Apr 4, 2017

Air Fryer Sriracha-Honey Chicken Wings

I'm so happy with these Air Fryer Sriracha-Honey Chicken Wings! 


Air Fryer Sriracha-Honey Wings from Karen's Kitchen Stories






These Air Fryer Sriracha-Honey Wings are super crispy, spicy sweet, and ready in 30 minutes. It was really difficult to not keep them all to myself.

I made these last weekend after my friend Sally of the amazing blog Bewitching Kitchen posted that she was considering getting an air fryer. I had received an air fryer as a gift from a distributor, but had not yet given it a try. I wanted to give Sally an informed opinion (she's a scientist after all), so I immediately went into action and decided to break it out.

Air Fryer Sriracha-Honey Wings from Karen's Kitchen Stories

These wings were outstanding. I baked them in the air fryer for 30 minutes, and then immediately tossed them in a sauce that is easy to make while the wings are baking. The wings were super crispy, even when coated with the honey-sriracha.

I love wings anyway, but preparing them in the air fryer was so easy. Honestly, I'm not trying to sell you anything, but this was really cool. I am thinking that you might be able to duplicate the results by cooking the wings on a rack in a convection oven with a pan on a rack below to catch the grease.... but this was so much easier!

So what the heck is an air fryer? It's this countertop contraption that uses a vortex of hot air flowing to quickly cook and crisp food. Because this is the first recipe I've tried using an air fryer, I can't yet say, "oh, you NEED one of these," but I can say that these wings were pretty miraculous.

Here's what it looks like. It has this pull out basket at the bottom, in which the wings were air fried. It has a heating element above the basket, and hot air circulates around the food.

Air Fryer Sriracha-Honey Wings from Karen's Kitchen Stories

Disclosure: My air fryer was a gift from Avalon Bay. It was given to me without any strings attached. For a digital version, I've heard the Phillips is pretty cool.

I'm definitely going to be experimenting with this appliance.

Air Fryer Sriracha-Honey Wings from Karen's Kitchen Stories

If you are an air fryer fan, please let me know about your favorite way to use it! I need more ideas!


    Air Fryer Sriracha-Honey Chicken Wings Recipe

    Air Fryer Sriracha-Honey Chicken Wings Recipe

    Ingredients

    • 1 pound chicken wings, tips removed and wings cut into individual drummettes and flats.
    • 1/4 cup honey
    • 2 tablespoons sriracha sauce
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • juice of 1/2 lime
    • cilantro, chives, or scallions for garnish

    Instructions

    1. Preheat the air fryer to 360 degrees F. Add the chicken wings to the air fryer basket, and cook for 30 minutes, turning the chicken about every 7 minutes with tongs to make sure the wings are evenly browned.
    2. While the wings are cooking, add the sauce ingredients to a small sauce pan and bring to a boil for about 3 minutes.
    3. When the wings are cooked, toss them in a bowl with the sauce until fully coated, sprinkle with the garnish, and serve immediately.
    Yield: 2 servings


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    Air Fryer Sriracha-Honey Chicken Wings

    29 comments:

    1. U am deeply touched. I wish all our graduate students had your commitment to the pursue of truth. Of course, I had no other option but to get one, although I did get help from a loving husband, who said "you simply cannot leave Karen air-frying alone."

      you will never be alone. In 24 hours my new toy arrives and I will jump on it without hesitation

      great job on the wings!

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      1. I CANNOT wait to see what you create!

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      2. It should arrive today! I am so excited!

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    2. Am making these this afternoon for dinner! Because I don't have wings, am cutting boneless skinless chicken thighs into strips. Then serving over rice with broccoli!

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    3. Wish I could post a photo of my finished product! Husband is having seconds! Fantastic! Delicious, simple and fast dinner!!!!

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      1. Ooooh, this makes me very happy! Thanks for reporting back =)

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    4. Even the fryer is cute ... red is my favourite colour ... but the wings make me hungry.

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    5. These look awesome! I'm so tempted to get an air fryer!

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    6. I need to play more with my air fryer, especially with THIS recipe! These wings look incredible!

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      1. Thanks Nicole! This one was a total winner.

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    7. Wow, these look amazing. No air fryer, but I do have a convection setting on my oven :)

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      1. I'm pretty sure that would work just fine!

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    8. Ooo that sauce <3
      Look forward to hearing more about your experiences with an air fryer. I'm intrigued by them.

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    9. I have long been intrigued by an air fryer, but haven't pulled the trigger to buy one. I might just have to.

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    10. Hi, Karen! I wanted to thank you for sharing this recipe. I think between my work, friends and even myself I've cooked about 25 lbs of wings with this recipe and so far I've yet to find someone who didn't love it.

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      1. Thanks so much Nick! It's a favorite of mine too.

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    11. These wings are absolutely delicious! But then again I'm a bit of a sucker for honey/sriracha. Thanks for the post!

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    12. I never comment on recipes, but this one is a winner. The wings are so crispy and have the perfect amount of sweet and heat. Even my 8 year old likes them!

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    13. BEST WINGS EVER!!! I made these wings for my husband on Friday and we devoured them in less than 10 minutes. They were easy to make and I already had all of the ingredients in my pantry. My husband forbid me to give this recipe to anyone! He said "why go out for wings when we can make them this good at home and with less fat!" Thank you for this recipe. Got any more???

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      1. Thanks Dana! I definitely need to publish more wings!

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      2. I'm making them again tonight! You can never go wrong with wings but it's the sauce that makes them fabulous!

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