These Keto Buffalo Wings are ultra crispy with no breading then covered in a buttery, tangy buffalo sauce! Only 4 net carbs per serving!
Appetizers can be a bit tricky on keto. Half of appetizers are pretty naturally keto, but the other half isn’t. For example, buffalo chicken dip is packed with fat and naturally very low in carbs so it is fine on a keto diet. However, the chips it comes with aren’t. Of course you can use celery or radish chips, but that isn’t quite the same is it?
These keto buffalo wings are one low carb appetizer that you won’t have to sacrifice anything to cut the carbs! You will be amazed at how crispy they are with no breading at all!
How do you make Air Fryer Buffalo Wings?
One of the recipes we have been making weekly is Air Fryer Buffalo Wings. They are ultra crispy and have absolutely no breading, instead you toss them with spices and a little baking powder. Yes, that is right. Baking powder! I know it sounds like the strangest thing but my Mom shared the tip with me and it really works.
The baking powder (only a little bit!) doesn’t add any flavor but it does help to try to skin out which allows the air fryer to really create the perfect crispy wings. Crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside!
This is the air fryer I use and I love how easy it is and how quickly it heats up! The 4 quart is a great size for a small family, but if you cook for a crowd you might want to size up.
Other Easy Keto Appetizers
- Keto Sausage Cream Cheese Pinwheels, 2 net carbs each
- Cheesy Zucchini Bread, under 2 net carbs each
- Crispy Zucchini Fries, 3 net carbs per serving
- Sausage Cream Cheese Mushrooms, 5 net carbs per serving
- Easy Keto Pizza Bites, less than one net carb each
- Ham and Cheese Bites, less than one net carb each
What is the cooking time for air fryer wings?
These wings are cooked on 390 degrees for 20-25 minutes. I have seen air fryer wing recipes where the cooking time is much longer, but we have made 10+ batches and this cooking time has consistently worked for me. However, I highly suggest using your meat thermometer to make sure they have reached an internal temp of 165 degrees at the thickest part of the wing.
- For the wings:
- 2 pounds wings
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- For the Buffalo Sauce
- 1/4 cup buffalo sauce
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon garlic
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
For the wings
Preheat your air fryer to 375 degrees for 3 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a medium size bowl or plastic bag toss the wings, baking powder and spices until coated.
Transfer the wings to the air fryer and place in a single layer (you may need to do 2 batches depending on the size of your air fryer)
Lightly spray with cooking spray.
Shake the basket or turn the wings 10 minutes into cook time to ensure they cook evenly and are crispy on all sides.
Cook for 20-25 minutes or until the internal temp reaches 165 degrees.
For the buffalo sauce
Combine all ingredients in a medium size sauce pan and allow to simmer one minute. Remove from heat and dip or toss the wings into the sauce once cooked through.
Recipe would serve 2 as a meal (1 pound each) or 4 as an appetizer (1/2 pound each)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 78Total Fat: 7.2gCarbohydrates: 2.3gFiber: 0.3g
Other Easy Keto Recipes
If you are new to Keto try my favorite Sausage Egg and Cheese Bites, they contain less than one net carb per bite and they are perfect for meal prep! One of my favorite easy low carb dinners is this One Pan Cabbage Casserole. It is so easy, cheesy and delicious and it has less than 9 net carbs per serving. Some other favorites, Keto Chocolate Cookies, Pimento Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Peppers and Sausage and Cream Cheese Pinwheels!