How to Make Air Fryer Chicken Wings

written by Mirriam Seddiq
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Do you love chicken wings but don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen? Then you need to try this recipe! In just a few minutes, you can have delicious and crispy chicken wings that are healthier than the ones from your favorite restaurant.

The secret is cornstarch – it helps to create a crispy coating on the wings. So how do you make air fryer chicken wings? Keep reading to find out!

Cornstarch is Magical

Cornstarch, I must admit, is a secret weapon that I did not come to appreciate until later in life. Not only does it make these wings crispy and delicious, but you can also use it for all other quick fixes.

Air Fryer Chicken Wing Sauce

Repeat after me: Always have a box of cornstarch in your cabinet.

Is your sauce or soup too runny? Make a cornstarch slurry and boom, thickened in minutes.

While you are reading this blog post and recipe on how to make air fryer chicken wings, and then you see it takes 25 minutes to cook, you may be wondering: Mirriam why should I cook it this way?

I’ll tell you. Cooking wings this way does not include nearly as much active time. Think about it. When you fry, sure it can be quick, but it is a mess. And you have to stand there and watch it like a hawk so you don’t burn the house down.

Air fryer chicken wings don’t require strict supervision. Cook, fip, cook, toss, eat. That’s it.

If you want some of my other top recipes try our green chutney, yogurt sauce, air fryer bolani, and Afghan Nachos (exclusive).

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How to Make Air Fryer Chicken Wings


  • Author: Mirriam Seddiq

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Do you love chicken wings but don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen? Then you need to try this recipe! In just a few minutes, you can have delicious and crispy chicken wings that are healthier than the ones from your favorite restaurant. The secret is cornstarch – it helps to create a crispy coating on the wings. So how do you make air fryer chicken wings? Keep reading to find out!


Ingredients

Scale

2.5 Pounds of Chicken Wings

Cornstarch

Salt

Black Pepper

MSG (optional, but delicious)

Honey

Red Pepper Hot Chutney (Or Sriracha)


Instructions

1. Place corn startch in a mixing bowl. Crack good amount of black pepper and about 1 teaspoon of MSG and 1 tsp of salt. (Don’t worry about MSG it’ll be delicious)

2. Cover each wing nough to coat. You will end up throwing some away. Make sure each wing is covered well. Then, shake or tap each wing to get rid of any excess.

3. Lay wings flat on a tray and let sit for about 10-20 minutes. This step is crucial to get it crispy.

4. Then, spray your oil spray into air fryer basket. Place one layer of chicken wings in air fryer. Do not stack on top of each other. Usually will do 2-3 batches. Once loaded, then spray one more time on top.

5. Air fry total for 25 minutes. On my Cosori, I do 12 minutes, then flip, then cook the last 12 minutes.

6. While that is air-frying, make your sauce. This is simple. It is equal parts. One party hot pepper sauce to one part honey. Now you’ll want it to be hot so it can balance that ratio with the honey. I use 1/2 Cup of honey and 1/2 Cup of pepper sauce.

7. Place in a sauce pan and let warm up so they mixture flavors can really work into one another.

8. Take chicken wings out, place in a mixing bowl with the pepper-honey sauce, and toss.

 

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Mirriam Seddiq

I am Mirriam Z. Seddiq, the Afghan Cook. I was born in Afghanistan and came to America as a when I was 18 months old. I am a criminal defense, personal injury, and immigration attorney. I started the first Muslim American Woman Political Action Committee, once owned a coffee shop and a restaurant, and currently am the CEO of the Komak Foundation which focuses its efforts on helping Afghan refugees.

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