I find it hilarious to see people’s reactions when they find out I eat Paleo. When most people are all “*gasp* but what do you even eat?!”.. I’m all over here with buffalo sauce all over my face (and shirt too, most likely). Boneless buffalo wings and Paleo.. Not a combination most people expect to hear me say when I’m listing off some of the awesome-amazing food I make.
YEAH, surprise! I don’t eat kale everyday. People are genuinely shocked by this. Goes with the whole, “this isn’t a diet” thing. I just eat real food. Crazy concept, I know.
I was going to write this post with an opener about these wings being great for game day, but being it’s not football season and being I don’t need a sporting event I’m not super interested in to be an excuse to make these, I decided against it. Even though it’s true, these wings ARE great for game day.
I use cassava flour for breading things like this, but you can also use almond or coconut flour as a replacement.
You can use any oil for this buffalo boneless wing recipe but I recommend using tallow or lard over standard olive oil (even though either works!). You’re going to need to do this in two batches, or more if you double the recipe for a larger crowd. If needed, add a bit more oil/tallow for the subsequent batches.The tallow and lard products I use are from Epic or Fatworks. They last for a long time so it’s been worth the investment. My favorite buffalo sauces are just your standard hot sauce from Frank’s and I also use Tessemae’s when I have it handy.
The best way to reheat the wings is to put them back onto a skillet for a few minutes to crisp them back up or in the oven for a few minutes. When I take them to work with me I just microwave them and they’re fine that way, as well.
My favorite ranch, Paleo or otherwise, is Primal Kitchen’s Ranch. (You can use the code GROK15 to save 15% off site-wide)
- 1.5-2 pounds chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces (about 2-2 1/2 inches)
- 1 cup cassava flour
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 tablespoons garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon pepper
- 1/2 tablespoon salt
- Oil for frying (I recommend tallow for this wing recipe)
- 1/2 cup of ghee
- 1/2 cup of hot sauce
- Combine dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl
- Dip chicken into beaten egg and then coat in flour mixture
- Make sure to generously coat each piece of chicken with the flour mixture
- Heat tallow or oil for frying in a skillet
- Once hot, carefully place chicken into the skillet, ensuring not to touch other pieces
- Note: All chicken pieces won't fit into pan at once
- While they're cooking, microwave ghee in a bowl to melt
- Combine with hot sauce and set aside
- Cook chicken for about 4 minutes on each side
- *some larger pieces may need more time than others to cook fully
- After about 8-10 minutes, remove from heat
- Repeat cooking instructions for the last half of chicken wings
- Toss wings in the sauce mixture and enjoy!
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