Low Carb Chicken Wings

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Low Carb Chicken Wings

17 FEBRUARY 2017

If you're anything like me then you love chicken wings. I can eat chicken wings all day every day and not get tired of them. There's just so many ways to make them taste absolutely amazing. I especially love fried chicken wings, which by the way the French are great in cooking many things but fried chicken wings are not one of them. The best chicken wings I've had here come from a Canadian bar called The Moose and then after that, there's KFC. Which in and of itself is not that bad but KFC should not be that second in a list of best chicken wings. But I digress, since I'm a huge slob and have gained 15 lbs in the last 7 months, I can't have a good breaded chicken wing. I make a damn good fried chicken wing too. The low carb diet I'm on now dictates that I can't have flour and it sucks hard. So I had to find a really good alternative to the traditional fried chicken wing, something that has great flavor is crunchy and at the same time good for my low carb diet.

These wings are super simple to make and feel free to add to this to make them your own. Maybe using a hot sauce to coat them in, or a low carb BBQ sauce (In the near future I will be adding a low carb sauce guide so tune in) would be great. I also make a great ranch dressing (because they don't have ranch dressing here, if you do happen to find it in some specialty American shops they charge you 4 times the price you would pay in The States) that I like to pair with these wings and some generic hot pepper sauce.

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Wing Time

The most important part of these wings is the preparation. I personally like to separate the drumette from the flat and then I discard the tip. Some of you might want to keep the wings whole or keep the tips. That's all a matter of personal preference. Either way, they will still turn out pretty fucking tasty. Once you have your wings prepared the way you like them be sure to rinse and pat dry.

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Shit, I should have told you to preheat your oven to 350 °F (175 °C). Next, you need to drizzle the wings with olive oil. Make sure that all wings are coated with a thin layer of oil. I like to use salt, pepper, paprika and parsley to season my wings. Although, feel free to play with the seasonings. You're only limited by your imagination and taste buds.

After you've seasoned the wings place them on a sheet pan, glass dish or whatever the fuck you have lying around that can be safely placed in the oven. Bake the wings for 30 minutes to an hour depending on your desired doneness. I prefer my wings a little extra crispy so I keep them in for around 45 - 50 minutes. And you're done. I make these at least once a week because of how simple and tasty they are. I can't get enough of these. Stay tuned, I have developed a new low carb recipe for salt and pepper chicken wings. I use a dash of baking powder and almond flour. So fucking good.

Low Carb Chicken Wings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 4

Low Carb Chicken Wings

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs (1.8 kg) Chicken Wings
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Paprika
  • Parsley

Instructions

  1. Prep wings: Cut wings to separate the drumette, flat and tip. Discard the tips or keep them if you like for a really crispy treat. Rinse and pat wings dry.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 °F (175 °C).
  3. Drizzle wings with olive oil, just making sure that there is a thin layer covering each wing.
  4. Season with salt, pepper, paprika and parsley to your own individual liking.
  5. Separate wings on 2 sheet pans, making sure not to crowd the wings.
  6. Bake wings in pre-heated oven for at least 30 minutes, depending on how crispy you want them. I leave mine in for 45 or more because I like them really crispy.
  7. Remove from oven and serve while hot.
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After seven months of gorging myself with amazing French food, I find myself at a crossroads. I love food in all forms, but some things might not be especially good for me or my figure. I’ve always been or at least looked somewhat athletic. I played basketball all my life, competitively from third grade to my senior year in high school. Even after high school, I still at least looked the part, that is until I turned 35.

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I'm Getting Old

I just turned the big 3-5 this past year. I was determined to spend my thirty-fifth birthday in the city I’ve just recently determined was my adoptive home, Paris, and I fucking did it. However, a Gemini’s Paris was not how I pictured it. The Seine was flooded, which in a way was fucking awesome, but it encroached on my initial fantasies of a Parisian June. Sub 60 degree temps also made things kinda shitty, but I was in Paris, so it all didn’t really matter. My special day was topped off with dinner at my fav classic French restaurant in Paris, Auberge Pyrénées Cévennes, and my first “professional” chef’s knife. A beautiful Zwilling J.A. Henckels Professional “S” chef and paring knife set. Game Changer. If you have a shitty or so-so knife throw that shit away. I didn’t know that something so simple could make such a huge difference. Having a good knife is definitely worth the extra cash. I’ve got the best friends in the world. Anyway, I’m getting a bit off topic. I’m 35 now, eating shit tons of bread, drinking copious amounts of beer and wine and eating many different types of pastries, my metabolism is nowhere near as potent as it used to be. So I have gained about 15 lbs (6.8kg) in the last 7-8 months. SOMETHING’S GOT TO GIVE…

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Low Carb it Is

In an effort to get back down to my fighting weight I’ve decided to go low carb. Which means no bread (holy fuck, no bread, in the land of all things good bread, it’s blasphemy I know), no potatoes (freedom fries?) and no sugar. I know it sounds impossible, considering my circumstances, but in all actuality, it hasn’t been so bad. Cauliflower is an admirable potato replacement. Stevia isn’t so bad. I love meat. Almond flour can make due in a pinch. And water is life. Also, the internet is teaming with some amazing low carb recipes. It’s only been one month and without exercise, I’ve already lost 7lbs (3.2kg). I no longer have to suck in my disgusting gut. Of course, I cheat at times, I’m only human right??? Right? Living a low carb lifestyle is about restraint and compromise. Sure, your fried chicken won’t be as good, but damnit if you have the will and proper ingredients it will still be damn tasty.

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