While some people marinate their chicken wings, it’s completely optional. Whatever divide you stand, there is nothing wrong with your choice.
Those who oppose marinating chicken wings think the wing is already juicy and tender. Therefore, exposing it to moisture isn’t needful. Secondly, adding a flavorful sauce at the end only overpowers the marinade.
Nevertheless, most people marinate chicken wings because it penetrates the meat, resulting in a good flavor on the outside and inside. Furthermore, marinades help tenderize the wings by breaking down the meat’s tissue. This helps avoid the chicken wing from drying out. In addition, using a marinade with an acidic base helps minimize any chemical formation resulting from excessive heat.