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Bourbon Honey Air Fryer Chicken Wings

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Who doesn’t love chicken wings? Of course, cooking wings in the deep fryer is not only a hassle, but they’re fried, which isn’t exactly healthy. Thank the heavens for the air fryer.

Chicken wings are one of the best items to cook in the air fryer and these Bourbon Honey Air Fryer Chicken Wings are loaded with great flavor!

How long do you air fry chicken wings?

It depends. Some methods start the wings out slow and then crank the heat to get them nice and crispy whereas others cook at the same temperature throughout the cooking time.

These cook at the same temperature for 30 to 35 minutes and that includes the baking time once you’ve sauced them and returned them to the air fryer.

How do you crisp up chicken wings in the air fryer?

First, you need to remember NOT to overcrowd the basket. Too many wings in the basket will prevent the wings from crisping up and you’ll have soggy wings.

You also want to make sure you’re cooking the wings at a high enough temperature. For this recipe, we’re cooking the wings at 380 degrees Fahrenheit.

How many chicken wings can you cook in an air fryer?

It depends on the size of your air fryer basket. You want each wing to have space around it so that the air can circulate and crisp up the skin. It’s better to do multiple batches than end up with soggy wings.

ingredients to make Bourbon Honey Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipe - chicken wings, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt bbq salt, apple cider vinegar, bourbon, brown sugar, honey.

What are the ingredients to make Bourbon Honey Air Fryer Chicken Wings?

To make this Bourbon Honey Air Fryer Chicken Wings recipe you are going to need the following ingredients:

  • Chicken wings
  • Smoked paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Salt
  • BBQ sauce
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Bourbon
  • Brown sugar
  • Honey

How to make Bourbon Honey Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Now that you have gathered your ingredients it is time to make Bourbon Honey Air Fryer Chicken Wings. All you have to do is follow the steps below:

women hands about to add season to a bowl full of wings.

In a bowl combine the chicken wings with paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt.

white bowl full of seasoned chicken wings

Rub to coat thoroughly. This is something that is best done with your hands. Pop on a pair of gloves and really get in there.

raw wings inside an air fryer basket

Working in batches, place the wings in the air fryer basket depending on the size of your air fryer. Cook at 380 degrees for 20 minutes.

cooked chicken wings in an air fryer basket.

Shake the basket every 8 to 10 minutes to evenly cook them. Flip at the halfway mark to ensure your wings cook evenly.

Meanwhile, prepare the sauce. Combine the BBQ sauce, apple cider vinegar, bourbon, brown sugar, and honey in a small bowl. Stir well to combine.

Transfer the wings to a bowl.

female hand pouring sauce over cooked chicken wings.

Pour the sauce and toss to coat.

Make sure the wings are evenly coated.

Return the wings to the air fryer basket and cook for 10 to 15 more minutes or until crispy and slightly caramelized. Careful not to overcook or you risk burning the sauce.

Your Bourbon Honey Air Fryer Chicken Wings are ready to serve!

photo of air fried chicken wings in a plate.

Bourbon Honey Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipe

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Bourbon Honey Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Bourbon Honey Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Yield: 24 wings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Making chicken wings in the air fryer is a quick and easy way to get that delicious, crispy skin without having to deal with all the oil and mess of deep-frying.

And when you add a sweet and savory bourbon honey glaze to the mix, you've got a recipe for some seriously crave-worthy wings!

Let's learn how to make them!

Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds chicken wings
  • 2 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 Tsp garlic powder
  • 2 Tsp onion powder
  • 1 ½ Tsp salt
  • ¼ Cup BBQ sauce
  • 3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp bourbon
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp honey

Instructions

  1. Combine the chicken wings with paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt in a bowl. Rub to coat thoroughly.
  2. Working in batches, place the wings in the air fryer basket depending on the size of your air fryer—Cook at 380 degrees for 20 minutes. Shake the basket every 8 to 10 minutes to evenly cook them.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the sauce. Combine the BBQ sauce, apple cider vinegar, bourbon, brown sugar, and honey in a small bowl.
  4. Transfer the wings to a bowl. Pour the sauce and toss to coat.
  5. Return the wings to the air fryer basket and cook for 10 to 15 more minutes or until crispy and slightly caramelized.

Notes

These wings are SO good! You can serve them as is or garnish them with green onions or parsley.

Double the batch of sauce. Use the extra to coat the wings once they come out of the air fryer.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 143Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 325mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 7g

These nutritional calculations might not be accurate. Please speak with a licensed nutritionist to assist you.

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