Ain’t No Thang but a Chicken Wang
Wings are my absolute favourite thing…EVER! In my pre-keto life I would eat them all the time. A lot of them. Usually at one of our local pubs, always breaded and would usually wash them down with several beers. One of my first questions once starting keto was whether I would still be able to enjoy one of my favourite foods, and the answer was hell yes! These wings are oven baked, crispy, delicious with absolutely no breading (you won’t even miss it!). We usually buy a big pack of wings at Costco and then portion them out and freeze them. We save some money doing it this way and always have wings on hand when we get a craving. Oh, and it’s SO simple.
Step 1: Purchase your wings! We usually buy ours already split and in big packs (Costco is a perfect place to find them like this.) We usually cook about 2 pounds at a time for 2 of us. I find a pound per person is the perfect amount.
Step 2: Preheat your oven at 400 degrees. Then put your wings in a big bowl. Figure out what kind of spices you’d like to use. This is where you can get really creative! We use cajun seasoning quite a bit. This time around we used lots of different herbs like garlic, paprika, parsley, onion powder and salt and pepper. Yum! Make sure all your wings a nicely coated in your seasoning of choice.
Step 3: Put a sheet of parchment paper on your pan and arrange your wings side by side.
Step 4: Pop your wings in the oven! Set your timer for 25 minutes. Once the 25 minutes is up, take your wings out, turn them all over and pop them back in the oven for 20 minutes.
Step 5 (optional): Buffalo wings are my absolute favourite. I love to coat my wings in that spicy, tangy flav! I usually put some Frank’s Red Hot Sauce in a pan and heat it up with some butter.
Step 6: After your wings are done and you opted for the buffalo sauce, put all your wings in a bowl and pour your sauce over them. Make sure they’re all coated nicely. Yum!
Pick your favourite dipping sauce (ours is either a really nice ranch or blue cheese) and enjoy!
Tip – You can also save money on the cost of wings by buying them unsplit. Chopping up wings is very easy if you have a sharp knife and a little bit of practice. Plus, you can use the tips in your favourite chicken bone broth for extra flavour.
What are you favourite wing seasonings? Have any other tips or tricks you use to make keto-friendly wings? Let me know! You can follow me at @katieandketo on Instagram or get in touch via email at katieandketo at gmail dot com.