Oven Fried Chicken Wings are an easy cheap keto meal. Besides keto, they’re generally a healthier option if you want the taste 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’s 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 crispy so that I get a bit of crunch when I bite into them. These Oven Fried Chicken Wings are crispy, juicy, and still 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.
Do you have to eat Oven Fried Chicken Wings plain?
I love Oven Fried Chicken Wings plain. These 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 – Ghost Pepper and Garlic Parmesan sauce. However, these would be great with any of these keto chicken wing sauce recipes. A recent favorite is the sauce I used on my low-carb remake of Asian Sticky Wings.
How do you get crispy skin 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?
If you’d like to make these in an air fryer, then check out this post on air fried chicken wings. I make these wings in about 24 minutes, using one of my favorite all-in-one small kitchen appliances.
How can I make these 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. You could also add a roasted vegetable, such as roasted garlic cauliflower.
- 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 baking sheet
- Cook the wings in the oven for 25 minutes per side.
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