Previously, the air-fried wings I did came out too bland, so this time I followed a recipe that by Min’s Blog instead. Similarly, I altered the recipe slightly and instead of baking, I air-fried the wings. It’s easier for me and why waste the air-fryer that is sitting there.
But sadly, the air-fryer can only hold 7 to 8 mid-wings. And to help with the cleaning, I laid the aluminum foil. Though this means that the oil from the wing will be contain together, no one is complaining as there’s no need to do any washing! In a way, the air-fryer also acted like a mini oven, so I guess you can easily adjust any baking recipe to be use on an air-fryer.
What you need (adapted from Min’s Blog) (i halved the recipe)
Chicken wings (i used 7 mid-wings)
Onion (i omit)
1.5 tbsp Soy sauce
1 tbsp Chinese cooking wine
1/4 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp garlic, chopped (i omit)
1/2 tsp ginger, chopped (i used ginger paste)
1/2 tsp five spice powder (i omit)Pepper
1/8 tsp pepper (i used white pepper)
1. Wash and dry chicken wings
2. Marinate the wings for at least 1 hour or overnight (i marinated overnight)
3. Slice the onion and lay on the tray/ pan, and put the wings on top
Air-fry with skin facing down at 180 degree C for 10mins, turn and brush with honey, air-fry for another 5mins, turn and brush with honey, air-fry for another 5mins (if baking, 200 degree C is 15mins, 10mins and then 5mins)
I love the balance taste of honey and ginger together. And marinating it overnight gave it more volume in taste compared to just for a few hours. Brushing it with honey in between gave the wings a very appetizing glossy color. A very simple honey wings that is a feast for both the eyes and the tongue. Definitely highly recommend you to try this.
Cooking with love