Crispy Chicken Wings // Gluten Free Paleo & Whole30 // Video Tutorial
Crispy Chicken Wings are a must have at any big gathering or sporting event. These juicy delicious spicy flavor bombs pair perfectly with an ice cold gluten free cider.
The best thing about this recipe is that it doesn’t have to be game night to whip these up. The recipe is so simple and actually healthy unlike other deep fried and breaded wings. Because this recipe is gluten free, paleo and Whole30 approved, you know you’re getting nothing but the best for your health. But don’t think that means you need to sacrifice flavor, you’re going to burn your face off when you dive into these wings – in a good way.
To get the ultimate crispy chicken wing you do need to give these a toss in white powder, but not flour. Baking soda, something you’re sure to have in the cupboard, doesn’t sound like it goes with wings but trust me it does. The baking soda creates a chemical reaction with the chicken skin that gives it an amazing crunch. You don’t even have to deep fry these, you get to skip all the added oil and instead oven bake on a rack so that the excess fat drips off. Win, win, win, win, win.
- 2 Tbsp Baking Powder
- 1 Tsp Korean chili flakes (optional)
- Dash of salt
- 1 Lbs Organic Chicken Wings
- 1/4 Cup Hot Sauce (Read label!)
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees
- Pat chicken wings dry with paper towel
- Combine baking powder, salt and chili flakes in a bowl and mix (omit chili powder for milder flavor)
- Toss the chicken in the dry mix to coat
- Place chicken on a wire rack over a foil lined try and put it into the oven for 20 minutes
- Flip the chicken and cook for 20 more minutes then check if they are fully cooked with a meat thermometer
- Toss the cooked wings in hot sauce and enjoy
Now when it comes to hot sauce, make sure you don’t kill the healthiness of the recipe by adding a hot sauce with a ton of sugar in it. Both Franks and Tabasco are paleo meaning they have no artificial additives or added sugar. There are lots of other varieties of compliant hot sauce you just have to read the label, just like with all your food!
If these are not some of the best chicken wings you’ve ever made, I’ll eat my hat. I think you’ll agree once you try them, that is if you can get over dousing your chicken wings in baking powder.
With love and chicken wings,