Let’s be honest! The BEST thing about having an air fryer is the idea of making non-deep fried but crunchy and delicious chicken wings. That it the main reason why people buy them. That and making low fat French fries. So I had to put them through my Avalon Bay Air Fryer like I did my pierogies but before that…
My friend Ivy The Happy Whisk is a HUGE fan of air fryers! She makes everything in hers so I asked her where should I start to properly test one and her husband actually responded with pizza bites.
I might have over cooked them a little…
A little scorched by still very crunchy and tasty. Then I knew I was ready for the big test. Air fried chicken wings!
Not just ordinary wings either. I love Buffalo wings and often they can be too spicy when I have them out at a pub so this way I get to have them the way I want.
Toss 1/2 lb of wings in 2 tsp olive oil, 1/2 tsp kosher salt, 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper and 1/2 tsp garlic powder.
Add to air fryer in single layer and cook at 400F for 15 minutes. Flip and cook at 400F for 10-15 minutes longer.
Beautiful!!! Although I wanted to make more wings and couldn’t because there was limited space and they do take at least 25 minutes to cook.
To make Buffalo sauce heat 2 tbsp Buffalo wing sauce, 2 tbsp ketchup and 1 tsp of butter until butter is melted. Stir together to combine.
Toss wings in some of the sauce (I like it extra saucy).
Put back in air fryer at 400F for 5 minutes.
Foodie Results and Conclusion
Despite having limited number of chicken wings due to the lack of space issue, these did not disappoint. They were absolutely delicious. I am a huge fan of chicken wings but I do not deep fry food so this is a huge foodie breakthrough for me. I almost only ever get to enjoy them when I am out and then I am often left disappointed if I do not like their sauce or if there is not enough sauce…
Being able to make my favourite kind of chicken wings at home and have them super crispy and moist without deep frying them is true foodie liberation!
The sad news is that because of the upcoming move my beautiful air fryer is packed away and going into storage for the next couple of months. Still! Lots to look forward to making in the future and I am super thrilled that I have one. I highly recommend them and will learn to even BAKE with it in the near future!