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Old 08-08-2014, 12:24 PM   #1
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Avoid the Buffalo Wild Wings Naked Tenders!!!

So I had a work lunch yesterday and it was at Buffalo Wild Wings, for those familiar. I had the naked tenders (basically chicken strips without the breading) and the Parmesan garlic sauce. I assumed this would be my best option. I am sitting here just about to record my carb intake for yesterday and it turns out those "naked" tenders have 6 carbs each, and I had 6 of them! The sauce is only 2.

I know that restaurant food ALWAYS has hidden ingredients, but 6 carbs each?!? I could dip the chicken strip in egg and roll it in sugar and I bet it wouldn't even have the many carbs in it. Wow.

I would love to start a restaurant or frozen food/meal company where if the product was called "chicken and broccoli", the ingredients would be: chicken, broccoli. Not chicken, broccoli, sugar, corn syrup, yellow 5, etc.

Pardon my rant, but I was just shocked.
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Old 08-08-2014, 12:37 PM   #2
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alot of restaurants have "sugar injected" chicken
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Get their salt and vinegar traditional wings.
If you check their menu, look for the "gluten free" options. That only means no breading, but they use the same fryers and bowls, so while not truly gluten free, you can be assured they're not breaded anyway.
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Get their salt and vinegar traditional wings.
If you check their menu, look for the "gluten free" options. That only means no breading, but they use the same fryers and bowls, so while not truly gluten free, you can be assured they're not breaded anyway.
I got a bottle of the salt & vinegar seasoning from there - it's LOADED with sugar unfortunately. When i go home later I can post the ingredients.
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Please do
I checked 3 popular tracking sites, and the "verified" is 0 carbs for 6 wings.
I wonder if their bottled seasoning is different to make it easier for the consumer to use? Bulked up?
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Here you go.
argh....lets try this again.
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Last time we were at BWW, we had the chicken wings 'naked', no sauce. They were disgusting! Haven't been back since. And I'll bet it is the marinade in the chicken tenders. Hey, at least you tried.

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I LOVE BWW's salt and vinegar dry rub traditional wings and on the company's nutritional chart they list them as having 2 carbs per wing---maybe that's a touch of sugar, or a tiny bit of breading, don't know, but I'm OK w/2 carbs per wing. Usually eat 8 wings and make it work in my daily carb allowance.

Some of the other more goopy sauces, such as the Asian Zing, have 18 carbs per wing, and I believe the mango one has 22 carbs per wing! so good to check. The dry rubs are your best bet and imo, make a yummy, easy meal for 16 carbs, and a reasonable one if
you buy them on Tuesdays when wings are 60 cents a piece.
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I had a hamburger patty at BWW and I swear it had some seasoning on it that had sugar in it.

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Get their salt and vinegar traditional wings.
If you check their menu, look for the "gluten free" options. That only means no breading, but they use the same fryers and bowls, so while not truly gluten free, you can be assured they're not breaded anyway.
Really? I am gluten free (gluten sensitive) and well, you learn something new every day!

I know that Red Robin uses a dedicated fryer for their gluten free stuff as it states it on their menu. I remember that to be truly gluten free you had to get the appetizer dip with regular potato chips as they didn't cook tortilla chips in the gluten free fryer. It seemed like an odd combo to me?

I wish there were more strict guidelines about gluten-free options in restaurants, just as a truly gluten free food in the grocery store can't be labeled as such unless its certified.
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Really? I am gluten free (gluten sensitive) and well, you learn something new every day!

I know that Red Robin uses a dedicated fryer for their gluten free stuff as it states it on their menu. I remember that to be truly gluten free you had to get the appetizer dip with regular potato chips as they didn't cook tortilla chips in the gluten free fryer. It seemed like an odd combo to me?

I wish there were more strict guidelines about gluten-free options in restaurants, just as a truly gluten free food in the grocery store can't be labeled as such unless its certified.
I agree. But, at least, they state it on their site and (I think) on their store menus.
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I went on the fb page for them and was told by the main guy that there is no injection or special marinades, it all in the sauce, and best bets are Parmesan and lemon pepper wings. Did not ask about naked tenders but I'm wondering if it's incorrect info? Wings with lemon pepper or Parmesan are close to zero carbs..I'd add .5 just in case or even one.
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Can't you just get naked buffalo wings? That is usually just the wings and buffalo sauce.
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They told me flat out the boneless tenders had a breading/binding agent and the normal wings did not. So the low carb choice would be naked bone-in wings or an appropriate sauce. I don't think this is unusual to my branch
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Boneless wings are breaded, I thought NAKED chicken tenders would be ...errr chicken tenders lol
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No, naked tenders are tenders with no sauce. You cannot have a tender, by definition, without some excel or breading or binding agent in their restaurant. Otherwise it would be chicken shreds, because that's what off the bone chicken is unless it is breast strips (which their tenders are not).

So all naked tenders would get you is bland nuggets, essentially
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I used to work in a chicken processing plant. Chicken tenders just mean where they come from on the chicken. It has nothing to do with breading. I would have assumed naked tenders meant nothing added.
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I used to work in a chicken processing plant. Chicken tenders just mean where they come from on the chicken. It has nothing to do with breading. I would have assumed naked tenders meant nothing added.
Not the kind the restaurant uses, unfortunately. I believe they come breaded from the plant, which is why they cannot offer them unbreaded even when you ask. Naked to this chain means no sauces or seasoning, that's the extent of it
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Thanks for all the replies!

There is definitely not breading on them. When they come out, they have virtually no color - it looks like they just boiled them plain. There is also no detectable seasoning, so you have to put on a lot of sauce. I do love the parm garlic sauce!

I swear that restaurants have a big bottle in the kitchen labeled "carbs", and they just feel the need to add that to everything. I don't eat organic or all-natural or anything, but sometimes it would be nice to get some real food in a restaurant without a bunch of unnecessary additions.
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