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Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Indulge in these irresistibly crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings, a simple yet satisfying dish. Tossed in a blend of garlic, onion, salt, and pepper, and coated with cornstarch and baking powder for that perfect golden finish. Just 28 minutes in the air fryer yields wings that are deliciously crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside. A fuss-free recipe for a quick snack or a casual get-together.

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs of chicken wings
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

Directions:

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F, using the air fry setting, as recommended by the manufacturer.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the chicken wings.
  3. Season the wings with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder, tossing them until they’re evenly coated.
  4. Sprinkle the cornstarch and baking powder over the wings and toss again until the wings are fully coated with the dry mixture.
  5. Arrange the wings in the air fryer basket, shaking off any excess powder. Avoid overcrowding by cooking in batches if necessary to maintain a single layer.
  6. Cook the wings for 28 minutes. At the 10-minute mark, give the basket a shake to ensure even cooking. After 18 minutes (or 8 minutes after shaking), flip the wings to crisp up the other side.
  7. Once done, transfer the wings to a serving plate.
  8. Serve the wings hot and crispy from the air fryer and enjoy the perfect crunch!

Tips:

  • Even Coating: Ensure each wing is evenly coated with the seasoning and dry mixture for consistent flavor and crispiness.
  • Shaking Basket: Giving the air fryer basket a shake during cooking helps to ensure even browning and crisping of the wings.
  • Cooking Time: Adjust the cooking time as needed based on the size and thickness of the chicken wings to achieve the desired level of crispiness.
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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. Can I use other seasonings for the chicken wings?
Absolutely! Feel free to customize the seasoning blend to your preference. Experiment with different herbs, spices, or even hot sauces for a unique flavor profile.

2. Can I use frozen chicken wings?
While it’s best to use thawed chicken wings for even cooking, you can use frozen wings by adjusting the cooking time. Increase the cooking time by a few minutes, and always check for doneness before serving.

3. How do I store leftover chicken wings?
Store any leftover chicken wings in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat them in the air fryer for a few minutes to restore their crispiness.

4. Can I make a dipping sauce for these wings?
Absolutely! Prepare your favorite dipping sauce, such as ranch, blue cheese, or barbecue sauce, to serve alongside the crispy chicken wings for added flavor and enjoyment.

Enjoy these crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings as a delicious snack or appetizer for any occasion!