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Salt and vinegar wings are a popular restaurant appetizer, but it’s easy to make them at home. And there’s no need to fry the wings in oil to get them crispy! Baking or air frying works just as well with less mess.
There are so many great flavor combinations to use for chicken wings. Buffalo seasoning with it’s blend of vinegar, cayenne, hot sauce, and butter seems to be the most popular. But it tends to be really messy.
After making my air fryer Buffalo wings, I knew I had to come up with a few more recipes with other flavors. And since salt and vinegar cucumber chips are one of my favorite keto snacks, I decided to try the seasoning on air fried wings.
How to season wings with salt and vinegar
The salt and vinegar seasoning for wings can be added either before or after the meat is cooked. If you have the time, you can marinate the meat in a plastic bag for several hours inside the refrigerator.
Since I didn’t have the time to wait for the meat to marinate, I chose to toss the wings in the seasoning mixture after cooking. This adds the flavoring to each piece which is similar to how salt and vinegar chips are seasoned.
How to make Salt and Vinegar Wings Quickly
The fastest way to make chicken wings is deep frying, but I don’t care for the mess. That’s why I’d rather use an air fryer. You don’t have to use a lot of oil for crispy browned wings when air frying. And it’s a faster cooking method than baking.
To start, place the wings in a large bowl with olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. Then rub the oil and seasonings onto each piece.
Then place the seasoned wings into a lightly oiled air fryer basket in a single layer. The great thing about air frying is that you only use a small amount of oil and there’s no need to preheat like oven baking.
It takes less than 30 minutes to fully cook the wings in an air fryer. Once cooked, remove the wings and place them into a bowl of salted vinegar. Then toss to coat each piece with the flavoring.
Although I use apple cider vinegar, restaurants usually use malt vinegar. You can use any type of vinegar so choose the one you prefer.
Making the Wings Extra Crispy
The last step is optional. But I find that broiling the salt and vinegar chicken wings after coating helps make them a bit crisper.
So I like to place them on a rack over a baking sheet and place them under the broiler for a couple minutes. This really helps, especially if the wings get a little soggy after the soaking the in the salted vinegar.
Serving the Salt and Vinegar Wings
But when serving them as a snack or appetizer, be sure to include a sauce for dipping. Just like Buffalo chicken wings, you can dip these salted vinegar flavored wings into blue cheese dressing or a keto ranch dressing.
Other Keto Chicken Wings
I’ve been slowly building up my collection of wing recipes. So if you love them as much as I do, be sure to check out some of these others:
Enjoy the recipes!
Salt and Vinegar Wings
- 2 pounds chicken wings
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 2 teaspoons salt divided
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)
- Toss together chicken wings, olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in medium bowl until chicken is evenly coated in seasonings.
- Place wing in a single layer on baking rack or in air fryer basket. For oven, bake at 400°F for about an hour, flipping halfway. For air fryer, cook at 360°F for 25 minutes, flip wings then continue cooking at 400°F for 4 more minutes.
- While wings are cooking, combine remaining salt and vinegar in another medium bowl. Once wings are fully cooked, toss them in the vinegar mixture to coat. The wings can be broiled for 1 to 2 minutes to crisp them up if needed.
- Garnish with parsley if desired.
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