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Whole30 Crispy Chicken Wings - Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free. 5-ingredients. Air fryer or stove! 

I didn’t think I liked wings for a loooong time, but these Whole30 Crispy Chicken Wings just might win you over! They were created them kind of on accident. I was shocked when my son took a bite from across the room and I could HEAR how crispy it was! Like, what?! 

Why We Love These Whole30 Crispy Chicken Wings

First, these wings are Whole30, Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, egg-free, and grain-free. An awesome dinner or appetizer option for the entire crowd!

Second, they only use 5 ingredients! A great simple recipe with ingredients you probably already have on hand.

Third, they can be made in the air fryer or on the stove. The stove in shallow oil will provide the crispiest results. But, there are air fryer instructions as well.

Fourth, did I mention they are CRISPY?! I love that they have such a fantastic crispy outside. And, you can get it without a lot of laborious breading steps.

Also, they are budget-friendly! These use ingredients that can all be found at my local Walmart and wings are often a more affordable cut of meat. 

Finally, they are delicious with a variety of sauces. Dip or toss your Whole30 Crispy Chicken Wings with buffalo sauce or bbq sauce. My boys loved them dipped in my Copycat Raising Canes Sauce

Whole30 Crispy Chicken Wings - Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free. 5-ingredients. Air fryer or stove!

Ingredients

  • Chicken wings – I use a party mix of drummettes and flats. “Party” wings means that the wings are already split into drummettes and flats, with the tip discarded. If you can’t find that, you can always buy whole wings and cut them with sharp kitchen shears. This blog post shares how to do that.
  • Potato or Arrowroot Starch or Flour – Either of these white, finely powdered flours will help give the potatoes crispiness. I get my potato or arrowroot starch in the bulk bins at Winco, but you can also find them on Amazon (potato starch or arrowroot starch). Cassava flour will work as well! Don’t need Whole30/Paleo? Yes, you can use a 1:1 gluten-free flour. Don’t need gluten-free? Yes, you can use traditional white flour here. 

  • Salt + Pepper – Just basic table salt and ground black pepper here. 
  • Garlic power or granulated garlic – I get most of my spices in bulk from Sam’s Club or the Winco bulk bins to get the best deal.
  • Oil (if cooking on the stove) – You will need to use a high-heat oil to cook these on the stove. I prefer coconut oil, which I buy in bulk from Sam’s Club. But, avocado oil will work as well. 

How to Make Whole30 Crispy Chicken Wings

  • First, blot the chicken wings dry with a paper towel. This will help the breading stick better.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the spices, starch/flour, and water to create a slurry. 
  • STOVE: Heat 1/4″ of oil to medium-high heat in a large skillet. Once hot, dip both sides of each chicken wing in the slurry and add to pan. Don’t overcrowd the pan – you will need to cook these in more than one batch. Cook for 5-6 minutes on each side, or until both sides are golden brown. Remove from pan to a plate or dish lined with a paper towel or parchment paper. 
  • AIR FRYER – Generously spray your air fryer basket with cooking spray. Dip both sides of each chicken wing in the slurry and add to basket in a single layer. Don’t overcrowd the basket – you will probably need to cook these in more than one batch. Air fry at 375 for about 6 minutes on each side, or until both sides are golden brown. 
  • Serve hot. If desired, toss with a buffalo or bbq sauce of choice. Or, my boys love them dipped in my Copycat Raising Canes Sauce

What to Serve These With

Whole30 Crispy Chicken Wings - Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free. 5-ingredients. Air fryer or stove!

Whole30 Crispy Chicken Wings - Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free. 5-ingredients. Air fryer or stove!

Whole30 Crispy Chicken Wings

Autumn @wholefoodfor7
CRISPY gluten-free + dairy-free wings that only take 5-ingredients and can be made in the air fryer or oven!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 362 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 2-3 pounds chicken wings
  • 3/4 cup potato or arrowroot starch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 teaspoons garlic powder
  • Optional, if cooking on stove: Coconut or avocado oil about a 1/2 cup

Instructions
 

  • First, blot the chicken wings dry with a paper towel. This will help the breading stick better.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the spices, starch/flour, and water to create a slurry. 
  • STOVE: Heat 1/4" of oil to medium-high heat in a large skillet. Once hot, dip both sides of each chicken wing in the slurry and add to pan. Don't overcrowd the pan - you will need to cook these in more than one batch. Cook for 5-6 minutes on each side, or until both sides are golden brown. Remove from pan to a plate or dish lined with a paper towel or parchment paper. 
  • AIR FRYER - Generously spray your air fryer basket with cooking spray. Dip both sides of each chicken wing in the slurry and add to basket in a single layer. Don't overcrowd the basket - you will probably need to cook these in more than one batch. Air fry at 375 for about 6 minutes on each side, or until both sides are golden brown. 
    If wings stick to your basket, next time line basket with parchment paper. BUT, keep in mind parchment paper is flammable, must be trimmed to fit to not be against heating elements, and not intended for over 450 degrees.
  • Serve hot. If desired, toss with a buffalo or bbq sauce of choice. Or, my boys love them dipped in my Copycat Raising Canes Sauce

Notes

Nutrition information does not include the optional cooking oil or sauces.
For more information on ingredients, including substitutions and recommended products, see the Ingredient section of the blog post above.

Nutrition

Calories: 362kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 23gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 964mgPotassium: 213mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.02gVitamin A: 184IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 1mg
Keyword budget-friendly, dairy-free, easy, egg-free, gluten-free, kid-friendly, main dish, nut-free, paleo, whole30
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