Coating chicken wings in flour before cooking can significantly improve their texture and sauce adherence. The flour creates a roughened exterior that helps the sauce grip onto the wings, resulting in a harmonious marriage of flavors and textures. Adding baking soda to the flour can make the wings even crispier. Seasonings can also be mixed into the flour to enhance flavor. This technique can be used for oven-baked, air-fried, or fried wings, and can be adapted for gluten-free options using rice flour, potato starch, or cornstarch.