How to Clean Chicken Wings

Chicken wings are a great way to spice up a summer barbecue. Wings are a favorite of adults and children alike as everyone looks forward to the chicken wings when they come to a barbecue. Chicken wings have to be cleaned properly and thoroughly, but once the cleaning is done it will all be worth it to see a house full of happy faces.

Things You'll Need

  • chicken wings

  • paper towels

Step 1

Rinse wings. (Image: Robert Hainer/Demand Media)

Let cool water run from the faucet. Take each wing, one at a time, and rinse it under the water to clean the surface.

Step 2

Check the chicken wing for feathers or anything else that needs to come off. Pluck the feathers and clean the chicken with your fingers while still under the faucet.

Step 3

Remove the wing from the water and shake it off, drying it as best as possible with a paper towel. Then start with the next wing under the water.


Follow up a thorough cleaning with a great chicken wing recipe.


Everything that the raw chicken might come in contact with must be cleaned to prevent bacteria from spreading.

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