Do you love chicken wings? Chances are when you’ve enjoyed chicken wings at a local eatery, they are deep-fried in oil. However, did you know you could make crispy chicken wings at home using your Air Fryer? How to Air Fry Chicken Wings teaches you how to create that crispy exterior, and a tender and juicy interior.
As in many recipes, there is always that “secret ingredient.” For Air Fried chicken wings, that secret ingredient is baking powder! Yep, you read that right, baking powder! More specifically, aluminum-free baking powder.
According to The Cookful, because baking powder is a “mixture of sodium bicarbonate, cream of tartar, and cornstarch, it dries out the skin which leaves it crispy and crunchy.” In addition, baking powder “raises the PH levels in the chicken, which allows the peptides in the skin to break down.” Thus, leaving the skin crispy, crunchy, and ever so inviting.
How Long Do You Air Fry Chicken Wings?
Now that you know the secret ingredient, let’s jump into how to air-fry chicken wings! Trust me, this will become your NEW favorite method for frying chicken wings, chicken legs, and more! Follow these simple steps, and you’ll be on your way to a culinary masterpiece!
- After seasoning the chicken wings with salt, and pepper, and lightly dredging them in baking powder, place them in a 360-degree Air Fryer for 12 minutes.
- Then, flip the chicken wings to the other side, and fry them for an additional 12 minutes.
- Note: The wings are done when they hit 165 degrees Fahrenheit, on a meat thermometer.
- Finally, glaze them with your favorite jam, such as Habanero Peach Jam to create Peach Habanero Chicken Wings, and enjoy!
In conclusion, if you’re looking for an easier and healthier way to enjoy chicken wings, try out the Air Fryer method! Enjoy!