Air-Fried Korean Chicken Wings


These Korean-style air-fried wings are crispy, sticky and spicy. Cooked in an air fryer they are ready in less than 30 minutes. They are perfect as an appetizer or add some rice and veggies on the side and you have a balanced meal.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 servings



  • ¼ cup hot honey (such as Mike's Hot Honey®)

  • 3 tablespoons gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste)

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • ¼ cup finely chopped green onions (green part only)


  • 2 pounds chicken wings

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • ½ cup cornstarch


  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions

  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds


  1. Combine hot honey, gochujang, brown sugar, soy sauce, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, salt, and black pepper in a saucepan. Bring sauce to a boil over medium heat, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes. Add green onions and stir.

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  2. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  3. Place wings in a large bowl and toss with salt, garlic powder, onion powder and black pepper.

    Raw chicken wings being tossed with seasoning in a bowl.

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  4. Add cornstarch and toss wings until fully coated.

  5. Shake each wing and place in the air fryer basket, making sure they are not touching; cook in batches if necessary.

    Overhead of coated wings resting in an air-fryer basket.

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  6. Fry in the preheated air fryer for 10 minutes, shake basket, and fry an additional 10 minutes. Flip wings over and fry until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear, 7 to 8 more minutes.

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    Overhead of air-fried wings resting in an air-frying basket.

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  7. Toss wings in the sauce and garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds. Serve with remaining sauce on the side.

    Overhead of cooked wings being tossed in wing sauce in a bowl.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

347 Calories
12g Fat
45g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 347
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 1247mg 54%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 186mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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