Sticky Keto Sesame Chicken Wings (sugar-free, low-carb + paleo)

Keto Sesame Chicken Wings #keto #lowcarb #highfat #chickenwings #hflcLow-carb sesame chicken wings made ultra crispy in the oven with Ellyndale® Organics Sesame Seed Oil. Marinate, bake, and enjoy! Complete with a tahini dipping sauce.

Chicken wings are a fabulous way to increase your daily fat intake, especially when drizzled with Ellyndale® Organics Sesame Seed Oil. I used this unrefined and expeller pressed oil in the marinade, as a drizzle before cooking, and in the accompanying dip to give the overall dish a distinctive, savory, and nutty flavor. It’s an excellent versatile, light oil that’s fabulous for cooking, frying, or in dressings and marinades.

Today’s recipe is a delicious keto snack or main meal, that you can enjoy with a buddy or two. In the video below, I’m showing you how to make these wings, and introducing you to the recipe overall.

On the scale of cooking oils, sesame oil is quite high in omega-6 fatty acids having an omega 6 to 3 ratio of about 138:1. If this is of concern to you, and you’re looking for an alternative cooking oil for this recipe, Now Foods Ellyndale has a new line of cooking and finishing oils to choose from, including a couple of options that will work well for this recipe.

Keto Sesame Chicken Wings #keto #lowcarb #highfat #chickenwings #hflc

If you wish to replace the sesame oil with another cooking oil, NOW Foods Avocado Cooking Oil is an excellent choice because it’s ideal for high heat cooking with a high smoke point at around 520°F/271°C. The polyunsaturated fat percentage is around 10% (compared to 42% with sesame oil), making it a fabulous choice if reducing PUFAs is a focus of yours.

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Keto Sesame Chicken Wings #keto #lowcarb #highfat #chickenwings #hflc

Sticky Keto Sesame Chicken Wings
Recipe type: Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Nut-free, Egg-free, Low-Carb, Keto
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Serves: 4
These wings have the flavor of the classic “sticky” sesame wing, but with none of the sugar. Meaning you can eat a bunch and not have to worry about the corresponding sugar high! I enjoyed the tahini dip alongside these wings, but it’s totally optional. If you want to go really crazy, you could toast the sesame seeds before sprinkling over top. Your choice!

Makes 1 lb (455 grams)
Optional Tahini Dip
  1. Place 3 tablespoons of the sesame oil, coconut aminos, vinegar, garlic, ginger, salt and cayenne pepper in a large container with a lid, and whisk to combine. Add chicken wings and seal with the lid. Set on the counter for 3 hours, or in the fridge overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C) and set out your large cast iron pan, or line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Reserving the marinade, place the chicken wings meaty side up on the prepared sheet. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of sesame oil and transfer to the preheated oven. Cook the chicken wings for 30 to 35 minutes, or until tops are golden.
  4. To prepare the tahini dip, 5 minutes before the wings are ready, transfer the reserved marinade to a small saucepan and add water, tahini, and the remaining 1 tablespoon of sesame oil. Cook on medium-low heat, whisking continually for 5 minutes, or until it has simmered for a minimum of 3 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and transfer to a clean plate. Sprinkle the chicken wings with green onions and sesame seeds, and serve alongside the tahini sauce.
To reheat, either microwave or place in a cast iron pan and heat on the stovetop on medium heat, covered, for 5 minutes.

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Keto Sesame Chicken Wings #keto #lowcarb #highfat #chickenwings #hflcAre you a chicken wing aficionado? What are your favorite sauces, marinades, and flavors to add to a plain batch of chicken wings? Share in the comments below!

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  1. Hi there,
    Can I use chicken breasts, cut into chunks, in this recipe? We are not much for wings.


    • Hi Suzanne! If you want to keep the fat content high, you can use chicken thighs as well! Otherwise, yes, chicken breast chunks will work.

  2. Leanne, I believe Loretta was referring to the fat from the chicken made into a marinade as she is not sure if that is healthy

    • There shouldn’t be any fat from the chicken in the sauce since the marinade was not cooked with the chicken. However, I’d be totally cool with that–chicken from the right source (organic and pasture-raised) is full of healthy fats. As a keto enthusiast, I’m all about the fats ;)

  3. I am not sure how healthy it is to use the marinade from the chicken in the dip!

    • As long as you simmer the sauce for at least 3 minutes, as per the instructions, you’ll be fine! Hope you enjoy :)