Air Fryer Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings

Sweet and spicy deliciousness with every bite of these flavorful chicken wings made so quickly and easily in the air fryer! The chicken comes out so tender, juicy, and tasty! 

 

 

I have made these delicious Air Fryer Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings back to back in a matter of days in our house as it’s so good! Even my husband who is not a “chicken wings” fan at all totally enjoyed these and told me it’s a keeper. That is when I know a dish is a winner!

 

 

We went to Whole Foods the other day – this is where we usually get our meats. However, don’t get me wrong – I don’t buy their meats for the sake of buying their meats! 

Actually, what I do, so I can get value for my money and not have to pay full price, I often look at what their sales are for the week.

Then whatever meat may be on sale – that would be what my menu would look like for a week. That way I save a bit of money and we always have something different to try each week as far as the dishes are concerned.

 

 

I probably saw a good deal on a family pack of chicken wings which prompted me to buy it. I thought it was perfect because I  wanted to use my air fryer to bake some yummy sticky wings!

 

 

Both Mark and I love the Korean-style fried chicken and all that sticky, sweet and spicy flavors in it. Though this is not strictly a Korean-inspired recipe it definitely has some Asian flair in it because of the ginger, garlic, and tamarind powder!

The combination of these spices truly made the chicken so delicious! Plus, that stickiness that comes from the sweet chili sauce makes it so good and totally delightful! 

Hope you try this soon!

 

 

INGREDIENTS for Sweet and Spicy Ginger Chicken Wings

 

 

  • Chicken wings
  • Oil of choice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste (about 1 teaspoon each)
  • Ground ginger
  • Powdered garlic
  • Tamarind powder (may be purchased in Asian and especially Indian stores or online)
  • Sweet chili sauce
  • Green onions or Scallions

HOW TO MAKE the AIR FRYER SWEET & SPICY CHICKEN WINGS 

Preheat your air fryer to 380 F. Mix the ground ginger, ground garlic, and tamarind powder.

In a bowl toss together the chicken wings with salt, pepper, and oil until well coated.

 

 

Sprinkle the mixed spices all over the chicken and toss once again.

 

 

All these spices add flavor to the chicken wings!

 

 

Place the chicken wings into the air fryer basket and cook for 20 minutes. 

 

 

After the time is up, transfer the chicken wings to a large bowl and pour the sweet chili sauce all over. Make sure to coat all the wings.

 

 

Return the wings to the air fryer basket and cook for another 5 minutes. Garnish with green onions and serve immediately.

 

 

Looks so good and smells so aromatic, too! Make it soon! I promise you won’t be disappointed!

 

 

 

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Air Fryer Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings

Sweet and spicy deliciousness with every bite of these flavorful chicken wings made so quickly and easily in the air fryer! The chicken comes out so tender, juicy, and tasty! 

Course Appetizer, Main
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer asian chicken wings, air fryer garlic and ginger chicken wings, air fryer sticky chicken wings, air fryer sweet and spicy chicken wings, air fryer sweet chili chicken wings, sweet and spicy chicken wings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Author Manila Spoon

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp powdered garlic
  • 1 tbsp tamarind powder
  • lbs chicken wings
  • tbsp oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • cup sweet chili sauce
  • 3 stalks green onions or scallions, sliced thinly (for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 380 F.

    Mix the ground ginger, ground garlic, and tamarind powder. Set aside.

  2. In a bowl toss together the chicken wings with salt, pepper, and oil until well coated. Sprinkle the mixed spices all over the chicken and toss once again.

  3. Place the chicken wings into the air fryer basket and cook for 20 minutes. After the time is up, transfer the chicken wings to a large bowl and pour the sweet chili sauce all over. Make sure to coat all the wings.

  4. Return the wings to the air fryer basket and cook for another 5 minutes. Garnish with green onions and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

TIPS & TRICKS

Tamarind powder provides the fruity and fresh tart flavors in this dish.

You can find tamarind powder at Asian stores especially Indian stores. It is also available online (Walmart, etc sells it). Some Mexican stores may also have it. 

You may also use the Filipino tamarind packet powder (sinigang tamarind mix) usually branded as Mama Cita's or Knorr Sinigang Mix which may be readily found at any Asian store.

Bottles of sweet chili sauce may also be purchased at the Asian section of your grocery or any Asian store.

If you prefer to follow the poultry setting in your own air fryer, feel free to do so. Mine is a Cosori air fryer and the chicken bakes perfectly in this temperature and length of cooking. Do adjust the temperature and length of cooking based on your air fryer's manufacturer's instructions, if preferred.

 

 

 

 

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10 Comments

  1. Alexandra
    February 20, 2021 / 11:24 pm

    5 stars
    These sweet and spicy chicken wings are absolutely delicious, and I love that they are done in the air fryer! Great flavours.

  2. Ashley
    February 20, 2021 / 11:52 pm

    5 stars
    We love making chicken wings in the air fryer, they always cook up perfectly! The flavor of these sweet and spicy chicken wings is so good!

  3. Dannii
    February 21, 2021 / 2:50 am

    5 stars
    You can’t beat chicken wings in the air fryer. So perfectly crispy.

  4. Anjali
    February 21, 2021 / 3:07 am

    5 stars
    These sweet and spicy chicken wings turned out to be so good that no one could tell I hadn’t deep-fried them!! Love the air fryer for this lighter version!

  5. Jacqueline Meldrum
    February 21, 2021 / 5:40 am

    5 stars
    You’ve inspired me to get my air fryer out again. It’s been languishing in a cupboard for far too long.

  6. Michelle
    February 22, 2021 / 2:20 pm

    5 stars
    I just bought an air fryer and am so excited to try these sweet and spicy chicken wings. I showed my fiance and he is already excited to try these!

  7. Elizabeth
    February 22, 2021 / 2:32 pm

    5 stars
    These are insanely good!! I mostly use my air fryer to reheat food, so it was a real treat to use it for these wings. The texture and the flavor are both amazing!

  8. Aimee Mars
    February 22, 2021 / 3:04 pm

    5 stars
    These wings look like the perfect sweet and spicy combo and I love my wings crunchy so I can’t wait to try these in the air fryer.

  9. Jamie
    February 22, 2021 / 3:08 pm

    5 stars
    I always order wings when dining out so I’m thrilled to find a recipe just like the ones I order. So delicious and flavorful!

  10. Chichi
    February 22, 2021 / 4:27 pm

    5 stars
    Wings have always been my favorite thing to make in my air fryer and sweet and spicy wings are so good.

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