Tired of the same ol’ buffalo and BBQ sauces? Try spreading your wings with a new balsamic-sugar glaze. Sweet and mildly tangy, these have a taste that’ll appeal to any crowd. —Gretchen Whelan, San Francisco
"I normally don't care for wings, but after I tried this recipe that was shared by a coworker, it changed my mind," says Holly Mann of Temple, New Hampshire. A simple overnight marinade coats the wings to create a lovely glaze when baked.
“Everyone really loves these spicy chicken wings! " says Barbara White in Katy, Texas. "They taste just like fried chicken but they're baked and are wonderful even without the dipping sauce. You can also make them with bags of drumettes instead of whole wings.”
These delectable wings are so easy to make, and they offer year-round versatility, from summer cookouts to autumn tailgates. My husband likes them so much he'll stand out in the snow to grill them! —Lisa Linville, Randolph, Nebraska
I developed this recipe several years ago using chicken breasts, then decided to try it on wings as an appetizer - and it was a hit! If you like garlic, you're sure to enjoy these tender zesty bites.
-Donna Pierce, Lady Lake, Florida
I make these spicy appetizers for parties and football games and never have any leftovers. The hot wings contrast nicely with the cool but zippy dip. When the wings run out, we use the extra cilantro dip on tortilla chips.
-Barbara McConaughey, Houlton, Wisconsin
“These wings are perfect for gatherings,” says June Eberhardt. Because they come with plenty of sauce, the Marysville, California reader also likes to serve them over rice as a main dish. Any way you do it, this sweet and tangy medley will be a hit!
Many hands helped make our wedding day perfect. My aunts and cousins prepared the wonderful food. My husband, Jeff, and I and our guests enjoyed these finger-licking-good chicken wings. The zesty sauce was inspired by my uncle, Bill Gingerich.