Who makes the best wings? Well I don’t know about you but these Honey Sriracha chicken wings right here are the truth! Crispy air fryer wings that are tossed in an easy delicious sweet and spicy sauce.
To be honest these are the best in my book!They can also be deep fried or baked in the oven, you’ve got to believe me when I say the best wings are made in the air fryer cos you get the best of both worlds.
Honey Sriracha Chicken wings recipe
Who doesn’t love chicken wing appetizers? They are so good that it’s difficult to stop at one serving. What I love the most about it is how easy it is to make and how crispy and delicious it turns out every time.
Here’s why we love these air fryer wings so much!
- The convenience of using the air fryer and getting consistent results every time.
- These wings get ready in 20 -25 mins which is a lot faster than it would take in the oven.
- Uses less oil than when frying in oil. This will definitely save us some calories without compromising taste.
- Like I said earlier, you get the best of two worlds and by this I mean; Crispy skin without so much oil and in less time. The air fryer actually combines the things we love about deep frying and oven baking in one.
Are you ready to make some air fried Honey Sriracha chicken wings? Yep I thought so! Let’s get started. In the mean time be sure to join our air fryer group linked below!
- Chicken wings
- Black pepper
- Soy sauce
- Sriracha chili sauce
- Lime juice
How to make Honey Sriracha chicken wings in the air fryer
If you didn’t buy already sectioned wings, cut wings into sections (drumettes, wingettes and tips.) You can discard the tips. Wash and pat dry wing sections with paper towel.
Add oil to chicken wings. Season lightly with garlic and salt. Air fry at 400°F / 205°C for 20-25 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165°F / 74°C.
You can make the sauce and set aside before cooking the chicken or make it while the chicken is cooking in the air fryer. To make the sauce, mix sauce ingredients together and simmer on low heat till sauce thickens.
Baking the wings in the oven
Preheat oven to 400°F / 205°C / Gas mark 6. Prepare chicken wings as per instructions above.
Place wings on a baking sheet and or on a rack in the baking sheet and bath for 45 to 50 mins or until internal temperature reaches 165°F / 74°C.
How to make Honey Sriracha sauce two ways.
I make my honey sriracha sauce in two way The more Traditional version and the non traditional lighter version which is actually quicker and loaded with less calories. You can make whichever you prefer. They both taste delish!
The traditional method is adapted from the Food network honey sriracha sauce recipe . The non traditional version is what I always made before I knew there was a traditional one. lol! It’s basically 2 to 3 ingredients Honey and sriracha then thinned out water or lime juice.
Mix all ingredients together and simmer on low heat to thicken. If making the lighter version you can pop into the microwave for 10-20 second before tossing the chicken in it.
What to serve with honey sriracha chicken wings
There’s really no need for a dipping sauce for the wings. It is usually served with a side of carrots and celery.
You can also serve these as a side to air fried vegetables like Cauliflower, Brussel sprouts or Broccoli.Print
Air Fryer Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: Appetizer, sides
- Cuisine: American
- 2 lbs chicken wings ( Fresh or frozen)
- 1 Tablespoon oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon Ground black pepper
Honey sriracha sauce
- 4 Tablespoons butter (melted)
- ¼ cup honey
- 6 Tablespoon Sriracha sauce
- 2 Tablespoons Soy sauce
- 2 Tablespoons lime juice
Lighter version of honey sriracha sauce
- ¼ cup honey
- 6 Tablespoons Sriracha
- 2 Tablespoon water or lime juice
Make the sauce
Mix all the sauce ingredients and simmer on low heat till thickened. Set aside.
If making the lighter version of sauce. Mix ingredients together and microwave for 10 -20 secs and set aside.
Fresh Thawed Chicken wings
Cut wings into sections (drumettes, wingettes and tips) if you didn’t buy the already sectioned ones. Discard the tips.
Wash and pat dry with paper towel. Drizzle oil on the wings, add salt, black pepper and garlic. Toss to combine.
Transfer seasoned wings into air fryer basket. Set temperature to 400°F / 204°C and air fryer for 20 to 25 mins. Remember to shake basket or flip wings half way through baking time. The internal temperature should be at least 165°F / 74°C
Toss in sauce and serve
Place frozen wings in air fryer basket. Air fry at 400°F / 205°C for 10 mins. Transfer wings to a bowl, drain the liquid collected in the bottom of the air fryer.
Drizzle oil over the chicken in the bowl. Add salt, pepper and garlic powder. Toss to coat. Transfer back into air fryer basket and continue to cook at 400°F / 205°C for another 10 to 15 minutes or until internal temp reaches 165°F / 74°C
Toss in sauce and serve