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Air Fryer Crispy Buffalo Chicken Hot Wings (Keto Low-Carb)

Air Fryer Crispy Buffalo Chicken Hot Wings (Keto Low-Carb) is a quick and easy recipe that uses a marinade and dry rub to perfectly season the chicken. A recipe for homemade keto ranch dressing is also included.  These wings have less than 1 gram of carbs per serving! You decide whether you prefer mild wings or spicy. These wings are low-fat, ketogenic, gluten-free, and perfect for ketosis diets.

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I’m no stranger to chicken wings. You will also love my Air Fryer Crispy Fried Chicken Wings, Air Fryer Southern Fried Chicken, Air Fryer Chicken Breasts, and Air Fryer Chicken Thighs recipes.

Franks RedHot Wing Sauce

I just can’t get enough of my air fryer! Fried chicken has always been one of my favorite foods. There are so many ways to make fried chicken wings, including this buffalo chicken method which is completely keto-friendly and low carb.

raw chicken wings on a sheet pan

These wings are practically carb free, with each serving having less than one gram of carbs.

raw seasoned chicken wings in an air fryer

cooked chicken wings in air fryer

Recipe Tips

  • Consider marinating your chicken wings.
  • You can make the chicken wings as spicy as you like or not spicy at all.
  • Pay attention to the state of the chicken while cooking and determine how long it will need to cook.
cooked chicken wings in air fryer

How to Make Air Fryer Buffalo Wings

  1. I love to marinate chicken wings. This helps add flavor to the chicken and produces so much flavor. If you wish to marinate, drizzle the soy sauce over the chicken in a Ziploc bag.
  2. Next, add the seasonings and shake. Remove all of the air from the bag and seal. Store in the fridge for at least an hour to overnight.
  3. You can make these wings as spicy as you wish. I like to use Frank’s RedHots and the sauce comes in a variety of flavors and spice levels. If you wish to keep the wings low-carb, be sure to read the labels carefully for any sugar that may be included.
  4. Cook the chicken to your desired level of crunch. Every air fryer is different. The same exact cooking time isn’t going to work for every brand.

How to Tell the Chicken Has Finished Cooking

Poke the chicken with a fork to determine if it’s crisp. Also, poke the inside with a fork. If the juice from the chicken runs clear, it has finished cooking. Also, maybe examine the inside of a wing to be sure it is no longer pink or red. Use a meat thermometer ensure the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

person holding air fryer buffalo chicken wing with ranch

keto low carb ranch dressing with a spoon with lemon

Keto Ranch Dressing

I also decided to make a keto low-carb ranch dressing to pair with these buffalo wings. It can be really frustrating to search for a ranch dressing that is low-sugar. So why not make your own?

I combined a handful of ingredients, many of which I had on hand at home, and it turned out perfectly! I actually prefer this dressing to store-bought and I wish I had come up with this recipe sooner!

I have made keto-ish ranch dressing as a dipping sauce in the past using the seasoning packets from Hidden Valley. The dip was great, but the carb count just isn’t as low as I would like it to be.

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Air Fryer Crispy Buffalo Chicken Hot Wings (Keto Low-Carb)

Air Fryer Crispy Buffalo Chicken Hot Wings (Keto Low-Carb) is a quick and easy recipe that uses a marinade and dry rub to perfectly season the chicken. These wings have less than 1 gram of carbs per serving! You decide whether you prefer mild wings or spicy. These wings are low-fat, ketogenic, gluten-free, and perfect for ketosis diets.
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Course Appetizer, dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer buffalo chicken wings, air fryer buffalo wings, air fryer recipes, keto air fryer recipes, low carb air fryer recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 208kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

Air Fryer

  • Drizzle the soy sauce over the chicken. This will help produce juicy chicken and adds flavor. 
  • Season the chicken with the chicken seasoning to taste, garlic powder, and pepper to taste.
  • Place the chicken in the air fryer. It is ok to stack the chicken on top of each other.
  • Spray cooking oil over the top of the chicken.
  • Cook the chicken for five minutes on 400 degrees. Remove the pan and shake the chicken to ensure all of the pieces are fully cooked.
  • Return the chicken to the air fryer. Allow the chicken to cook an additional five minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the air fryer.
  • Glaze each piece of chicken with the buffalo wing sauce.
  • Return the chicken to the air fryer. Cook for seven to twelve minutes until the chicken reaches your desired crisp and is no longer pink on the inside.
  • Cool before serving.

Baking

  • Follow the same seasoning instructions above.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes on 375 degrees until the chicken is crisp.

Notes

Keto (Low-Carb) Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings Tips

  1. Consider marinating your chicken wings.
  2. You can make the chicken wings as spicy as you like or not spicy at all.
  3. Pay attention to the state of the chicken while cooking and determine how long it will need to cook. Every air fryer is different and cook times will not match exactly. Poke the chicken with a fork to determine if it’s crisp. Also, poke the inside with a fork. If the juice from the chicken runs clear, it has finished cooking. Also, maybe examine the inside of a wing to be sure it is no longer pink or red.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 16g
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Recipe Rating




Scott Whall

Friday 16th of April 2021

Little late here for a comment, but we did this recipe for Super Bowl Sunday...OMG!!! Love it! The chicken was perfectly cooked, and the seasonings added the little extra kick for a truly enjoyable experience. But, will probably alter the the Seasonings for the next time - a little too salty overall, but still a great recipe!

Best chicken wings!

Sunday 4th of April 2021

These wings are the best! I have made them about 10 times and people rave about them. Not only is the recipe really easy, the wings come out super crispy and juicy (the soy sauce marinade is an amazing tip!).

I do them either with Buffalo sauce or as garlic butter Parmesan wings. So good! Thank you Brandy!!

staysnatched

Monday 5th of April 2021

You're welcome.

Teri

Friday 26th of March 2021

I only make wings now using your methods. Never lets me down ever! Always crispy! Haven’t missed the carbs of traditional fried chicken since! Saw bottle of Frank’s in my cabinet and first thing I did was come to your website to see if I could find a recipe with it! And here I am you never disappoint!

staysnatched

Saturday 27th of March 2021

Yay! Glad to hear it.

Brittany

Saturday 27th of February 2021

I’ve made these a couple times and they are now requested in my household. I love marinating the wings and can definitely taste the difference. So good!

staysnatched

Monday 1st of March 2021

Marinating is the best part!

Janice

Wednesday 17th of February 2021

Quick, easy and delicious! These definitely curbed the craving for bar food without all of the guilt, thank you!

staysnatched

Thursday 18th of February 2021

You're welcome! Glad they satisfied the craving!