Chicken Wings, Air Fryer or Baked (Keto, Paleo, Low Carb)

Oh my…These are so good! They are larger wings, each about 4 ounces, coated with a wonderful seasonings blend.  No marinating required. One is plenty for a meal, especially if you serve with a side salad or some kind of vegetable. Each wing has 245 calories 18 grams of fat (includes skin) and 7 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints and 7 Green.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 16 minutes


1½ pounds chicken wings with skin

1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon olive oil

1 tablespoon smoked paprika, see shopping tips below

1½ teaspoons garlic powder

1½ teaspoons onion powder

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon chili powder

Black pepper

Bbq sauce and skinny ranch dressing, optional for dipping


1. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees. Rinse wings in cold water. Thoroughly pat dry chicken wings with paper towels and place them in a mixing bowl.

2. Drizzle olive oil over wings. Mix seasonings together in a small bowl. Next, sprinkle seasonings all over the chicken. Toss to evenly cover with seasonings.

3. Coat air fryer basket with cooking spray. Place wings in the basket. Cook 8 minutes per side, a total of about 16 minutes, or until chicken wings are crisp and golden brown on the outside. I used a larger air fryer. You might need to cook in 2 batches. Place the first batch in a 250-degree oven to keep warm while the other batch is cooking, if desired.

4. To Bake in Oven:  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until crispy, flipping the wings after 30 minutes.

Makes 6 chicken wings. Each serving 1 (4 oz) chicken wing.

Shopping Tips
I love the flavor of smoked paprika so much more than regular paprika! It smells like BBQ flavors and really enhances the flavor of any recipe that uses paprika. I strongly recommend using it in this recipe. You’ll find it in most supermarkets in the spice aisle. I bought mine at Trader Joe’s.

Cooking Tips
This recipe can be doubled, tripled, and so on. You might need to cook in 2 batches depending on the size of your air fryer. They can be baked all at once. 

WW Freestyle SmartPoints
WW SmartPoints 7-Green
WW Points Plus 6

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 (4 oz) chicken wing with skin
245 calories, 18g fat, 5g sat. fat, 125mg chol, 20g protein, 0g carbs, 1g fiber, 280mg sod, 0g sugar


If you make this recipe, let me know how you liked it. Leave me a comment below or give it a rating. Thanks so much. Happy Skinny Cooking!