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.
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
- Thinly sliced scallions, for garnish
- Toasted sesame seeds, for garnish
- Thin spears of cucumber
- Thin slices of radish
- Air Fryer
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.
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.
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.
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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