spicy korean chicken wings

Keto Spicy Korean Chicken Wings

Korean fried chicken is considered one of the popular dishes that almost all Koreans know how to cook it. It is also known as “huraideu-chikin” (양념 치킨) or Korean spicy fried chicken. We are going to apply some tweaks to change this dish into a keto-friendly one. 

Huraideu chicken is usually coated in “Gochujang” – a fermented Korean chili sauce that is sold in big packs in Asian food stores. The problem is that Gochujang does not fit our keto diet because of having rice, rice syrup, and cane sugar in the ingredient.

Some people might use Sriracha – a super popular and successful chili sauce brand that is found literally in most Asian restaurants, especially Vietnamese Pho restaurant. However, we find that sriracha also has sugar in the content.

If you follow strict keto, we recommend using a sugar-free and more keto-friendly low carb hot sauce such as this Frank’s RedHot. Its ingredients are red cayenne peppers, garlic powder, salt, water, and distilled vinegar, which makes it perfect for keto. Also, use coconut aminos instead of soy sauce. 

keto spicy korean chicken wings

Feel free to experiment with this recipe, Koreans themselves like to alter the sauce that covers their chicken. We used coconut aminos in our recipe; alternatively, you can use soya sauce or leave it as is. 

We use chicken wings cut into wingettes and drumettes. You can try other cuts of chicken meat too.

Do not be afraid to add some Asian cuisine to your ration, considering the rising popularity for ketogenic lifestyle, even traditional Asian restaurants in Chinatown are starting to have menus for keto eaters. 

It is commonly served with only a beverage, but will also be good with grilled vegetables, low carb salad. For a Korean touch to your meal, serve some keto-friendly homemade Kimchi with it. 

How To

Prepare the ingredients of the recipe while you preheat the oven to 420F. 

Char the wings over high heat with olive oil for 3 minutes on each side, then bake in the oven for 20 minutes until cooked. 

To prepare the sauce, mix the minced garlic, ginger, hot sauce, coconut aminos, lime juice, erythritol and water in a pan over low heat. 

hot sauce garlic ginger coconut aminos

Pour the sauce over the cooked wings and mix well.

pour sauce on chicken wings

For the dipping sauce, mix all ingredients until combined. Garnish with green onion, sesame seeds and serve!

pour sauce on chicken wings

Keto Spicy Korean Chicken Wings

Prepare a Korean style tangy, sweet and spicy killer chicken wings. A very easy recipe, keto-friendly, low in carbs and has no added sugar.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Keto, Low Carb
Keyword: spicy korean chicken wings
Servings: 2
Calories: 451kcal
Author: Rayane Chehab, MS, RDN



  • 5 chicken wings wingettes, and drumettes separated
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil


  • 2 tbsp hot sauce
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger fresh, minced
  • 1 tsp lemon juice or lime juice
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp erythritol
  • ¼ tsp black pepper optional


  • 1/2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 green onion thinly sliced, or Scallions
  • 1 tbsp coriander optional

Dipping (optional)


  • Kimchi keto-friendly, optional


  • Preheat the oven to 420 F.
  • Add olive oil in a skillet over high heat and char the wings 3 minutes on each side then transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  • In the meantime, prepare the sauce in a different pan. Add minced garlic, ginger, hot sauce, coconut aminos, lime juice, erythritol and water to a small pan and heat on low until hot then pour over the cooked wings and mix well.
  • To make the dipping sauce, simply mix all ingredients until combined.
  • Garnish with thinly sliced green onion and sesame seeds and serve with dipping sauce. Serve with keto-friendly Kimchi if desired.


Nutrition Facts
Keto Spicy Korean Chicken Wings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 451 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 980mg43%
Potassium 187mg5%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 236IU5%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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