This low carb crock pot chicken recipe is beyond easy and the keto BBQ sauce is going to leave you drooling! These slow cooker chicken wings are good for a family dinner or as an appetizer when you want to feed a crowd!
My husband and son are straight up obsessed with chicken wings.
My son usually orders the boneless variety, but Chad always goes for the bone in version.
They both love the garlic parmesan wings from Buffalo Wild Wings, but lately my son has been on a BBQ chicken wing kick.I knew I had to make the boys their favorite wings at home and I’m so happy with these slow cooker chicken wings! I think you’re going to LOVE this easy recipe!
Slow Cooker Chicken Wings coated in keto BBQ sauce!
Let’s be real for a minute.
Chicken wings are fine and all, but it’s alllllll about the sauce. Right?? Or is that just me?
I just love saucy foods!
These wings don’t disappoint.
The method is simple! You’ll just grab a bag of thawed chicken wings and toss them in the slow cooker with a little broth, salt and pepper.
I know that slow cooker wings sounds a little strange, but I promise these are going to taste phenomenal. The secret comes in at the end…I’ll share in a minute.
So, first you pop the wings in your slow cooker. Sprinkle them with salt and pepper, add in some broth, put the lid on the slow cooker, and pop it on high.
You’re going to cook these keto chicken wings for 1 hour and 30 minutes on high.
The wings should be just on the verge of falling off the bone. You don’t want the meat totally falling off the bone or it will be difficult to eat, but you want it nice and tender.
Are you ready for my secret to slow cooker wings?
Finish them off under the broiler!!
Seriously, this makes all the difference in the world.
Slow cooker wings come out of the crock pot with rubbery skin, but we can totally crisp it up in no time.
I just place the wings in a single layer on a large cookie sheet. You might need to do this in two batches, depending on the size of your cookie sheet.
Pop them under the broiler for a couple of minutes to just start crisping up.
Time for the sauce!!
You won’t believe how easy it is to make low carb BBQ sauce. You just need two ingredients that you probably already have in your house right now!
Reduced sugar or sugar free ketchup + bottled Italian salad dressing!
I know it sounds totally weird, but just wait. The sweet ketchup paired with the tangy Italian dressing makes…keto barbecue sauce! Like magic!
Brush your wings with the sauce and pop them back under the broiler. I like to let the sauce caramelize a bit. It gets sticky and really coats the chicken. So good!
I like to dip my BBQ chicken wings in ranch dressing. What will you dip yours in?
My chicken stir fry recipe is another favorite low carb chicken recipe!
Give these low carb slow cooker chicken wings a try and let me know what you think!
- 4 pounds chicken wing pieces, thawed
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1/4 cup reduced sugar ketchup
- 3 tablespoons Italian salad dressing
- Add the chicken wing pieces to a 6 quart slow cooker.
- Sprinkle the chicken with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Add the chicken broth and cover.
- Cook on high for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
- Remove chicken from the slow cooker and place in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet.
- Place chicken under the broiler for 2-3 minutes to allow skin to crisp. Keep a close eye on the chicken as it can burn easily.
- In a small bowl, stir together the ketchup and Italian salad dressing until smooth. Brush mixture evenly among the chicken pieces.
- Place the coated chicken under the broiler and watch carefully for the sauce to caramelize, about 2 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and serve immediately.
These low carb chicken wings are great dipped in ranch dressing!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 495 Total Fat: 32g Saturated Fat: 9g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 21g Cholesterol: 256mg Sodium: 495mg Carbohydrates: 4g Sugar: 2g Protein: 43g