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Overhead photo of Keto Chicken Wings on a white plate garnished with peanut sauce and Thai Basil.
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Keto Chicken Wings

These Keto Chicken Wings are one of my favorite nibbles to serve to guests. A universally loved appetizer, they work just as well as the main course. I like to serve with Keto Peanut Sauce, which perfectly compliments the Thai inspired flavors in the marinade. You can make this recipe kid-friendly by subbing out a mild pepper or kick up the heat by adding another pepper to the marinade.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Marinating time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 40 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Keyword: spicy
Servings: 8
Calories: 317kcal
Author: Wendy Polisi


  • 1 can coconut milk
  • ¼ cup gluten-free tamari or coconut aminos
  • cup lime juice
  • 1 red Thai chili pepper seeded and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter or peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 pounds chicken wings or drumettes


  • In a large bowl whisk together coconut milk, coconut aminos, lime juice, Thai chili pepper, avocado oil, almond butter, and garlic.
  • Add wings to the bowl and cover.
  • Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to overnight.

Oven Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and use tongs to remove the wings from the marinade.
  • Place the wings in a single layer. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, until the wings are crispy and an instant-read thermometer reads 165 degrees F.

Air Fryer Instructions

  • Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees.
  • Place the wings in your air fryer. (Depending on the model of your fryer, you may need to cook in batches.)
  • Cook for 20 to 25 minutes, tossing after 10 minutes, or until the outset skin is crispy and the wings are cooked through and an instant-read thermometer reads 165 degrees.

Instant Pot

  • Preheat the broiler to high.Add 1 cup of water or broth to the bottom of your Instant Pot and place the trivet on top. Arrange the chicken wings on top of the trivet.
  • Set the pressure to high and cook for 10 minutes. 
  • Allow the pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes and then to a quick release.Arrange the wings in a single layer on a baking sheet and broil for 3 to 5 minutes, until crispy. 


Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 458mg | Potassium: 269mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1.6mg