These Keto Buffalo Chicken Wings are baked to perfection, then doused with flavorful buffalo wing sauce and blue cheese dressing to dip it in.
If you’re on a keto or low-carb diet, chicken wings are an indulgence you don’t have to remove from your diet. In fact, chicken wings pack a bit of extra fat that can help you reach a higher fat ratio in your diet, if that’s one of your goals.
You might think that buffalo wing sauce, using Frank’s RedHot®, has added sugar that would make it not allowed on a keto diet, but it doesn’t.
In fact, it doesn’t have any added sugar. In 100 grams or Frank’s RedHot®, there are 2 grams of carbs, and in this recipe we use a bit less than that for 4 servings, so you’re effectively getting less than a quarter of a gram of carbs in this sauce.
Awesome! Bring on the wings!
Ingredients for Buffalo Chicken Wings
What you’ll need:
- Chicken wings
- Frank’s RedHot®
- Garlic powder
- Worcestershire sauce
- Blue cheese dressing, for dipping (if desired)
How to Make Buffalo Wing Sauce
The sauce is really easy to make. You just need to melt the butter in a pan over low heat, then add the hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce and garlic powder and stir it all together.
This combination tastes very similar to the original from The Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York.
Once the sauce is combined, you’ll want to keep it warm on the stove until the wings are cooked.
In this recipe, we bake the chicken wings on 400 degrees F for 30 minutes, turning once in the middle, to evenly cook both sides.
When they’re done, remove from the oven and add the wings to the pan with the sauce and toss to coat.
The butter in the sauce helps the sauce cling to the wings, so they stay nice and saucy.
Serve them with Blue Cheese or Ranch Dressing. They make the perfect appetizer, main dish, or game day snack.
What to Do with Leftover Sauce
We always have leftover sauce when we make this. I do that by design, because I love the sauce so much. It goes with so many great dishes.
Use your leftover Buffalo sauce for these dishes:
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What to Serve with Buffalo Chicken Wings
A side salad is always a winner with chicken wings. It evens out the calorie intake, so you don’t feel so laden after eating these for a meal. We particularly like serving it with a light Watermelon Arugula Salad or these super tasty BBQ Grilled Cauliflower Skewers.
During the winter, we turn to this Loaded Cauliflower Casserole as a side dish.
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Keto Buffalo Chicken Wings
- 1 1/2 lbs chicken wings
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/3 cup Frank’s RedHot® sauce
- 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
- Spread out the chicken wings on a large baking tray lined with a silicon mat or parchment paper. Bake for 15 minutes, turn the wings, and bake for 15 more minutes.
- Meanwhile, heat the butter in a large pan over medium to low heat, just until melted. Add the Frank’s RedHot® sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic powder. Stir to combine.
- When the wings are done, add them to the pan with the sauce and toss to coat.
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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Laura is dedicated to a low-carb lifestyle after losing 52 pounds on the keto diet. As many of us do, she struggles with her weight and has found that one of the only diet lifestyles that allows her to maintain a healthy weight is a low-carb diet. She shares her favorite low-carb recipes here that are both easy to make and full of flavor, so you don’t even miss the carbs.