Air fryer chicken wings are one of the cheapest food items I have ever seen. It is easy to cook as well. But do you know how to prepare this delicious food? In this article, I will demonstrate to you how you can prepare air fried chicken wings at home. After the read, you will be able to prepare this food item by yourself.
Nutrition content of Chicken wings
How many nutrients are there in a piece of the chicken wing? A skinless and boneless medium size chicken wing that weighs around 20 gm contains the below nutrition contents.
Other than these, chicken wings contain minerals such as sodium, potassium, phosphorus, copper, and calcium. It also contains vitamin B6 and thiamin.
Chicken wings, baking powder, salt, and pepper are the main ingredients of air fried chicken wings. However, if you want to prepare garlic parmesan wings then you need to add parmesan cheese, garlic, and butter to it.
- Chicken wings – 2 lbs
- Baking powder – 1 tablespoon
- Salt – as per taste
- Pepper – as per taste
Procedure – how to prepare air fried chicken wings?
- Season the chicken wings with salt, pepper, and other seasoning ingredients.
- Before seasoning, pat the wings with a paper towel to make them dry.
- Preheat the air fryer 3 to 5 minutes at 380°F. Preheating always helps the food become evenly cooked.
- Put the seasoned wings in the basket in a single layer.
- Cook the chicken wings at 400°F for 25 minutes. Toss the wings every five minutes to make sure uniform cooking.
- If you want more crispiness, you can cook another 5 to 8 minutes at 400°F. Before serving, you can toss the wings with sauce and butter if you wish.
Use baking powder – you want a crispy layer on the wings, you can use baking powder. It is a magic trick. Baking power increases the PH level of the surface of the chicken wings and that is the reason for the wings getting crispy. Use baking powder from a trusted source. If it contains aluminum, then avoid it.
Dry up the chicken – baking powder will not stick to the chicken if it is wet. Therefore, make sure that the wings are not wet. Excess water will create an uneven texture.
Oil or no oil? – air fryer recipes do not require any oil. When the cooking will start, fats from the wings will come out that will help it become crispier.
The number of layers – Do not create multiple stacks when loading the wings into the basket. If you have multiple layer racks, then you can put the wings on the racks to maximize the space. Otherwise, you can cook in different batches.
Type of air fryer to be used for chicken wings
Air fryer chicken wings do not require any special kind of air fryer. If you have a basic air fryer with a limited capacity, you can still prepare this recipe. But with a small and compact air fryer, you can not load enough chicken wings as I do not recommend to double stack the wings. Therefore, if you have rack then you can use it to maximize the space. If you are using air fryers that have built-in multiple layers, then you can load the wings on each of the layers if you need to cook in a large batch.
Dash 2-quart compact air fryer is a popular air fryer for small families. You can check it if you are a single person or living in a family of two. Otherwise, you can read my suggestion on what size of air fryer will be the best for you.
Have you already tried it? If not, then try it now and let me know how did it taste. If you fail in the first few attempts then never give up. You can share this article if you find it useful. My final suggestion to you is that do not overeat. People who cook their meals with an air fryer tend to eat more than the people who do not use an air fryer. The reason is that they think that the food is healthy. As a result, they may sometimes intake more calories than that of the people who do not use an air fryer.