Air Fried Healthy Korean Chicken Wings is simple to make and definitely a crowd pleaser. You could bake them in the oven but frying them in the air fryer would be much faster and yield in better coating.
Separate the drummettes from the wingettes and discard the tips. Combine the chicken parts with garlic, ginger, Gochujang, and marinate overnight.
Make the Korean Chicken Wings Sauce by combining all the ingredients in an airtight container and refrigerate.
When ready to cook, preheat the air fryer to 360°F.
Take the wings out of the refrigerator and blot the liquid from the wings with paper towel. When the air fryer reaches the desired temperature, place as many wings in the basket as you can and set the timer for 12 minutes. Shake the basket at half way and turn over any wings that are not browning.
Meanwhile, transfer the marinade to a medium saucepan and simmer on low heat. Reserve 2 tablespoon of the marinade to serve on the side.
When the timer goes off, transfer all the wings to the pan and coat the wings with the sauce.
Return the wings to the air fryer, set the timer for 3 minutes at 360°F. and cook until the timer goes off. Transfer the chicken wings to a plate, sprinkle sesame seeds and scallion before serving with the remaining sauce on the side.
For Cooking in the Oven
Preheat the oven to 400°F
On a wire rack, place the marinated chicken wings on a single layer. Place the rack on a cookie sheet.
Place the rack and the cookie sheet at the bottom rack of the oven.
Cook the wings for 15 minutes.
Baste the wings with the marinade and cook for 5 more minutes.
When the timer goes off, check to make sure the internal temperature is at least 165°F
Serve immediately with the extra sauce on the side.
You can make these chicken wings in a convection oven at 350ºF on a rack for 15-17 minutes. Turn the wings over at half way to ensure all sides are cooked evenly.
Normally, sweetener is not used but if you like the sauce to be sweeter and less peppery, you can add 1 tablespoon of raw honey to the sauce to coat before frying for the second time.