The Best Things About Chicken Wings!

You can't go wrong with chichen wings!

It’s no secret … people love their chicken wings.

According to a new survey, we think very highly of chicken wings. In fact, they’re our favourite casual appetizer, followed by chips with salsa and French fries. Even picky eaters love them. 75% say it’s hard to beat the flavour a chicken wing and 79% like them so much that they make sure to eat every last bite before leaving the bones behind.

When it comes to eating them, a survey of 2,000 people found that 3 out of 4 people won’t judge you for licking your fingers after a plate of wings – because they’ll do it too. And while 42% of people aren’t picky, a third of people will reach for a drummette first and the rest prefer a flat wing.

How We Like To Prep Them

According to the survey, chicken wings are best when they’re deep-fried or grilled and tossed in barbecue sauce, ranch seasoning, or hot buffalo sauce.

Other popular wing flavours (in order from most voted for to least) include:

  • Garlic Parmesan
  • Honey mustard
  • Lemon pepper
  • Medium buffalo
  • Teriyaki
  • Mild buffalo
  • Jerk seasoning

For those eating hot wings, 79% said dipping sauce is a must to help cool down the heat, with the average person dipping their wings in sauce five times per wing.

When you’re ready to serve them up, consider throwing in a side. 58% of those surveyed said they like to eat the veggies that come on the side. Other popular sides include French fries, onion rings, and salal.

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The Boneless Debate

Turns out more people still prefer the OG wings – bone in.

So much so that close to 40% of wing lovers say they would make fun of someone for ordering boneless. 25% say they wouldn’t go on a second date if that person ordered boneless wings.

Top Casual-Dining Appetizers

Chicken wings – 54%
Chips and salsa – 46%
French fries – 44%
Mozzarella sticks – 44%
Onion rings – 44%
Chips and queso – 43%
Potato skins – 43%
Chips and guacamole – 42%
Biscuits/bread – 42%
Fried shrimp – 41%