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Easy Crispy Air Fryer Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

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Easy crispy air fryer honey garlic chicken wings make the perfect appetizer. Chicken wings air fried to the perfect crispiness and tossed with a sweet and salty honey garlic sauce. Bet you can’t have just one!

air fryer honey garlic chicken wings

Looking for an appetizer idea? Well look no further. This recipe is it. Chicken wings have to be one of the most popular appetizers. And what’s even better about this recipe is that it is made in the AIR FRYER. That’s right the air fryer.

What is an air fryer?

The air fryer is a kitchen top appliance that cooks food by circulating hot air like a convection oven, but scaled down. This the the air fryer that I have.

Is cooking with an air fryer healthy?

Air fryers give the same crispiness as deep fried foods without all that oil, making it a much healthier option.

If you love the air fryer, check out these recipes:

air fryer honey garlic chicken on a tray

What do I need to make air fryer honey garlic chicken?

honey garlic chicken wings ingredients

How do you break down chicken wings?

Whole chicken wings have three sections: wingettes, drumettes, and wing tips. Lay the chicken wing skin side down. Feel for the two joints. Run your finger over the joint. You should be able to feel a ridge. Place knife or kitchen shears between the ridge and separate both joints. This will leave you with three pieces. Wingettes and drumettes will be used in this recipe. The wing tips are mainly skin and bones. I like to keep the wing tips to make homemade chicken stock.

breaking down chicken wings
breaking down chicken wings
breaking down chicken wings
breaking down chicken wings

What’s the secret to making chicken wings crispy in the air fryer?

The secret ingredient I like to use to make the chicken wings crispy is POTATO STARCH. Potato starch pulls water from the skins of the wings and causes it to become crispier. If you do not have potato starch you can substitute with cornstarch. I would not recommend replacing the potato starch with flour.

Can you stack chicken wings in the air fryer?

Some foods cook well when stacked in the air fryer, however chicken wings are not one of these. I would not recommend stacking the wings when cooking.

air fryer honey garlic chicken on a black plate

How to make air fryer honey garlic chicken wings?

Pre heat the air fryer to 375F.

In a large mixing bowl add 1/2 cup potato starch and garlic salt. Whisk to combine.

Add wingettes and drumettes to the bowl and toss to coat.

Spray the basket of the air fryer with nonstick spray. Place chicken in the air fryer in a single layer allowing some space between each piece.

Cook for 20 minutes, flipping half way through. You can spray the chicken with nonstick spray if there are dry flour spots.

While the chicken is cooking begin making the sauce. In a medium size sauce pan add honey, garlic, shoyu, and 1 tablespoon potato starch and cook over medium high heat. Cook until thickened stirring frequently, about 3-5 minutes. Set aside.

Once 20 minutes has passed increase the temperature on the air fryer to 400F and cook for another 10-15 minutes, flipping half way through.

Remove chicken from air fryer and place in a large mixing bowl. Add honey garlic sauce and toss to combine, ENJOY!

air fryer honey garlic chicken wings

Easy Crispy Air Fryer Honey Garlic Chicken Wings Recipe

Yield: 12 wingettes and 12 drumettes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Easy crispy air fryer honey garlic chicken wings make the perfect appetizer. Chicken wings air fried to the perfect crispiness and tossed with a sweet and salty honey garlic sauce. Bet you can’t have just one!

Ingredients

  • 24 chicken wingettes/drumettes
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon potato starch, separated
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons shoyu

Instructions

  1. Pre heat the air fryer to 375F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl add 1/2 cup potato starch and garlic salt. Whisk to combine.
  3. Add wingettes and drumettes to the bowl and toss to coat.
  4. Spray the basket of the air fryer with nonstick spray. Place chicken in the air fryer in a single layer allowing some space between each piece.
  5. Cook for 20 minutes, flipping half way through. You can spray the chicken with nonstick spray if there are dry flour spots.
  6. While the chicken is cooking begin making the sauce. In a medium size sauce pan add honey, garlic, shoyu, and 1 tablespoon potato starch and cook over medium high heat. Cook until thickened stirring frequently, about 3-5 minutes. Set aside.
  7. Once 20 minutes has passed increase the temperature on the air fryer to 400F and cook for another 10-15 minutes, flipping half way through.
  8. Remove chicken from air fryer and place in a large mixing bowl. Add honey garlic sauce and toss to combine, ENJOY!

Notes

*You can substitute cornstarch for potato starch.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 446Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 88mgSodium: 688mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 24gProtein: 18g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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By on February 2nd, 2020

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Aloha, my name is Relle and welcome to my little home on the internet where I like to share all my favorite Hawaiian recipes (and local ones too).

I am a wife, mom of two, and nurse practitioner here in the beautiful state of Hawai’i. I was born and raised in Hawai’i and I am of native Hawaiian descent. In my spare time I love to cook and bake and I have compiled many of my favorite recipes here for you to enjoy.

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