My slow cooker chicken wings recipe is beyond easy and the 2 ingredient keto BBQ sauce is going to leave you drooling! These crock pot 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.
But, let’s be real for a minute. I like chicken wings just fine, but for me, it’s allllll about the sauce! We have crockpot chicken wings that are coated in a homemade buffalo sauce, but thought we’d change things up and coat these guys in our favorite 2 ingredient BBQ sauce.
This sauce is something my dad used to make when I was a kid and it was always a huge hit with our family.
Not into the slow cooker? Try these air fryer frozen chicken wings instead!
Chicken Wings – You’ll find these in the frozen section of the grocery store, often labeled ‘party wings’ or ‘chicken wing sections.’
Broth – The wings will slow cook in some chicken broth to infuse them with even more flavor and tender juiciness!
Sauce – The keto BBQ sauce for these wings is simple! You’ll just mix together some Italian salad dressing with some no-sugar added ketchup. Use homemade dressing or store bought. We like Olive Garden’s dressing when using store bought.
Seasoning – You’ll coat the slow cooker chicken wings in a simple mix of salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
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- The slow cooker makes it so easy!
- The keto BBQ sauce is also very simple to make but full of flavor.
- Finishing the chicken wings off under the broiler ensures you have perfectly crispy skin with juicy tender chicken!
Sauces for Slow Cooker Wings:
We’re using our 2 ingredient BBQ sauce made of sugar free ketchup and bottled Italian dressing here, but you can mix it up with loads of different sauces!
Toss your chicken wings in:
- Garlic Parmesan Sauce
- Buffalo Sauce
- Bottled BBQ sauce
- Garlic Butter
For dipping, we always recommend our keto ranch dressing – it’s seriously the best!
Yes, they should last for up to four days in the refrigerator as long as they are in a sealed container. They’ll reheat best in a hot oven or air fryer.
I haven’t tried it with this recipe but if you don’t have a broiler I think it would be a good way to get the skin nice and crispy. Brush with the sauce and cook at 400 degrees for 5 minutes or until the sauce has caramelized and the skin has crisped up.
They are the flats, which are the flat looking pieces, and the drumettes which look like tiny chicken legs (drumsticks).
If you have frozen chicken wings and don’t have the time to thaw them, you can go ahead and just add them to the slow cooker frozen. It will take longer for the wings to cook through, but just keep cooking until they are tender and the meat is fully cooked.
MORE LOW CARB CHICKEN RECIPES!
- Chicken Stir Fry Recipe
- Baked Chicken Drumsticks
- Cheesy Chicken Low Carb Casserole
- Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken
- Jalapeno Popper Chicken
Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Wings
- 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. All slow cookers vary a bit, so test for doneness and continue cooking if necessary.
- Remove the fully cooked 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.