A survey of 2,000 people found that chicken wings are considered an ol’ reliable classic food (63%), and are the favorite among casual-dining appetizers (54%) followed by chips and salsa (46%) and french fries (44%).

When presented with a plate of chicken wings, a third of Americans will reach for a drummette first (33%). But a quarter of respondents would prefer a flat wing instead, while 42% would gladly eat both.

The best chicken wings are deep-fried (55%) or grilled (51%) and tossed in barbecue sauce (39%), ranch seasoning (34%) or hot buffalo sauce (33%).

BEST CHICKEN WING FLAVORS
BBQ – 39%
Ranch seasoned – 34%
Hot buffalo – 33%
Garlic Parmesan – 32%
Honey mustard – 31%
Lemon pepper – 30% [TIED]
Medium buffalo – 30% [TIED]
Teriyaki – 30% [TIED]
Mild buffalo – 29%
Jerk seasoning – 29%

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