6 incredible chicken wings facts that will have you licking your fingers


Need some incredible chicken wings facts to impress your foodie friends? These six facts show that chicken wings are football fans favorite food.

Do you know some incredible chicken wing facts? As people prepare for big game watching parties, chicken wings are often the star of the game day spread. While everyone can debate over the preferred dipping sauce, drummy or flapper and a myriad of other decisions, the consensus is clear. Everyone loves chicken wings.

Ahead of the annual big game celebration, the National Chicken Council shared it annual Wing Report. This report shares some interesting facts on people’s chicken wing consumption, especially on Super Bowl Sunday. Will your big party join the chicken wing fandom?

According to the National Chicken Council, this year’s chicken wing consumption “will hit an all-time high at 1.38 billion wings during Super Bowl LIII weekend.” Since that number is huge, it might be better to think of some comparisons to understand the enormity of that number.

Check out this infographic from the National Chicken Council.

Americans to Eat More than 1.3 Billion Chicken Wings for Super Bowl

These six facts are astounding. For example, this number represents 4 chicken wings for everyone man, woman and child in the U.S. In addition, the visual of a stadium seat with 640 chicken wings is astonishing. Would a chicken eating contest winner be able to tackle that number?

There could be many reasons why chicken wings are classic big game food. It could be that they are easy to eat. No one needs a fork and knife, but they will probably need a lot of napkins.

Also, the chicken wing is a great protein for all types flavor. Whether the wing has a dry rub, sauce or even smoked, the wing can constantly be reinvented. Even at a big party, the host can offer multiple flavors without a lot of effort.

For fans of the delicious chicken wing, the National Chicken Wing council has created a petition to create National Chicken Wing Appreciation Day. This petition looks to make the Monday after the Super Bowl a federal holiday. Chicken wings fans can sign the Change.org petition.

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Will you be serving chicken wings at your big game party? Did these chicken wings facts surprise you?