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50 Easy Keto Recipes for Dinner Tonight

These easy keto recipes are ideal for high-protein diets or when you need a low-carb dinner that’s flavorful and filling.

Either way, they’re sure to fill you up.

Looking for tasty keto dinner ideas? These Buffalo Wild Wings are one of my favorite low-carb meals.
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Keto Dinner Ideas

Below, you’ll find 50 of the most delicious keto dinner ideas to satisfy your taste buds and your waistline.

The best thing about keto is that you can indulge in meats and cheeses while still technically following a “diet.” 

Although with these meals, “diet” will be the furthest thing from your mind.

With these easy keto recipes, you won’t even miss the carbs!

Spinach artichoke chicken casserole cooked in a skillet.
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1. Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken

What’s better than a delicious, Italian-style keto meal? A recipe that you prep in just one skillet!

This creamy Tuscan garlic chicken recipe is similar to what you’ll find at the Olive Garden.

You get a bonus addition of tomatoes and greens. The tender chicken breasts are seared to perfection and pack a punch. 

Air fryer cooked and seasoned chicken breast with lemon slices.
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2. Easy Air Fryer Lemon Chicken

The trusty air fryer creates a crispy finish without the excessive calories. 

This easy air fryer lemon chicken recipe has an easy cooking time of just 5 minutes! 

The lemon adds a refreshing citrus flavor. It’s the perfect staple when you don’t want the oven to heat up the house.

Taco with ground beef, avocado, tomato and lettuce filling.
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3. Best Ground Beef Taco Recipe (Low Carb, Keto) 

If you have a hankering for tacos, this recipe will serve you well. 

This Mexican keto dish is a fresh take on the comfort food we all look forward to on Taco Tuesday. 

Not only is this recipe healthier than Taco Bell, but it comes together in under 20 minutes! That’s faster than starting up the car to head to the nearest drive-through.

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Spinach artichoke chicken in white casserole dish scooped with a fork.
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4. Spinach Artichoke Chicken Casserole (Keto)

Who doesn’t love spinach dip? Every Super Bowl Sunday, I look forward to indulging in the classic game-day snack. 

With this recipe, you’ll recreate the classic dip in meal form. Best of all, this keto dish packs a punch of nutrients from all the spinach. 

Ittastes like a lasagna mashed together with chicken florentine in the best way possible.

Sliced lasagna in a casserole dish.
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5. Keto Lasagna

Anyone following a low-carb diet will admit lasagna is one food they miss. But with this keto lasagna, you can still indulge!

This recipe is different from other keto lasagnas in that it actually contains noodles! They’re a homemade keto-friendly version.

With this easy keto meal, you’ll feel like you’re eating the real deal.

Slice of chicken pot pie on a plate.
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6. Keto Chicken Pot Pie

Who doesn’t love a classic pot pie? This keto version uses almond four instead of the typical carb-heavy pastry flour. 

The creamy filling with chicken, peas, and carrots is super warm and satisfying. It’s so perfect for cold, wintery nights. 

Cheeseburger casserole with bacon in plate with fork.
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7. Keto Cheeseburger Casserole with Bacon

Can you really eat cheeseburgers on a diet? It’s possible with this addictive keto casserole recipe.

Between the beef and bacon, this meal becomes a crowd-pleasing staple. It’s even with the picky eaters.

This easy keto recipe will be a new staple for sure.

Shrimp scampi with zucchini noodles on 
white plate picked with a fork.
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8. Low Carb Keto Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles

Shrimp scampi is a treat, and this recipe makes it a little less of a guilty pleasure. 

This healthy one-pan meal uses zucchini noodles instead of spaghetti to create a carb-free concoction. 

It’s full of zesty lemon and garlic flavor. Combined with seared shrimp and fresh parsley, this recipe is pure deliciousness. 

Source: ketocookingwins.com

9. Sheet Pan Salmon and Asparagus

I love sheet-pan meals for how easy they are to prepare and clean up. And this salmon version is a winner in my book!

It only requires a few ingredients, and it’s ready in 20 minutes.

The salmon is seasoned with dill, garlic, and Dijon mustard for the perfect savory flavor. And you’ll love how crispy the asparagus gets in the oven!

Chicken parmesan on a white plate.
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10. Keto Chicken Parmesan

Any chicken parm lover knows the main ingredient in this dish is the breadcrumbs. But this is one crowd-pleasing, low-carb ‘parm that will leave you speechless. 

Instead of coating the chicken in flour, this recipe uses parmesan cheese and a spice mixture.

One bite of this dish will have you wondering why you needed breading in the first place. 

Sliced oven-baked ribs with sauce.
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11. Juicy Keto Oven-Baked Ribs

Fall-off-the-bone ribs without hours in the oven? Really?

Yes! This oven-baked ribs recipe recreates a typically slow-cooked family favorite by slashing the prep time in half.

In just 2 hours, you’ll have juicy and tender ribs to transport you to a summertime barbeque state of mind. 

Breaded fried chicken in plate.
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12. Keto Fried Chicken

Have you ever met someone who doesn’t like fried chicken? It’s a universally loved recipe.

With this version, you’ll get your fix without the unnecessary carbs. It’s crispy and crunchy on the outside yet succulent and juicy on the inside. 

It’s easy to recreate the comfort food staple without excessive breading. 

Chili cooked in a slow cooker.  
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13. Low-Carb Keto Chili 

This keto dinner idea is one protein-packed recipe to warm you up on even the coldest of days.

Chili is the perfect thing for when you crave something hot and filling.

With the Instant Pot or slow cooker, you can make this cozy recipe in just 15 minutes! Not bad for a Friday night in.

Chicken breast smothered with onion gravy.
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14. Smothered Chicken and Gravy | Low-Carb and Keto-Friendly 

Are you craving a rich, homestyle meal that doesn’t feel like diet food?

This recipe takes juicy fried chicken breasts and smothers them entirely in a decadent onion gravy. It tastes like it took hours to make. 

If you want to beef it up, serve it with a side of cauliflower rice or salad.

Broccoli cheddar soup in pot and bowl scooped with ladle.
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15. Keto Broccoli Cheddar Soup

The combination of broccoli and cheese is always a winner. And this keto soup will warm you from the inside out!

It’s thickened with cheese instead of cornstarch, making it low-carb. The best part is, it’s made in the slow cooker!

This broccoli cheese soup is a one-pot meal full of homestyle goodness. It’s also gooey, salty, and totally kid-approved.

Deep-dish pizza sliced picked with a pizza ladle.
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16. Keto Deep-Dish Pizza

Believe it or not, keto-friendly deep-dish pizza does exist! It’s the ultimate way to indulge those carb cravings.

The crust is gluten-free, and it’s made with almond flour and whey protein isolate. It’s light, fluffy, and is as close to real dough as you can get.

Finish it with your favorite toppings, and enjoy!

Cauliflower rice cooked with shrimp and veggies on a skillet.
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17. Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice {Paleo, Whole30, Keto}

Your favorite takeout staple just got a whole lot healthier!

This yummy keto shrimp recipe recreates a restaurant fave and turns it into a version you can happily eat on a keto diet.

Not only is it loaded with protein and veggies, but it tastes like the real thing, too! (Maybe even better). 

hand holding a cheesy keto cauliflower bread sticks.
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18. Cheesy Keto Cauliflower Bread Sticks

Not only does cauliflower make the perfect substitute for rice, but you can also concoct a delicious crust out of it. 

These cheesy keto cauliflower breadsticks are the perfect finger food to serve at parties.

Use cookie cutters to create fun, festive shapes for the holidays, or keep it classic and cut them into strips. 

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs on a skillet with sauce tossed by a wooden ladle.
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19. Keto Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

If you love Buffalo chicken wings (and honestly, who doesn’t?), you’ll love this keto dinner idea.

Though you typically coat meatballs in flour, that’s not the case with these bad boys.

Instead, you’ll use almond flour to help give the traditional texture, minus the carbs. 

Pulled pork carnitas on a white plate.
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20. Pulled Pork Carnitas – Instant Pot

This recipe creates a delectable, savory pulled pork. It comes together quickly with a little help from the Instant Pot! 

Each bite is jam-packed with flavor, thanks to the 8-10 hours of marinating.

After that, you don’t have to do anything except throw the ingredients in the slow cooker and forget about it!

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21. Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

This bacon-wrapped shrimp is the perfect party appetizer!

Shrimp is irresistible enough as it is. But wrapping it in bacon takes it over the top!

These tasty bites are made in the oven, making cleanup a breeze. You might want to double the recipe, as these will disappear quickly!

Bowl of taco soup garnished with cheese, cream and avocado.
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22. Keto Taco Soup Recipe – Delicious Low-Carb Mexican Cuisine

Many soups contain carbs, which is tricky for keto dieters.

This soup is different, though! With the punch of flavor embedded into the broth, you’ll forget all about the rice and pasta.

The cheese on top compliments the shredded pork, creating a thick, rich soup.

Breaded cauliflower bites on top of a piece of paper.
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23. Crispy Low Carb Keto Cauliflower Bites

Cauliflower is my secret weapon when it comes to vegetarian keto recipes.

If you’re looking for an alternative to chicken wings, this recipe provides a healthier twist on the game-day staple. 

The cauliflower gets coated in almond flour and parmesan to create a tasty, crispy crust full of flavor.  

Roasted butternut squash with bacon cooked in a skillet.
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24. Keto Bacon Roasted Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is a bit higher in carbs than other veggies. But this recipe is worth including because it’s so darn scrumptious!

The squash soaks up the bacon grease as it cooks, adding loads of flavor to every bite. 

This would make a great side dish to serve at Thanksgiving or during the holidays.

Stir-fry chicken on a skillet.
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25. Keto Low-Carb Chicken Stir-Fry

This is such an easy low-carb dinner to throw together, and you probably already have the ingredients in your fridge.

The broccoli brings the green to the meal, and the onions and pepper bring some savoriness. 

Don’t skip out on marinating your chicken beforehand. It unlocks even more flavor.

Cauliflower potato salad with creamy sauce and sprinkle of paprika.
Source: Wholesomeyum.com

26. Cauliflower Potato Salad

This recipe is a fresh take on the picnic classic. 

I like to serve it as a cool side with steak, burgers, or on its own as a light lunch.

It’s low-carb, paleo, keto, gluten-free, and pretty darn healthy. Oh, and it tastes great too!

Keto Chicken Enchilada with avocado, cheese and cheese served in a white bowl.
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27. Keto Chicken Enchilada Bowl

Serve this low-carb dinner for a meal the entire family will enjoy. It’s pretty to look at and healthy to boot.

It uses cauliflower rice instead of regular rice to add nutrients and lightness to every bite.

Better still, it’s super versatile, so throw in whatever veggies you have on hand.

Slice of corned beef brisket served with blanched cabbage and carrots on a plate.
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28. Slow Cooker Keto Corned Beef Cabbage

This recipe is a healthier take on the classic Irish dish. No guilty carbs found here!

If you’re craving a beef stew to warm you up on a dark winter night, this is the recipe for you. 

Using slow-cooked corned beef brisket with a medley of veggies, this is a hearty meal that makes great leftovers!

Beef stew on a white bowl with tomato sauce and potatoes garnished with fresh parsley.
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29. Keto Beef Stew

This recipe is effortlessly flavorful, and you can easily prepare a bunch to store for later. 

The secret to this keto beef stew is the celery root, which tastes like potatoes but doesn’t have the added carbs.

This stew is packed with warm, wholesome flavors. It’s an excellent make-ahead meal to reheat on busy weeknights. 

Keto Mac and Cheese on a pot mixed with a wooden ladle.
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30. Keto Mac and Cheese

Mac & cheese is one of my guilty pleasures. But it’s hard to find a version that doesn’t have an excessive amount of carbs. 

That’s why this recipe is so great. It tastes exactly like traditional homemade mac & cheese, but there are only seven grams of carbs per serving.

It uses a low-carb brand of elbow macaroni to keep the carbs low and the taste high.

Low carb keto cabbage rolls on a white casserole dish.
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31. Low-Carb Keto Cabbage Rolls

There’s something about the sweet and tangy flavor of cabbage rolls I can’t get enough of. They’re loaded with goodness and are super filling!

These cabbage rolls don’t have rice but still have every ounce of flavor.

It won’t come as a surprise to hear you use cauliflower instead.

Bowl of vegan cauliflower soup with spoon.
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32. Vegan Cauliflower Soup

Sometimes, it’s hard to find keto options that are also vegan, but this recipe is like finding the needle in the haystack. 

Using cashew cream instead of milk provides a rich base. When it’s blended with cauliflower, it becomes wonderfully thick and creamy.

This soup would be great to make and freeze. 

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33. Keto Chicken Zucchini Casserole

This easy chicken casserole belongs in every keto lover’s weekly rotation.

It’s full of zucchini, chicken, and a blend of delicious cheeses. The pork panko sprinkled on top gives it a nice, crispy finish.

From start to finish, this dish only takes 30 minutes. It’s perfect for hectic days when you want to get a nutritious meal on the table!

Keto bacon egg guacamole bunless burger.
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34. Keto Bacon Egg Guacamole Bunless Burger

It’s easy to make burgers keto by forgoing the bun.

So, why not make one for yourself, only ensure it’s loaded with protein and healthy fats? It’s as easy as adding an egg and some guac. 

This dish is especially great for picky eaters since it combines our favorite comfort foods into one burger. 

Ahi tuna seasoned served with rice on a bowl.
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35. DIY Ahi Poke Bowl

This is one visually stunning dish that would make a perfect summertime lunch.

You can make this recipe in an easy, breezy 10 minutes by simply chopping everything up and tossing it in a bowl. 

Instead of regular rice, use cauliflower rice to keep those carbs far away. 

Broccoli salad with broccoli florets, bacon, cheese, onion, and sunflower/pumpkin seeds in a mayonnaise dressing.
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36. Keto Broccoli Salad

Another favorite, this slaw is a hit at backyard barbeques and makes a great side dish to compliment burgers and ribs. 

You replace the sugar with erythritol to add some sweetness to balance the savory. 

If you want to beef it up a bit (literally), add your favorite protein to transform this into a healthy, filling lunch. 

Squash slice in half topped with with beef, marinara, and cheese.
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37. Lasagna Spaghetti Squash Boats

Spaghetti squash is an excellent alternative to regular pasta since it has a texture similar to noodles, with much more flavor. 

This recipe is also super simple to make. Just stuff a halved spaghetti squash with beef, marinara, and cheese, bake it up, and voila! 

It’s a delectable, filling Italian-style meal ready to be consumed in no time.

Avocado halves topped with taco filling.
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38. Keto Taco Stuffed Avocado Boats

Goodbye taco shells, hello… avocados? 

You heard that right. These avocado boats create the perfect taco alternative without the pesky carbs. 

Use the halved avocado to house the yummy taco filling. These taco boats are full of healthy fats, and they’re super delicious, too!

Zucchini boats topped with tuna and melted cheese on top.
Source: Healthyfitnessmeals.com

39. Tuna Melt Zucchini Boats

Sandwiches are tricky for keto diets, but this dish provides a tasty solution.

For this clever keto sandwich recipe, use a halved zucchini instead of bread to save on carbs. 

It looks like a tuna melt flatbread with lots of melted gooey cheese on top. 

One-pan eggs with asparagus and tomatoes in a sheet pan.
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40. One-Pan Eggs with Asparagus and Tomatoes

Frittatas are a great meal idea for keto dieters. 

This one-pan egg, asparagus, and tomato dish is a fantastic breakfast, lunch, or dinner recipe. It packs protein and nutrients into each forkful. 

The fresh flavor of this simple meal comes from the bacon and herb combo. Yum!

Smothered pork chops with creamy mushroom garlic sauce topped with bacon.
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41. Keto Smothered Pork Chops

If you need a quick weeknight dinner idea that’s deceptively indulgent, this might be the recipe for you.

These chops are smothered in a mushroom garlic cream sauce and topped with bacon.

The dish is also full of heavy cream and cream cheese, making it tempting and luxurious. You won’t be able to resist it.

Keto Wedge Salad in a bowl.
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42. Keto Wedge Salad

Wedge salads are one of my go-to side dishes at a backyard barbeque. 

This recipe is full of bacon, boiled eggs, and blue cheese dressing.

If you love a good salad during brunch, go heavier on the bacon and eggs and serve it with mimosas. (The last part is optional, of course.)

Goat cheese & spinach stuffed chicken breast with caramelized onions and mushrooms on skillet.
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43. Goat Cheese & Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast with Caramelized Onions + Mushrooms 

This restaurant-worthy recipe will be a sure-fire hit at your next dinner party. It looks fancy but is surprisingly easy to make.

Inside the tender chicken breast is a savory spinach and cheese filling.

The sauce takes on the flavor of the caramelized onions and mushrooms, making a tasty main entree. 

Baked cheesy bacon ranch chicken on a casserole dish.
Source: Wholesomeyum.com

44. Baked Cheesy Bacon Ranch Chicken

What’s not to love about chicken breast topped with Ranch dressing, mozzarella cheese, and crispy bacon?

This recipe produces a succulent baked chicken that’s juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside. 

Finish it with a dash of fresh parsley. This comfort food will be the star of the show. 

Salmon sushi bowl with seaweeds, avocado and cucumber.
Source: Heyketomama.com

45. Keto Salmon Sushi Bowl

Sushi is hard to give up when following a keto diet, but this recipe lets you get your fix.

Quick and convenient, this sushi bowl is a light lunch you can make in a snap. 

Not only is it healthy, but you don’t even need to roll the sushi by hand.

Bacon wrapped California roll.
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46. Keto Bacon-Wrapped California Roll

Now, here’s a twist on sushi I bet you weren’t expecting.

Instead of wrapping with rice and seaweed, this version cleverly uses bacon to keep the rolls contained.

Now you can have the whole sushi experience without the carbs.

Besides, doesn’t everything taste better with bacon?

Sliced meatloaf on  pan.
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47. Keto Meatloaf with Almond Flour and Parmesan

Meatloaf is tough to pull off when eating keto, but the proper substitutions make it all possible.

Just swap out breadcrumbs with almond flour and parmesan to seal in the moisture and add flavor. 

Then, use unsweetened ketchup to coat this delicious loaf for something nostalgic and delicious.

Broiled Salmon on a skillet.
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48. Broiled Salmon (Whole30, Keto, Paleo, AIP)

Just looking at this recipe makes my mouth water. 

The great thing about broiling salmon instead of baking it is you can achieve a crispy finish in only 8-10 minutes. 

This recipe teaches you how to lock moisture in the salmon while still achieving flakiness on top. 

Keto Quesadillas slices on a concrete surface.
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49. Keto Quesadillas

A quesadilla with only three grams of carbs per serving? Yes, please!

This recipe makes it happen with low-carb tortillas and keto-friendly veggies. Serve it as a light lunch or as a side to something spicy.

Cobb Egg Salad  mixed with eggs, cheese, tomatoes and seasoning in white plate.
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50. Cobb Egg Salad (Paleo, Keto, Whole30)

Cobb salad and egg salad are a match made in heaven. If you don’t believe me, try this recipe and see if it changes your mind.

It’s ingredient-heavy, but it pays off in a big way.

Plus, you get a showstopping salad to bring to your next picnic. Just be sure you’ve made enough, as it won’t last long! 

50 Best Keto Foods for Dinner

Course: DinnerCuisine: American
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Calories

507

kcal

These easy keto dinners are low-carb, tasty, and filling. Between the creamy Tuscan chicken and the cheesy cauliflower breadsticks, there’s a lot to choose from. But Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Wings are my favorite! Try them out tonight!

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 pounds chicken wings

  • 1/2 cup Frank’s® RedHot® Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce

  • 1/3 cup melted butter or margarine

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Add a rack on top of the tray and lightly spray with cooking oil.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut the wings at the joints and throw away the tips. Arrange the wings on the rack, leaving a couple of inches between each one.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the chicken is cooked and the skin is crisp. Flip the wings over halfway through to ensure even cooking.
  • While the wings are in the oven, mix Frank’s® RedHot® sauce with the melted butter in a large bowl.
  • Carefully take the wings out of the oven and transfer them into the large bowl. Gently toss to coat the wings evenly in the sauce.
  • Serve with a cool dipping sauce and enjoy!

Notes

  • Pat the chicken wings dry before baking to help the skin crisp up nicely in the oven.
  • Use a wire rack on your baking sheet to allow heat circulation for evenly crispy wings.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 507kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 0g
  • Protein: 35g
  • Fat: 40g
  • Saturated Fat: 15g
  • Cholesterol: 169mg
  • Sodium: 239mg
  • Potassium: 3mg
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Calcium: 36mg
  • Iron: 2mg
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