Saucy wings done in the air fryer? Yes please! These air fryer honey garlic chicken wings are super crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and are dripping with delicious honey garlic sauce. Done in minutes in your air fryer, yielding a less greasy version of your favourite take out.
Making wings in the air fryer is the best way to get an amazingly crispy appetizer/ dinner in a much shorter amount of time than your standard oven. Plus, you don't need to add any oil at all to make these delicious honey garlic wings in the air fryer.
Here are some more reasons why these air fryer honey garlic chicken wings are the best ever:
- No waiting for the oven to preheat
- Cook from frozen
- Less overall fat compared to take out wings
- Super crispy skin
- Chicken that literally falls of the bone
- Saucy and juicy
- Ridiculously easy to make
You don't need much to make these honey garlic chicken wings in the air fryer. Make sure to bookmark this post and jump to this section when out shopping so you don't forget any ingredients!
- Frozen Chicken Wings
- Soy Sauce
- Minced Ginger
- Corn Starch
See recipe card below for quantities.
Place the chicken wings in a single layer in the bottom of the air fryer basket and cook at 200 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes. Make sure to flip the wings half way through the cooking time to ensure an evenly crisp product
In a microwave safe bowl combine the honey, minced garlic, water, soy sauce, ginger, and corn starch. Mix well with a fork and cook on high in the microwave in 20 second intervals until sauce has thickened. Whisk in between cooking intervals. The sauce should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
Coat the cooked chicken wings with half of the honey garlic sauce, toss, and then place back into the air fryer to cook for another 5 minutes. Toss the wings with the remaining half of the sauce and enjoy!
Hint: To avoid a messy air fryer basket, consider trying out one of these silicone air fryer liners for a quick and easy cleanup.
Air Fryer Conversion Chart
Storage and Reheating
Store the cooked chicken wings in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can refreeze them as long as they are fully cooked. Place in an air tight container in your freezer for up to 3 months.
Reheat by placing back in the air fryer for 5-7 minutes. If reheating from frozen, make sure they are thawed first.
For the best results take the chicken wings out 5 minutes before the timer runs out and toss in half of the sauce before putting them back in to cook. Doing this yields the ultimate best flavour and allows some of the sauce to bake into the chicken wings.
Air Fryer Honey Garlic Chicken Wings
- 1 Air Fryer
- 1 pound (lb) Frozen Chicken Wings
- ¼ cup Honey
- 3 cloves Garlic minced
- 1 ½ tablespoons Water
- 1 ½ teaspoons Corn Starch
- ¼ teaspoon Ginger minced
- 1 ½ tablespoons Soy Sauce
- ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
- Place the frozen chicken wings in a single layer on the bottom of the basket of your air fryer. Air fry at 400°F (200°C) for 15 minutes. Make sure to flip the wings halfway through the cooking time.
- While the wings are air frying combine the honey, garlic , water, ginger, garlic powder, soy sauce and corn starch in a small microwave safe bowl.
- Whisk the ingredients well together with a fork and then place in the microwave to cook on high for 20 second intervals until the sauce has thickened. Whisk the sauce in between each cooking interval. Set aside.
- When the 15 minutes has elapsed on the air fryer, toss the wings in half of the prepared sauce and place back into the air fryer to cook for another 5 minutes.
- Remove from the air fryer and toss with the remaining honey garlic sauce and enjoy.
Food safety and Food Handling
Make sure you are following the checklist below for proper food handling and food safety when making this recipe:
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods