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How to Cut Chicken Wings

Learn How to Cut Chicken Wings into portions to use in your favorite baked, fried, or air-fried wings recipes.  With only two simple cuts you can quickly and easily turn a whole chicken wing into a drumette, a wingette, and a wing tip.  You can then store them to use later or cook them and then toss in your favorite wing sauces!

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 252 kcal
London Brazil


  • 1 lb. whole chicken wings


  1. Flip the whole chicken wing over so it is skin side down and you can easily see the joints.
  2. Use your fingers to locate the first ridge between the drumette and the wingette portions.
  3. Place a sharp knife just besides this ridge and also parallel to the long axis of the drumette. Cut all of the way through it - your knife should slide right through with very little resistance.
  4. Next, locate the second ridge between the wingette and the tip portions. Cut all of the way through to separate the two pieces.
  5. Use cut chicken wings in these Buffalo Chicken Wings, Air Fryer Chicken Wings, or Parmesan Garlic Wings recipes.

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Nutrition Facts
How to Cut Chicken Wings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 252 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 87mg29%
Sodium 83mg4%
Potassium 177mg5%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 167IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.