Sweet and Spicy Air Fryer Chicken Wings

These Sweet and Spicy Air Fryer Chicken wings are juicy, sticky and have just the right amount of spice!  Making these chicken wings in the air fryer gives them the perfect crunchy skin on the outside.

 

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Sweet and Spicy Air Fryer Chicken Wings

I received and air fryer for my birthday in December.  At first, I was skeptical about the hype of the air fryer.  There are so many new gadgets these days, I didn’t know if I should invest in this or not.  Now that I have one and have tried it out, I understand all the hype.  I LOVE my air fryer.  I use it daily and sometimes multiple times a day.  I actually want another air fryer!  I’m so glad someone bought this for me.  I can’t wait to start making all the air fryer recipes.

If you are not familiar with an air fryer, they are basically a little oven that uses a convection mechanism that circulates the air around the food.

There are so many different air fryer options out there.  Pictured above is the Tidylife 6.3 QT Air Fryer is top rated, XL family size, one touch cooking, dishwasher safe, auto shut off and more.  This one is affordable compared to other brands.

I have made many different things in my air fryer so far, such as eggs, bacon, chicken, veggies, brownies, sandwiches, and so much more.  And I plan to make more.  So be on the lookout for those air fryer recipes.

These Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings are one of my favorite things I have made.  The air fryer makes them nice and crispy, which is just how I like my chicken wings!  You are going to love this chicken wing recipe.

 

Here is what you need

2 lbs chicken wings
1/4 c butter
1/2 c honey
1 T hot sauce
1/2 tsp garlic salt
3/4 tsp cayenne pepper

That’s it!

 

Tools you might need

 


An Air Fryer, obviously!  This one is a great option as I mentioned above.

 


To melt your sauce, you will need a small non stick saucepan.

 

You will need a mixing bowl to coat your chicken in the sauce.

 


You will want to use tongs with rubber ends so that you don’t scratch the inside of your Air Fryer.

 

Related: Ranch Healthy Baked Chicken Strips

 

 

How to make Sweet and Spicy Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Preheat your air fryer at 380° for 5 minutes.

Prep your chicken wings by drying them off.  Then salt and pepper them.

Once the 5 minute preheating is done, place your chicken wings inside the air fryer without sauce.

Cook the chicken wings at 380° for 15 minutes.

While your chicken wings are starting to cook, you will make your delicious sauce.  If you like this sauce as much as I do, you can use it for other recipes as well.

In a small sauce pan, combine butter, honey, garlic, cayenne pepper, and hot sauce.  You can use any kind of hot sauce you like, I used sriracha.  Stir until all the ingredients are melted together.

Pour your sauce into a large mixing bowl and set aside.

Once the chicken wings are done with the 15 minute no sauce cooking, remove them with tongs and place your chicken wings into the sauce and mix them all around until fully coated.  Save the extra sauce to re coat halfway through the last cooking.

Place your chicken wings back into the air fryer for 10 more minutes at 380°.  During the last few minutes I like to re-sauce the wings and turn the heat up to 400°.  This gets the wings nice and crispy!


I mean, look how delicious these babies are!

 

Sweet and Spicy Air Fryer Chicken Wings

This sauce is the hit of this recipe!  I am keeping this sauce in my arsenal for chicken breast, shrimp and even veggies!  I hope you love this recipe as much as I do.

What about the Air Fryer, do you have one?  Do you love it?  What is your favorite thing to make in it?

Let me know in the comments below!

 

 

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Sweet and Spicy Air Fryer Chicken Wings
Sweet and spicy chicken wings in the air fryer give them the perfect juicy inside and crispy skin.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat the air fryer at 380° for 5 minutes.
  2. While your air fryer is preheating, dry your chicken. Then salt and pepper the chicken wings.
  3. Place your chicken wings inside the air fryer without sauce.
  4. Cook the chicken wings at 380° for 15 minutes.
  5. In a small sauce pan, combine butter, honey, garlic, cayenne pepper, and hot sauce. Stir until all the ingredients are melted together. Pour your sauce into a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  6. Remove the chicken wings with tongs and place them into the sauce and mix them all around until fully coated.  Save the extra sauce to re-coat halfway through the last cooking.
  7. Place your chicken wings back into the air fryer for 10 more minutes at 380°.  During the last few minutes re-sauce the wings and turn the heat up to 400°. 
  8. Enjoy!
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