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Jul 13, 2014 05:22 PM

boneless chicken wings?

Saw a recipe using them (on another site, sorry!?!). I've seen boneless thighs, but never boneless wings. Don't do a lot of wings and only use Purdue "wingettes", cuz their larger than regular wings. Thinking they came off oven-stuffers... plenty f meat on the bones.

Have you ever boned them yourself?

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  1. I'm pretty sure that boneless chicken wings are actually made from chicken "tenderloins" or the whole breast.

    6 Replies
    1. re: c oliver

      Exactly right. You won't find them in the market, and if you have them as a dish in a wings joint or other restaurant, they're a lot larger than the biggest piece of chicken flesh you'd get from the biggest FrankenChicken wing you could ever find.

      Who'd ever want to bone them out? Yikes.

      1. re: mcsheridan

        You debone the flat when you stuff them.

        1. re: wattacetti

          Sounds like some intriguing appetizers might result, but way too much like work for me. My hat's off to those who undertake it.

            1. re: c oliver

              It's the piece between the tip and the drumette.

        2. re: c oliver

          REALLY!?! Interesting. I actually went to you-tube and watched a video on deboning... WAY to much work. Thought chicken is one of my go-to proteins, not crazy about handling it any more than absolutely necessary.

        3. Nope. But those Purdue Wingettes are great for making Sticky Honey-Soy Wings. Yum.

          1. Yes, I have deboned wings. Drumettes bone like drumsticks. If the tips are still connected to the flats, the flats can be deboned without a knife by reversing the joint and pushing.

            Boneless chicken "wing" products or recipes however, involve what the others describe.

            1. My sister debones the flats, frequently; then stuffs with cheese & ham; breaded coating, and bakes.

              1. From a recipe in Nathan Myhrvold's tome for the home cook, I did. 12 hours in the sous vide, cool, debone, coat with potato starch, fry. Delicious. Fun exactly once. LOTS of work.