While the Super Bowl is possibly the peak annual chicken wing event, delicious hot wings are simply awesome any time of year! This recipe is a very low carb meal and fits well into a a low carb or LCHF lifestyle!
Here is a quick and easy recipe that is sure to please you and your guests!
The entire prep, cook, and plate time for this recipe is less than 20 minutes, and couldn’t be any easier.
First off, what is an air fryer? An air fryer is a counter top appliance that uses fan driven, heated air to rapidly and evenly cook items placed inside the cooking chamber. Air fryers are very versatile, and you can use one to cook nearly anything you could cook in a deep fryer or in an oven to bake or broil. Some common examples include said chicken wings, french fries, onion rings, toasted cheese sandwiches, wontons, french fries, egg rolls, burgers, etc.
Why is it called an air fryer? By adding a thin layer of oil or butter to the exterior of the food, the heat and air will cook the exterior of the food similar to what happens in a pan or deep oil fryer- but without the large amounts of oil, or the mess and hassle.
When cooking chicken wings in the air fryer, all it takes is a very light spray of olive oil, combined with the skin fat on the wings, to cook the wings to perfection with a steamy moist interior and crispy golden skin that could could only be achieved when frying.
Enough said about the what- time for the how! (the rest of the recipe is below the video box)
1lb chicken wings (whole or parted)
Olive Oil spray (I use a Misto hand sprayer- you could also use an non-stick spray
1/4 cup Hot Sauce (Frank’s preferred, but any hot sauce of your liking works great)
pinch of salt
pinch of fresh ground black pepper
pinch of garlic powder
pinch of onion powder
Prepping the Wings-
The air fryer can quickly cook fresh, defrosted, or frozen wings. I prefer to use fresh or defrosted- but frozen works just as well.
1.) If the wings are whole (with all three sections), using a sharp knife, remove and discard the wing tip section, and divide the 1st and second sections into two pieces.
Cooking the Wings-
1.) Spray or carefully wipe the fryer compartment bottom with a little olive oil or cooking spray
2.) Pre-heat the air fryer to 390 degrees for one to two minutes, or the highest temp your fryer allows
3.) Place the wings, in an even layer, to cooking compartment (cooking at 390 or the max temp) and set the timer for 18-20 minutes
- While the wings are cooking, prepare your spinning sauce- see below
4.) Every 4-5 minutes, remove the cooking compartment from the air fryer and shake vigorously to toss the wings around, this helps the wings cook more evenly
5.) Continue cooking- when the wings are ready they will have a crispy, golden crust, and the internal temperature should be above 185degree F. I have found that our Philips HD9220 Air Fryer, cooking at 390 for 18 minutes will produce a consistent perfectly cooked wing.
Preparing the spinning sauce-
In a 1 gallon ziptop freezer bag or medium stainless steel bowl (I prefer the ziptop bag), add the spinning sauce ingredients and set aside
Spinning the wings-
1.) After the wings are finished cooking, let them rest for 1-2 minutes (preferrably no longer). This will allow the wings to cool slightly so they do not melt the bag.
2.) Add the wings to the the zip top bag, being careful to not melt the bag.
3.) Seal the bag and shake vigorously until the wings are evenly covered in the spinning sauce.
Serving your wings-
Transfer the wings to a bowl and serve!
This is the air fryer and Misto oil mister that we own and love!
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