I fried all the wings in the air fryer as we went along the hot sauce progression and it was really awesome because a.) it was hands off b.) it was super consistent c.) it gave us time to recover in between hot sauces. The wings were so good that the next day, when we had a bunch of wings leftover, Mike and I decided to fry them up in the air fryer.
Naked air fryer wings are a ridiculously beautiful burnished brown. They’re incredibly crispy even without any coating or battering because chicken wing skin is, well, fatty, which crisps up perfectly. They don’t need much. In fact, I ate my wings naked with just salt and pepper (because I’m still doing keto) while Mike had his doused in a sweet, sour, salty Vietnamese fish sauce, kinda like a super easy cheaters Pok Pok wing. Fish sauce chicken wings are the bomb!
Air frying chicken wings is the easiest thing ever – what are you waiting for?!
PS – Should I do a whole post about the Hot Ones challenge? We didn’t take any great photos but I do have some great stories and an opinion on all the hot sauces we tried.