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Air-fryer Chicken Wings as good as they say?
Posted on April 11, 2018
Let’s be honest making chicken wings at home sucks!
Let’s all admit it there are somethings we just don’t want to make at home. Number one on my list is chicken wings. They are messy, the house smells like grease for days. Only thing worse is cooking fish!
I have read more then once that these appliances are as great as the invention of the wheel, but I have been told by many that own them they got it as a gift and have never taken it our of the box……Drum roll….. I have one it was a gift it has never been taken out of the box!!
My mom was kind enough to bring me one of these on her last trip to town. We had great plans we would make things in it while she was here visiting. We had great intentions and yet it never came out of the box.
If I have a hankering for a chicken wing I go out. There are 1001 different places to get a decent all the way too OMG! those were some awesome chicken wings.
That said there have been more times than I can count I slide by the frozen wing bags at Costco and think Holy Macaroni(yes I say Holy Macaroni don’t judge) that ten pound bag of wings would cost me less than a cocktail and a side of ranch at the local chicken wing hang out.
I was at Costco recently and broke down and bought me a big ol bag of chicken wings! Today I broke out that Air-Fryer to see what all the fuss has been about.
Well slap me silly and call me Susan! This is everything you have ever wanted to make chicken wings at home. East clean up, no disgusting smells, fast and the mess is minimal unless you choose to make a sauce or two.
Just say No to Buffalo Sauce
We have all had it, we know we like it , its time to try a few different flavors. They can still be spicy just a different kind of spice.
For a garlic spice flavor try the Sriracha Saucefrom my shrimp cocktail Super Bowl party. It works on wings as well as it does on shrimp.
Todays wings use Gochujang A wonderfully spicy Korean hot pepper paste. There are many uses for this condiment but one of my favorites is mixing with mayo and putting on a roast beef sandwich and instead of lettuce use thin sliced cucumbers. I digress back to chicken wings.
My advice before the recipe
If you have any intention of making chicken wings at home buy one of these things. I have shared the above link to the large family sizeAir-fryeror get the smaller Air-fryerfor 1-2 people.
You can find all the options for todays post along with my past recommendations on my Amazon List of InfluenceIt is one of the ways I am trying to earn a living by blogging.
Air-Fryer chicken wings with a Korean Gochujang sauce. Cooled down with a pineapple cream dip.
Chicken wings( if an appetizer figure 3 wings a person, if a meal 6-12 per person)
1/4 cup Gochujang Sauce
1/8 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup pineapple juice
4 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup Mayonaise
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1/2 teaspoon each of garlic and onion powder
2 Tablespoons Crushed Pineapple
1 Tablespoon Pineapple Juice.
2 shakes of Soy Sauce(1/4 teaspoon)
1 teaspoon of honey
pinch of salt and pinch of black pepper
Chicken Wings: on your air fryer settings , set at 380 degrees cook for 13 min when timer goes off using tongs flip wings and cook for another 13 min. . when done bring temp up to 400 degrees and cook for 5 min to crisp the skin, 7 min if you like very well done. (I stop at 5 min. and check crispness increase a min at a time until they are as crispy as you want) with my fryer I do 13-13-5. easy to remember.
Wing Sauce: There is plenty of time to make both wing sauce and dipping sauce while the wings cook but if you want to prepare a head you surly can do so.
Put all the ingredients for the wing sauce in a pot and bring to a slight boil stir till butter is melted and set aside to use when wings are done.
Dipping Sauce: This gets better the longer it sits.
Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl stir until everything is combined.
You can make and refrigerate overnight if you would like. If not give it at least an hour to marinate if you make it while the wings are cooking that is fine too.
There is no right or wrong way to make sauces and dips. Know they get better the longer the have to meld togther. If you like it less sweet take out the honey. If you want it more spicy add red pepper flakes. For me these are the most fun things to cook because they are open to interpretation.