Yes, they’re messy and complicated, but when has that ever stopped anyone from eating chicken wings? But what if we tell you, that’s not how it’s supposed to be done, and you’ve been eating chicken wings wrong all your life?

There is a way you can enjoy those succulent wings without getting that juicy sauce smeared all over your face and hands. You still have to use your fingers, but we promise you this is the best possible way to relish them without looking like a total mess.

Check this video that shows you how to eat chicken wings the right way:

 Here are some additional tips on dining etiquette (just in case you meet the Queen someday and have to actually behave like a lady).

  • When faced with the whole set of cutlery, start from the outside and work your way in: the salad fork is located to the furthest left spot, while the soup spoon is located to the furthest right. Avoid switching knives and forks during the meal; keep knives on the right and forks on the left. After finishing your meal, place the knife and fork parallel to each other across the right of the plate.
  • Pass dishes to your left and never to your right. It’s rude to point your utensils, so don’t gesture towards others with your cutlery, and quietly set them down when not in use. Refrain from scraping your plate or bowl to avoid causing a disturbance at the table.
  • Never lower your head down to eat. Bring your utensil to your mouth, then rest your cutlery on your plate or bowl between bites. When finished, place them together at the central bottom part.
  • Keep your hands in your lap when you aren’t eating or using your silverware, and do not ever rest your elbows on the table.
  • Maintain your individual space and respect the space of your fellow dining companions. Avoid knocking elbows, and do not reach over them. Always ask for something to be passed in your direction.

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After pursuing her Masters in Journalism, Vanessa got her first big job as a health writer and since then, she has never switched paths. She has always been intrigued by the wonders of a holistic lifestyle, and believes it was destiny that led her to writing for the wellness industry. In her natural state, you can find her tucked under a blanket watching an Indie film, or reading obsessively. At Z Living, she writes about food trends and other daily life expeditions.