryer. First, it’s easy. Second, they come out fantastic. I season the wings a little before cooking. Then when they’re done, and while they’re still crazy hot, I really season them. Like a lot. More is better. Then I burn my tongue with the first bite because I have no patience. They’re so good that I cannot wait like a normal person for them to cool off.

The folks over at Frank’s RedHot know what they are doing. These are some great wings.

You’ll also want to make these awesome wings:
Sweet Baby Ray’s Buffalo Wings
Sweet Baby Ray’s Garlic Parmesan Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings Jammin’ Jalapeno Wings
Texas Pete Extra Mild Buffalo Wings
Tangy Tapatio Barbecue Wings

Check out my always-growing list of over 200 favorite store-bought wing sauces and seasonings!

Frank's RedHot Original Seasoning Dry Wings
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Frank’s RedHot Original Seasoning Dry Wings

Crazy good dry wings.
Prep Time1 hour
Cook Time45 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dry wings, wing dust, wings
Servings: 6
Calories: 503kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

Nutrition

Calories: 503kcal | Protein: 42g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 175mg | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 354mg | Vitamin A: 333IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate and will not include any store-bought wing sauce or seasoning nutritional values.

Baked Garlic and Onion Wings

If you want to make your belly happy and as a bonus make your house smell amazing, make yourself a batch of these baked garlic and onion wings. Lots of garlic. Lots of onion. Heck, I’m not always a fan of baked wings but these made a believer out of me. They’re very flavorful. They’re cooked perfectly. Nice and tasty, I’d make these again.

Baked Garlic and Onion Wings

Leave ’em alone

I do have one suggestion when you make your baked garlic and onion wings. Don’t flip them while they are baking. Just let them be. You turn them and they’ll lose a bit of that flavor. Not much, not enough to really notice, but you’ll see it. Heck, you can see it my picture. Believe me, they were still great, but if I learned something from a recipe, I’ll pass it along!

Check out my always-growing list of over 100 homemade wing recipes, including sauces and seasonings!

Baked Garlic and Onion Wings
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Baked Garlic and Onion Wings

Put them in the pan and let them bake undisturbed for the full 40 minutes.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked wings
Servings: 1
Calories: 1163kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 F. Spray a small baking dish or pan with non-stick spray.
  • Place wings in a bowl. Drizzle with the oil and coat the wings well.
  • Combine the remaining ingredients and sprinkle over the wings. Use your hands to get the wings well covered in the mix. It'll be nice and thick, don't be afraid to use it all.
  • Transfer wings to the baking dish. I prefer to place the wings in skin-side up just so the skin cooks a bit more.
  • Bake for 40 minutes.
  • Serve hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 1163kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 85g | Fat: 83g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 17g | Monounsaturated Fat: 37g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 349mg | Sodium: 5240mg | Potassium: 1022mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2702IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 6mg

Nutritional values are approximate and will not include any store-bought wing sauce or seasoning nutritional values.

Kinder’s Lemon Pepper Dry Wings

I admit, there was a time when me and lemon pepper were not pals. Seemed like every time I picked up a bottle of seasoning it was either too lemony or too peppery. There was no good balance for me. Well that all changed with Kinder’s lemon pepper dry wings. You know it’s good if I use it for dry wings. There’s no hiding with dry wings. You gotta bring flavor. You’re not going to hide behind a sauce. You have to bring it. And this seasoning brings it with that perfect balance, bite after bite.

Kinder's Lemon Pepper Dry Wings

I Make These Wings Often. Not Often Enough, Though

I keep my dry wings simple. That’s what dry wings are supposed to be. I usually cook them in my air fryer. Then I hit them with the seasoning. And lots of it. And I let it rest for a few minutes. Then I get to eatin’! Kinder’s lemon pepper dry wings are the perfect snack or lunch. Nice clean flavor, and great wings!

You’ll also want to make these awesome wings:
Sweet Baby Ray’s Buffalo Wings
Sweet Baby Ray’s Garlic Parmesan Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings Jammin’ Jalapeno Wings
Texas Pete Extra Mild Buffalo Wings
Tangy Tapatio Barbecue Wings

Check out my always-growing list of over 200 favorite store-bought wing sauces and seasonings!

Kinder's Lemon Pepper Dry Wings
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Kinder’s Lemon Pepper Dry Wings

Out-of-this-world good lemon pepper wings.
Prep Time1 hour
Cook Time45 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon pepper, wings
Servings: 6
Calories: 503kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

Nutrition

Calories: 503kcal | Protein: 42g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 175mg | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 354mg | Vitamin A: 333IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate and will not include any store-bought wing sauce or seasoning nutritional values.

Marie Sharp’s Smoked Habanero Wings

If I was forced to say just one word about Marie Sharp’s Smoked Habanero wings it would be: Wow. The sauce is just amazing. The smoked habaneros have a fantastic flavor. Smoky, yes. Spicy, yes. Fresh ingredients. These are just the most lip-smackingly-good wings ever. I could devour these wings all day long.

Marie Sharp's Smoked Habanero Wings

A Truly Amazing Sauce

A little hot sauce and a little butter is all it takes to make the fantastic goodness that is these Marie Sharp’s Smoked Habanero wings. The wings themselves don’t have to be fancy. No special deep-fried wings needed. No heavily-seasoned air fryer wings required. Keep the wings simple and don’t hide what’s coming: a fantastic sauce.

You’ll also want to make these awesome wings:
Sweet Baby Ray’s Buffalo Wings
Sweet Baby Ray’s Garlic Parmesan Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings Jammin’ Jalapeno Wings
Texas Pete Extra Mild Buffalo Wings
Tangy Tapatio Barbecue Wings

Check out my always-growing list of over 200 favorite store-bought wing sauces and seasonings!

Marie Sharp's Smoked Habanero Wings
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Marie Sharp’s Smoked Habanero

Easily one of my all-time favorites. Without hesitation.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hot sauce, wings
Servings: 6
Calories: 2015kcal

Ingredients

  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings flats and drumettes separated, tips saved to make stock

For a mild sauce

For a medium sauce

For a hotter sauce

Instructions

Notes

In general, the ratio of butter to hot sauce is as below:
For a mild sauce: 3:1 (i.e. 3 parts butter to 1 part hot sauce)
For a medium sauce: 2:1
For a hot sauce: 1:1

Nutrition

Calories: 2015kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 227g | Saturated Fat: 144g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 59g | Trans Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 602mg | Sodium: 1749mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 7103IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 0.4mg

Nutritional values are approximate and will not include any store-bought wing sauce or seasoning nutritional values.

Copycat Wingstop Cajun Wings

Oh man did these copycat Wingstop Cajun Wings ever hit the spot. I love Buffalo wings. You know, the classic flavors. These wings are like that but kicked up with Cajun seasoning. That’s where these wings took Buffalo wings from great to fantastic. I cannot wait for the next time I make a batch of these wings. I found myself craving them again the moment I finished them. As simple and as easy as they were to make, they are certainly one of my favorites!

Copycat Wingstop Cajun Wings

Deep-Fried Greatness

These copycat Wingstop Cajun Wings are spot-on great. I made a small batch for my lunch the other day. Since it was just me I used my lil ole Fry Daddy fryer. It’s small but it more than does the job. It only takes 8-10 minutes to fry up a batch of delicious wings like these. And it uses only a few cups of oil, which is a big savings over hauling out my big restaurant-style fryer. Yeah that baby’ll cook a ton of wings but boy does it ever use a lot of oil!

You gotta use Frank’s RedHot for the sauce. Gotta.

Check out my always-growing list of over 100 homemade wing recipes, including sauces and seasonings!

Also try my Cajun Buffalo wings.

Copycat Wingstop Cajun Wings
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Copycat Wingstop Cajun Wings

One of my favorites!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cajun wings, copycat
Servings: 4
Calories: 713kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat 3" of oil in a Dutch oven or deep fryer to 350 F.
  • Add the wings and fry 8-10 minutes or until they reach 165 F. Remove to a wire rack over a baking sheet or paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  • While the wings are cooking place all of the remaining ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Once the butter is melted stir well to combine. Turn off the heat until ready to use.
  • Transfer wings to a large bowl. Drizzle with the sauce. Toss gently to coat.

Nutrition

Calories: 713kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 59g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 236mg | Sodium: 1569mg | Potassium: 413mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 1906IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional values are approximate and will not include any store-bought wing sauce or seasoning nutritional values.

Fricker’s Hot Wings

Balance. That’s what I want in a hot Buffalo wing sauce. I don’t want too much vinegar, or butter, or cayenne or whatever else might be in there. I want to taste every ingredient without just one burying the rest. Balance is exactly what you’ll find in Fricker’s Hot Wings. I picked up a bottle of their hot Buffalo-inspired sauce last time I was in a restaurant. As soon as I got home, I made a quick batch of air fryer wings and proceeded to toss them in the sauce. And in no time, they were gone!

Fricker's Hot Wings

The Right Amount of Heat

I really like the heat level and taste of Fricker’s hot wings. When a bottle says ‘hot’ I want some heat, but I don’t want to be on my knees begging for the pain to stop, either. This sauce has just the right spiciness for me. And I really, really love the flavor. It’s a very ‘pleasant’ sauce, one that makes me happy again and again.

You can order Fricker’s sauces online too.

Fricker's Hot Wings
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Fricker’s Hot Wings

Great traditional Buffalo wing flavor and heat!
Prep Time1 hour
Cook Time45 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Buffalo wings
Servings: 6
Calories: 503kcal

Ingredients

Nutrition

Calories: 503kcal | Protein: 42g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 175mg | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 354mg | Vitamin A: 333IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate and will not include any store-bought wing sauce or seasoning nutritional values.

Kinder’s Roasted Garlic BBQ Wings

Oh my goodness. Now, I’ve had my share of BBQ sauces. I’ve made my share of them too. And I love them on everything from smoked ribs to grilled burgers to yep, wings. These Kinder’s Roasted Garlic BBQ wings are crazy good. This sauce is easily one of the best I’ve ever had. It has just the right amount of garlic flavor. A hint of sweetness but it’s not cloyingly sweet. It’s got the perfect thickness to stick to wings but it’s not gloppy. I cannot get enough of this sauce on wings and I cannot wait to try it on all things grilled, too!

Kinder’s Roasted Garlic BBQ Wings

Not Too Garlicky and Not Too Sweet

Kinder’s Roasted Garlic BBQ wings are a great wing to serve when you want to make everyone super happy at your next party. Sure, put out a good-sized platter of traditional Buffalo wings. You have to. But next to it put a big batch of these BBQ-sauced wings. Then sit back and watch them disappear. This is a great sauce.

You’ll also want to make these awesome wings:
Sweet Baby Ray’s Buffalo Wings
Sweet Baby Ray’s Garlic Parmesan Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings Jammin’ Jalapeno Wings
Texas Pete Extra Mild Buffalo Wings
Tangy Tapatio Barbecue Wings

Check out my always-growing list of over 200 favorite store-bought wing sauces and seasonings!

Kinder’s Roasted Garlic BBQ Wings
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Kinder’s Roasted Garlic BBQ Wings

Fantastic BBQ and roasted garlic flavors in every bite!
Prep Time1 hour
Cook Time45 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: barbecue, garlic, wings
Servings: 6
Calories: 503kcal

Ingredients

Nutrition

Calories: 503kcal | Protein: 42g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 175mg | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 354mg | Vitamin A: 333IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate and will not include any store-bought wing sauce or seasoning nutritional values.