Here is a Good Eats episode (part 1) where AB goes to great trouble to avoid frying wings. There might be a nugget or two in there for you. He builds a ridiculous contraption and imo the whole thing is LOL but he does try to address the 'crispy skin' aspect. IMO, nothing does it as well as deep frying but I realize lots of folks aren't gonna do that for one reason or another.
Generally speaking, any time you want a good 'crust' on a piece of meat, whether grilling/frying/pan searing; you want the skin/surface to be dry so that method of letting them sit in the fridge makes sense.
Eden's idea is good.