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Last Updated on September 26, 2023
Have you been craving some crispy wings? Cooking these delicious AIP chicken wings is sure to hit the spot. This recipe for the best AIP chicken wings is flavored with lemon, ginger, and garlic and is compliant for the autoimmune protocol as well as Paleo, GAPS, and SCD diets.
AIP Chicken Wings
My family loves chicken wings. That’s actually quite an understatement. A dear family friend had my kids over and served “allergen-approved” chicken wings and marveled that my four-year-old ate as many wings as an adult. I’m raising her right!
I’ve tested this recipe countless times to make sure the flavors are perfect. You may or may not know this about me by now, but I tend to cook for crowds. This recipe yields enough to feed the five of us with leftovers for lunch the next day. It would be easy enough to cut this recipe in half, in case you don’t need to feed the neighborhood.
Why You’ll Love This AIP Chicken Wings Recipe
Firstly, who doesn’t love crispy chicken wings? This AIP wings recipe is quick and easy and bursting with flavor. The end result is sticky, crispy, and deliciously cooked wings. Perfect for game day, and if you pair it with some veggies, makes a complete meal.
They’re gluten-free, soy-free, paleo, SCD, GAPS, and AIP-compliant.
Here’s What You Need for These Crispy AIP Chicken Wings
As an aside, I like to buy organic spices in bulk and store them in mason jars in my pantry. This recipe calls for ground ginger, granulated garlic and granulated onion. I also hate to admit this, but lately, instead of squeezing lemons, I’ve cheated using organic lemon juice in a glass jar. The ingredients are just pure organic lemon juice, so I feel safe about using it.
Ingredients for AIP Wings
- chicken wings
- maple syrup (or honey)
- lemon juice
- ground ginger
- granulated onion (or onion powder)
- granulated garlic (or garlic powder)
- coconut aminos
- sea salt
- extra virgin olive oil
Optionally, you could use calamansi juice instead of lemon juice.
How to Make AIP Wings
1.) Start by washing and patting dry your wings. Next you will trim the wing tips and cut the joints. Don’t want to trim the wings? That’s okay, they will still turn out good!
2.) Prepare the marinade using a seasoning mixture of maple syrup, lemon juice, ginger, onion powder, garlic powder, coconut aminos and sea salt.
3.) Then, you’ll drizzle in the olive oil in a thin stream and whisk to incorportate.
4.) Next, divide the wings into two gallon sized zip-top bags.
5.) Finally, pour in the marinade to coat the wings. Remove all air and seal the bags. It’s best to marinate the wings overnight.
How To Bake Crispy Baked Chicken Wings
1.) Preheat oven to 250F. Prepare two rimmed cookie sheets by lining with tin foil for easy cleanup. Place stainless steel cooling racks inside the rimmed sheets.
2.) Remove wings from the marinade and place on the racks.
3.) Bake in the oven for 35 minutes.
4.) Increase the oven temperature to 400F. Bake for another 40-50 minutes, checking to be sure they don’t burn.
Why Use a Wire Rack to Bake Wings?
Using a wire rack creates an open airflow, allowing your baked chicken wings to become crispy. Since this recipe isn’t using any flours, starches or baking powder, that’s how you’ll get crispy skin instead of deep frying.
How To Store, Freeze, and Reheat Baked Chicken Wings
Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
The best way to reheat these chicken wings is by using the oven. It will help keep the meat juicy and the skin crispy. Lay wings in a single layer on a large baking sheet and bake at 325 for about 10-15 minutes. You can also use an air fryer at 375 until crisp and heated through.
Freezing Cooked Wings
If you don’t plan on eating all the leftovers within a couple of days, you can freeze them for 1-3 months in a freezer safe bag or glass container. You’ll want to wait until they are cooled off completely before freezing.
Before reheating frozen wings, you will want to thaw them until they come to room temperature.
What to Serve With Lemon, Ginger, Garlic Wings
I love serving my wings with celery and carrots and homemade ranch dressing using coconut sour cream as the base. It also goes great with cauliflower rice or roasted vegetables. Really though, don’t wings go with anything?
Questions about Cooking AIP Chicken Wings
If you are new to baking wings in the oven and wondering how they get crisped up or if you can swap ingredients, these FAQs might be helpful.
If I can have soy sauce, can I use it instead of coconut aminos?
Coconut aminos reduces differently than soy due to the sugar content, therefore it helps the wings to be sticky, crispy, and delicious. So no, don’t substitute for soy sauce if you want the best result!
What if I don’t have a stainless steel wire rack to place in my sheet pan?
If you don’t have a wire rack, no need to despair! Just lightly oil your baking sheet and place your wings in a single layer. they might not come out as crispy, but they will still be delicious wings.
What’s the Difference Between Granulated Garlic (or Onion) and Garlic Powder?
Granulated garlic and onion have a coarser texture than the powder. Granulated garlic has a consistency like sand and the powder is more like a flour. This wings recipe uses granulated garlic and onion instead of the powders, but if that’s all you have, that’s fine.
AIP Chicken Wings Recipe
I am excited for you to try this recipe for lemon ginger chicken wings! It’s one of my favorite chicken wing recipes. It’s a great option whether you are on paleo autoimmune protocol or you can eat anything you want.
More Recipes To Try
- Just Peachy AIP BBQ Sauce (AIP, Paleo, GAPS, SCD)
- BBQ AIP Pizza with Chicken, Bacon and Cilantro (AIP, Paleo)
- AIP Carolina Style BBQ Pork (AIP, Paleo, GAPS, SCD)
The Best AIP Chicken Wings Recipe (AIP, Paleo, GAPS, SCD)
- Yield: a lot
- 4 lbs. chicken wings
- 1/3 cup maple syrup (or honey)
- 1 cup lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon granulated onion (or onion powder)
- 1 tablespoon granulated garlic (or garlic powder)
- 1/3 cup coconut aminos
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- Make sure wings have been trimmed of wing tips and cut at the joint.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together maple syrup, lemon juice, ginger, onion powder, garlic powder, coconut aminos and sea salt.
- Add olive oil to mixture in a thin stream while whisking to incorporate.
- Divide wings into two gallon sized zip-top bags.
- Pour the marinade evenly between the two bags and seal, removing all air.
- Marinate the wings overnight.
- Preheat oven to 250F. Prepare two rimmed cookie sheets by lining with tin foil for easy cleanup. Place stainless steel cooling racks inside the rimmed sheets.
- Remove wings from the marinade and place on the racks.
- Bake in the oven for 35 minutes.
- Increase the oven temperature to 400F. Bake for another 40-50 minutes, checking to be sure they don’t burn.