Chicken wings are the best game day food, there are so many varieties that you can make. When I was growing up, a long, long time ago, I do not remember that there were special Chicken Wing restaurants, but by the time I got married, my husband and I would venture out to a local Chicken Wing restaurant, in Cleveland, called Winking Lizard Tavern, it was amazing. When we moved to New Hampshire, we, of course, had the chain, Buffalo Wild Wings (although I don’t know how it got its nickname BW3-although looking Buffalo Wild Wings & Weck).
Amazing wings, it’s one of the main reasons I purchased an air fryer. Making wings at home has made my two teenagers, thrilled. I have also been saving a ton of money.
They come out nice, light and juicy. Wings are amazing, and there are many restaurants around the United States that only sell wings, so there are thousands of varieties out there. So, I’m hoping to hit them all. My kids would love me. They are popular in the football season; they are the ultimate game day food, so maybe I can perfect them, before the next Superbowl, or at least opening day.
There are basic tips for making chicken wings in your air fryer, and I hope they help you with your air-fried wings.
- While frozen wings will work in the air fryer, thawed wings taste better. If you are short of time, or are like me and always forget to take the meat out of the freezer, use a thaw board. (I have had this since, I got married, so it works and lasts)
- Dry the wings before you season them. This will make the season stick on better, just use a paper towel and blot the chicken wings.
- Season your wings, before you add any marinade to them, this will raise the flavor level of the wings.
- Shake the basket, many times throughout the cooking process, this way the wings will cook more evenly.
- I cook my wings at a lower temperature and then in the last 5 minutes; I increase the temperature, which gives it a crunchier texture.
- If you are using frozen wings, just add 5 minutes to the cooking time.
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Instant Pot, Air Fryer, Vortex Plus (Found only at Wal-Mart)
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- 2 pounds fresh chicken wings
- 12 ounces hot sauce
- 6 tablespoon butter
- 2 teaspoons Worcesteshire sauce
- 1 teaspoon tabasco (more if you like it hot)
Start by putting your chicken wings in the air fryer basket on the tray.
Set the temperature to 380 degrees F, for 12 minutes. After 12 minutes flip the chicken wings, and set for another 12 minutes.
Then increased the temperature to 400 degrees F, for another 5 minutes. Check with a meat thermometer to make sure they are fully cooked, if not, or if you like them crunchier, add another 5 minutes.
Then in a medium saucepan mix together the hot sauce, butter, Worcestershire sauce, and tabasco. Heat in a medium-size saucepan.
When the wings and sauce are done, toss them in the hot sauce,
Plate, serve and enjoy!