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Oven-Fried Crispy Baked Chicken Wings are an easy, dinner idea that is perfect for keto. Besides keto, they’re generally a healthier option if you want the taste and crunch of fried chicken without having to put your chicken wings in a deep fryer.
This keto chicken wings recipe is great by itself. But, I also include options for keto-friendly and no sugar added chicken wing sauces to change it up a bit.
Want to make these in an air fryer to save time? No worries, there are tips on how to make chicken wings in an air fryer too!
Any time that I have chicken wings, one of the most important things is the skin. For me, I like my chicken wing skin to be super crispy so that I get a bit of crunch when I bite into them.
These Oven Fried Chicken Wings are crispy, juicy, and baked. What I love about them is that they taste like fried chicken without having to be deep-fried.
If you’re looking for an easy, cheap main protein for dinner or a keto game day recipe, then these are for you.
How do you get crispy chicken wings without deep frying?
Use Baking Powder
One of the keys to making Oven Fried Chicken Wings is to use baking powder in the spice mix.
Baking Powder (not baking soda) allows the chicken skin to heat and start cooking quicker than the chicken wing meat.
Having the skin cook faster than the meat is important for having a crispy skin with juicy chicken wing meat. I recommend using 1 tablespoon of baking powder for every 1-1.5 pounds of chicken wings.
Pat the wings dry
This baking powder trick works best when the chicken wings are dried with a paper towel before cooking.
Dry wings allow the baking powder to coat the wings evenly. If you forget this step, then you’ll need to cook them longer to make the skin crispy.
Want to make these in an air fryer and save time?
I tend to make these wings in an air-fryer when I need a quick dinner for my family of two. But, prefer to use this oven-baked chicken version when I want to make keto appetizers for a crowd or are meal-prepping.
Air Fryer Chicken Wings RecipeGet this recipe
Sauce & Dip Recommendations
I love these wings plain. They are kid-approved (with sugar-free ketchup, of course). However, there are a few other ways that I enjoy these. I love tossing them with buffalo sauce and Garlic Parmesan Wing sauce.
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Sides dishes to make oven-baked wings a meal:
You can pair these wings with your favorite vegetable or salad to make this a meal. Some options include a Caesar salad with my homemade caesar dressing or you can have this with my creamy creamed spinach.
Easy Keto & Low Carb Creamed Spinach RecipeGet this recipe
Oven Fried Crispy Baked Chicken Wings
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
- Remove the chicken wing parts from the refrigerator and pat dry (removing as much moisture as possible helps to have a crispy wing skin)
- Mix the sea salt, black pepper, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and baking powder in a small dish or ramekin
- Sprinkle the seasoning mixture on the wings and toss to coat
- Place wings on a parchment paper lined, baking sheet
- Cook the wings in the oven for 25 minutes per side.
The nutrition facts come from entering the recipe ingredients into Spoonacular API, a database of food ingredients. They may vary for any recipe based on the exact product used. The keto sweeteners I use have 0g net carbs & are not included because sugar alcohols do not impact most people. This is provided as a courtesy, but you can do your own calculations if you wish!