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Mexican Chicken Wings

By August 25, 2017February 18th, 2023Appetizer and Sides, Poultry

Mexican Chicken Wings

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The other night we made wings using my Taco Seasoning and they were absolutely fantastic!

You may be wondering why you couldn’t just use store bought taco seasoning. Let me tell you why. Even at Trader Joe’s, read the ingredients…nothing but fillers and corn starch, sometimes maltodextrin (and you all know how that has a glycemic index of 110 compared to sugar at 56!).

My Taco Seasoning tastes great on ribs, chicken and even my dairy-free Taco Salad dressing! We recently sprinkled it on healthy Pork Rinds and served it with salsa and guacamole and our guests absolutely loved it!~


Mexican Chicken Wings

Maria Emmerich
Servings 6


  • 5 teaspoons Maria's Taco seasoning
  • 30 chicken wings or drummies
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil or bacon fat
  • For serving:
  • 1/4 cup pico de gallo or Salsa
  • 1/4 cup guacamole


  • Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  • Place the chicken wings or drummies in a large bowl. Pour the melted oil or fat over them and turn to coat the chicken. Then sprinkle the seasoning on all sides and turn to coat. Place on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink inside. Serve with salsa and guacamole.
  • Store extras in airtight container in fridge for up to 4 days. To reheat place on a baking sheet in a 400°F oven for 5 minutes or until heated through.


Nutritional Information:
547 calories, 40g fat, 43g protein, 2g carbs, 1g fiber


“I’m just beside myself with joy this morning! I started at 190.8 the Saturday before Mother’s Day (I found this site, ordered the 30 Day Ketogenic Cleanse book), and had my first cleanse meal Mother’s Day afternoon with my family, they had ribs, my husband and I had Reuben pork chops (and my youngest who hates meat on the bone). Anyway, 10 1/2 weeks later, I stepped on the scale to see 160.8, 30 pounds GONE! I’m 10.8 pounds away from my first big goal of weighing what my driver’s license says I do. Ha ha!

I was 150 when I got pregnant with my first child who turned 25 in May (had bad morning sickness for 4 weeks and lost 13 pounds), 152 when I went into deliver, less than 135 when I came home from the hospital! The last big diet that I did, 173 was the largest I’d ever been, I went down to 132.5 (fully dressed, middle of the day), not sure if I can do that again, but I’ll see how I feel at 150. =)

Honestly, for anyone doubting they can do this and change their cravings, etc. this is the easiest thing I’ve ever done! I feel great and can easily go 20+ hours between dinner and breakfast. My husband LOVES the cleanse recipes so much, he asked if we could do it again. Silly man, he’s had food from the other books too, they are all “keepers”. =)” Sally

Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • Debora K says:

    Do you have any tips on good chicken wings ?
    They all seem so tough .

  • Alex says:

    The instructions are the same as the ingredients. FYI

  • Mavis Wood says:

    Thanks for fixing the recipe. Sounds like a good one.
    When I reheat things like this, I found a really good way to do it is to put it into my cast iron frying pan, put on a cover and let sit over medium heat for about five to ten minutes. If you have more time, use low heat for about 10 to 15 minutes.
    Left over Pizza is so good this way. It gets plenty hot and the crust is nice and crispy.

  • Windy Warren says:

    Maria, can you post the macros for this recipe? I am still on the cleanse and would love to try these but I need to know macros so I can fit them in my plan.

    Thanks so much!

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