Carnivore Chicken Wings

Crispy, juicy chicken wings are a staple for any carnivore diet. When cooked properly, chicken wings offer plenty of protein and fat to keep you satisfied.

The great thing about this easy carnivore chicken wings recipe is that you likely have all the ingredients on hand already – all you need is chicken wings, butter, salt, and pepper.

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Baked in the oven, these wings become perfectly golden and crunchy on the outside while remaining juicy and tender inside. Whether you want to enjoy them on their own or paired with a zesty carnivore-friendly sauce, this recipe will soon become a go-to in your weekly meal prep rotation.

So preheat your oven and get ready to make these mouthwatering carnivore diet chicken wings!

👍 Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Meaty Deliciousness– What’s better than juicy, meaty chicken wings hot out of the oven? These wings are simple yet flavorful, with just a few spices to complement the chicken without overpowering it. Each tender and crispy bite will have you going back for more.

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Effortless to Make- With only a few minutes of prep time and hardly any ingredients, this chicken wings carnivore diet recipe couldn’t be simpler. Even those with minimal cooking skills can whip up these wings. Skip the takeout and enjoy cooking your own appetizers in less time.

Carnivore Diet Approved- Sticking to an all-meat diet? These wings fit perfectly thanks to the simple preparation focused on high-quality protein and fat. You can feel good about what you’re eating with this gut-friendly recipe.

✨ Recipe Ingredients

For this carnivore chicken wings recipe you will need:

  • 15-20 Chicken Wings
  • 2 tablespoons Butter (melted)
  • 3/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt

👨‍🍳 How To Make

Follow this easy carnivore diet chicken wings recipe:

Step 1

Start by preheating your oven to 400°F (200°C) and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2

Transfer the chicken wings to a bowl and drizzle with the melted butter. Toss well so the wings are evenly coated.

Step 3

Add the salt and pepper and toss well again.

Step 4

Arrange the wings on the baking sheet in a single layer and transfer to the oven. Bake for 45 minutes, then flip the wings and bake for an additional 15 minutes.

Step 5

Serve the carnivore chicken wings with your favorite carnivore-friendly sauce. Enjoy!

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💡Tips

1. Season Well with Salt and Pepper

Don’t be shy with seasoning these wings. The salt not only adds flavor but also helps draw out moisture from the skin so it gets ultra crispy in the oven. Use coarse kosher salt or sea salt.

Freshly cracked black pepper provides a nice spicy hit. Apply the salt and pepper generously and evenly over both sides of the wings after tossing them in the melted butter or oil.

2. Finish Hot for Crisp Skin

Turn the heat up to 425-450°F for the last 10-15 minutes of bake time. Keep a close eye on them during this final step as the sugar in the skin can burn quickly. The high heat will make the skin super crispy and browned without overdrying the meat.

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3. Arranging Wings for Optimal Baking

The arrangement of chicken wings on the baking sheet plays a significant role in how they cook. Placing the wings in a single layer with some space between them allows hot air to circulate around each wing, leading to a more even cook and a crispier exterior.

If the wings are too crowded or touching, they will steam rather than roast, resulting in less crispy skin. Definitely not something we want. 

4. Air Fry for Perfectly Crispy Wings

An air fryer is a great way to cook carnivore chicken wings and achieves an ultra crispy texture without needing to deep fry or use a lot of oil. 

Air fry at 400°F for 18-22 minutes, flipping the wings halfway. The convection heat of the air fryer circulates all around the wings, browning the skin evenly. Air fried wings come out with a shatteringly crispy skin encasing juicy, succulent meat.

Toss in carnivore friendly sauce and serve immediately for finger-licking goodness. Adjust cook times as needed based on the size of your air fryer. Enjoy the ease and delicious results!

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Variations

1. Smoked Wings- For deep savory flavor, coat the wings with smoked paprika before roasting. The smoked spice adds a sweet, almost bacon-y flavor to the crispy wings.

Brush with a mixture of melted butter, smoked paprika, garlic powder and onion powder. The smokiness pairs perfectly with blue cheese or ranch dressing.

2. Crushed Pork Rind Wings- Give your wings an irresistibly crispy coating by dredging them in crushed pork rinds before baking. Mix together crushed pork rinds, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

Dip the raw wings in melted butter, then the pork rind mixture, pressing to adhere. Arrange on a baking sheet and bake until browned and crispy.

3. Steak Rub Wings- Season your wings with a savory steak rub for deep, meaty flavor. Use your favorite ribeye rub or make your own blending spices like garlic, onion, paprika, thyme, coriander, salt and pepper.

Massage the rub all over raw wings before roasting or grilling. It’s like eating perfect little steaks in wing form!

Storage

Store the cooked chicken wings in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can also freeze the cooked wings for longer term storage.

To freeze: Allow the cooked wings to cool completely, then transfer to a freezer bag or airtight container. Remove as much air as possible before sealing and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw wings overnight in the refrigerator before reheating to serve.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How can I ensure my chicken wings are crispy on the outside?

To achieve crispy wings, make sure the wings are well-dried before coating them with butter. Additionally, placing the wings on a wire rack over the baking sheet can improve air circulation around the wings, promoting a crispier texture.

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2. What’s a good carnivore-friendly dipping sauce?

While enjoying these wings on their own is perfectly delicious, a few great options include:

  • Homemade blue cheese dressing (heavy cream, blue cheese, mayo, lemon juice, spices)
  • Hot sauce of your choosing (check ingredients for added sugars)
  • Melted butter mixed with garlic powder and herbs

3. How can I get the skin extra crispy?

  • Pat Dry: Pat the wings very dry before adding the butter and seasonings. Excess moisture inhibits crisping.
  • Baking Powder: A tiny pinch of baking powder (about 1/8 teaspoon for 15 wings) mixed into your seasoning can help dry the skin and promote browning.
  • High Heat Finish: For the last few minutes of cooking, crank your oven up to 450-500°F (230-260°C) to blast the skin. Watch carefully to avoid burning!

Chicken Wings on Carnivore Diet

Chicken wings are a carnivore dieter’s dream. These meaty, fatty, and protein-packed snacks check all the boxes for an ideal carnviore food. With no carbs and plenty of fat, wings help you stay in ketosis and meet your daily macros with ease.

One of the biggest perks of wings is that they are budget-friendly. You can often find them for under $1 per pound, making them one of the most affordable carnivore foods out there.

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Compared to other carnivore meats like steak or salmon, wings provide more bang for your buck. This makes them sustainable to eat on a regular basis, unlike pricier cuts of meat.

In addition to being cheap, wings are very versatile. You can bake, grill, air fry or deep fry them depending on your cooking style and preferences. Their flavor also takes well to endless seasoning combos and sauces.

Whether you like them hot and spicy, sweet and sticky or simple with just salt and pepper, there’s a way to prepare them to satisfy your tastebuds.

Wings are the ideal carnivore food for snacking and appetizers. You don’t have to feel guilty reaching for these fatty and delicious bites. Wings can also be a main meal themselves when served up by the pound. Plus, all that protein and fat will keep you feeling full and satisfied for hours after eating them.

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For those on a budget who don’t want to compromise taste or nutrition, wings check every box. They help you stick to carnivore effortlessly while pleasing your tastebuds and wallet all at the same time.

So next time you’re looking for a hearty and affordable keto-approved meal or snack, turn to humble chicken wings for easy success.


These carnivore diet chicken wings are crispy, flavorful, and easy to make. Be sure to visit the my website for more keto and carnivore recipes.

Feel free to leave any questions or comments you may have about this recipe in the comments section below. I hope you enjoy these wings as much as I do!

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Carnivore Chicken Wings
Crispy carnivore chicken wings – easy recipe with amazing flavor. Perfect for dipping, game-day snacks, or a satisfying meal.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 197kcal
Cost: $10
Ingredients
  • 15-20 Chicken Wings
  • 2 tablespoons Butter (melted)
  • 3/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
Instructions
  • Start by preheating your oven to 400°F (200°C) and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Transfer the chicken wings to a bowl and drizzle with the melted butter. Toss well so the wings are evenly coated.
  • Add the salt and pepper and toss well again.
  • Arrange the wings on the baking sheet in a single layer and transfer to the oven. Bake for 45 minutes, then flip the wings and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  • Serve the carnivore chicken wings with your favorite carnivore-friendly sauce. Enjoy!
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Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword carnivore chicken wings, carnivore diet chicken wings

Nutrition

Serving: 3.5oz | Calories: 197kcal | Protein: 20g | Fat: 13g

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