Keto Buffalo Wings
More Keto Chicken Wings!!!
Let me introduce you to my friend Joe Duff. He’s not only a Keto chef who runs an awesome Youtube channel but he’s also part of the Duff Family that owns ‘Duff’s Famous Wings‘. So when he offered to send me some of their hot sauce, I couldn’t refuse. However given that their slogan says Medium is Hot, Hot is Very Hot and so on and so forth. I asked him to send me the mildest sauce they had. And so he did. When I opened the bottle and tasted it, I didn’t find it hot at all. I guess I am Indian after all. The sauce though was delicious!
Now living in India I’ve never had a Buffalo Wing apart from whatever the Hard Rock Cafe served in Mumbai when they opened years ago. Their food sadly got worse as time went by and the wings never tasted the same. But this sauce reminded me of that flavour. So i started looking up recipes for Buffalo wings. All of them were simple. Season the wings with salt and pepper, either coat in flour (or not) and deep fry. Then toss the wings in the buffalo hot sauce and butter and that’s it.
Of course I should have just followed the recipe. But I didn’t. I wanted to create something new and use Indian techniques of marinating the meat to take the buffalo wings up a notch. How did I do? Watch the video and find out.
I’m changing the recipe!
If you watched the video I did have a few slip ups. I didn’t anticipate the butter solidifying because of which the marinade didn’t really stick to the chicken. This resulted in me dumping the wings into the pan and they basically stewed in their own juices and melted butter. So I had to think on my feet and remove them from the oven. I then put them back on the wire rack and reduced the sauce down further. I finally had to go back to the almost original way of making them.
So I think the thing to do differently is not use any butter in the marinade. Use just double the amount of yogurt with salt, pepper and the hot sauce. This should easily coat the wings and work as a marinade. Then bake the wings on a wire rack right from the start for about 35 minutes. This should result in the perfect wings. At least my idea of the marinade will work out properly. Then you heat some of the hot sauce along with butter in a pan and then douse the finished wings in that.
This is how I would do it the next time I make them.
I’ll figure it out later and add it. Cheers!
Keto Buffalo Wings
For the Wings
- 1 Kg Chicken Wings
- 100 grams Butter I recommend this one
- 100 ml Hot Sauce I use this one
- 20 grams Full Fat Greek Yogurt
- 1 Tsp Black Pepper I recommend this one
- 1 Tsp Paprika I recommend this one
- 1 Tsp Salt
For the Blue Cheese Dip
- 15 grams Blue Cheese
- 100 grams Full Fat Greek Yogurt
- 1 Tsp Chopped Celery Leaves
- Salt & Pepper to taste
For the wings
- Mix together the yogurt, salt, pepper, paprika and half the hot sauce. Add in the chicken wings and marinate for 20 minutes
- Then bake the chicken wings in the oven for about 30-40 minutes till nice and crispy
- Heat but the rest of the hot sauce in a saucepan and add in the butter and mix well till melted and the sauce is just about to start to bubble.
- Once the wings are done then mix them with the hot sauce in a bowl and then serve!
For the Blue Cheese Dip
- Crumble the blue cheese in a bowl.
- Add in the yogurt, celery leaves, salt and pepper and give it a good mix.
- Chill in the fridge and serve with your wings!
Hey Sahil, it looks like the instructions on the website are a little different than what you describe in the video. The video outlines twice-baking the wings. The website just tells us to bake for 30-40 minutes in one shot.
Yes because I wrote a post about how I was not happy with the marinade. So the reason I twice baked it is written in the blog post. Just have a read 🙂 it will explain it.
Love Duff’s! I get the Suicide sauce when I get wings there and give them a gooooood mix!
I am not able to find the sauce when I click the link of it
Are you in India? Perhaps it’s not available in your country. It’s an American company so maybe they don’t sell it outside America.
Which brand of greek yoghurt do you use?
I live in India so using a brand called Epigamia.
Have you figured the macros for this one yet? 🙂 Please do post it 🙂 thanks chai
Great photos of the finished product! Everyone loves a good chicken wing. Always looking for a new taste to mix them in. Adding this recipe to the collection of your others. Cheers!