Air Fryer Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

air fryer wings
AuthorPete R.
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This recipe is a guest post from our friend Eugene Feygin of Feygin Foodie.

Air Fryer Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

Did you know…before they became a saucy snack, chicken wings were originally thrown out or used to make stock! That makes eating them kind of like delicious recycling then, right?

Wings are the perfect Big Game snack

With the Big Game coming up, we went on a journey to perfect a few different kinds of chicken wings that we can make at home and pretend we’re at a bar watching the game and celebrating with friends. And with the game happening this weekend, you may not want to leave the house to pick up any food given the snowstorms that abound. With this year being an odd one where we may not be spending it with friends, you want something easy and delicious to make at home. And if you decide to watch virtually with some friends, you definitely want to be munching on some delicious game day snacks that your friends can be uber jealous of. What’s a little friendly competition, eh?

Wing variations: Why we think the air fryer is best

We’ve made wings on our smoker, on the grill and in the oven, but nothing quite gives you that crispy crunch like an air fryer can! There are definitely benefits to the smoker – if you like that tight skin and great seasoning flavor, not to mention the underlying smokey flavor. The grill gives you that solid char taste, and you can dip in ranch or barbeque for that added pairing. The oven gives you the ease of a one-sheet pan dinner, though sometimes not a consistently even cook. But the air fryer gives you the magic crunch that you simply can’t get from any of the other methods, and a promised consistency from the convection oven circulation, not to mention lower fat! I promise you once you try the air fryer chicken wings, you won’t want to go back to any of the other methods. 

The key to making the perfect air fryer wings

The key to these was really to make sure we soaked the wings in a marinade (you can do an hour, but we did overnight) to make the inside perfectly juicy, and coat them lightly in a cornstarch mixture to get that perfectly crispy exterior. We love that an air fryer can give you that crunch, without the oil and extra fat of deep frying. 

For this experiment, we decided to make some sweet and sticky honey garlic chicken wings by marinating them in a soy mixture, air frying them for a crispy crunch, and then drizzling them with some hot honey to make for some restaurant-quality goodness! 

air fryer wings
Yields1 Serving
Wings and Marinade
 2.50 lbs chicken wings (flats and drumettes, skin on)
 2 tbsp soy sauce
 2 tbsp olive oil
 2 tsp salt
 1 tsp ground black pepper
Coating
 2 tsp baking powder
 1 tbsp cornstarch
 ½ tsp garlic powder
Topping
 Hot honey (or regular honey) for drizzling
 Sesame Seeds
1

Place the chicken wings into a sealable Ziploc bag. Add soy sauce, olive oil, salt and pepper. Shake well. Then press the air out of the bag and seal. Press the marinade around the chicken to coat. Place in the refrigerator to marinate for at least 1 hour, up to overnight.

2

In a large bowl, combine the coating ingredients. Take the wings out of the marinade and place them in the bowl, and toss to evenly coat.

3

Cook in your air fryer for 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 35 minutes, flipping the wings half way through.

4

Once ready, plate the wings and drizzle with hot honey, and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve, and watch everyone drool for more!

 

Ingredients

Wings and Marinade
 2.50 lbs chicken wings (flats and drumettes, skin on)
 2 tbsp soy sauce
 2 tbsp olive oil
 2 tsp salt
 1 tsp ground black pepper
Coating
 2 tsp baking powder
 1 tbsp cornstarch
 ½ tsp garlic powder
Topping
 Hot honey (or regular honey) for drizzling
 Sesame Seeds

Directions

1

Place the chicken wings into a sealable Ziploc bag. Add soy sauce, olive oil, salt and pepper. Shake well. Then press the air out of the bag and seal. Press the marinade around the chicken to coat. Place in the refrigerator to marinate for at least 1 hour, up to overnight.

2

In a large bowl, combine the coating ingredients. Take the wings out of the marinade and place them in the bowl, and toss to evenly coat.

3

Cook in your air fryer for 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 35 minutes, flipping the wings half way through.

4

Once ready, plate the wings and drizzle with hot honey, and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve, and watch everyone drool for more!

Air Fryer Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

Comments

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    Beck and Bulow
    December 23, 2021 at 5:16 am

    Hello, I just whipped up the marinade and am going to marinate these overnight. I can’t wait to have these while watching football tomorrow.

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