Chicken Wings, 5 Ways

These are fabulous family fare -- easy, inexpensive, and delicious (and what kid isn't happy to be served a food he's supposed to eat with his fingers?).

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Crispy Roasted Wings

Peter Ardito

Crispy Roasted Wings

The trick is getting the outside crisp without turning the meat into leather. My approach is to use a tiny bit of extra fat, baste the wings while they cook, and flip them partway through. Not only do they stay moist, but they get beautifully browned. They take about 45 minutes to prepare, largely unattended.

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Chicken Wings With Soy-Ginger Glaze

Peter Ardito

Chicken Wings With Soy-Ginger Glaze

Bring a bit of Asian flare to the table by tossing the wings in a mixture of soy sauce, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar and fresh ginger.

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Chili-Lime Chicken Wings

Peter Ardito

Chili-Lime Chicken Wings

Season the chicken with chili powder and freshly squeezed lime juice for a zesty take on this weeknight staple.

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Honey-Mustard Chicken Wings

Peter Ardito

Honey-Mustard Chicken Wings

Nothing's more kid-friendly than a tasty honey-mustard sauce. Try this simple version, using honey, melted butter and Dijon mustard.

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Spicy Peanut Chicken Wings

Peter Ardito

Spicy Peanut Chicken Wings

Serve the wings hot! Peanut butter gets a spicy makeover when combined with curry powder.

Originally published in the February 2010 issue of Parents magazine.

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