What are boneless chicken wings, and how do they differ from their traditional counterpart? This is an excellent question, and it's one that we frequently hear at Hungry Howie's®. Additionally, we often hear questions regarding the difference between other popular chicken dishes, including chicken tenders and chicken nuggets. With so many chicken items on the menu, it can be hard to decide which to order for dinner tonight.
Hungry Howie's® has various options to choose from, whether you're in the mood for traditional wings, boneless chicken wings, and even spicy chicken tenders. We're here to give you all the information you need to get the best meal possible.
Keep reading to learn more about boneless chicken wings, what sets them apart from the crowd, and where you can score your favorite food today.
Are Boneless Wings Actual Chicken Wings?
The infamous question. As the name implies, what are boneless chicken wings; are they simply regular wings with the bones removed? Or are they something different entirely, with an endearing and recognizable name?
You may be surprised to learn that boneless chicken wings are not wings at all. In fact, they come from an entirely different part of the chicken altogether. Traditional chicken wings come from, well, the wing of a chicken.
There are two types of traditional chicken wings. First, there's the chicken wing drumette or the rounded wing with a round top. The second type of chicken wing is the actual wing portion, which are the long and flat wings you receive in an order. Both parts are considered white meat.
But what about boneless chicken wings? Did someone take the time to painstakingly remove each small bone while maintaining the integrity and shape of the chicken? The short answer is no. Boneless chicken wings are not actually the same as traditional wings.
Instead, boneless chicken wings are portions of the chicken breast, cut up into comparably sized pieces, breaded, fried, and tossed with a sauce of choice. They are much closer to their friend, the chicken nugget than the wing.
What's the Difference between Chicken Tenders and Chicken Wings?
Boneless chicken wings and chicken tenders are also entirely different from each other. While we know that boneless chicken wings come from chicken breast, chicken tenders come from the tenderloin portion of the bird.
Chicken tenders have more protein than traditional chicken wings but less fat. They also tend to be less juicy and are a little milder in the flavor department.
What Do They All Have In Common?
Now that you know the key differences between the types of chicken dishes you can order, you may be wondering what they have in common. The commonality between chicken wings, boneless chicken wings, chicken nuggets, and chicken tenders usually lies in the preparation.
All of these types of chicken come from white meat, are battered or breaded, and then baked or fried. How your precise dish is prepared will depend on the restaurant. Many restaurants serve original wings as well as boneless wings with either ranch or bleu cheese dipping sauce, along with some fresh veggies on the side to provide the perfect combination of flavor.
Howie Wings® and Tenders
At Hungry Howie's®, we have several types of chicken on the menu. First, we have our classic Howie Wings®. Then, we offer a boneless wing option. Lastly, you can also order our famous Spicy Chicken Tenders.
Classic Howie Wings®
Our classic Howie Wings® are juicy, crispy, and full of flavor. You can request them in a variety of flavors, ranging from classic all the way to Sriracha or BBQ. We serve our Howie Wings® with a side of spicy bread and ranch or bleu cheese dipping sauce. If you're ordering our classic Howie Wings®, choose between 8- or 16-pieces.
Original Boneless Howie Wings®
The Boneless Chicken Wings available at Hungry Howie's® also come with a side of spicy bread and a dipping sauce of your choice. They're just as delicious as our traditional Howie Wings®, without the hassle and messiness of getting the meat off the bone. You can get Hungry Howie's® Boneless Chicken Wings in orders of ten or twenty.
Hungry Howie's® Spicy Chicken Tenders
Our Spicy Chicken Tenders come with Cajun Bread and are a lightly breaded option that our customers love. They're available in order sizes of 5- or 8-pieces and are just as juicy and tender as the other options on our menu.
Which chicken dish you go with is entirely subjective. All of the Howie Wing® options are scrumptious, and it all comes down to what you, or the kids, are in the mood for. Boneless wings tend to be better for little hands and don't pose as significant a choking hazard as they don't have the small bones in traditional wings.
Where Can I Get Boneless Chicken Wings?
By now, you're probably craving some undeniably fantastic chicken wings, and we can't blame you. All this talk of juicy, flavor-filled goodness will make anyone hungry. You're probably wondering, "where can I find boneless chicken wings near me?"
The answer is right here, at Hungry Howie's®. Not only do we have boneless chicken wings, but we also have the original wings you love and Spicy Chicken Tenders. These menu items are sure to satisfy any chicken craving and come in a variety of sizes so you can feed the whole crew.
Order Hungry Howie's® tonight for take-out or delivery. You can place an order online or give us a call, and we'll have your order either at your doorstep or hot and waiting to go when you arrive. With so many options, you're sure to find something you love on our menu.
Additionally, complete the meal with a variety of other offerings. Of course, we offer our famous Flavored Crust® pizza and a selection of fresh salads, desserts, cheesy bread, and more. Bring home everyone's favorite meal tonight.