From crispy-crunchy to tangy barbecue, these variations on wings will make you cheer on game day

Ellen Fort  – January 28, 2020

According to the  National Chicken Council‘s annual Chicken Wing Report for 2020, Americans are expected to consume a massive, record-breaking 1.4 billion chicken wings during the upcoming Super Bowl LIV weekend. To put that into perspective, that means that every player in the NFL, including the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs, would have to consume 825,000 wings each to reach 1.4 billion. So, you know, just a few.

In addition to their role as a classic game day delicacy, wings are one of the most versatile snacks around. From tequila-marinated to curry paste-smothered, there are almost infinite ways to enjoy the humble chicken wing. Try one of these eight recipes that go beyond traditional Buffalo sauce for Super Bowl Party excellence.

Looking for more game-ready appetizer ideas? Check out these fantastic tailgating recipes, from shrimp jalapeño poppers to chipotle chicken nachos.