We bought an air fryer today so, of course, I had to try it out as soon as we got home. What better way to test your air fryer out than by making wings, right? Right!
They were crispy on the outside and the chicken pulled right off the bone. And this sauce…forget about it! This sauce I made is the only sauce that should legally be allowed to touch a chicken wing.
Here’s the recipe: (serves 2 people)
Buy 1 pound of chicken wings. I recommend getting the whole wing. If you want to be a bitch about it you can cut the drummettes from the flats or buy a pack of drummettes and flats already cut. I did the whole wing because I’m OG. You should get 8 good-size wings out of a 1 pound package. Warning: this recipe is for unfrozen wings. Buy your shit fresh. Don’t buy those shitty frozen wings they put out in the middle cooler because you’re better than that!
I have a 4 quart air fryer and it’s a Ninja, because Ninjas kick ass. You should be able to position 8 full wings in the air fryer without having to stack them on top of each other. Just squeeze them tightly together. Air fry the wings at 375 degrees for 25 minutes and turn them half-way through. This will make your wings fall-off-the-bone tender.
During this 25 minutes, make your sauce. You’re going to slowly melt a stick of butter (low heat) and then stir in 2 tablespoons of minced garlic from a jar, 1/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese, a teaspoon of lime juice, Frank’s Hot Sauce (enough to give it that buffalo sauce color), then salt and pepper to taste. Let that sauce simmer, stirring occasionally until your 25 minute timer goes off. Now, it’s magic time!
Once your goes off, turn the wings right side up again and set the temperature on your air fryer to 400 degrees and your timer for 5 minutes. This is where the skin gets crispy. Don’t worry, you won’t lose the moisture and tenderness on the inside of the wing. Crispy on the outside, moist and tender on the inside, that’s what you’re looking for. Don’t fuck around and make your wings slimy. Slimy wings are for serial killers.
Once the 5-minute timer goes off, use tongs to put your wings in a big-ass bowl, pour your sauce over the wings, top with a lid and shake the shit out of them. Now you’re ready to plate!
I didn’t cook a side but obviously that’s a good idea if you’re wanting to impress someone. My lady and I have been together long enough that I don’t have to worry about it. Besides, the wings seemed to have impressed her enough because I cooked two batches and I think she ate 10 wings to my 6, and she’s not a big wing person. I’m telling you, these wings are legit! Try them for yourself!