Air-Fried Sweet and Sour Chicken Wings

Sweet, sour, crispy, and sticky wings without the mess of deep-frying.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
4 servings


  • 2 pounds party chicken wings

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • cup distilled white vinegar

  • cup water

  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon ketchup


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Place wings in a large bowl. Drizzle oil over the top, sprinkle with salt, and stir until evenly combined. Place 1/2 of the wings in the air fryer basket, skin side down.

  3. Air fry wings for 10 minutes. Flip wings over using tongs and cook for 10 minutes more. Increase temperature to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Flip wings over and cook until crispy, about 5 minutes more. Repeat with remaining wings.

  4. Meanwhile, combine sugar, vinegar, water, soy sauce, cornstarch, and ketchup in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk until sauce has thickened, 3 to 5 minutes. Turn heat off and let cool slightly.

  5. Place wings in a large bowl. Pour sauce over the top, toss to coat, and serve immediately.

Cook's Note:

For a spicy kick, substitute half of the ketchup with Sriracha.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

364 Calories
14g Fat
43g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 364
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 646mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 39g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 134mg 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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