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Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Air fryer chicken wings - 4 ways! Whip up these perfectly crispy chicken wings in air fryer and then toss them in one of these amazing sauces for the perfect party appetizer.
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Total 30 minutes
Fat 28
Carbs 0
Protein 30
Yield 4

Ingredients

Wings

  • 1.5 lbs. chicken wings we used a mixture of wingettes and drumettes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

Parmesan Garlic Sauce

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic peeled and minced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup finely grated parmesan cheese

Buffalo Sauce

  • ½ cup buffalo sauce we used Frank's Hot Sauce
  • ¼ cup melted butter

Korean-Inspired Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled and minced
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 teaspoons sriracha
  • ½ teaspoon korean red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup

Teriyaki Sauce

Instructions

Chicken Wings

  • First, prepare your chicken wing sauce of choice (see directions below). 
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400ºF and spray the air fryer basket with olive oil or cooking spray. 
  • Next, place the chicken wings in a large bowl. Drizzle the wings with olive oil and then sprinkle the wings with salt and pepper. Be sure every wing is covered in oil, salt, and pepper. 
  • Next, add chicken wings to your air fryer basket, making sure not to overcrowd or overlap them. You'll likely need to air fry these in a couple batches.
  • Cook the chicken wings for 10 minutes, flip the chicken wings over, and then cook them for an additional 10 minutes. If the chicken wings are crispy, remove them from the air fryer and toss them in sauce. If they are larger chicken wings they may need 2-3 more minutes in the air fryer. 
  • Place the chicken wings in a bowl and toss with your sauce of choice. 

Parmesan Garlic Sauce

  • Add olive oil to a small saucepan. When olive oil is fragrant, add garlic and salt to the saucepan. 
  • Sauté the garlic in the olive oil for 2-3 minutes. 
  • Remove from the heat and cover until chicken wings are done. 
  • When chicken wings are done, add the air fryer chicken wings to a large bowl. 
  • Pour the olive oil and garlic over the wings and toss until the chicken wings are coated. 
  • Sprinkle the finely grated parmesan cheese over the wings and toss in cheese until coated. 

Buffalo Sauce

  • Add the butter to a small saucepan and heat over medium heat until melted. 
  • Slowly drizzle the hot sauce into the saucepan, whisking constantly until combined. 
  • Bring the sauce to a gentle simmer.
  • Remove from the heat and cover to keep warm until the chicken wings are ready. 
  • When chicken wings are done, add the air fryer chicken wings to a large bowl. 
  • Pour the buffalo sauce over the wings and toss until the chicken wings are coated. 

Korean-Inspired Sauce

  • Heat the sesame oil over medium/high heat until fragrant. Add the garlic. 
  • When garlic is fragrant turn the heat to low and add the rest of the ingredients for the korean sauce to the sauce pan and whisk until combined. 
  • Turn the heat to medium/high and bring to a gentle simmer. 
  • When the sauce has thickened, remove the pan from the heat and cover to keep warm until the chicken wings are ready.
  • When chicken wings are done, add the air fryer chicken wings to a large bowl. 
  • Pour the sauce over the wings and toss until the chicken wings are coated.

Teriyaki Sauce

  • Place soy sauce, maple syrup, minced garlic, ginger, and sriracha into a mason jar.
  • Close the lid and shake until combined.
  • To thicken, make a cornstarch slurry. Whisk together 2 teaspoons of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of hot water until dissolved. 
  • Next, place teriyaki sauce in a small saucepan and heat over medium/high heat. 
  • Once the sauce begins to simmer, add in the cornstarch slurry and whisk until combined.
  • Turn the heat down to medium and continue whisking until it begins to thicken.
  • Remove from heat, cover, and keep warm until chicken wings are ready. 
  • When chicken wings are done, add the air fryer chicken wings to a large bowl. 
  • Pour the teriyaki sauce over the wings and toss until the chicken wings are coated. 

Tips & Notes

  • This recipe is written to have saucy wings, if you would like your chicken wings extra saucy feel free to double the sauce recipes. 
  • The cook time in the air fryer may vary based on how large the chicken wings are. We used medium-sized organic chicken wings. If your chicken wings aren’t as crispy as you would like, cook them in the air fryer for 1-minute increments until they reach your desired crispy level. 
  • It is normal for your air fryer to smoke when cooking chicken wings.
  • Nutrition information is for just the chicken wings and not the sauces.

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Nutrition Facts

Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 28g | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g