We are in pre-season warm-up. Now is the time to perfect your chicken wing game, so you can win at tailgating in the coming football season. Perhaps that’s why National Chicken Wing Day falls on July 29th …
Start with the best ingredients. Order Organic Chicken Wings here and begin practicing.
Here are some statistics about chicken wings, and our favorite wings recipe, which is a variation on the classic Buffalo recipe, with hot sauce and truffle butter.
Fun Facts About Chicken Wings
- You are in good company: 8 out of 10 U.S. adults eat chicken wings.
- Buffalo wings originated in Buffalo, New York, but they don’t call them Buffalo wings there. They are just “wings” or “chicken wings.”
- The world record for wing eating is held by Patrick Bertoletti, who ate 444 wings in 26 minutes at the 2015 Wing Bowl (the world championship of wing eating).
- The National Buffalo Wing Festival is held each year in Buffalo, New York. Think you love wings? Join the over 80,000 other raving fans that attend.
- There are plenty of places to get chicken wings! Chicken wing franchises have grown 7% over the last 5 years, to over 2000 restaurants nationwide.
- 54 percent of Americans prefer traditional wings to their boneless cousins.
- Only about one-third (36 percent) like to eat their wings with blue cheese dressing. This is up from 32 percent last year.
- When it comes to the wing type itself, which do most people prefer? Drumettes top the list by far (46 percent) while 25 percent of wing eaters prefer the “flat.” Not far behind, 19 percent of wing eaters just don’t have a favorite.
Hungry for wings? Our classic Buffalo wing recipe relies on black truffle butter for it’s distinctive flavor. Once you try wings this way, you can’t go back to plain butter.
Not into Buffalo wings? Check our other chicken wing recipes in this blog post.
What’s your favorite way to eat wings? Tell us here, or find us on social media. We love to hear about what you’re cooking!