Chicken Beats Beef As America’s Favorite Barbecue Meat


We’re a barbecue nation, but did you know Americans prefer chicken as their favorite barbecue meat?

According to a recent survey by, chicken beat pork as the nation’s meat of choice. Poultry got 39 percent of the vote, followed by pork at 30 percent. Beef came in at a close third with 26 percent of the vote.

The study also looked at what people considered the most all-American food. Apple pie took the crown with 28 percent of the vote, followed by hamburgers with 25 percent, hot dogs at 20 percent, and barbecue at 17 percent.

Four in 10 Americans think slow-smoked is the one true way to cook great barbecue.

The study was conducted online and reached a national sample of 1,050 American adults ages 18 and older. The margin of error for the total sample is +/- 3.1 percent at a 95 percent confidence level.