Garlic Miso Chicken Wings

When you think of chicken wings here in the States, you probably think of classic wings like buffalo wings (it’s made from chicken regardless of what Jessica Simpson says!!), hot wings, chili lime, etc.

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Well, in Japan they have their own set of classic chicken wings like tebasaki, tebasaki age, and my personal favorite as well as today’s recipe – Garlic Miso Chicken Wings!

Why is this my favorite?  Well, just look at the name – how can you go wrong when combining garlic and miso together to create a wing that’s bursting with garlic umami flavor!

Plus it’s really easy for make and great for meal prepping!

The only downside is that it does require overnight marination, so we recommend making a large batch and freezing after marinating. That way, you can just defrost and cook it whenever you want!

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Using Nami’s @ JOC excellent recipe as a base, we start by making the marinade which consists of mixing together some grated garlic, Miso, Japanese sake, Soy Sauce, and a low-carb/keto sweetener like Swerve/Monkfruit.

Then we simply throw all that into a ziplock bag with the chicken wings and let it marinate for at least 24 hours but you probably could safely marinate for up to 48 hours.  Once the marination is complete, we simply throw it in the oven and cook it for 20 minutes and there you go, you have yourself some garlic miso chicken wings!

So the next time you find yourself craving wings for your low-carb/keto snack, give this Japanese tebasaki (which just means chicken wings) a try!

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This dish is keto friendly at ~3g carbs per serving, or about 8-10 wings.  These wings pack some serious flavors starting with a semi-sweet garlic profile followed by an explosion of soy umami!

The special ingredients needed for this recipe are Miso, Japanese Cooking Sake (can be replaced with dry sherry), Soy Sauce, Swerve/Monkfruit and Toasted Sesame Seed (optional).  All these can be picked up on Amazon (aside from Japanese sake) or a local Asian Supermarket.

Now, let’s get cooking!

Prepping Time 10M

Marinating Time 24H

Cooking Time 20M

Total Time 24H30M

Net Carb/Serv ~3g

Serving 8-10 wings

Ingredients

  • 8-10 Wings & Drumettes
  • 4-6 Garlic Clove (more for personal preference)
  • 3 tbsp Miso
  • 2 tbsp Japanese Sake
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 4 tsp Swerve/Monkfruit
  • 1 tbsp Water
  • 1 Large Ziplock Bags
  • 1/4 tsp Toasted Sesame Seed (optional)
  • 1 Stalk Green Onion (optional)

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) Grind garlic with a grinder or a garlic press and put into a mixing bowl.

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3) Add Miso, Japanese Sake, Soy Sauce, Swerve/Monkfruit and water into same mixing bowl and mix well.  Once marinade liquefies, add chicken wings and toss well.

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4) Transfer tossed wings into zip lock bags and marinate in fridge for 24 hours.

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5) Once ready to cook, preheat oven to 500F.

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6) Wash wings off with water and pat dry with paper towel.  Note – if you intend to meal prep some of the wings, freeze at this step.  Line oven tray with aluminum foil and spray/coat with cooking oil or use a silicone baking mat.  Line chicken on a tray skin-side down and make sure they are not touching one another.

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7) Optional – finely chop green onions and set aside.

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8) Place the tray in the CENTER of the oven and bake chicken for 10 minutes or until browned skin side down.  Note – if the chicken is browning too quickly, lower the tray to rack below.

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9) Once browned, flip chicken and bake for additional 10 minutes or until browned. If you want a crispy skin, move the rack 6-8″ away from heating element and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes. Transfer to serving plate, garnish with optional green onions and Toasted Sesame Seeds.  Enjoy!!

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Garlic Miso Chicken Wings

The BEST Asian Low-Carb/Keto recipe for Garlic Miso Chicken Wings. Enjoy this delicious Japanese style chicken wings at only ~3g Net Carb / Serving. Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe quick and easy.
5 from 3 votes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: keto Asian chicken wings, keto garlic miso wings, keto Japanese wings, low carb Asian chicken wings, low carb garlic miso wings, low carb Japanese wings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Marinating Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 8 wings
Print Recipe
Calories: 28kcal

Ingredients

  • 8-10 Pieces Wings Drumettes
  • 4-6 Clove Garlic (more for personal preference)
  • 3 tbsp Miso
  • 2 tbsp Japanese Sake
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 4 tsp Swerve/Monkfruit
  • 1 tbsp Water
  • 1 Piece Ziplock Bags
  • 1/4 tsp Toasted Sesame Seed (optional)
  • 1 Stalk Green Onion (optional)

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
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  • Grind garlic with a grinder or a garlic press and put into a mixing bowl.
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  • Add Miso, Japanese Sake, Soy Sauce, Swerve/Monkfruit and water into same mixing bowl and mix well. Once marinade liquefies, add chicken wings and toss well.
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  • Transfer tossed wings into zip lock bags and marinate in fridge for 24 hours.
  • Once ready to cook, preheat oven to 500F.
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  • Wash wings off with water and pat dry with paper towel. Note - if you intend to meal prep some of the wings, freeze at this step. Line oven tray with aluminum foil and spray/coat with cooking oil or use a silicone baking mat. Line chicken on a tray skin-side down and make sure they are not touching one another.
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  • Optional - finely chop green onions and set aside.
  • Place the tray in the CENTER of the oven and bake chicken for 10 minutes or until browned skin side down. Note – if the chicken is browning too quickly, lower the tray to rack below.
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  • Once browned, flip chicken and bake for additional 10 minutes or until browned. If you want a crispy skin, move the rack 6-8″ away from heating element and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes. Transfer to serving plate, garnish with optional green onions and Toasted Sesame Seeds. Enjoy!!
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Nutrition

Calories: 28kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 490mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg

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2 Comments

  1. Is a good chunk of the flavor not lost upon washing? Have you tried these grilled rather than baked?

    • LowCarbingAsian

      Hi Kristina! As long as you marinate the wings overnight, all the flavors will be infused in the meat so washing will be ok. Actually, if you don’t wash off the marinate, it will burn in the cooking process and be super salty. We never tried BBQing them, but I don’t see how you could go wrong with adding an extra smoke flavor in there!

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