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Air Fryer Chicken Wings

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Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipe

  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 1 hour
  • Optional Refrigeration time: 6 hours

The baking powder trick yields super-crispy wings and is worth planning ahead. But you’ll still have delicious wings without it: Omit the baking powder, but still season the wings with the kosher salt before air-frying them.

If you can’t find gochujang, try another favorite sauce for chicken wings and use the same air fryer method.

Ingredients

For the wings:

  • 3 pounds chicken wing drumettes and flats
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

For the sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons gochujang
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted and kept warm

For the sesame mayonnaise dipping sauce:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon sriracha

To garnish:

  • Thinly sliced scallions, for garnish
  • Toasted sesame seeds, for garnish
  • Thin spears of cucumber
  • Thin slices of radish

Special equipment:

  • Air Fryer

Method

1 Season and rest the wings: Pat the wings dry, if needed. In a large bowl, add the wings and toss them with the baking powder and salt until evenly coated.

Spread the wings around the bowl so they are in a single layer and refrigerate them, uncovered, for at least 6 hours and up to 24 hours.

Chicken wings in dusted in baking soda in a white bowl sitting on top of a stripped cloth.

2 Air fry the wings: Heat the air fryer to 380°F. Open the drawer and fit as many wings as you can in it without crowding them (for my 4.4-quart air fryer, this was 1-1/2 pounds of wings, or half the batch). Close the drawer. Cook for 25 minutes, shaking the drawer every 5 minutes to shuffle the wings around.

3 Make the sauce: As the wings cook, make the sauce. In a medium bowl, whisk together the gochujang, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, and sugar. Set aside.

Air Fryer Chicken Wing Gochujang Sauce

4 Make the sesame mayonnaise: In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sesame oil, sugar, and sriracha until smooth. Set aside.

5 Increase the air fryer temp: Once the wings have cooked for 25 minutes, increase the temperature of the air fryer to 400°F. Cook the wings for another 5 minutes. This gets them nice and brown and especially crispy.

6 Sauce and serve the wings: Mix the melted butter with the sauce (it might solidify a bit, but the heat of the wings will re-melt it). Add the wings to a large bowl, pour over half the sauce and toss the wings in the sauce.

Home made Air Fryer Chicken Wings with Gochujang Sauce in a bowl.

7 Serve and eat: Transfer to a serving platter and sprinkle with scallions and sesame seeds, if you like. Serve immediately, accompanied by the cucumbers, radishes, and sesame mayonnaise for dipping.

8 Cook the remaining wings: Reduce the temperature of your air fryer back to 380°F. Repeat steps 2 and 4. Toss them with the remaining sauce.

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