Air Fryer Balsamic-Glazed Chicken Wings


Put a big stack of napkins on the table because once you start eating these crispy, sticky, sweet, glazed chicken wings, you won't want to stop. These air fryer wings can be an appetizer for four or a main course for two.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins



  • cooking spray

  • 3 tablespoons baking powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • 1 ½ teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 2 pounds chicken wings, split and tips discarded


  • cup water

  • cup balsamic vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 2 tablespoons chili sauce (such as Heinz®)

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon water

  • ¼ teaspoon cornstarch


  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced

  • ¼ teaspoon toasted sesame seeds


  1. Make the chicken: Preheat an air fryer to 380 degrees F (190 degrees C). Coat the fryer basket with cooking spray.

  2. Whisk baking powder, salt, pepper, and paprika together in a small bowl. Transfer to a resealable bag. Add some wings to the bag, seal, and shake until coated. Remove wings to a plate, shaking off any excess powder. Repeat until all wings are coated.

  3. Lightly spray wings with cooking spray. Place into the prepared air fryer basket and cook for 20 minutes, shaking and flipping wings halfway through. Increase the temperature to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) and continue to cook until wings are crispy, about 5 minutes more. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may have to cook in batches.

  4. While the wings are cooking, make the glaze: Combine 1/3 cup water, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, honey, chili sauce, and garlic in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a low boil and cook until sauce has reduced, about 15 minutes. Whisk together 1 teaspoon water and cornstarch in a small bowl; pour into the saucepan and stir until sauce has thickened.

  5. Place crispy wings into a large bowl, drizzle with sauce, and toss until well coated. Garnish with sliced green onion and sesame seeds, and serve immediately.


If you're frying the wings in batches, spray the wings just before you place them in the fryer basket.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

458 Calories
23g Fat
33g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 458
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 4269mg 186%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 9mg 43%
Calcium 898mg 69%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 459mg 10%

* 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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