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  • Overview
  • Wing Tips
  • How to Cook Your Wings
  • Cooking Methods
  • Roasting
  • Broiling
  • Grilling

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Chicken Wings

Chicken wings are a seemingly timeless snack, specifically the “Buffalo” variety that is ubiquitous on bar menus and at game-day gatherings across America. We all know what these are, right? The wings are deep-fried and tossed in a mixture of hot sauce (most famously Frank’s RedHot) and melted butter. They are usually served with celery and carrot sticks and ranch or blue cheese dressing. But there was a time, only half a century ago, when they didn’t even exist. Their exact origin is unknown, though a few different restaurants in Buffalo, New York, claim responsibility for inventing the dish in the 1960s. Their popularity spread so quickly that the city of Buffalo officially declared July 29, 1977, as “Chicken Wing Day.”

Before the rapid proliferation of this dish, the wings of a chicken were, like backbones and giblets, most often relegated to the stockpot or garbage bin. Wings are perhaps more popular now than ever, appearing on fine dining menus, at hipster hotspots, and family kitchen tables that showcase innumerable flavor profiles and preparation methods beyond Buffalo.

Chicken wings are a seemingly timeless snack, specifically the “Buffalo” variety that is ubiquitous on bar menus and at game-day gatherings across America. We all know what these are, right? The wings are deep-fried and tossed in a mixture of hot sauce (most famously Frank’s RedHot) and melted butter. They are usually served with celery and carrot sticks and ranch or blue cheese dressing. But there was a time, only half a century ago, when they didn’...

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recipe

A tandoor clay oven grills and roasts at the same time, but you can get a similar effect by broiling. Chicken wings are ideal for this technique: The meat is protected by a garam masala-spiced yogurt marinade, and the wing tips get crisp. Glaze the wings with store-bought mango chutney after cooking. The versatile spice blend called garam masala is available at most supermarkets and at kalustyans.com.