Paleo & Keto Sesame Chicken Wings

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Paleo & Keto Sesame Chicken Wings

1 hour 10 minutes
Calories 900kcal


  • 1.5 kilograms chicken wingettes (preferably higher-welfare or organic)
  • 4 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 4 tablespoons xylitol sweetener (preferably higher-welfare or organic)
  • 1 teaspoon blackstrap molasses (preferably higher-welfare or organic)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger (preferably higher-welfare or organic)
  • 2 cloves garlic (preferably higher-welfare or organic)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3 teaspoons rice vinegar (preferably higher-welfare or organic)
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon arrowroot starch (preferably higher-welfare or organic)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sesame seeds (preferably higher-welfare or organic)
  • 2 scallions (finely chopped)


  • Rinse, pat dry chicken wingettes and place in a single layer in a rimmed tray (suitable for marinating).
  • Set aside.
  • Mix coconut aminos, sweetener, molasses (optional), ginger, garlic, sesame oil, rice vinegar and cayenne pepper in a medium bowl.
  • Taste for seasoning and if need be add a pinch of kosher salt and adjust acidity with rice vinegar.
  • Pour half of the sesame seasoning over the chicken and reserve the rest.
  • Cover chicken, refrigerate, and marinate for at least two hours (preferably overnight!).
  • Place oven rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat oven to 425°F/220°C.
  • Line a rimmed baking tray with aluminum foil and lightly oil it.
  • Place marinated chicken, along with the juices, in the prepared tray.
  • Roast until cooked through, 35-40 minutes, flipping the wings half way through.
  • Make the glaze while the wings are cooking.
  • Place reserved marinade in a saucepan with 1/4 cup water and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  • Sieve out the ginger and garlic pieces and return to saucepan.
  • If paleo and using honey, you can go ahead and skip the next step as your glaze will have reduced already.
  • Once the glaze is simmering again, dissolve the arrowroot (or thickener of choice) in a couple tablespoons of water (i.e.
  • make a slurry!).
  • Pour the slurry into the sauce and mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Continue to simmer until just thickened (the arrowroot will break down if overcooked).
  • Keep in mind that the glaze will continue to thicken once off the heat.
  • Pour the sesame glaze over the wings once they're cooked through and deep golden.
  • Serve right away topped with sesame seeds and scallions.


Calories: 900kcal

Originally posted 2019-02-20 18:14:26.

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