The BFF of Pizza: Pizza Hut Chicken Wings Review

Just like the Pizza Hut pizza, the chicken wings here are also packed with a saucy and salty flavor, so providing them together seems like a perfect match made in the savory heaven. As one of the best pizza restaurant chains, Pizza Hut acquaints just how to satisfy customers’ cravings, and their conventional-style chicken wings seem to hit the spot for wings lovers across the world certainly.

Interestingly, about fifty years ago, chicken wings were contemplated as throwaway cuts, so they’re utilized in broths and stocks or simply tossed out. There is some debate in the fast-food industry about which restaurant chain is actually responsible for changing the chicken wing’s reputation, but the impact has been really astonishing that there’ve been chicken wing shortages in the United States. That is quite a turnaround.

Pizza Hut added wings to the menu back in 2003, at the same time rolling out the concept of a combo of Pizza Hut/Wingstreet. Because they provided fried wings instead of baked wings, they earned a good reputation for offering fresh and flavorful wings. Back in 2014, Pizza Hut started the combo concept for all of the restaurants across the United States.

It is no surprise that pizza fans double as the wing fans; both are savory, salty, and greasy foods superb for game days, social gatherings, delivery, or dine-in. They both pair well with cool creamy sauces such as blue cheese, ranch, or Picante sauce. It was an excellent move for the chain because over a quarter of the consumers now append chicken wings to the pizza order.

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Pizza Hut Wings Variations:

Pizza Hut has more than thirteen thousand locations all across the world, but not each location provides the same flavors. Overall, the franchise provides ten distinct flavors and sauces.

  • Naked Wings (without sauce)
  • Lemon Pepper Dry Rub
  • Buffalo Medium
  • Honey BBQ
  • Cajun Dry Rub
  • Buffalo Mild
  • Spicy Garlic
  • Hawaiian Teriyaki
  • Buffalo Burnin’ Hot
  • Garlic Parmesan

Pizza Hut Wings Review:

I tasted chicken wings at the Pizza Hut restaurant at a dine-in outlet in Mexico, and I asked to sample whichever flavors they provided. This place just provided Honey BBQ and Buffalo Mild, so I ordered twelve wings with 6 in every flavor.

I also got a large pizza (half cheese and half pepperoni) with some cheese-stuffed crust. I had to acquaint how these flavors all work well together. Plus, I had my three children with me, and if it is one thing that really makes my children happy, it is a table spread out with many food choices.

  • Texture & Taste:

We were provided six wings first with the Honey BBQ flavor. It was provided with the normal carrot and celery sticks and a side of blue cheese. I observed first how juicy and fresh the chicken wings were. Dripping with sauce and piping hot, I drenched them in the blue cheese for a savory first bite. The Honey BBQ sauce was tangy and sweet.

Both of the flavors worked great together, and the sauce did not really overwhelm the chicken’s flavor. The sauce had a little spice to it but was not spicy. My 9-year-old ate one and washed that down with a pleasant Fanta orange soda. The chicken itself was perfectly cooked. Every piece was tasty and juicy.

At times, in the order of chicken wings, a few of them are overcooked, or the sauce does not really stick well to the wings. It was not the situation here. These chicken wings were saucy and well-cooked. Next came the pizza, which my children devoured pretty fast. I had one piece of pepperoni pizza, and I appended the Pica Hut Picante Sauce to it for mimicking more of the buffalo wing flavor.

Then I actually got the kick out of the fact that the next six chicken wings tasted almost closely like the Pica Hut sauce (which isn’t actually pica at all). So it made a good segue, I suppose. The Mild Buffalo Wings were also very tasty, and they were not hot at all. The first impression I had was that they remarkably tasted similar to that Pica Hut sauce, so I had the side-by-side taste test.

My conclusion was that the buffalo sauce is either the same or similar as the Pica Hut Sauce. I like chicken wings to be a little spicy, but since none of these sauces accessible there were spicy, I drenched these in the blue cheese, and I did like the flavor, though. The mild buffalo sauce is just like mild salsa, similar to the Valentina sauce. It is flavorful and tangy, and it definitely compliments that juicy chicken well.

  • Are They Healthy?

Chicken wings at Pizza Hut are not a healthy meal option, but when you are comparing it to the pizza, the nutrition levels are similar. So if you are visiting Pizza Hut anyway, you may as well indulge. A few buffalo wings are lower in fats, carbs, and calories than pizza, relying on the sauce, but the nutrition value in either one relies on its serving size. Either way, both are high in unhealthy fats and refined carbs. The best way of decreasing it is by getting the naked wings, but that is not as much enjoyable.

  • Are They Worth It?

Being capable of buying pizza and wings at the same location is definitely a plus for me. Everybody in my family consumes both, and we all like many variations in the meals. The costs are already comparable to the other restaurants offering wing, but for sweetening your deal, Pizza Hut provides Wing Wednesday, a deal that’s solely for online consumers. The chain also provides numerous other sales, coupons, and combo deals that you can utilize for the next party or game day, when we all get out of quarantine, for sure.

Conclusion:

I will definitely go back to the Pizza Hut restaurant for the pizza and chicken wings combo. It is a sweet deal and can feed the entire family for a decent cost. The meat is juicy, the flavors are amazing, the service is always awesome, and with a lot of locations accessible worldwide, it is a restaurant we can surely count on for quality and taste.

Pizza Hut Wings Nutrition:

Mild Buffalo Bone-in Traditional Wings:

  • Protein: 9g
  • Carbs: 5g
  • Fat: 4.5g
  • Calories Per Wing: 100

Honey BBQ Bone-in Traditional Wings:

  • Protein: 9g
  • Carbs: 10g
  • Fat: 4.5g
  • Calories: 120