Why are chicken wings the most expensive part of the bird?? They are small, have the least amount of meat per pound and it makes no sense to me.. I can buy legs for 69 cents a lb on sale, breasts for just about the same.. But the wing?? $3 a lb.. I made the mistake of buying some wings at food lion, I cut them in half and deep fried them, then tossed them in different sauces. Then cut whole taters and fried them also into fries.. They loved it and now want me to do it again.. They consumed 6 lbs of chicken wings as fast as I could pull them out of the fryer.. I gotta feed all these kids on the cheap.. Is it supply and demand that determines the cost of the wings?