Why not?? When I got my air fryer, the first recipe I tried was this one. I love chicken wings and figured why not try them in the air fryer.
I was hoping they would come out just as good as deep-frying them, and I was pleasantly surprised when they did! They were crispy and moist inside, and best of all, there was no oil or grease dripping off of them.
I had found a slightly, healthier version of chicken wings! (That is if chicken wings can be healthy!) Another bonus: no cleaning up used oil and a big mess! Honestly, it is the main reason I only make chicken wings a few times a year. I hate cleaning up the mess. Now, cleaning up is a snap, and the results are just as good.
- 1 package wingettes, approximately 1 1/2 pounds
- 1/2 cup flour, seasoned
- 1 egg, mixed with water
- 1/4 cup Sweet Baby Ray’s Wing Sauce
- 1/4 cup honey, more or less depending on your desired sweetness
- spray oil
- Crack an egg into a bowl. Add approximately a tablespoon of water. Wisk until combined.
- Add approximately 1/2 cup of flour to a bowl. Add salt & pepper. (You can also add a chicken rub if you have one, I added about a teaspoon.)
- Dip your wing(s) into the egg mixture first. Then into the flour. Then place into your air fryer. Continue until all wings are coated. Do not overfill your air fryer. It should not be filled more than 3/4 full. If you are making more than one package you may need to do multiple batches.
- Set your air fryer basket into the air fryer. Set the temperature to 325 degrees and the timer to 18 minutes. After 8 minutes open your air fryer and give your wings a shake.
- After your timer goes off open your air fryer and give your wings a light spray with oil. Change the temperature to 350 degrees and set the timer for 10 minutes. After 5 minutes open your air fryer and give your wings a shake.
- While your wings are frying make your wing sauce. Take a 1/4 cup of wing sauce and add to a bowl. Add honey until you reach your desired sweetness.
- Once the timer goes off remove your wings. Allow to cool for several minutes. Then add your wings to the bowl with your sauce. I like to cover the bowl with a secure lid and give them a shake. I find this the easiest way to dress my wings.