Crispy Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings Paleo, Whole30

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These crispy baked buffalo chicken wings are easy to make, healthy, and ridiculously tasty!   They’re  paleo and Whole30 compliant and perfect with Whole30 homemade ranch dip.

These crispy baked buffalo chicken wings are easy to make, healthy, and ridiculously tasty!   They're  paleo and Whole30 compliant and perfect with Whole30 homemade ranch dip.  Perfect as a healthy appetizer, Super Bowl snack or with a salad for dinner!  #Whole30 #Paleo

I’m kicking myself for not having made this recipe sooner – it’s a big-time keeper!  Adam (husband) wanted to know why we haven’t been eating them for years.

Oops.  I take full responsibility for inadvertently depriving all of us – you guys included.

Admittedly, I’m not the biggest fan of wings.  Now, that might be because they’ve made me feel less than great in the past (to say the least!), but I’m guessing that was more about the gross frying they do in restaurants that my body wants no part of.

These crispy baked buffalo chicken wings are easy to make, healthy, and ridiculously tasty!   They're  paleo and Whole30 compliant and perfect with Whole30 homemade ranch dip.  Perfect as a healthy appetizer, Super Bowl snack or with a salad for dinner!  #Whole30 #Paleo

But these?!   They’re baked, paleo and Whole30 friendly, legitimately easy to make, and taste just like the real deal.  They’re even KID FRIENDLY, at least with 2 of my wing-loving kids, which is (duh) important.

Well, unless you want to keep all of them to yourself, which I really couldn’t blame you for.

Oh, and I made a dip here, too, because wings without dip is upsetting and shouldn’t happen to anyone, especially us Whole30’ers who are working against feeling deprived.

No worries, because this easy Whole30 ranch dip is everyone’s favorite over here, as in, we put it on everything and don’t look back.

These crispy baked buffalo chicken wings are easy to make, healthy, and ridiculously tasty!   They're  paleo and Whole30 compliant and perfect with Whole30 homemade ranch dip.  Perfect as a healthy appetizer, Super Bowl snack or with a salad for dinner!  #Whole30 #Paleo

The recipe and method itself is easy peasy – like, even my husband could do it (and I will make him, really, I will.)

I believe the key to crispiness here is really a few things.  First, start with nice dry wings, by using a paper towel to absorb excess moisture.   I also coated them with a bit of arrowroot starch which I believe helped out too (not a deal breaker, but try it!)

Once in the oven, the heat level and timing are important, as is when you coat the wings in the sauce.  If they spend too much time in the sauce, they’ll get soggy, but I DO like them to bake at a nice high temperature in the sauce for a little while so it really sinks in.  No need to take notes – it’s all spelled out in the instructions 🙂

These crispy baked buffalo chicken wings are easy to make, healthy, and ridiculously tasty!   They're  paleo and Whole30 compliant and perfect with Whole30 homemade ranch dip.  Perfect as a healthy appetizer, Super Bowl snack or with a salad for dinner!  #Whole30 #Paleo

As for the ranch dip, it’s based on my homemade mayo (so good!) although you can also buy a Whole30 friendly avocado oil mayo (such as Primal Kitchen) if you don’t make your own.

Along with the mayo, we use coconut cream, lemon juice, and ranch seasonings to get an addicting, so so tasty ranch flavor.  Really, you’ll want to start putting it on everything!

These wings are perfect for lazy, cozy weekends and great if you’re having guests for (dare I say!) football.  I’m not a big football fan, but holy smokes, my husband is.  In any case, I hope you’re ready for crispy wings!  Get yourself an apron (they’re messy) and let’s start cooking!

Crispy Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings Paleo, Whole30

These crispy baked buffalo chicken wings are easy to make, healthy, and ridiculously tasty!   They're  paleo and Whole30 compliant and perfect with Whole30 homemade ranch dip.  Perfect as a healthy appetizer, Super Bowl snack or with a salad for dinner!  #Whole30 #Paleo

Crispy Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings Paleo, Whole30

These crispy baked buffalo chicken wings are easy to make, healthy, and ridiculously tasty!   They’re  paleo and Whole30 compliant and perfect with Whole30 homemade ranch dip.

Ingredients

For The Ranch Dip:

  • 1/2
    cup
    homemade mayo
    or purchased paleo mayo
  • 3
    Tbsp
    coconut cream
    This is the thick part from a can of coconut milk, or you can purchase it separately
  • 1/2
    tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2
    tsp
    onion powder
  • 2
    tsp
    dried chives
  • 1/4
    tsp
    dried dill
  • 3/4
    tsp
    fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8-1/4
    tsp
    salt
    or to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil, then pace a wire rack over the baking sheet.

  2. Pat wings dry with paper towel to absorb excess water, then place in a large bowl. Sprinkle all over with the arrowroot, garlic and onion powder, salt and red pepper – toss to evenly coat.

  3. Arrange wings on wire rack (I had about 12 in my 2 lb package) and place in the middle rack of the preheated oven.

  4. Bake at 425 degrees for 35 mins, then dip in the sauce (see instructions below) and raise the heat to 450 degrees.

  5. Continue to bake for 10 mins at 450, remove from oven and drizzle remaining sauce over the top. Bake 5 more minutes at 450 degrees, then remove and serve hot, with celery, thinly sliced scallions and ranch dressing!

For Wing Sauce:

  1. Once the wings have been baking for 30 mins, whisk together the melted ghee and hot sauce. Remove wings from the oven after baking 35 mins, and, using tongs, dip each one in sauce and place back on wire rack to bake again, this time at 450 degrees (see above)

For Ranch Dip:

  1. Whisk together mayo, coconut cream, lemon juice, onion and garlic powder, chives and dill until smooth. Serve alongside wings as a dip, with celery or other veggies. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*This helps make them crispy, but can be omitted if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Crispy Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings Paleo, Whole30

Amount Per Serving

Calories 422
Calories from Fat 306

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 34g
52%

Saturated Fat 14g
70%

Cholesterol 132mg
44%

Sodium 952mg
40%

Potassium 230mg
7%

Total Carbohydrates 4g
1%

Protein 22g
44%

Vitamin A
4.5%

Vitamin C
25.6%

Calcium
1.5%

Iron
7.2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

What I Used To Make My Crispy Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings:

These crispy baked buffalo chicken wings are easy to make, healthy, and ridiculously tasty!   They're  paleo and Whole30 compliant and perfect with Whole30 homemade ranch dip.  Perfect as a healthy appetizer, Super Bowl snack or with a salad for dinner!  #Whole30 #Paleo

Want More Whole30 Chicken Recipes?  Try One of These!

Creamy Chicken Spinach Artichoke Dip

One-Pan Bacon Wrapped Chicken

Crispy Chicken with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Crispy “Breaded” Chicken Cutlets

Chicken Tenders Nut Free

Creamy Chicken with Bacon and Brussels Sprouts

Tomato Basil Chicken with Roasted Butternut

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