Crock Pot Chicken Wings

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AHOY there mateys! Don’t ask me why I’m greeting you in pirate speak, just roll with it. If you’re new to this here bloggy, first of all WELCOME! Second of all, check out day one and day two of skinny tailgate week to get caught up! REMEMBER to also link up your favorite skinny snack in the bottom of this post!

Now, today’s recipe is as iconic to the football game as the football. I mean, can you really watch the game without chicken wings? But these aren’t just any ol’ wings. These crock pot chicken wings have half the fat as the fried kind!


Chicken wings have probably the worst rap of any foods. People shy away from them because they are “loaded with fat and calories.” Which is right, given how most of them are prepared; breaded and deep fried. However, chicken wings themselves are REALLY low fat and light in calories. One drumette (small drumstick) with skin and bone has just 55 calories and 3.5 grams of fat. Then you add the breading, the oil and the high sugared buffalo sauce and you are up to 103 calories and 7 grams of fat. Friends, that’s wack. Have your wings and still button your pants by preparing them a different way.

Like, in a crock pot! I know, I bet you are all just shocked by this revelation. Before you write me off as a crazy crock pot lady, let me share some facts. For one, these are the best wings I’ve ever had.

Two, they literally fall off the bone and melt in your mouth. The chicken is so moist and tender it’s like you’re eating a pot roast. Third, a serving of these (about 3 wings) has 220 calories and about 9.5 grams of fat, sauce and all! Sure beats the fried 310 calories and 21 grams of fat, right?

If you want the crispiness you get with a fried chicken wing, by all means, fry each one in a little oil. I personally loved the saucy, fall off the bone quality of these. Just be sure to pack TONS OF napkins. Or just get to tipsy on mimosas you don’t notice sauce all over your shirt. Which is obviously my plan of attack.

For the delicious recipe, check it out here on She Knows!

Nutritional information per serving (3 wings):

Calories: 220
Fat: 9.5 grams
Carbohydrates: 9 grams
Fiber: 1.5 grams
Protein: 15 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 5

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  1. Posted by Kelly Hunt on
    Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
    Ooo these look great! Chris would devour these in an instant!! Going to print the recipe off now! :)
  2. Posted by Rachel @ Baked by Rachel on
    Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
    omg no flipping or monitoring. fantastic.
  3. Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
    This is my kind of wing recipe, love it!
  4. Posted by jen on
    Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
    I usually bake chicken wings in the oven, will doing this reduce the fat in them as much as using a crock pot would?
    • Posted by realistic nutritionist on
      Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
      It's probably about the same!
  5. Posted by Lizzy Do on
    Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
    I'd MUCH rather have your skinny wings :) Off to check the recipe!
  6. Posted by amy donovan on
    Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
    You know why you're talking like a pirate? because exactly one week ago was NATIONAL TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY. i can't make this shiz up! these look delicious + you know I'm loving the crock-pot aspect!
    • Posted by realistic.nutritionist on
      Thursday, September 27th, 2012
      oMG I MISSED THAT DAY? I'm so sad.
  7. Posted by Kiran @ on
    Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
    OMG! THat looks so delicious. I want :D

    ps: Heading over from Aggie's blog.
    • Posted by realistic nutritionist on
      Thursday, September 27th, 2012
      Oh yay!!! Thanks for stopping by!
  8. Posted by Stephie Swope on
    Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
    Who loves her crock pot?


  9. Posted by PB and Peppers on
    Thursday, September 27th, 2012
    I never thought of chicken wings in a crockpot! I love that idea!!! The wings look Delicious!!
  10. Posted by Rachael {Simply Fresh Cooking} on
    Thursday, September 27th, 2012
    I never would have thought to do them in the crock pot. Super easy!!
    • Posted by realistic.nutritionist on
      Thursday, September 27th, 2012
      Yep!! I'm all about one pot cooking.
  11. Posted by justonecookbook on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    This is the reason why I need a crockpot (I thought your giveaway is AWESOME, especially before winter time!). Your wings look absolutely delicious. We love wings and my kids love them too!
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    Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
    Chicken wings are my weakness! The crock pot idea is genius!
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