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Air Fryer Chicken Wings

A few things became popular during the pandemic, Animal Crossing (I have so many hours logged in ACNH), Sourdough (my starter's name is Bready McGassy), Dalgona coffee, puzzles, board games, Among Us, and getting that critical Air Fryer!

A few weeks ago, Lien was given an air fryer by my mom. She's never used one before and called me for help.

We FaceTimed and I walked her through an easy air fryer recipe. I've included pictures of her wings, following the instructions below.



  • 2 pounds of chicken wings

  • ¼ cup of potato starch

  • ¼ cup of rice flour

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon salt + salt to dry brine the chicken

  • ½ teaspoon white pepper

  • Oil to brush on the wings

Korean Gochujang “BBQ” Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons gochujang paste

  • 3 tablespoon honey

  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce

  • 1 teaspoon ginger grated

  • 1 teaspoon garlic grated


  • Dry the chicken wings with some paper towel or a reusable lined kitchen cloth. I prefer reusable; better for the environment. Place the wings on a baking tray. Sprinkle with salt, and leave in your fridge, uncovered for at least 3 hours. This process is called dry brining. Learn more about dry brining here.

  • When you’re ready to air fry your wings, combine the potato starch, rice flour, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper into a bowl. Brush your wings with oil (both sides) and transfer them into your air frying basket or tray. Make sure the wings aren’t touching.

  • Air fry at 360ºF (183.9ºC) for 15 minutes, flipping at the halfway mark. Note: It also depends on your air fryer. Please check the manual for the best temperature.

  • In the meantime, prepare your sauce. Add the gochujang, honey, sugar, soy sauce, fish sauce, ginger, and garlic to a saucepan; bring to a boil - reduce the heat and keep warm.

  • Once the wings are done, combine your wings with your sauce and toss. Tip: don’t add all the sauce at once. Add half, toss, and then add more sauce if needed.


Lien made these wings a few weeks ago and sent me some pictures. Here are her finished wings!

I think she did amazing! Kai gave them a thumbs up and gobbled them up.

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