I love chicken wings! This recipe was inspired by a local Vietnamese restaurant that has a salt and pepper chicken wing served with a lime garlic butter sauce. They are good, but they come with a cornstarch breading which I’d like to avoid. So I came up with this recipe with some ingredients I had at the house.
Low Carb Garlic Chili Lime Chicken wings
~12-15 chicken wing peices
salt and pepper to taste
2 tsp garlic chili paste
juice of one lime
2 tbs butter
1 clove crushed garlic
Sprinkle the chicken wings with salt and pepper and let sit for 10-15 mins while your oil heats up. I like to deep fry my chicken wings (@ 375F) but you could bake them if you wish. I deep fry them for 7-10 mins until nicely golden brown and cooked through.
Sauce for the wings:
First step is to infuse the butter with some garlic flavor. I do this by putting the butter in a microwave safe bowl and adding the garlic clove. I microwave it for one minute and then let it sit for 5-10 mins to infuse the garlic. Then in a large bowl, mix the garlic chili paste with the lime juice. Add the garlic butter (you can remove the garlic clove, its done its job).
Mix the wings in the sauce.
These wings are great on their own, but I wanted a dipping sauce, so I used the ~1-2 tsp of sauce left on the bottom of the bowl after I coated the wing and mixed it with a small tsp of mayo and a tbs of blue cheese dressing. This is the dipping sauce shown in the picture. Yummy!!! I love low carb eating!