Thursday, January 31, 2019

Super Crispy Air-Fried Chicken Wings

Hey! Long time no blog! I thought it was about time I started back up posting the recipes that so many of you have been asking me for.  Super Bowl LIII is this Sunday so what better recipe to start back up with than Super Crispy Air-Fryer wings for a game day snack?

I'll be making this recipe on the KTVB News at 4 in Boise today so tune in if you can! My segment will be on at about 4:15.

Like many of you, I recently received an Air-Fryer as a Christmas gift. It really does live up to the hype!  I love it. I've been experimenting with wings lately and I love how crispy they turn out in the Air-Fryer. The secret to getting the skin extra crispy is adding baking powder to the seasoning. This draws out moisture from the skin and aids in browning, giving you that crispy crunch without breading or deep frying!

Super Crispy Air-Fried Chicken Wings

servings: 2
wings per serving: 6

Ingredients:


  • 12 chicken wings (6 whole wings separated into drumettes and flats)
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh cracked black pepper 
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder (not baking SODA)

Directions:


  • Dry the wings well with paper towels. In a medium bowl, add the salt, pepper, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder and baking powder. Whisk the seasoning mixture and then add the wings and toss to coat well.
  • Place the chicken wings in the air-fryer, making sure they are not touching. The air needs to circulate around the wings to allow browning and ensure crisping. I have a small 3 quart version so my air-fryer only fits 6 wings at a time. If you have a rack that fits, you can cook the wings all at once in two layers. You can also cook them all at once if you have a larger 6 quart version. 
  • Cook the wings for 10 minutes. Using tongs, carefully turn them over and cook for another 10 minutes. Check for doneness. They should be a deep golden brown. If they are not brown enough, cook them for a few more minutes to your desired doneness.
  • Use tongs to remove the wings and place them on a serving platter.  Serve immediately.

These wings are delicious on their own but if you prefer them with some wing sauce, let them rest for about 5 minutes before tossing them in a bowl with sauce. This will help them retain most of their crispiness.

Feel free to get creative and substitute whatever seasonings you prefer. If you like your wings spicy, add some cayenne or sriracha powder. If you like an Asian flair, add some ginger and wasabi powder. There are so many fun seasoning blends in the stores these days. Buy one premade or make your own!



Enjoy and Go Pats!

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