Buffalo Chicken Wings

Atkins Buffalo Chicken Wings
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Style: American
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1









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  • 1 cup Vinegar (Cider)
  • 0.5 cup Canola Vegetable Oil
  • 0.5 tsp Black Pepper
  • 0.5 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 0.25 tsp Celery Salt
  • 0.13 tsp Red or Cayenne Pepper
  • 32 oz, with bone cooked (yield after bone removed) Chicken Wing
  • 1 large Egg (Whole)
  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 0.5 cup Sour Cream (Cultured)
  • 1 medium (4-1/8" long) Scallions or Spring Onions
  • 0.33 cup crumbled Blue or Roquefort Cheese
  • 0.5 fl oz Fresh Lemon Juice


  1. For the wings: Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. Beat egg in a medium bowl.  Add vinegar, oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, celery salt and cayenne; stir until well combined.  Dip chicken pieces into marinade and arrange on a large baking pan. Bake 30 minutes, turning and brushing with marinade several times, until wings are crisp.
  3. For the dipping sauce: While wings are cooking, mix mayonnaise, sour cream, blue cheese, scallion, lemon juice and garlic.  Set aside until wings are done. 
  4. Serve wings while hot with dipping sauce.

How to Calculate Net Carbs

In order to calculate Net Carbs of any whole food item, it's a simple calculation based on the Nutrition Facts panel:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber = (Equals) Net Carbs

For low carb products sweetened with sugar alcohols (ie: glycerin, maltitol, etc), refer to the Nutrition Facts panel of the product:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber - (Minus) Sugar alcohol = Net carbs

This reflects the fact that Dietary Fiber doesn't impact blood sugar levels. Sugar alcohols also have a negligible impact on blood sugar, they too are subtracted from total carbs to yield the Net Carb count.