Air-Fryer Chicken Wings

Break out the air fryer, it's time to enjoy "fried" chicken wings with less fat. Thanks to nonstick spray and the high heat in the air fryer, this chicken wing recipe is just as crispy and decadent tasting as the usual, just not so greasy

Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 10 chicken drumettes (about 1 1/2 lb.)

  • Cooking spray

  • 1 tablespoon lower-sodium soy sauce

  • ½ teaspoon cornstarch

  • 2 teaspoon honey

  • 1 teaspoon sambal oelek (ground fresh chili paste)

  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic

  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger

  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice (from 1 lime)

  • teaspoon kosher salt

  • 2 tablespoon chopped green onions


  1. Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Coat chicken well with cooking spray.

  2. Place chicken in air fryer basket, arranging drumettes on their sides to avoid overcrowding. Cook at 400°F until skin is very crispy, 25 minutes, turning drumettes over halfway through cooking.

  3. Whisk together soy sauce and cornstarch in a small skillet. Whisk in honey, sambal, garlic, ginger, lime juice, and salt. Bring to a simmer over medium-high; simmer until mixture just starts to bubble and is thickened. Place chicken in a bowl. Add sauce, and toss to coat. Sprinkle with green onions.

    plate of chicken wings topped with green onions

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

304 Calories
19g Fat
8g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 304
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Sodium 556mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 23g
Calcium 10mg 1%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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