Air Fryer Sweet Chili Chicken Wings
These sweet chili chicken wings are super crunchy and are prepared in the Ninja Foodi fryer for easy cleaning. This gameday appetizer will be gone before you know it (yes, those wings are so good)!
Sticky, sweet and just a bit spicy … yes, these Sweet Chili Chicken Wings check all the boxes that are needed for the best chicken wing recipe. These simple chicken wings can be made in an oven or in an air fryer. I use the Ninja Foodi, which makes the wings versatile and perfect for everyone. Autumn is almost here (Hallelujah, I'm really overjoyed), which means the football season is about to begin. These wings are perfect for game days with friends, parties of all kinds or a quick dinner with little cleaning. Get ready for the best and crispest chicken wings ever! Oh, and do not forget the napkins, because things will soon be messy. Enjoy!
What do you need to prepare Sweet Chili Chicken Wings?
The kitchen utensils you need for this Thai Chicken Wing recipe are:
- An air fryer – I have the 6.5 liter Ninja Foodi.
- A baking sheet
- A Wire Oven Safe Rake
- A small pot
- A whisk or a fork
- Measuring cup and spoon
Note: Your settings for the air fryer may differ slightly from mine. This may cause the cooking time to vary slightly. Please check the internal temperature of the chicken wings to make sure they are fully cooked (165 degrees F). If your air fryer is smaller than my Ninja Foodi (6.5 liters), you may need to cook your chicken wings in several batches rather than in one.
How do you make Air Fryer Chicken Wings?
Sweet Thai Chili Chicken Wing Prep
Air Fryer Chicken Wings cooking tips
NOTE: These are the instructions for the Ninja Foodi Air Fryer. If you use something else, your settings and buttons may differ.
Sweet chili sauce for chicken wings
Crispy Chicken Wings Finishing Touches
Take a look at the Sweet Thai Chili Chicken Wings recipe video to get a closer look at the preparation for this recipe!
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Storing the leftover sweet thai chicken wings
If (and this is a big problem), crispy chicken wings are left over, you can keep cooked chicken wings in an airtight container in the refrigerator. I like to keep my remains in Pyrex glass containers. When stored in the refrigerator, sweet Thai chili chicken wings will stay fresh for up to 4 days. To reheat the sweet chilli chicken wings, place them on a microwaveable plate and heat them for 30-60 seconds until they are hot and steaming. Warm with ranch and optional garnish!
Crispy chicken wings sauce options
These Air Fryer Chicken Wings are super crispy and can be enjoyed in several ways. Of course, you can follow this recipe for sweet chili chicken wings (you will not regret it). Alternatively you can enjoy them naked! The base of the chicken wing can be combined with virtually any taste or dipped alone in a sauce of your choice. Some other great sauce options include your favorite buffalo sauce, a super spicy facial fizzy or a garlic parmesan sauce.
If you have little time, you can also skip the grilling of the sauce wings in the oven. I really like that step, but you could just dip the bare chicken wings into the sweet chilli sauce. Dealer choice! The possibilities are limitless and I encourage you to try these wings in different ways. Because, let's be honest, there is never anything like too many sauce options (your girl likes her some sauce).
Oven baked chicken wings
You do not have a Ninja Foodi or an Air Fryer? No problem! These Thai chicken wings can instead be baked in the oven. I personally LOVE these chicken wings in the air fryer. They come out so crispy and the cleaning is super easy. If you want to use an oven for these sweet chili chicken wings, they will still be crispy and you can do a lot more at once. In the fryer, you can cook 8-15 crispy chicken wings at the same time. This is ideal for small groups or a quick dinner for two. With oven-baked chicken wings, you can make enough for a crowd that's perfect for parties or game days.
If preparing sweet chili chicken wings in the oven, follow the instructions for preparing the chicken wings for recipe and gravy. When ready to cook to the wings, heat the oven to 425 degrees F. Place the wings in a single layer on a baking tray and cook for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, turn the chicken wings and cook for another 20 minutes or until boiling. Once finished, toss the chicken wings in the sweet chili sauce and fry them for 2-4 minutes.
I hope you LOVE these sweet Thai chili chicken wings! If you have any questions or comments, let me hear it below!
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