Satisfying Honey Garlic Chicken Wings Made in the Air Fryer

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Who doesn’t love the classic comfort of chicken wings?

Imagine them perfectly crispy on the outside, yet tender and juicy on the inside, drizzled with a rich honey and garlic sauce.

Air Fryer Honey and Garlic Chicken Wings bring together the convenience of air frying with finger-licking goodness.

With a few simple steps, you can create a batch of these wings that will leave you wanting more.


Serves 4

Chicken Wings

  • 1kg Fresh chicken wings (about 2 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

Honey Garlic Sauce

  • 170g honey
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • 4 tablespoons low-salt soy sauce
  • 55g unsalted butter
  • Fresh parsley for garnishing

Preparing The Chicken Wings

Pat the chicken wings dry with kitchen paper. This step is crucial for achieving crispiness.

Place the wings in a large bowl.

raw chicken wings


Drizzle olive oil over the wings and toss to coat evenly.

Season with salt, black pepper, paprika, and garlic powder.

Use your hands to mix making sure the oil has coated the chicken wings.

Add the cornflour. Mix again to ensure every piece is coated with cornflour.

Preheat Your Air Fryer

Set your air fryer to 200C/400F and let it preheat for 5 minutes.

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How To Make Honey And Garlic Chicken Wings In The Air Fryer

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Arrange the wings in a single layer in the air fryer basket allowing enough room for the air to circulate.

Air fry for about 25-30 minutes, and turn the wings halfway through. The wings should be golden brown and crispy when cooked.

Check with a meat thermometer that the internal temperature has reached 64C/165F.

Best Honey Garlic Sauce For Chicken Wings

While the wings are cooking, it’s time to prepare the honey and garlic sauce.

In a small saucepan, melt the butter. Once melted mix in the honey, minced garlic and soy sauce.

Heat the mixture over a medium heat, stirring until it’s well combined and simmer until the sauce starts to thicken.

Glazing The Wings

Once the wings are cooked, transfer them to a large bowl.

Pour the honey and garlic sauce over the wings and toss to coat each piece thoroughly.

Return the glazed wings to the air fryer for an additional 3-5 minutes.

This step caramelises the sauce.


Once the wings are done, remove them from the air fryer. Garnish with fresh parsley.

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Tips for Perfection

  • For extra crispy wings, pat them dry with kitchen paper and allow them to air dry in the refrigerator for an hour before cooking.
  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket. Give the wings space to cook evenly and achieve that desired crispiness.
  • Experiment with different glaze variations. Add a touch of teriyaki sauce for an Asian twist or some hot sauce for a fiery kick.

FAQs: Your Air Fryer Wing Dilemmas Solved

To avoid burning, keep a close eye on the wings. You can also apply a light mist of cooking spray to create a protective barrier.

Yes, but make sure to always thaw them overnight in the refrigerator and pat them dry before seasoning.

A cool and creamy ranch dressing complements the sweet and savoury flavours of the honey and garlic glaze. Explore various sauces like teriyaki, buffalo, or sweet chilli for a unique twist.

Absolutely! Different types of honey can add unique flavours to your sauce.

To make the wings with a kick, add a small pinch of chilli flakes or add a dash of cayenne pepper to the sauce.

Yes, you can adapt this recipe for boneless chicken pieces. Adjust the cooking time accordingly, as boneless cuts may cook faster.

Storing, Freezing, and Reheating Air Fryer Honey and Garlic Chicken Wings

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How To Store Cooked Chicken Wings

Allow the cooked wings to cool down to room temperature (no more than 2 hours) before transferring them to an airtight container.

Store them in the refrigerator, and they will stay fresh for up to three days.

How To Freeze Cooked Chicken Wings

Place the cooled wings in a single layer on a baking sheet and pop them in the freezer until they’re slightly firm (approx 2 hrs). This prevents them from sticking together when stored.

Once partially frozen, transfer the wings to a freezer-safe bag or container, ensuring to remove as much air as possible.

They can stay in the freezer for about 1 to 2 months without compromising quality.

The Best Way To Reheat Chicken Wings

To reheat your air fryer honey and garlic chicken wings, follow these steps:

From the Freezer: Preheat your air fryer to 180C /360F. Place the frozen wings in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Cook for 5-7 minutes and turn them halfway through. Keep an eye on them to avoid overcooking.

From the Refrigerator: Preheat your air fryer to 190C / 380F. Place the wings in a single layer and reheat for about 3-4 minutes, flipping halfway.

The exact time may vary based on your air fryer model and the size of the wings.

Sauces and Dips

If you wish to enjoy your reheated wings with sauces or dips, add them after reheating. This ensures that the sauces retain their flavour and freshness.

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