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When it comes to wings, the smaller, the better!  Unfortunately, many restaurants want to advertise large or jumbo wings, and people order them thinking they’re getting more bang for their buck and not knowing what a great wing is supposed to taste like.

Large wings tend to be rubbery and flavorless – the only flavor you get is from the sauce!  Smaller wings cook up nicely, the skin gets crisp and the meat is tender, juicy and full of flavor!  Sure, I enjoy a good dipping sauce too, but a great wing can stand alone and be delicious!  If you’re a frequent wing eater, I’m sure you’ve had your fair share of “dud” wings.

Scott Sechler Talks about the Best Wings

Scott Sechler Talks about the Best Wings

If you haven’t tried Bell & Evans’ wings, you’re missing out!  At Bell & Evans, our chickens average only 5.6 lbs. at live weight.  They are 100% air chilled too, so you get that locked-in, natural flavor.  They may be smaller, but they’re more enjoyable to eat.  We deliver quality over quantity.  They make the perfect appetizer – I could eat them every single night!

When you stop to think about it, large wings come from large chickens.  Large chickens come from commodity producers trying to net as much profit as they can off of those big birds.  The larger the bird, the more likely that it had skeletal, cardiovascular and muscular issues from growing faster and bigger than its body could handle.  That also means it was less active, so the meat will be tougher.  To make matters worse, those commodity producers send their big chickens through water chill baths during harvest, where the chickens absorb water weight and lose their natural juices.  The chickens end up flavorless – wings included!  Yuck!

I’ll eat a great wing, albeit smaller, any day!  You can keep the jumbo wings!


  1. Bill Z. says:

    I agree. Always enjoyed the smaller wing.

    1. Great minds think alike!

  2. Kenneth D. says:

    I make Wings all the time all i use is Bell & Evans thank you Scott for raising great Chickens

    1. You’re welcome, Ken.

  3. Tom D. says:

    OMG, I love smaller wings too. They’ve always been my fav. I always thought I was in the minority. I don’t understand people who like larger wings. In my view, they have no taste. I agree with you 100% about your view on wings.

  4. Bonnie says:

    We love Bell & Evans wings . Wish our store would stock more.
    Thanks Bell & Evans

  5. Donny says:

    Spot on. Hate the texture of so called jumbo wings alone, and not only their lack of flavor, but many have that layer of fat under the skin. Hard pass for me!

  6. Greg H. says:

    I worked for Judy and Frank from Native New Yorker in Tempe in the mid late 80s. Best wings ever and they were small. You get crispy wings where there is balance to the amount of meat, sauce flavor and blue cheese. Period these large jumbo wings miss they entire point and balance of a true buffalo wing

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