9 Spicy Chicken Wings Recipes That Will Set Your Mouth on Fire

Jalapeño Chicken Wings

There's nothing better than a crispy-on-the-outside, juicy-on-the-inside, hot-as-heck chicken wing. Whether fried in Sriracha or grilled with cayenne pepper, these spicy wings recipes are sure to set your senses aflame.

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Chicken Wings with Angry Sauce

Chicken Wings with Angry Sauce
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The San Francisco spot Wing Wings is, naturally, known for their wings. This version has a Korean-inspired spicy sauce that co-owner Lisa Shin also likes to use on other kinds of meat as well as a dip for crudité.

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Spicy Sriracha Chicken Wings

Spicy Sriracha Chicken Wings
Maura McEvoy

Michael Symon gets right to the heart of the matter with these Sriracha-fried wings. Serve with a side of the hot sauce for maximum Sriracha impact.

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Spicy Apricot Wings

Spicy Apricot Wings
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Chef Chris Lilly combines spicy with sweet in these apricot wings. But don't worry. Between the cayenne pepper and paprika, there's a lot of heat.

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Sriracha Chicken Wings

Sriracha Chicken Wings
Todd Porter & Diane Cu

While Michael Symon's Sriracha wings are full-on spice, these ones have a bit of sweetness to them — thanks to the addition of brown sugar in the sauce.

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Chile-Garlic Chicken Wings

Chile-Garlic Chicken Wings
Todd Porter & Diane Cu

Todd Porter and Diane Cu, the couple behind the cookbook Bountiful, cover these wings in a mixture of chile-garlic sauce, tomato sauce, and soy sauce for a generous umami flavor.

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Old Bay Hot Wings

Old Bay Hot Wings
Raymond Hom

These wings are baked rather than fried, offering a healthier alternative to classic hot wings, and with the kick of Old Bay seasoning.

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Thai Green Curry Hot Wings

Thai Green Curry Hot Wings
© Tina Rupp

By utilizing ingredients like coriander and fish sauce, these chicken wings have a particularly unique taste.

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Jalapeño Chicken Wings

Jalapeño Chicken Wings

The pickled jalapeños give these wings an extra layer of spice and flavor.

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Lampe's Chicken Wings with Sweet-and-Spicy Pantry Sauce

Lampe's Chicken Wings with Sweet-and-Spicy Pantry Sauce
© REED DAVIS

Barbecue champion Ray Lampe makes an incredibly simple wings rub using only five ingredients (all of which you likely already have in your pantry!).

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