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Boneless Wings Vs. Tenders

Boneless wing and chicken tenders are popular menu items at restaurants often found in the appetizer section.

They are made from chicken meat, and they are often dressed in a sauce and served with fries. 

In terms of appearance and preparation, these two dishes are very similar. They both consist of boneless chicken meat that is breaded and fried.  

They can easily be confused for each other, however, both meats come from different parts of the chicken and have other features which can be used to tell them apart.

In this post, we’ll talk about these dishes and explain how they are different from each other.  

Difference between boneless wings and chicken tenders

Boneless wings are strips of chicken meat cut from the chicken breasts while chicken tenders come from the chicken tenderloin.

The chicken tenderloin is a whole muscle situated at the underside of the chicken breast.  

Chicken breast and the tenderloin are very similar in their characteristics; however, tenderloins are slightly more tender compared to chicken breast.   

Boneless wings are also smaller, and more bite sized compared to chicken tenders which are often larger in size. 

What are boneless wings?

Boneless wings are bite-sized, boneless pieces of chicken which are breaded and fried to gain a crunchy exterior.

They are also coated in a variety of flavorful sauces and served with fries.

Contrary to what their name may suggest, boneless wings are not made from the chicken wings, rather they are made from chicken breast meat.  

The pieces of chicken breast meat shaped like wings  

Compared to the wings, the chicken breast meat is leaner.

Boneless wings are also easy to eat, and they are packed with a lot of proteins  

This dish can be eaten as an appetizer, served with a dipping sauce and raw vegetables, it can also be served as part of a main dish as well.

What are chicken tenders?

Chicken tenders are thin, boneless strips of chicken meat. 

You can find them on the menus in restaurants and also in grocery stores.  

Their name is a shortened form of chicken tenderloins, which is a cut of chicken meat from a muscle that is located under the chicken breast meat.

The chicken tenderloin is also known as the pectoralis minor muscle.   

It could be about 5 inches in length and 1.5 inches wide. The tenderloin also has a small tendon that runs through the muscle.

This meat is known for its tender and juicy texture.

It is usually breaded and fried to have a crispy exterior, and it is eaten as a snack, appetizer, or main dish. 

Chicken tenders are often served together with French fries and a dipping sauce packed with flavor.