Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken Wings Recipe

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Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken Wings are a crowd-pleasing appetizer that’s easy to make and irresistibly delicious!

These wings are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and coated with a finger-licking homemade teriyaki sauce.

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Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken Wings

You are missing out if you’ve not tried chicken wings in an air fryer yet!

The air fryer cooking method ensures that the chicken wings come out perfectly crisp every time, while the homemade teriyaki sauce adds a mouthwatering flavor.

In this chicken wings recipe, the wings are part-cooked in the air fryer before being coated with the teriyaki sauce (which also doubles up as a dip.) and cooked again.

This yields delicious tender chicken wings that are moist on the inside and crunchy and sticky on the outside.

These air fryer teriyaki chicken wings are a versatile dish that can be enjoyed on a variety of different occasions.

Whether you hosting a party, having a picnic, or need to take a dish to an event, these wings will be a hit!

Crispy and Flavorful Teriyaki Chicken Wings in the Air Fryer

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

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Ingredients Needed For Teriyaki Chicken Wings

  • Fresh Produce – Ginger, Garlic, Parsley
  • Protein – Chicken Wings
  • PantrySalt
  • Soy Sauce the regular stuff made from fermented soybeans and roasted grains.
    • Tamaria gluten-free soy sauce (but always check the label) if this is a concern for you.
    • Coconut Aminosa soy-free soy sauce made with coconut tree sap and salt, popular in Paleo, Keto, and Whole 30 communities.
  • Brown Sugar
  • Sesame Oil
  • Honeytry to buy locally-produced honey when possible.
  • Mirina sweet Japanese rice wine that gives teriyaki sauce its distinctive flavor. Please note that rice wine and rice wine vinegar are not the same, and rice wine vinegar is not an adequate substitute in this recipe.
  • Cornstarchalso known as Cornflour.
  • Baking Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • White Sesame Seeds

The complete list of ingredients with measurements is on the recipe card at the end of this post.


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Equipment Needed For This Recipe

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How Do I Make Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken Wings?

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes

The printable recipe card with the full ingredients list and instructions can be found at the end of this post.

Step 1- Prepare Teriyaki Sauce: To make the teriyaki sauce, place the soy sauce (or dietary equivalents), sugar, honey, mirin, ginger, and garlic in a small pan over medium heat.

Step 2 – Thicken Sauce: Make a slurry by whisking cornstarch and water in a small bowl. Stir the slurry into the sauce, and stir continually for 4-5 minutes until thickened.

Remove the pan from the heat and cool before transferring to an airtight container. Store the sauce in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Step 3 – Preheat Air Fryer: Preheat the air fryer to 400°F/200°C and set the timer to 30 minutes. Press “Start” to preheat the unit.

Step 4 – Prepare Chicken Wings: Pat the chicken wings dry with a paper towel and place them in a large bowl.

Sprinkle the wings with the baking powder, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Toss to combine and set aside.

Step 5 – Cook Chicken Wings: When the air fryer is ready, add the seasoned chicken wings to the basket in a single layer without overcrowding.

After 15 minutes, turn the chicken wings so they cook evenly.

Air fry for another 10-15 minutes or until the wings are crispy and cooked through.

Step 6 – Reheat Sauce: Meanwhile, reheat the teriyaki sauce in a pan over medium heat, stirring occasionally until warm throughout.

Reduce heat to low to keep warm until ready to use.

Step 7 – Coat Chicken Wings: When the chicken wings have cooked, transfer them to a large glass (or another non-reactive) bowl and pour half of the teriyaki sauce over the top. Toss to combine.

Transfer the remaining sauce to a serving bowl.

Step 8 – Garnish & Serve: Arrange the wings on a serving platter and garnish with sesame seeds and chopped parsley.

Serve immediately with the remaining teriyaki sauce on the side. Enjoy!

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Ingredients Needed for Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken Wings

Recipe Tips

  • Cook times and instructions will vary among different air fryer units. Before preparing this recipe, check the recommended guidelines for chicken wings for your specific unit.
  • For best results, prepare the teriyaki sauce in advance to give the flavors a chance to fully develop.
  • You can save money by trimming your wings yourself. (See the photo below for the approximate location of where to cut each whole wing).
  • They are a little easier to trim after they’ve been cooked.
  • Immediately freeze the tips to make chicken stock, if desired.
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Storing Leftovers & Freezing

  • Storing Leftovers:
    • Cool, transfer to an airtight container, and store in the fridge for 2-3 days.
    • Ensure food is piping hot throughout when re-heating.
  • Freezing Instructions:
    • Cool completely and transfer to an airtight, freezer-safe container or bag.
    • If freezing in food bags, squeeze out as much air from the bags as possible.
    • Place in the freezer for up to 3 months.
    • Label with the name of the dish, thawing/reheating instructions, and the date to keep track of your food storage.
    • To defrost the chicken wings, place them in the fridge to thaw overnight (or at least 12 hours).
    • Reheat until piping hot throughout and reaches an internal temperature of 70°C/165°F, but this can differ depending on the cut.
  • With all leftovers, ensure the food looks and smells okay before consuming.
  • Safe Minimum Internal Temperature Chart for Cooking
  • You can always consult the Food Standards Agency in your country for the most up-to-date advice on storing and freezing foods: Food Standards Agency (UK) | Food Safety (USA).

Printable Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken Wings Recipe Card

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Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken Wings Recipe

Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken Wings

Yield: 2-4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

These Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken Wing are easy to make, crispy, and packed with flavor. Perfect for parties or a tasty weeknight dinner!

Ingredients

For the Teriyaki Sauce

  • ½ cup soy sauce, tamari or coconut aminos
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp mirin
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp water

Remaining Ingredients

  • 2 lbs (900g) chicken wings
  • 2 tsp baking powder, divided
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp white sesame seeds
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Instructions

  1. To make the teriyaki sauce, place the soy sauce (or dietary equivalents), sugar, honey, mirin, ginger, and garlic in a small pan over medium heat.
  2. Make a slurry by whisking cornstarch and water in a small bowl. Stir the slurry into the sauce, and stir continually for 4-5 minutes until thickened. Remove the pan from the heat and cool before transferring to an airtight container. Store the sauce in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  3. Preheat the air fryer to 400°F/200°C and set the timer to 30 minutes. Press “Start” to preheat the unit.
  4. Pat the chicken wings dry with a paper towel and place them in a large bowl. Sprinkle the wings with the baking powder, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Toss to combine and set aside.
  5. When the air fryer is ready, add the seasoned chicken wings to the basket in a single layer without overcrowding. After 15 minutes, turn the chicken wings so they cook evenly. Air fry for another 10-15 minutes or until the wings are crispy and cooked through.
  6. Meanwhile, reheat the teriyaki sauce in a pan over medium heat, stirring occasionally until warm throughout. Reduce heat to low to keep warm until ready to use.
  7. When the chicken wings have cooked, transfer them to a large glass (or another non-reactive) bowl and pour half of the teriyaki sauce over the top. Toss to combine. Transfer the remaining sauce to a serving bowl.
  8. Arrange the wings on a serving platter and garnish with sesame seeds and chopped parsley. Serve immediately with the remaining teriyaki sauce on the side. Enjoy!

    Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken Wings Recipe
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 191Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 2907mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 6g

This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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Teriyaki Chicken Wings FAQ

What is teriyaki?

Teriyaki is a Japanese cooking technique and sauce characterized by a combination of soy sauce, mirin (a sweet rice wine), sugar, and other flavorings. It is often used as a glaze or marinade for meats and vegetables.

What does teriyaki sauce taste like?

Teriyaki sauce has a balanced and savory flavor with hints of sweetness. It combines the rich umami taste of soy sauce with the sweetness of mirin and sugar, resulting in a delicious and versatile sauce.

What do teriyaki chicken wings taste like?

Teriyaki chicken wings have a sweet and savory flavor profile. The wings are typically coated in a rich teriyaki sauce, resulting in a delicious combination of tangy, salty, and slightly sweet tastes.

What is a good side dish with teriyaki chicken?

Teriyaki chicken wings can be paired with a variety of side dishes, such as steamed rice, stir-fried vegetables, Asian slaw, edamame, or a fresh green salad. The choice of side dish can complement the flavors of the teriyaki chicken and provide a well-rounded meal.

What do you put teriyaki sauce on?

Teriyaki sauce can be used on various foods, including chicken, beef, pork, seafood, tofu, and vegetables. It adds a delicious umami flavor when used as a glaze, marinade, or dipping sauce.

Is teriyaki sauce the same as soy sauce?

Teriyaki sauce contains soy sauce as one of its key ingredients but is typically enhanced with additional elements like sweeteners (such as sugar or honey), mirin, and other seasonings. While soy sauce provides the base flavor, teriyaki sauce has a distinct taste due to its other components.

Can you eat teriyaki marinade as a sauce?

It is not recommended to consume teriyaki marinade as a sauce without cooking it first. Raw marinade may contain bacteria from the raw meat, so it is essential to cook it thoroughly to ensure food safety. However, if you divide the marinade first, use half to marinade and the other half as a sauce.

Can you use store-bought teriyaki sauce in this recipe?

Absolutely! You can use store-bought teriyaki sauce in the recipe for convenience. However, homemade teriyaki sauce can also be made easily using simple ingredients if preferred.

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