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Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings

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Did you see any pigs flying through the sky? Or maybe a new report about hell freezing over? Well both must have happened, because I finally created a version of Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings that I enjoyed!! How is that possible, I am a wuss when it comes to spicy foods? I added a secret ingredient, and kept the preparation super simple too!

Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings with a side of Ranch dressing in a parchment paper lined basket

Your party guests will love these Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings as much as I did, and did I mention that they are healthy as well? They are keto, paleo and whole30 friendly without loosing any of the flavors that everyone expects in their beloved wings!

Looking down on a basket filled with Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings with a side of ranch dressing

How to make Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet, or maybe two, with parchment paper and set aside.

Cut the wings at the joints and discard the tips (if they are not already trimmed).

Cut the wings at the joints and discard the tips cookingwithcurls.com

Place chicken wings in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper.

Raw chicken wings on a parchment lined baking sheet

Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and turn the wings over using tongs.

Return to the oven and bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until crispy and 180 degrees internally with a thermometer.

Melt the butter in a small bowl. Stir in the hot sauce and sweetener and continue stirring until thoroughly combined.

Hot sauce, butter and sweetener mixed together in a small bowl.

Place the cooked wings in a large bowl (I like stainless steel for this).

Baked chicken wings in a stainless steel bowl.

Pour the hot sauce mixture over the chicken wings and toss to coat.

Baked chicken wings tossed with buffalo sauce in a large bowl.

Serve immediately with ranch or blue cheese dressing and celery sticks.

A basket filled with Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings with a side of ranch dressing, hot sauce and celery sticks.

And napkins…lots of napkins!!

My secret ingredient? It is liquid stevia!! Just enough to add a bit of sweetness to offset the spiciness of the hot sauce, but not enough for a bitter aftertaste. Liquid stevia is keto friendly, but you will need to substitute a Tablespoon or two of honey for paleo or omit the sweetener altogether for whole30.

Start with a smaller amount and adjust as needed to achieve your desired flavor.

What to serve with Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings

I served mine with Homemade Ranch Dressing that is Whole30, Keto and Paleo compliant…and dairy-free!

To make an easy Blue Cheese Dressing, stir 1/2 cup of crumbled blue cheese into the prepared ranch dressing.

Recipe Notes

  • Some stores sell bags of drumettes and/or wings that have already been separated. This is a time saver if you can find them.
  • Chicken wings from ButcherBox come ready to cook, and they are raised cage-free.
  • Serving size is based on 4 pieces per person. 3 pounds of chicken wings can vary between 13 to 30. It all depends on the size of the individual wings that are included in the package.

More delicious Chicken Wing recipes:

Enjoy!!

Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings with a side of Ranch dressing in a parchment paper lined basket

Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings

Your party guests will love these healthier Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings! They are keto, paleo and whole30 friendly while remaining as delicious as the original.
5 from 2 votes
Print Rate
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: wings, party, food, recipe, easy, sauce, spicy, healthy
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 7 Servings
Calories: 352kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds chicken wings
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Buffalo Sauce

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted use ghee for whole30/paleo
  • ½ cup hot sauce I used Frank's
  • 7 drops liquid stevia substitute 1 Tablespoon honey for paleo - omit for whole30

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet, or maybe two, with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Cut the wings at the joints and discard the tips (if they are not already trimmed).
  • Place chicken wings in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and turn the wings over using tongs.
  • Return to the oven and bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until crispy and 180 degrees internally with a thermometer.
  • Melt the butter in a small bowl. Stir in the hot sauce and sweetener and continue stirring until thoroughly combined.
  • Place the cooked wings in a large bowl (I like stainless steel for this).
  • Pour the hot sauce mixture over the chicken wings and toss to coat.
  • Serve immediately with ranch or blue cheese dressing and celery sticks.

Notes

  • Some stores sell bags of drumettes and/or wings that have already been separated. This is a time saver if you can find them.
  • Chicken wings from ButcherBox come ready to cook, and they are raised cage-free.
  • Serving size is based on 4 pieces per person. 3 pounds of chicken wings can vary between 13 to 30. It all depends on the size of the individual wings that are included in the package.
  • I served mine with Homemade Ranch Dressing that is Whole30, Keto and Paleo compliant…and dairy-free!
  • To make an easy Blue Cheese Dressing, stir 1/2 cup of crumbled blue cheese into the prepared ranch dressing.

Nutrition

Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 864mg | Potassium: 188mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 587IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg

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