How to Eat a Chicken Wing Like a Lady

Is there a right way to eat a chicken wing like a boss? Why yes.
01/06/2014 02:29 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Is there a right way to eat a chicken wingᅡᅠ like a boss? ᅡᅠI'm not asking about the drumstick -- those summabitches you just gnaw on and lick until the meat is destroyed. I'm talking about those flat wings, the ones with tricky forearm bones that make eating them a mess.

Luckily, just like there's a next-level way toᅡᅠeat an apple,ᅡᅠcupcakeᅡᅠandᅡᅠstrawberry, there's a way to eat chicken wings in one fell swoop.

It's the height of football season, and every function I'm at seems to be serving wings. As a result, I've been trying to figure out the proper way to get the meat off the bone. I finally found the answer during a conversation with my friendᅡᅠBrandiᅡᅠMilloyᅡᅠ(see her below)ᅡᅠas we discussed the various eating situations we normally get into when tackling buffalo wings.

Do I try that one trick where I try to suck the entirety of the meat off the bone? ᅡᅠDo I use a fork and knife?ᅡᅠAll of these ways seemed either tedious or over-ambitious -- untilᅡᅠshe mentioned the de-boning method she uses on occasion. My jaw dropped.

Apparently, if you have a batch of properly cooked wings,ᅡᅠyou can turn pretty much any wing into a 100% edible nugget. Just find the end with the protruding cartilage and tear it off. Now, the bones should be a bit loose. Next, wiggle the smaller bone holding the opposite end firmly and it'll pull out, void of any flesh. Then do the same for the remaining bone, until all you're left with is 100% chicken wing meat.