Air Fryer Honey Soy Chicken Wings
Air Fryer Honey Soy Chicken Wings are simple, flavorful, and SO delicious! They’re delightfully crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. These chicken wings are drizzled with honey soy sauce, which is sticky, sweet, and salty with a punch of garlic. I bet you can’t have just one of these wings, but I dare you to try!
Air Fryer Honey Soy Chicken Wings
Next time you’re craving the comfort of take-out, save yourself the money and disappointment by making these easy air fryer wings instead! They’re rich with Asian flavor from ingredients in the sauce like soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, and more. Plus, the way they crisp up when they cook in the air fryer is simply to die for! It’s way better than take-out wings that always arrive to your door soggy and sad.
While they may be cooked to a crispy consistency on the outside, the meat on the inside is still deliciously juicy and tender. It’s the best of both worlds! Each bite of these wings is perfection, since you get the perfectly cooked chicken meat with the sticky sauce and crispy skin. Nothing makes me more sad when I order wings and they look great, but the insides are all dried out. Trust me, you won’t run into that issue here!
There’s an age old question when it comes to chicken wings… Are you a drums or flats person? I myself can never really choose, especially when the wings are cooked this perfectly. They’re all pretty mouthwatering to me, so I’ll take whatever I can get! Whether you serve these wings for a fun weeknight family dinner or as an appetizer for Superbowl Sunday, be sure to make a batch of both drums AND flats, as they tend to fly off the serving tray pretty quick.
How to Make Them
Make the marinade. In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients to create the marinade.
Marinate. Remove half of the marinade. Add the chicken wings to the leftover marinade and let it rest in the refrigerator for 6 hours or overnight. I prefer to marinate overnight when possible.
Air fry ’em up! Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes at 350°F / 180°C. Put the chicken wings in it (6-7 per batch). Cook for 5 minutes on one side, then turn the chicken and cook for another 5 minutes or until nicely browned. Repeat with the rest of the chicken wings.
Make the sauce. Next, heat a pan over a medium-high flame and add the reserved marinade. Cook it until the sauce thickens, then set it aside.
Enjoy! To serve, drizzle the sauce over the air fried chicken and then garnish with sesame seeds, chili flakes, and chopped spring onions.
How long will these air fryer honey soy chicken wings stay fresh?
In an airtight container in the fridge, any leftover wings you have will stay fresh for up to 4 days. To reheat them, just pop them back into the air fryer for a few minutes. I don’t recommend reheating chicken wings in the microwave, as they crispy texture will be zapped right out of them.
Can I make honey soy chicken wings spicy?
If you want a little heat to balance out with that sweet honey and salty soy sauce, I totally hear you! Just add a pinch (or more) of crushed red pepper flakes to the marinade. Be careful though, because once you add it in it can’t be taken out, and red pepper flakes can pack quite the punch.
What if my sauce doesn’t thicken?
Over high enough heat with you constantly whisking, the marinade should thicken into a glaze-like consistency. However, if that’s not happening, fear not! Just make a slurry by combining about 1 tbsp of cornstarch with 1 cup of water. Whisking continuously, pour the slurry into the marinade a little at a time until it thickens up.
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Get the Recipe: AIR FRYER HONEY SOY CHICKEN
- 1.1 lbs chicken wings
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1/3 cup rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoon hoisin sauce
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon black pepper powder
- 1 air fryer
- In a large bowl mix all the ingredients under marinade.
- Remove half of the marinade. Add the chicken wings to the leftover marinade and let it rest in the refrigerator for 6 hours OR overnight.
- Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes at 350 degrees F / 180-degree C. Put the chicken wings in it (6-7 per batch). Cook for 5 minutes on one side then turn the chicken and cook for another 5 minutes or until nicely browned. Repeat with the rest of the chicken wings.
- Next heat a pan over a medium-high flame and add reserved marinade, cook until the sauce thickens and set aside.
- To serve, drizzle the sauce over the air-fried chicken and then garnish with sesame seeds, chili flakes, and chopped spring onions.