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Keto Korean Chicken Wings

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These Keto Korean Chicken Wings have so much flavor! Cooked in a skillet the wings get perfectly crispy before they get doused in a tangy korean style hot sauce.

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Serving size 4-5 wingettes

Allergy information for Keto Korean Chicken Wings

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Nut free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving, 4-5 wingettes)

Net carbs3.3 grams
Protein12.8 grams
Fat18.7 grams
Calories236 kcal
Calories from carbs 6%, protein 22%, fat 72%
Total carbs3.9 gramsFiber0.6 gramsSugars1.3 gramsSaturated fat3.8 gramsSodium304 mg(13% RDA)Magnesium24 mg(6% RDA)Potassium224 mg(11% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 6 servings as appetizers)

  • 14-16 chicken wings, cut at joints (~ 1.4 kg/ 3 lbs) - freeze the wingtips for later to make chicken stock or bone broth.
Dipping Sauce:


  1. Preheat oven to 230 °C/ 450 °F (conventional), or 210 °C/ 410 °F (fan assisted). Dry the chicken wings by patting them with a paper towel (to learn how to cut chicken wings, see this recipe, step 1).
  2. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat and sear the wings 2-3 minutes per side.
    Keto Korean Chicken Wings
  3. Transfer to the oven and bake another 20-30 minutes until golden and crisp. (Tip: For extra crispy chicken wings, follow this oven-baked method using baking powder.)
  4. Place the sauce ingredients in a small pot and combine over low heat until hot. Toss with the cooked wings. Keto Korean Chicken Wings
  5. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onion. Serve immediately.
    Keto Korean Chicken Wings

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 4-5 wingettes)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Chicken wings, raw with skin
0 g11.9 g8.7 g129 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.5 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce, homemade (KetoDiet blog)
0.9 g0.3 g0.6 g10 kcal
Coconut aminos (substitute to soy sauce)
0.3 g0 g0 g2 kcal
Apple cider vinegar
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Swerve, natural sweetener (Erythritol and chicory inulin based)
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Water, still
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Sesame oil, toasted
0 g0 g0.8 g7 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.4 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Sesame seeds
0.2 g0.3 g0.7 g9 kcal
Spring onion, scallion, green onion, fresh
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
0.1 g0.1 g7.6 g68 kcal
Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce, homemade (KetoDiet blog)
0.5 g0.1 g0.3 g5 kcal
Lime juice, fresh
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Total per serving, 4-5 wingettes
3.3 g12.8 g18.7 g236 kcal

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Lauren Lester

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Comments (7)

Do you think this would work just as well with chicken breasts?

I don't see why not 😊 The marinade can be used for any chicken parts (thighs, breasts, legs or drumsticks). You will just need to adjust the cooking time. Boneless breasts & thighs can be cooked in a skillet but large bone-in parts are best baked.

These are my absolute favorite. I make them with drum sticks instead of wings and add a dollop of natural peanut butter.  

OMG. One of my favorite meals at Houlihans is their Thai Chili Wings. Those carbs are too high for my new Keto lifestyle, which was so disappointing. This dish SO scratches that itch!! They’re delicious and are now a recioe I plan to make weekly or more often. Thank you!!

Thank you for your lovely feedback!

Are the calories and macros for this recipe including sauce?

Hi Sean, yes the sauce is included! The only ingredients I wouldn't include would be marked as "optional" (no optional ingredients in this recipe) 😊