When faced with a bowl of hot glazed chicken wings we all have a tendency to become a little primal, discarding cutlery in favour of using our hands and teeth to tear off the succulent flesh. With crispy skin and soft, tender flesh, chicken wings bring a lot more to the table than their size would suggest and remain a lot cheaper to buy than more popular breast, leg and thighs.
Alongside perennial classics – such as Mark Dodson's irresistible Sticky chicken wings – this collection of chicken wing recipes demonstrates that they are just suited to elegant dinner dishes as they are share-friendly party platters. Paul Ainsworth's Pumpkin velouté with chicken wings is a beautiful autumn starter recipe, with marinated chicken wings paired alongside soft poached apples and rich, velvety velouté. Equally impressive is Daniel Clifford's chicken starter recipe Chicken wings with Reblochon pomme purée, a visually stunning dish with crisp, golden chicken skin, creamy potato purée and a kick of bitter chicory.