In the mood for some chicken wings but don't have an oven? Or are you looking for a healthier fried chicken recipe in which you can control the type of oil used? Then these pan-fried chicken wings are for you! Gluten-free, grain-free, low-carb, keto.
For Fried Chicken Wings
1/4-1/2cuprefined coconut oilfor a small pan, less oil is needed (56g to 112 g)
1lbchicken wings(16 oz or 450 g)
For Optional Garlic Butter Sauce
1/2teaspoondried or fresh parsley
Heat coconut oil in a heavy-bottomed pan over medium high heat to sizzling. This means that when you add a drop of water, it will sizzle in the oil. Be careful not to turn the heat up too high that it begins to smoke. The smoke point of coconut oil is 350F (175F), so if you have a thermometer, you want to keep it a little under (~335F or 168F)
Dry off chicken wings with a paper towel and drop carefully into the oil.
When the wings begin to turn brown on the bottoms, they are ready to be flipped over. Cook on both sides until golden brown. Be sure to check the internal temperature to confirm that they are cooked thoroughly.
Place cooked wings on a paper towel to absorb extra oil.
To make the garlic butter sauce, melt butter in the microwave for approximately 30 seconds. Mix with garlic powder, salt, dried parsley and Parmesan cheese.
Drizzle dried wings with garlic butter sauce, if desired.
Nutrition Facts (per serving): For chicken wings: 370 calories, 32 g fat, 0 g carbs, 21 g protein For butter garlic sauce: 56 calories, 6 g fat, 0 g carbs, 1 g protein