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Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipe

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This Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipe uses a sweet tangy sauce to create the perfect chicken wing. You will love the crispy skin that the air fryer creates but still leaving the inside of the chicken tender and juicy. These are perfect for football season or a quick weeknight meal. 

Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipe on a white plate.

AIR FRYER CHICKEN WINGS RECIPE 

As we approach fall and tailgating season I know a lot of people will be making chicken wings. 

My family loves chicken wings, especially the extra crispy ones.

Today’s Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipe creates the perfect crispy chicken wing with a tender, juicy inside. 

I am excited to offer you another way to make them aside from these Grilled Mediterranean Chicken Wings and these Sumac Lemon Baked Chicken Wings.

I love making chicken in the air fryer and do it often. 

A few favorites of mine are these Air Fryer Tandoori Chicken Legs, Air Fryer Chicken Tenders and these Air Fryer Mediterranean Chicken Thighs

This recipe uses a sweet tangy sauce to finish the wings off in but you can use any sauce you like! 

Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipe ingredients.

WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN AIR FRYER CHICKEN WINGS?

  • CHICKEN WINGS
  • FLOUR
  • WHITE PEPPER
  • GARLIC POWDER
  • ONION POWDER
  • HONEY
  • BROWN SUGAR
  • SWEET CHILI SAUCE
  • SOY SAUCE

Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipe with green onions.

HOW DO YOU MAKE THIS AIR FRYER CHICKEN WINGS RECIPE?

Pat dry the chicken wings dry with paper towel.

Add all purpose flour, white pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and salt to a mixing bowl.

Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipe spices in bowl.

Place each chicken wing (one by one) into the mixing bowl, making sure that every area is coated with the flour mixture.

Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipe with flour on the wings.

Preheat the air fryer at 350 degrees F.

Dust off any excess flour into the mixing bowl and place each chicken wing into an Air fryer tray with perforated parchment paper.

Spray the air fryer with non-stick cooking spray.

Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipe chicken on a baking sheet.

Space the chicken wings evenly in the air fryer and cook at 400 degrees F for 8 minutes, flip and then cook another 8 minutes.

Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipe in air fryer.

Cook until the chicken reaches 165 degrees F or they turn golden brown and crispy on the outside.

While the chicken wings are air frying, make the sauce. In a skillet add the honey, light brown sugar, sweet chilli sauce and soy sauce.

Simmer over medium high heat for 1-2 minutes stirring continuously.

Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipe sauce.

Take the sauce off the heat after 1-2 minutes, or once it thickens.

Take the cooked chicken wings out of the air fryer and transfer them to the saucepan.

Get a wooden spoon to toss the chicken in the pan and coat them evenly with the sauce.

Put the chicken wings back into the Air fryer and fry for 5 more minutes.

Serve warm garnished with green onion and sesame seeds.

Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipe with green onions.

TIPS FOR MAKING AIR FRYER CHICKEN WINGS 

  • I suggest that you try and buy the wings and drumettes already broken into pieces. I find it much easier than having to do it yourself. 
  • One of the most important parts of the process when making wings is to pat them dry. This helps the wings become crispy by removing the excess moisture. 
  • You can bake these chicken wings if you want. Keep in mind that it will take longer to get them crispy. You will want to preheat the oven to 400 degrees and place the wings on a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, then flip and cook another 15-30 minutes depending on desired crispiness.
  • For extra crispy wings turn up the air fryer at the end by 20-30 degrees. 
  • The best way to know if your wings are done is to take the internal temperature. Using a meat thermometer, insert it into the thickest part of the wing which should register to 165 degrees F. 

Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipe with lettuce.

 

WHAT SHOULD I SERVE WITH AIR FRYER CHICKEN WINGS?

There are also some great side dishes that pair well with this chicken. I often make these Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables, Ratatouille or this Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower

Salads pair really nicely with grilled chicken. I especially love this Summer Orzo Pasta Salad, Mediterranean Bean Salad, Lemon Arugula Salad or this Mediterranean Eggplant Salad

Potatoes are always a great match for chicken. I especially love these Spicy Lebanese Potatoes, Lemon Cilantro Potatoes or these Air Fryer Twice Baked Potatoes

Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipe with logo.

 

Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipe

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 28 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes

This Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipe uses a sweet tangy sauce to create the perfect chicken wing. You will love the crispy skin that the air fryer creates but still leaving the inside of the chicken tender and juicy. These are perfect for football season or a quick weeknight meal. 

Ingredients

  • 10 chicken wings
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 3 Tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons sweet chili sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • Garnish: green onions, chopped
  • Garnish: sesame seeds

Instructions

    1. Pat dry the chicken wings dry with paper towel.
    2. Add all purpose flour, white pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and salt to a mixing bowl.
    3. Place each chicken wing (one by one) into the mixing bowl, making sure that every area is coated with the flour mixture.
    4. Preheat the air fryer at 350 degrees F.
    5. Dust off any excess flour into the mixing bowl and place each chicken wing into an Air fryer tray with perforated parchment paper.
    6. Spray the air fryer with non-stick cooking spray.
    7. Space the chicken wings evenly in the air fryer and cook at 400 degrees F for 8 minutes, flip and then cook another 8 minutes.
    8. Cook until the chicken reaches 165 degrees F or they turn golden brown and crispy on the outside.
    9. While the chicken wings are air frying, make the sauce. In a skillet add the honey, light brown sugar, sweet chilli sauce and soy sauce.
    10. Simmer over medium high heat for 1-2 minutes stirring continuously.
    11. Take the sauce off the heat after 1-2 minutes, or once it thickens.
    12. Take the cooked chicken wings out of the air fryer and transfer them to the saucepan. Get a wooden spoon to toss the chicken in the pan and coat them evenly with the sauce.
    13. Put the chicken wings back into the Air fryer and fry for 5 more minutes.
    14. Serve warm garnished with green onion and sesame seeds.

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Phyllis Weber

Friday 17th of September 2021

Oh wow! I made these wings last weekend for a football game! Hit of the day. . .pretty easy. . .sweet and tangy. . .many compliments! Cheers! Air fryer the way to go for these! Thanks Julia!

Julia

Saturday 18th of September 2021

So glad you liked them! I love how easy they are. You can also use any sauce you like!

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