Chicken Wing Recipes + Comfort Food Ideas for Game Day + Any Day

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chicken wing recipes for Super Bowl

Have you ever noticed that Super Bowl and Supper Bowl are almost the same?

I have never watched the Super Bowl but game day food ideas are flooding my email box so I feel like a fan of sorts — a Super Bowl Food Fan.

If you consider Super Bowl Sunday a great excuse to cook finger food and comfort food here are some satisfying suggestions that are cheer-worthy.

I’ll start with chicken wing recipes since they’re the ultimate in messy finger food. I haven’t met a chicken wing recipe yet that wouldn’t be great with a little (or a lot) of molasses. Sticky wings, sweet wings, sweet-with-heat wings, all taste delicious with molasses.

Here are our favourite recipes for wings, along with other comfort food for a wintery Sunday afternoon.

Super Bowl Finger Food – Chicken Wing Recipes:

Sticky Asian Wings

sticky Asian wings

Friday Night Spicy Wings

spicy molasses wings

Garlicky Chili Rum Wings

garlic chili rum wings


If you’re in the mood for a big pot of something warm and spicy, try one of these…

Warming Comfort Food for Game Day & Any Day:

Black Bean Turkey Chili


Roasted Red Pepper Lentil Soup

roasted red pepper lentil soup


Black Bean Chili

black bean chili

Island Beef Stew

Island Beef Stew

Steak  or Veal Goulash



Winning Desserts:

Molasses Brownies

molasses brownies

Giant Ginger Cookies

giant ginger cookies




Friday Night Spicy Molasses Wings are easy to make

Servings: 4-6 serving(s)

Prep time: 35 minutes

Total time: 65 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

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Spicy Molasses Wings are extra easy to make.

Spicy molasses wings recipe

I have been teaching my kids to cook. Not complicated stuff, but lots of the basics: cookies, pizza (including the homemade dough), brownies, muffins, cakes. They’re constantly asking for wings so this recipe for spicy molasses wings is their new task.

It’s easy — the marinade has barely a handful of ingredients and the wings cook without much fuss.
spicy molasses wings are tasty & so easy to make
I remember learning to cook alongside my mom, licking the bowl and the beaters mostly.

My first cake, after I moved on from the Easy-Bake Oven, was a Jello cake. Then I moved onto cheese-and-bacon-things, Kraft pizzas and zucchini casserole.

I made wings for the first time last winter and that’s what got my kids hooked on them.

This recipe is simple enough for my kids to make on their own.

Spicy Molasses Wings Recipe


  • 1/3 cup soy sauce or tamari
  • 1/3 cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger or ½ tsp. dried ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • ¼-1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper (use cayenne for more heat)
  • 2 lbs. chicken wings or drumsticks
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped chives


  1. In a large bowl combine marinade ingredients (first 5 ingredients). Add the chicken and let marinate in the fridge, covered, for 30 minutes to overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 F. Spread wings in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet (one with a rim).
  3. Bake for 15 minutes, remove from oven and flip.
  4. Return to oven for another 10-15 minutes.
  5. To finish, broil for 5 minutes and flip. Broil another 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven, transfer to a plate and sprinkle with chopped chives.

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You might enjoy our Asian Wings recipe or our Molasses Wings with Rum

wings sliderMolasses Chicken Wings

Awesome Asian Wings – the recipe my kids go crazy for

Servings: 4-6 serving(s)

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

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Asian Wings are fall-off-the-bone moist and pleasantly sticky

This is how the vacuuming gets done at our house…

My kids are wild about this recipe for Asian Wings. They practically beg for it and don’t seem to understand that wings are a treat, not a Tuesday night supper. (Although you could make them tonight.)

Nothing I have ever cooked has made my kids more excited. Nothing. So I figure I might as well use this to my advantage.

  • Vacuuming needs to be done before you can eat the wings.
  • The bathroom needs to be cleaned before you can eat the wings.
  • Have you made your beds?

Asian Wings are fall-off-the-bone moist and pleasantly sticky

This is a near effortless recipe that offers easy substitutions for ingredients that you might not have on hand.

No Hoisin sauce? Add an extra tablespoon of molasses instead. No rice vinegar? Any vinegar will do, especially cider vinegar. Dried ginger can be used in place of fresh. Ditto for garlic.

Gluten-free version:

Omit the hoisin (replace with molasses) and substitute tamari for soy sauce if you want to make these Asian Wings gluten free.

Asian Wings are fall-off-the-bone moist and pleasantly sticky

These have become a Friday night favourite in our house, an easy appetizer while I putter away making supper in that not-rushed-Friday sort of way.

Asian Wings are fall-off-the-bone moist and pleasantly sticky. You’ll want to lick your fingers while you eat them. Guaranteed.


Awesome Asian wing Recipe

Adapted from Budget Bites


  • 2 lbs chicken wings
  • ¼ cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 2 Tbs. soy sauce or gluten-free tamari
  • 1 Tbsp. chili sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp. hoisin sauce (can substitute molasses)
  • 1 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, grated or minced


  1. Combine all ingredients, except wings.
  2. Toss wings with mixture. Spread in a single layer on a parchment lined cookie sheet. (Or a well-oiled cookie sheet).
  3. Bake at 450 F for 25 minutes, flipping half way through.
  4. Turn oven to broil and broil 3-5 minutes, flip then broil again

Try our finger lickin’ oven “BBQ” chicken with molasses slather:
oven barbecued chicken with molasses slather
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Here’s to eating well, everyday,

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