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Chinese Chicken Wings Air Fryer

Chinese Chicken Wings Air Fryer

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This Air Fryer Chinese Chicken Wings dish is tasty and easy to make! The chicken wings are marinated with a mix of sauces and air fried for less than 20 minutes.

About Chicken Wings

Chicken wings are super popular in the states, and it’s easy to see why! First of all, who doesn’t like chicken? Second of all, chicken wings can be made with so many flavors (think buffalo, sweet chili, etc) and they’re perfect as an appetizer or as an entrée!

But have you ever thought about why they are… so small? Think about it, chicken wings are very small compared to the size of the average chicken. The chicken breast and thighs can be so big! So where does chicken wings come from?

Chicken wings do actually come from, well, chicken wings. They’re just super small because adult chickens rarely use them (they don’t really fly).

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

There’s many ways to air fry chicken wings, and today I’m going to show you how to use a chinese marinade to make them.

You will see that many recipes might vary on the heat they choose on the air fryer when making chicken wings. I personally like to air fry them at 400 degrees F. So how long to air fryer chicken wings at 400? About 18 minutes. 10 minutes the first round, and then flip the wings, and let it cook another 8 minutes.

When are chicken wings done? They’re done when the internal temperature is 165 degrees F.

How to make Chinese Chicken Wings in Air Fryer?

  • 1 lb chicken wings
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1-2 green onion, chopped

In a large mixing bowl, add chicken, sesame oil, garlic, soy sauce, honey, garlic powder, half of the chopped green onions, salt and pepper. Toss everything to mix well and coat the wings. You can also do this in a zip lock bag if you prefer.

Let it marinade for at least 15 minutes (up to overnight). If more than 15 minutes, let it marinade in the refrigerator.

Preheat air fryer to 400 F degrees. Then add the chicken wings to air fryer (try to spread them out so they are not touching). I drizzle the remain sauces over the chicken also. Then let it air fry for about 10 minutes.

Take out the air fryer basket and shake it to flip over the wings. If you’re not using a basket style air fryer, you can use tongs to flip over the chicken wings.

Then let it air fry another 8 minutes. The internal temperature should be at least 165 F degrees.

Remove chicken from air fryer and sprinkle with rest of the chopped green onions. Serve!

Chinese Chicken Wings in Oven Version

If you do not have an air fryer or prefer to make this in the oven, here are instructions for that too:

  1. After you marinade the chicken, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. This is technically optional, but I recommend it – line a baking tray with aluminum foil for easy clean up.
  3. Place wings on baking tray spread evenly – don’t over crowd or overlap.
  4. Bake for about 40 minutes or cooked thoroughly (internal temperature should be minimum of 165 °F).
  5. Remove and serve!

Chinese Chicken Wings Air Fryer

Chinese Chicken Wings Air Fryer

This Air Fryer Chinese Chicken Wings dish is tasty and easy to make! The chicken wings are marinated with a mix of sauces and air fried for less than 20 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken wings
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1-2 green onion, chopped

Instructions

    1. In a large mixing bowl, add chicken, sesame oil, garlic, soy sauce, honey, garlic powder, half of the chopped green onions, salt and pepper. Toss everything to mix well and coat the wings. You can also do this in a zip lock bag if you prefer.
    2. Let it marinade for at least 15 minutes (up to overnight). If more than 15 minutes, let it marinade in the refrigerator.
    3. Preheat air fryer to 400 F degrees. Then add the chicken wings to air fryer (try to spread them out so they are not touching). I drizzle the remain sauces over the chicken also. Then let it air fry for about 10 minutes.
    4. Take out the air fryer basket and shake it to flip over the wings. If you’re not using a basket style air fryer, you can use tongs to flip over the chicken wings.
    5. Then let it air fry another 8 minutes. The internal temperature should be at least 165 F degrees.
    6. Remove chicken from air fryer and sprinkle with rest of the chopped green onions. Serve!

Notes

Chinese Chicken Wings in Oven Version

If you do not have an air fryer or prefer to make this in the oven, here are instructions for that too:

  1. After you marinade the chicken, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. This is technically optional, but I recommend it - line a baking tray with aluminum foil for easy clean up.
  3. Place wings on baking tray spread evenly - don't over crowd or overlap.
  4. Bake for about 40 minutes or cooked thoroughly (internal temperature should be minimum of 165 °F).
  5. Remove and serve!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 446Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 1181mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 20g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information. Keep in mind that if there is a marinade, often times not all the ingredients will be consumed.

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Luz m.mosqueda

Saturday 30th of July 2022

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TinaTsai

Saturday 30th of July 2022

I'm so glad to hear that - thank you so much !! :D

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