Air Fryer Sweet and Sour Chicken Wings


Coating the wings with this baking powder rub yields perfectly crispy, golden brown, and tender wings. They're just waiting to be sauced to your preference, and this time it'll be sweet and sour sauce. Put out plenty of napkins, because they are sticky.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
3 servings


  • cooking spray


  • 1 ½ pounds chicken wings, tips discarded

  • 2 tablespoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon paprika


  • ½ cup white vinegar

  • ¼ cup pineapple juice

  • ¼ cup ketchup

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • ¾ teaspoon sesame seeds

  • 1 stalk green onion, sliced


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray basket with cooking spray.

  2. Pat chicken wings dry with a paper towel. Whisk together baking powder, salt, pepper, and paprika; pour into a resealable plastic bag. Place some of the chicken wings into the bag and give it a good shake until wings are well coated. Shake off excess baking powder mixture and repeat with remaining wings until all wings are coated.

  3. Place chicken wings in the air fryer basket, and cook, flipping halfway through, 22 to 23 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, combine vinegar, pineapple juice, ketchup, brown sugar, soy sauce, Sriracha, and sesame oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir well and bring to a boil. Boil for about 2 minutes. Reduce heat to a simmer. Stir cornstarch and water together in a small bowl, pour into the saucepan, and quickly whisk until sauce thickens, about 1 minute. If sauce is too thick, thin out with a little water.

  5. Increase air fryer temperature to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) and cook wings until cooked through and crispy brown, about 2 more minutes.

  6. Pour sauce into a large bowl and add the cooked wings. Toss to coat well. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onion and serve immediately.

Cook's Note:

Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may have to cook in batches. Keep an eye on the wings because air fryer temperatures do vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

128 Calories
7g Fat
10g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 128
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 1138mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 288mg 22%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 135mg 3%

* 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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