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Air Fryer Korean BBQ Chicken Wings

Perfect for game days, appetizers, or a full meal, these Air Fryer Korean BBQ Chicken Wings are an easy and outrageously tasty recipe that comes together in just 30 minutes!

Air Fryer Korean BBQ Chicken Wings on a plate with drizzled sauce

There’s hardly anyone who will turn down a plate of hot, spicy, and sticky chicken wings, so be assured that this recipe will be a family favorite no matter what the occasion. The best part is there’s no messy deep frying to worry about since all you need is a convenient air fryer!

What are Korean Chicken Wings?

Korean chicken wings are known for their crunchy fried exterior that’s covered in a thick and spicy sauce. The crispy texture comes from being deep-fried, twice, in hot oil.

plated Air Fryer Korean BBQ Chicken Wings

The sauce is also a hallmark of Korean chicken wings. From sweet and sour to hot and spicy, there’s no end to the types of sauce that you can use for the fried chicken wings.

Why use an air fryer?

By using an air fryer, you can make crispy and delicious wings without all the deep frying that comes with traditional Korean chicken wing cooking methods. In fact, the classic way to make Korean wings is to double fry them. But with an air fryer, all of that is made simple.

Air Fryer Korean BBQ Chicken Wings on a plate with drizzled sauce, bowl of extra sauce and plate chicken wings

An air fryer acts as a convection oven so it works as both an oven and a fryer. What makes that so awesome is that it’s also a healthier way to prepare your food. You won’t need to use as much oil with an air fryer since the ability to fry or crisp the food is built right into how the appliance is engineered due to the constant circulation of hot air.

five Air Fryer Korean BBQ Chicken Wings on a plate with drizzled sauce

Also, cooking time is usually scaled down with an air fryer which makes it an efficient way to cook.

How many wings can I cook in the air fryer?

Depending on the brand and size of the air fryer, you should be able to cook somewhere between 15 to 20 wings in a single layer on the wire mesh of your appliance. I suggest leaving space between each chicken wing so that the hot air can circulate between them. This will help give the wings a crispier texture.

Air Fryer Korean BBQ Chicken Wings on a plate with drizzled sauce and scallions

Can I use boneless chicken?

Yes. The process is the same for coating and cooking the chicken. You’ll still get a crispy outer texture that’s perfect for tossing with sauce.

Air Fryer Korean BBQ Chicken Wings on a plate with drizzled sauce, sesame seeds and scallions

NOTE: Any sauce that is left over, simply place in an airtight container, and keep refrigerated for up to 30 days.

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Smothered in a sweet and sticky sauce, these Air Fryer Korean BBQ Chicken Wing are an easy way to enjoy this crowd-pleasing fried chicken meal.

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plated Air Fryer Korean BBQ Chicken Wings
Yield: 15-20

Air Fryer Korean BBQ Chicken Wings

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Smothered in a sweet and sticky sauce, these Air Fryer Korean BBQ Chicken Wing are an easy way to enjoy this crowd-pleasing fried chicken meal.

Ingredients

  • For The Wings:
  • 2 to 3 pounds of chicken wings
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 cups of flour
  • Garlic salt - to taste
  • Seasoned salt - to taste
  • Seasoned pepper - to taste
  • Spray olive oil
  • For The BBQ Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup of Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 cup of Applesauce
  • 1/3 cup of Sugar
  • 1/3 cup of Brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of Sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon of Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon of Pear Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon of Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon of Apple Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon of Orange Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon of Sweet Chili sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Ground Ginger
  • 2 Tablespoons of Cornstarch

Instructions

  1. Start by making the sauce; In a large heavy saucepan, add all the BBQ sauce ingredients except for the cornstarch. Stir the ingredients together until well blended. Bring to a boil, and turn the heat to low. Allow sauce to simmer while you're preparing the wings.
  2. In a medium-size bowl, add the egg, and milk, and whisk together until blended.
  3. In another large bowl, add the flour.
  4. Open the chicken wings and place them on parchment paper. Sprinkle with garlic salt, seasoned salt, and seasoned pepper.
  5. Spray the bottom of the Air Fryer basket with spray olive oil.
  6. Dip wings, one at a time, in the egg/milk mixture, and then roll in the flour, and repeat (dip again in egg/milk mixture - then roll in flour).
  7. After the second dip and roll in flour, place the wings in the Air Fryer basket.
  8. Spray the wings with the spray olive oil, and set the temperature to 400 degrees for 10 minutes.
  9. Remove fryer basket, turn wings, and spray lightly with spray olive oil. Cook in the Air Fryer for 10 more minutes, checking wings every 3 minutes, making sure they are not getting too browned. If they appear to be getting too brown, turn the temperature to 375, and continue to cook.
  10. Remove the wings from the basket to a large bowl.
  11. In a small bowl, place the cornstarch, and add enough water to stir the cornstarch until smooth.
  12. Add the cornstarch to the sauce, and turn the heat up to medium-high. Bring the sauce to a boil, stirring constantly, and when the sauce boils and thickens, remove from heat.
  13. Stir sauce, and spoon over wings. Toss wings in sauce to coat. Air Fryer Korean BBQ Chicken Wings on a plate with drizzled sauce
  14. Place wings back in the air fryer for 1 minute.
  15. Remove wings to a plate, sprinkle with sesame seeds, and serve with additional sauce on the side.

Notes

Any sauce that is left over, simply place in an airtight container, and keep refrigerated for up to 30 days.

Nutrition Information

Yield

20

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 332Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 67mgSodium 691mgCarbohydrates 27gFiber 1gSugar 9gProtein 14g
Perfect for game days, appetizers, or a full meal, these Air Fryer Korean BBQ Chicken Wings are an easy and outrageously tasty recipe that comes together in just 30 minutes! via @Mooreorlesscook

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