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Fire up that air fryer for some of the most delicious sriracha wings you’ll ever eat.
Wings For the Holidays
What better thing to serve at holiday parties than chicken wings? Everyone seems to love them and with an air fryer, they’re as easy as can be.
These can be made in the oven as well if you don’t have an air fryer or convection oven–they just must cook a tad longer. An air fryer isn’t really a fryer per se. It’s essentially a super-powerful convection oven. Unlike a larger oven, the small space and a powerful fan reduce cooking time drastically and crisp food very nicely.
They can also be made in a conventional deep fryer. Just heat the oil to 350F/180C and cook for about 8 minutes.
Sauce Is The Key
The wings taste great even if you don’t coat them with sauce. You might want to make them plain and leave the sauce on the side for dipping. I have a wide variety of wing recipes where you can do the basic cooking then serve with several sauce choices.
However, if you know that everyone really likes hot and spicy then by all means coat them with the sauce before serving. Sriracha is hot but it’s quite flavorful. My sauce recipe is for medium heat. If you only want a bit of zing, then reduce my amount of sriracha to 1 or 2 tablespoons. If you like things really hot, then increase the amount of the sriracha until you get the right amount of heat for you.
Yes, Cake Flour
Quite by accident, I found out that using cake flour as the base for the seasoned flour coating produced a much crispier coating. I really can’t think of the reason why unless it’s that cake flour is finer than all-purpose flour and it’s made from soft wheat.
If you don’t have any cake flour then don’t sweat it or even buy it if you have no other use for it. All-purpose flour will work well too.
Honey Sriracha Wings
- 2 lbs chicken wings
- 1 cup cake flour preferred
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 2 tsp hot paprika
- 4 tbs melted butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup sriracha
- 1 clove garlic pressed or finely minced
- 1 tbs soy sauce
- 1 tbs fresh lime juice
- Mix seasoned flour ingredients in a large plastic bag; set aside.
- Cut tips off wings and discard. Separate wings at the joint. Place wing pieces in the bag of seasoned flour and shake to coat.
- Oven Method: Preheat oven to 400F/200C. Line a large baking sheet with parchment and lay wings on sheet. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until cooked through and crispy.
- Air Fryer Method: Follow instructions for temp and time in https://bakeatmidnite.com/easy-air-fryer-wings/
- Mix all sauce ingredients in a large bowl. Add cooked wings and toss to coat.