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Hot and Spicy Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipe

Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipe

If you like your chicken wings spicy, you will love this air fryer chicken wings recipe. The sriracha sauce really brings the heat, along with a nice balance of flavors. These wings are healthier than what you might get at a restaurant or pub and they are definite crowd pleasers, they’re easy to make and takes less than an hour to prep and cook.

Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 25-30 minutes
Serves 2 people

Tools and Ingredients

  • Air fryer
  • 2 lbs. chicken wings
  • 5 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup sriracha sauce
  • 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin


1Mince or crush the garlic cloves.

2Juice and zest the lime.

3Prepare your spicy sauce by combining the garlic, lime juice, lime zest, ground cumin, olive oil, sriracha sauce, and honey. Whisk with a fork to make sure it’s well mixed.

4Prepare your chicken wings by cutting off the tips and separating the drummettes and flats.

5Reserve a small amount of the sauce, but pour most of the sauce mixture over the wings and toss until they are well-coated with sauce.

6Set the air fryer’s temperature to 360°F. Set the timer for 10 minutes and let it cook.

7Use tongs to turn the wings over. Set the timer for another 10 minutes.

8Turn the wings again. Brush the tops of the wings with some of the reserved sauce mix. Set the timer for 5 more minutes.

9Check the wings. If they are browned and crisp, they’re ready to enjoy. If not they may need up to 5 more minutes.

Tips and Considerations

Optionally, finish your wings off with some fresh minced cilantro for a nice touch. If you’re a big cilantro lover, you can also add some minced cilantro to the sriracha sauce mix before cooking. You can also serve the wings with lime wedges, as a fresh squeeze of lime on top complements the heat of the wings quite well.

If you’re all about the spicy and don’t need any sweet to balance it, feel free to skip the honey. The honey helps lower the overall heat of these wings and provides a nice balance of flavors. These wings are still plenty spicy with the honey, but without the honey, you’ll really taste the fire.

If this isn’t spicy enough for you, add in 1-2 teaspoons of cayenne pepper. If that’s still not spicy enough for you, puree your spice mix with one whole serrano chili pepper and a few whole jalapeno peppers.

Take this air fryer chicken wings recipe to the next level by marinating your wings overnight in the sriracha sauce mix for wings that are even more flavorful and extra tender.


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