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Honey Garlic Chicken Wings Recipe

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Perfectly sweet and totally addictive, these honey garlic chicken wings are so quick and easy to cook in the air fryer. Perfectly tender and juicy, the honey garlic sauce has a spicy kick that is hard to resist!

Honey garlic chicken wings served on a white plate.

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Let’s be honest, there is never a bad time for wings, whether you are watching the game or enjoying a family feast, they are always a crowd pleaser!

These honey garlic chicken wings are seriously divine! Sweet and sticky, your only regret will be that you didn’t make more!

I also love this recipe as it’s cooked in the air fryer, so they take about half the time compared to oven baking and they are a much healthier option than deep frying.

These wings come out so perfectly tender and juicy, I just know you are going to love them!

Be sure to try my Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings and Garlic Parmesan Wings too!

Close up of the air fried wings ready to eat.

How to make Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

  • Gather your ingredients.
Ingredients to make the recipe.
  • Preheat the air fryer basket to 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Season chicken wings with kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, onion powder, and paprika. This ensures your meal is seasoned throughout.
Chicken wings tossed in seasonings.
  • Add chicken wings to the basket and cook for 20-25 minutes, shaking about every 7 minutes. Cook the wings until they are crispy and golden.
  • Once done, remove the wings and place them in a large bowl.
  • While the wings are cooking, combine butter, minced garlic, honey, vinegar, hot sauce, soy sauce, and ginger powder over medium-high heat. Stir together until butter is melted completely and all ingredients are combined.
Honey garlic sauce in a pot.
  • Pour the sauce over the cooked chicken wings in the bowl and toss to ensure all the chicken is covered in the sauce. Serve and enjoy.
Chicken wings tossed in honey garlic sauce.

Can you use frozen wings?

You can use frozen wings in this recipe, but it’s best to thaw them fully before seasonings and cooking. Let them thaw in the fridge overnight before using. Be sure to pat them dry before starting the recipe, this will remove excess water and help them to crisp up beautifully.

If you’d like to cook the wings from frozen, follow the tips in my Air Fryer Frozen Chicken wings post.

Can you oven bake them?

Ever since I first got my air fryer, I hardly bake wings in the oven anymore. They are so much quicker and get perfectly crispy whilst remaining flavorful and tender. If you don’t have an air fryer, you can bake the seasoned wings at 370 degrees Fahrenheit for around 40 minutes before tossing in the sauce.

What do you serve them with?

These air fryer honey garlic chicken wings make for a great appetizer served with carrot and celery sticks and your favorite dips. I love to serve them with blue cheese sauce and ranch. You can also serve them as part of a larger meal with a side of fries and some veggies.

The sauce is also incredible, so serving this over some rice is also a great idea.

Cooked honey garlic chicken wings served in a white bowl.

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Pat the wings dry before seasoning for the best crispy texture.
  • Air fryers can run slightly differently, so cooking times may vary. Allow 20 to 25 minutes for the wings to be cooked.
  • I love to add a bit of hot sauce into the honey garlic sauce. Omit this is you don’t like spicy foods, or add a little more in if you like your wings hot!

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Honey garlic chicken wings served on a white plate.
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Honey Garlic Chicken Wings Recipe

Perfectly sweet and totally addictive, these honey garlic chicken wings are so quick and easy to cook in the air fryer. Perfectly tender and juicy, the honey garlic sauce has a spicy kick that is hard to resist!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer hoeny garlic wings, sweet chicken wings, wings in a honey sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 557kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

For the Chicken:

  • 2 pounds chicken wings patted dry
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Black Pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of Garlic Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons Onion Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Paprika

For the Sauce:

  • 8 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • 2 teaspoons Distilled White Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Soy Sauce
  • ¾ teaspoon Hot Sauce
  • teaspoon ground ginger powder

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer basket to 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Season chicken wings with kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, onion powder, and paprika. Add chicken wings to the basket and cook for 20-25 minutes, shaking about every 7 minutes. Cook the wings until they are crispy and golden.
  • Once done, remove the wings and place them in a large bowl.
  • While the wings are cooking, combine butter, minced garlic, honey, vinegar, hot sauce, soy sauce, and ginger powder over medium-high heat. Stir together until butter is melted completely and all ingredients are combined.
  • Pour the sauce over the cooked chicken wings in the bowl and toss to ensure all the chicken is covered in the sauce. Serve and enjoy.

Notes

  • Pat the wings dry before seasoning for the best crispy texture.
  • Air fryers can run slightly differently, so cooking times may vary. Allow 20 to 25 minutes for the wings to be cooked.
  • I love to add a bit of hot sauce into the honey garlic sauce. Omit this is you don’t like spicy foods, or add a little more in if you like your wings hot!

Nutrition

Calories: 557kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 155mg | Sodium: 1363mg | Potassium: 297mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 1396IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 2mg
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jennifer

Tuesday 15th of March 2022

The best wings I ever had and made!!!!

Tanya

Wednesday 16th of March 2022

Thank you so much Jennifer! So glad you like the wings recipe :)