How are the bones taken out of chicken wings to get boneless wings? Is the meat in boneless wings even from chicken wings or a different part of the chicken?
Well; boneless wings cover a wide breadth of different styles; so no one size fits all answer.
- Breaded breast meat or chicken tenderloin breaded; probably the higher end version.
- The hotdog of chicken; chopped up leftovers formed into shape and breaded. Basically a big chicken nugget with more texture to meat.
- Plethora of a mixture of above
Ironically they usually don't contain any chicken wing meat.
They're generally just breast meat, if they're nice ones as opposed to glorified chicken nuggets. If you google "boneless chicken wings" you'll find plenty of results corroborating this.
This recipe calls for "3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch strips". This one calls for "3 boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1” chunks)". WingStop's menu says "Our boneless wings are 100% all-white breast meat...".