Air Fryer

Air-Fryer Gochujang Chicken Wings

October  4, 2022
11 Ratings
Photo by Ghazalle Badiozamani
  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 25 minutes
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

These wings are the reason so many people in the Two Sleevers Facebook group ran out to buy air fryers. Crispy, salty, sweet, and spicy with Korean chile paste—little bites of heaven! And, of course, super easy to make. If I were you, I’d inaugurate my air fryer with this super-simple recipe.

Excerpted from EVERY DAY EASY AIR FRYER © 2018 by Urvashi Pitre. Photography © 2018 by Ghazalle Badiozamani. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.Urvashi Pitre

What You'll Need
  • Wings
  • 2 pounds chicken wings
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper or gochugaru (Korean red pepper)
  • Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons gochujang (Korean chile paste)
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar or honey
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, for serving
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions, for serving
  1. For the wings: Season the wings with the salt and pepper and place in the air-fryer basket. Set the air fryer to 400°F for 20 minutes, turning the wings halfway through the cooking time.
  2. Meanwhile, for the sauce: In a small bowl, combine the gochujang, mayonnaise, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, sugar, and agave; set aside.
  3. As you near the 20-minute mark, use a meat thermometer to check the meat. When the wings reach 160°F, transfer them to a large bowl. Pour about half the sauce on the wings; toss to coat (serve the remaining sauce as a dip).
  4. Return the wings to the air-fryer basket and cook for 5 minutes, until the sauce has glazed.
  5. Transfer the wings to a serving platter. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and scallions. Serve with the reserved sauce on the side for dipping.

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Dr. Urvashi Pitre is the President of a global marketing consulting firm, as well as the author of several best-selling cookbooks.

5 Reviews

KM March 8, 2022
We used this recipe to christen our new air fryer. Such a delicious sauce! Highly recommended.
Carmen January 17, 2022
Delicious and so easy! I've now made it a few times
vdalis December 27, 2020
I recently bought an air fryer and was in search of air fryer chicken wings. This recipe is delicious. So psyched!! Will definitely be making these again.
Jennifer N. September 12, 2020
OMG! I have to say, these are so freaking good! Worth the cost of an air fryer just to make. How did I live without these? Hubby and I will make these again (exactly as written) to eat with watermelon rind kimchi and cucumber salad. XOXOXO!
Urvashi P. September 12, 2020
Yay! Welcome to our chicken wings obsession :) so glad you liked it.