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Crispy, sweet, always-a-hit Teriyaki Chicken Wings are the perfect party appetizer!
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Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken Wings are so freakin’ good, y’all. And with the air fryer, they couldn’t be easier.
I’m a kitchen minimalist, seriously, I don’t have many things in my kitchen, and typically write off new kitchen gadgets as gimmicks and won’t go anywhere near them. But for some reason, I picked up this air fryer and it’s been a bit of a love affair ever since.
I use it to reheat pizza, make the kids frozen chicken nuggets and fries, and of course, to make these teriyaki chicken wings on occasion. Although, I don’t think you need a special occasion to make these chicken wings, a Friday night is an occasion enough for me.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO MAKE TERIYAKI CHICKEN WINGS
Making these Teriyaki Chicken Wings is pretty simple, you’ll need an air fryer, of course. You’ll also need:
20 Chicken wings and seasoned salt
Red pepper flakes
HOW TO MAKE THE TERIYAKI SAUCE
Making your own teriyaki sauce doesn’t have to be intimidating, and in this case, it really isn’t. Simply whisk all of the ingredients (listed in the recipe card) together, and heat over medium for about 3-5 minutes until it’s thick and bubbly.
The sesame seeds are optional.
Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken Wings
- Air Fryer
- 20 chicken wings patted dry
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp seasoned salt
- 1-2 cloves garlic minced
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ cup soy sauce *low sodium
- 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- ½ tsp red pepper flakes
- ½ tsp ground ginger
PREP THE CHICKEN
- Pat your chicken wings dry and add them to a bowl with the olive oil and seasoned salt and toss until coated.
AIR FRY CHICKEN
- Spray the bottom of your air fryer with cooking spray until well coated. Place the chicken wings in a layer (they shouldn't be touching), and spray the tops lightly with cooking spray. Close the air fryer and set it to "air fry" for 20 minutes, flipping each wing halfway through. You may need to work in batches to cook all 20 wings.
FOR THE TERIYAKI SAUCE
- For the teriyaki sauce, simply place all ingredients into a small sauce pan over medium heat and whisk until bubbly and thick (about 3-5 minutes). Remove from heat.
- Toss the cooked chicken wings in the teriyaki sauce, top with sesame seeds (if desired), and serve.