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Air Fryer Sweet Chili Wings

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Air fryer sweet chili wings are your go-to for a quick and easy meal. Perfectly seasoned, air-fried to crispy perfection, and coated in a homemade sweet chili sauce that’s a little sweet, a little spicy, and a whole lot of delicious.

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Looking for a game-changing appetizer that’s both finger-lickin’ good and mess-free?

This recipe for air-fried wings coated in a sweet chili sauce is sure to become your new favorite snack. Not only are these wings delicious, but they’re also a healthier alternative to traditional deep frying.

Whether you’re whipping them up for a quick dinner, a game day snack, or just because you’re craving something amazing, these wings are a total game-changer.

Ingredients

sweet chili wings ingredients on countertop
For the Wings:
  • chicken wings (drum/wing split)
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • flour
  • olive oil spray
For the Sauce:
  • sweet chili sauce
  • light brown sugar
  • soy sauce
  • rice wine vinegar
  • sesame oil

Step by step

  1. Preheat air fryer to 400°F, add parchment sheet (optional).
  2. Clean chicken and pat dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
  3. Pour flour into a medium bowl. Lightly coat each piece of chicken with flour on all sides, shaking off excess.
  4. Add chicken to air fryer in a single layer, spray with cooking oil. Cook for 6 minutes and spritz with additional cooking oil.
  1. Cook for an additional 5 minutes and then turn, spritz that side with cooking spray. Let cook for 5-7 additional minutes until crispy.
  2. While the wings are cooking, add all of the sauce ingredients to a sauce pan and bring to a low boil. Stir for 3-4 minutes and set aside.
  3. After wings have cooked 15-17 minutes, remove them and brush them with sauce.
  4. Return to air fryer for an additional 4 mins (for a very crispy and sticky wing). Alternatively, you can skip that last fry time and toss the wings in the sauce
  5. Serve with leftover sauce and enjoy!
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Tips for Best Results

  • Make sure the wings are completely dry before seasoning and coating.
  • Coat the wings evenly with flour for the best crisp.
  • Don’t be shy with the olive oil spray to ensure even cooking.
  • Don’t crowd the wings in the air fryer basket, the hot air needs to be able to circulate around them, work in batches if necessary.
  • Toss the wings in the sauce while they are still hot for flavor absorption.
dipping sweet chili wings in sauce

Variations

  • add some Sriracha, hot sauce, or red chili flakes to the sauce
  • mix minced garlic into the sauce for an extra layer of flavor
  • garnish the wings with fresh herbs like cilantro or parsley or sliced green onions before serving

Serving suggestions

For a full meal, serve them with a fresh green salad, some crunchy coleslaw, or a side of crispy sweet potato fries.

If you’re hosting a party, they go great with a platter of veggies and dip, some loaded nachos, crockpot spicy queso, or even a big bowl of guacamole and chips. The sweet and spicy flavor of the wings pairs perfectly with a variety of dishes.

I know you’re a chicken lover just like me! You’ve got to try our Slow Cooker Chicken Casserole and our Chicken Fried Chicken.

sweet chili wings drumstick in hand

Storage

Store leftover wings in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. To reheat, pop them back in the air fryer for a few minutes to regain their crispiness. Avoid reheating them in a microwave, as it can make them soggy.

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Air Fryer Sweet Chili Wings


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These wings are your go-to for a quick, easy, and healthier option. Perfectly seasoned, air-fried to crispy perfection, and coated in a homemade sweet chili sauce that’s a little sweet, a little spicy, and a whole lot of delicious.


Ingredients

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For the Wings:

  • 1.52 pounds chicken wings (drum/wing split)
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • olive oil spray

For the Sauce:

  • ½ cup sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat air fryer to 400°F, add parchment sheet (optional).
  2. Clean chicken and pat dry. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
  3. Pour flour into a medium bowl. Then, lightly coat each piece of chicken with flour on all sides, shaking off excess.
  4. Add chicken to air fryer, spray with cooking oil. Cook for 6 minutes and spritz with additional cooking oil.
  5. Cook for an additional 5 minutes and then turn, spritz that side with cooking oil. Let cook for 5-7 additional minutes until crispy.
  6. While the wings are cooking, add all of the sauce ingredients to a sauce pan and bring to a low boil. Stir for 3-4 minutes and set aside.
  7. After wings have cooked 15-17 minutes, remove them and brush them with sauce.
  8. Return to air fryer for an additional 4 mins (for a very crispy and sticky wing). Alternatively, you can skip that last fry time and toss the wings in the sauce
  9. Serve with leftover sauce and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 26 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 144
  • Sugar: 9.4 g
  • Sodium: 1843 mg
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.9 g
  • Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 4.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.6 mg

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