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AIR FRYER CHICKEN WINGS

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WW Freestyle: 6
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Crispy, golden-brown chicken wings are cooked to perfection in the air-fryer and served with a homemade sriracha butter sauce.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 236

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

For the Wings:

  • 2 pounds skin-on and bone-in chicken wings, separated at the joints, wing tips discarded (see notes if counting WW Points)
  • Zest of 1 lemon, (lime works great, too!)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sweet or smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne, optional
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For the Sauce:

  • ¼ cup sriracha sauce, OR use Frank's Hot Sauce for less heat
  • 3 tablespoons butter, unsalted
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt, or to taste
  • chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
  • lemon wedges, for serving

Instructions 

  • Using paper towels, thoroughly pat dry the chicken wings.
  • Place chicken wings in a bowl and add lemon zest, salt, paprika, garlic powder, baking powder, thyme, cayenne, and black pepper; toss to coat evenly.
  • Coat the inside of the air fryer with cooking spray.
  • Set Air Fryer to 400˚F.
  • Arrange chicken wings in the Air Fryer basket in one single layer with spaces in between. Don’t try to fit all the chicken wings at once; you have to cook them in batches.
  • Spray wings with cooking oil and cook for 8 minutes.
  • Flip over the chicken wings; spray with cooking oil and continue to cook for 8 more minutes, or until chicken wings are golden brown and cooked through.
    Larger chicken wings will need more time to cook through. Use an instant read thermometer for accuracy; chicken wings are done when internal temperature registers at 165˚F. DO NOT measure the temperature near a bone.

In the meantime, prepare the Sauce:

  • Place sriracha sauce, butter, and garlic salt in a small saucepan; set the saucepan over medium-low heat and bring to a simmer, whisking continuously until the butter melts.
  • Remove from heat; taste for salt and adjust accordingly.
  • Garnish chicken wings with parsley and serve with lemon wedges and prepared Hot Sauce.

Notes

  • WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS: For those following a WW diet, the Points were calculated with skinless bone-on chicken wings to reduce the points by almost half. We calculated 11 Points with the skin ON, and 6 points without the skin.
  • NET CARBS: 0 g
Nutrition Facts
AIR FRYER CHICKEN WINGS
Amount Per Serving (6 ounces)
Calories 236 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 78mg26%
Sodium 859mg36%
Potassium 160mg5%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 516IU10%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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