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12 Best Wingstop Flavors (Ultimate Guide)

Depending on when you check out their menu, you may see anywhere from 10 to 16 Wingstop flavors

The restaurant has its signature flavors – mild, Cajun, original hot – which never go off the menu. But there’s so much more to love!

Homemade Honey Garlic Chicken Wings with Sauce

Other flavors, such as “Pure Mayhem” and “Ancho Honey Glaze”, only come out for a limited time. 

But there’s always something to love at this chicken wing joint.

Mild and plain, hot and spicy, herby, or a little sweet, there’s a basket of chicken wings for everyone.

So today, I’ll cover 12 Wingstop flavors that have been my favorites through the years.

Best Wingstop Flavors

Picking the “best” Wingstop flavors is a subjective (and challenging) process.

When everything tastes so good, it’s tough to pick a favorite. 

Plus, what’s best for me may not be your top pick.

Still, these 12 flavors are so incredible that I can’t imagine you wouldn’t love at least a few of them. 

Keep reading to see if your favorite made the list. And if you don’t know what to order, give any of them a try.

garlic parmesan wings

1. Garlic Parmesan

I can’t say for sure that garlic parmesan wings are universally loved. However, I am pretty confident they are. 

Garlic and parmesan are two flavors that, when combined, make everything taste better.

And that definitely includes these juicy wings. 

Unlike some other flavors here, Wingstop’s garlic parmesan is a rub, not a sauce.

It’s cheesy, herby, and fantastically garlicky. If garlic is your thing, you’re sure to love it. 

2. Hawaiian

Do you prefer sweet and tangy to cheesy and savory?

If so, Hawaiian wings may be more your style. They feature plenty of bright, citrusy flavors but aren’t overly sweet. 

They have a fruity, slightly Asian flavor that’s impossible not to love.

Give them a try if orange chicken is your ideal Chinese takeout item. Their flavor profiles are very similar. 

Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

3. Lemon Pepper

Lemon pepper wings is another classic flavor.

Like the garlic parmesan wings, these are coated in a dry rub instead of a sauce. 

They have loads of flavor and none of the mess.

The citrusy notes from the lemon are mild, while the peppery kick takes center stage. 

They don’t have a lot of heat, though.

Wingstop rates them 1 flame on their 1- to 5-flame scale, so they’re a good option if you don’t enjoy spicy food. 

Louisiana rub wings

4. Louisiana Rub

Are you looking for something a bit hotter on the spectrum?

Try the 3-flame Louisiana dry rub wings. These flavorful morsels are Cajun food at its finest. 

The rub contains an incredible blend of seasonings, including: 

  • Cayenne pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Paprika
  • Cumin

It’s ridiculously good and will have you dreaming of jambalaya, jazz music, and voodoo queens. 

Hickory Smoked BBQ Chicken Wings

5. Hickory Smoked BBQ

Sometimes, it’s hard to beat the classic sweet and smoky barbecue flavor.

It’s the #1 go-to for those who love backyard barbecues in the summer sun. 

It’s rich, distinctly hickory, and downright addictive. The wings are messier than others on the list, but most people don’t mind.

After all, licking your saucy fingers is part of the fun. 

Hot Chicken Wings

6. Original Hot

Wingstop’s original hot wings are an oldie but a goodie. They were, as the name implies, the original Wingstop wings. 

They’re the ones that made the restaurant such a whopping success in the first place.

The sauce is fiery red, making these pretty spicy wings.

They aren’t the hottest wings Wingstop carries, but they’ll give your lips a little tingle.

Wingstop rates them a 3 on their scale. Either way, they’re a great choice for an authentic Wingstop experience. 

Mild Chicken Wings

7. Mild

Wingstop’s mild wings are a toned-down version of their original hot wings.

The flavor is similar to what you’d get with the original hot. They’re not nearly as spicy, though. 

In fact, these have no burn whatsoever. (They’re a 2 on the flame scale.)

These are the wings for people who love flavor but not heat. 

spicy Korean wings

8. Spicy Korean Q

Here are some more 3-flame wings for those a bit more adventurous regarding spicy food.

They also have a tangy sweetness to them. 

They taste like authentic Korean BBQ with Sriracha, garlic, ginger, and more.

They’re an excellent choice for combining country grub with Asian fare. 

9. Cajun

I know what you’re thinking. We’ve already covered “Cajun” wings with the Louisiana rub, right?

True, but these are slightly different. 

Simply put, they’re hotter. 

They have a similar NOLA flavor to the Louisiana rub wings.

However, Wingstop also mixes in a bit of their original hot sauce. 

Of all the truly hot flavors Wingstop has, this one is my favorite.

It’s by far the most flavorful, but it’ll also set your mouth on fire. 

Wingstop gives it 4 out of 5 flames, but I think it’s closer to 4.5. These are pretty spicy and not for the faint of heart. 

Mango Habanero Chicken Wings

10. Mango Habanero

Mango habanero wings come with 4 flames worth of heat.

Instead of herby, spicy Cajun flavors, though, you get a sweet fruitiness. 

These wings are flavorful, intense, and a tiny bit tropical.

They’re also super saucy and sure to mess up more than a few napkins. Who am I kidding? I love them anyway! 

Ancho Honey Glaze Chicken Wings

11. Ancho Honey Glaze

This sauce is the very definition of “sweet heat.”

It combines the rich sweetness of honey and the smoky heat of ancho peppers. 

It has a distinctly South of the Border flavor profile that Mexican food lovers will enjoy.

It also flawlessly blends smoky, spicy, and sweet for an unbeatable taste. 

Unfortunately, this one doesn’t appear on Wingstop’s menu anymore.

That doesn’t stop it from being one of the all-time best Wingstop flavors. 

And who knows? They may bring it back again soon. *Fingers crossed* 

12. Atomic

And, of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without Wingstop’s famous atomic wings.

These are the hottest of the hot – the “set your mouth on fire” wings. 

It’s hard to describe the flavor because the heat is so intense. To be honest, I’m not even sure they have a flavor.

The hellfire in your mouth is what most people are after with these wings. 

All jokes aside, they taste pretty good. They’re spicy and are similar to the original hot wings, only far more intense. D

on’t order these lightly. And have lots of milk handy when you do. 

12 Best Wingstop Flavors (Ultimate Guide)

You’ll want to try all of these Wingstop flavors the next time you order it! From garlic parmesan to Cajun to original hot, each one packs a punch!


  • Garlic Parmesan

  • Hawaiian

  • Lemon Pepper

  • Louisiana Rub

  • Hickory Smoked BBQ

  • Original Hot

  • Mild

  • Spicy Korean Q

  • Cajun

  • Mango Habanero

  • Ancho Honey Glaze

  • Atomic


  • Select your favorite wing flavor.
  • Bring home your delicious takeout.
  • Enjoy!
Wingstop Flavors 

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NaTaya Hastings
NaTaya Hastings is a food and recipe writer for Insanely Good Recipes. She’s an educator, boy mom, dog mom, and whatever-stray-enters-the-yard mom. As a result, she's constantly cooking for both humans and animals.

Luckily, she enjoys it!

Though born, raised, and still living in Alabama, her specialty is NOT down-home Southern cooking. Instead, she loves to experiment with Asian, Mexican, Italian, and other ethnic cuisines. She has two mottos when it comes to cooking. “The more spice, the better!” and “There’s no such thing as too much garlic!”

She’s also pretty good with desserts. Especially the easy, no-bake ones.

Her favorite things are cuddling with her four giant dogs, traveling, reading, writing, and hanging out in nature. She’s also pretty excellent at Dominoes.

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