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Air fryer chicken wings

Every once in a while I crave chicken wings. Then I eat them and I am disappointed. They are usually too greasy, and not worth the mess. The last time this craving struck, I tried to bake them. I even coated them with rice flour and baked them on a wire rack in an effort to make them crispy. It took forever and they were vile. I might have eaten two. Pheebs wasn’t even interested in them.

Well, the craving hit again and I decided to try out the air fryer on them. I was struck with inspiration for a recipe after coming across this post for Peruvian Style Roast Chicken at Once Upon a Chef. I’m not much for following recipes. Instead, I like to read several and then do whatever I want, and I never remember to write it down.

This results in constant disappointment as I try to recreate a meal I made months ago. I don’t quite ever remember what I do, so it never comes out like I expect. This time though I wrote down what I did, and thought I would share it with you. I thought it was good and Mr. LLA  said I can make them anytime I want to. However, I am not a chef, so take my recommendations with a grain of salt.

 

 

Most people like a sauce for their wings. I served the one that Jenn Segal recommended at Once Upon a Chef. It was amazing but has a lot of cilantro in it and I know there are strange people out there who dislike cilantro (I’m not judging you; I’m thanking you for leaving me more cilantro). I’m sure these would also be good with the usual blue cheese or ranch.

I was quite happy with how these turned out. They had the texture you want in a wing, but they were not oozing with grease. The marinade is bright and savory and was complemented by the creaminess of the sauce.

Savory Air fryer chicken wings

Savory Air fryer chicken wings

Ingredients

    For the marinade:
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 each limes juiced
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled and chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp Spanish paprika
  • 1 tsp Penzey's Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 tsp honey
  • For the wings:
  • 2 lbs chicken wings

Instructions

  1. Combine all marinade ingredients and blend in a blender or food processor.
  2. Coat chicken wings in the marinade and let sit in the fridge for at least 6 hours.
  3. Place wings in air fryer basket and cook at 350 F for about 30 minutes. Shake the basket frequently. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you might need to split the wings and cook in batches.
  4. Check for doneness using a meat thermometer. According to the USDA, the chicken should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165F. (https://www.usda.gov/media/blog/2015/01/27/penalty-free-chicken-wings-game-day)
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Do you have an air fryer? If so, what are your go-to recipes? Please comment below and let me know.