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This recipe came together after I had been keto for a few weeks and was missing going to Buffalo Wild Wings for wings, burgers, and beer. It made me use my noggin to come up with something that would satisfy those cravings without blowing my carbs for the day.
Which leads me to the first question.
Are Buffalo wings keto?
To answer the question, it depends on the Buffalo wing because not all Buffalo wings are created equal.
Most of us are used to the traditional wing which is battered, fried, and coated in Buffalo sauce. Plus they are usually fried in some kind of vegetable oil.
So no, those Buffalo wings are definitely not keto. Between the carbs from the coating, possible carbs in the Buffalo sauce, and the use of vegetable oil for frying, these Buffalo wings would not be on a keto menu. A breaded and fried chicken wings contains a little over 3 net carbs per wing!
I don’t know about you but I can put down some chicken wings so that number would add up fast!
But the thing is that chicken wings are actually a great keto menu item, you just have to do them right.
No breading, keto-friendly Buffalo sauce, and fried in the correct oil.
BOOM – totally keto!
And, Can I eat burgers on the keto diet?
OK, at this point we of course know that the number 1 reason a burger isn’t keto-approved is because of the bun. But there can be little hidden things that will pump that carb count up too.
Add-ins that would sneak a few carbs in here and there. And I have to admit that the addition of shredded carrots and celery in these burgers does add a few carbs, so feel free to omit them. But, I really wanted to capture the whole feel of Buffalo wings so I decided to add just a smidge to really give them that taste.
Sauces can also pile up the carbs if you are not careful. Sugar is one of those ingredients that it seems almost everything has to pump up the “taste”.
Don’t get me started on how much this irks me!
So that just means that you have to be uber careful when you eat out. Ask them for the nutritional info on everything in the dish.
Yes, it can be a pain but if you keto and are trying not to get bumped out of ketosis it is important.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE KETO LOW CARB BUFFALO CHICKEN BURGERS
For the burgers:
- Ground chicken
- Keto buffalo hot sauce
- Shredded carrot
- Shredded celery
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Himalayan Pink Salt
- Fresh cracked black pepper
- Parsley leaves
- Fresh chives
- Pork rinds
For serving (optional):
HOW TO MAKE KETO LOW CARB BUFFALO CHICKEN BURGERS
Gently combine the burger ingredients in a large bowl, be careful not to over-mix. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place the bowl in the refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes or overnight.
Heat your grill (or grill pan) to medium-high heat. Brush the grill with olive or avocado oil to prevent the burgers from sticking.
Remove the bowl from the refrigerator, divide the meat into 4 parts and form the patties.
Grill the burgers for 4 to 5 minutes per side, or until they reach an internal temperature of 165 F.
Serve the burgers on the keto buns, with the baby greens and blue cheese sauce.
FAQS ABOUT KETO LOW CARB BUFFALO CHICKEN BURGERS
Last thoughts about Keto Low Carb Buffalo Chicken Burgers
Say anything and everything you can that means it is good because
Kevin was doubting me because we all know that chicken can dry out on the grill. But he had to eat his words, literally, when these burgers were done.
He even admitted that he thought they would fall apart on the grill because of the hot sauce in the meat!
Really? This ain’t my first burger rodeo here dude!