Plate of air-fried Korean chicken wings garnished with sesame seeds and chopped green onions.
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Delicious Air-Fried Korean Chicken Wings Recipe – Quick and Easy

If you’re looking for a dish that’s crispy, sticky, and packs a spicy punch, these Air-Fried Korean Chicken Wings are just what you need. Perfect as an appetizer or paired with rice and veggies for a balanced meal, these wings are ready in under 30 minutes, making them ideal for any occasion.

The Best Air-Fried Korean Chicken Wings Recipe

Notes on Ingredients

The secret to these irresistible wings lies in the sauce and the air-frying method. The sauce, a combination of hot honey, gochujang, and a few other flavorful ingredients, brings a perfect balance of sweetness and heat. The air fryer ensures the wings are crispy without the need for deep frying.

How to Make Air-Fried Korean Chicken Wings

  1. Prepare the Sauce: Combine ¼ cup hot honey, 3 tablespoons gochujang, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 2 teaspoons minced garlic, 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, reduce the heat, and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in ¼ cup finely chopped green onions.
  2. Season the Wings: Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). In a large bowl, toss 2 pounds of chicken wings with 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, and ½ teaspoon black pepper. Add ½ cup cornstarch and toss until the wings are fully coated.
  3. Air Fry the Wings: Shake off any excess cornstarch from each wing and place them in the air fryer basket, ensuring they do not touch. Cook the wings in batches if necessary. Fry for 10 minutes, shake the basket, and fry for an additional 10 minutes. Flip the wings and fry until the chicken is cooked through and juices run clear, about 7 to 8 more minutes.
  4. Toss in Sauce and Serve: Toss the cooked wings in the prepared sauce. Garnish with 2 tablespoons chopped green onions and 1 teaspoon sesame seeds. Serve with any remaining sauce on the side.

How to Serve Air-Fried Korean Chicken Wings

These wings are incredibly versatile. Serve them as an appetizer at your next gathering, or make them the star of your meal by adding a side of rice and steamed vegetables. The combination of crispy texture and spicy, sweet sauce is sure to impress.

How to Store Air-Fried Korean Chicken Wings

If you have leftovers (which is unlikely!), store the wings in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, pop them back in the air fryer for a few minutes until they’re warmed through and crispy again.

Nutrition Information

NutrientAmount per Serving% Daily Value*
Calories452.1 kcal23%
Total Fat18.85 g27%
Carbs41.63 g16%
Sugars20.31 g23%
Protein26.03 g52%
Sodium1290.93 mg65%
Fiber0.78 g3%
Saturated Fat5.13 g26%
Trans Fat0.09 g
Monounsaturated Fat7.92 g
Polyunsaturated Fat3.78 g
Cholesterol158.35 mg53%
Calcium31.67 mg4%
Magnesium31.89 mg9%
Potassium339.69 mg10%
Iron1.15 mg8%
Zinc1.9 mg19%
Phosphorus197.24 mg28%
Vitamin A108.76 mcg14%
Vitamin C2.43 mg3%
Thiamin B10.09 mg8%
Riboflavin B20.16 mg11%
Niacin B38.4 mg53%
Vitamin B60.79 mg57%
Folic Acid B918.71 mcg9%
Vitamin B120.36 mcg14%
Vitamin D0.19 mcg1%
Vitamin E0.99 mg7%
Vitamin K20.09 mcg27%
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

FAQs About Air-Fried Korean Chicken Wings

Can I make these wings in a conventional oven?

Yes, you can bake them at 400 degrees F for about 30-35 minutes, turning halfway through. However, they may not be as crispy as when cooked in an air fryer.

Is there a substitute for gochujang?

You can substitute with Sriracha or another hot sauce, but the flavor profile will be slightly different.

How can I make the wings less spicy?

Reduce the amount of gochujang and hot honey in the sauce, or add more brown sugar to balance the heat.

Crispy and Spicy Air-Fried Korean Chicken Wings

The Best Air-Fried Korean Chicken Wings Recipe

Discover how to make crispy, spicy, and sticky Air-Fried Korean Chicken Wings in under 30 minutes. Perfect for appetizers or a balanced meal with rice and veggies.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Korean
Servings 4 servings
Calories 452.1 kcal

Ingredients
  

Sauce:

  • ¼ cup hot honey such as Mike’s Hot Honey®
  • 3 tablespoons gochujang Korean hot pepper paste
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup finely chopped green onions green part only

Wings:

  • 2 pounds chicken wings
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup cornstarch

Garnish:

  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds

Instructions
 

  • Combine hot honey, gochujang, brown sugar, soy sauce, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, salt, and black pepper in a saucepan. Bring sauce to a boil over medium heat, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes. Add green onions and stir.
  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • Place wings in a large bowl and toss with salt, garlic powder, onion powder and black pepper.
  • Add cornstarch and toss wings until fully coated.
  • Shake each wing and place in the air fryer basket, making sure they are not touching; cook in batches if necessary.
  • Fry in the preheated air fryer for 10 minutes, shake basket, and fry an additional 10 minutes. Flip wings over and fry until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear, 7 to 8 more minutes.
  • Toss wings in the sauce and garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds. Serve with remaining sauce on the side.
Keyword air fryer, Chicken, Korean chicken, spicy wings
Air Fried Korean Chicken Wings

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