Elevate your game day or fall gathering with these irresistible Air Fryer Cranberry Glazed Chicken Wings. These wings are perfectly crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and coated in a luscious cranberry glaze that strikes a delightful balance between sweet and savory.
For the chicken wings:
- 2 pounds chicken wings, split into drumettes and wingettes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
For the cranberry glaze:
- 1 cup cranberry sauce (canned or homemade)
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to taste)
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons water
- Preheat the Air Fryer: Preheat your air fryer to 380°F (190°C) for about 5 minutes.
- Prepare the Chicken Wings:
- In a large bowl, toss the chicken wings with olive oil, salt, and pepper until well coated.
- Air Fry the Chicken Wings:
- Place the chicken wings in a single layer in the preheated EaZy BrandZ Air Fry basket.
- Air fry at 380°F (190°C) for 25-30 minutes, flipping the wings halfway through, or until they are crispy and cooked through. Cooking times may vary depending on the size of your wings and the specific air fryer model.
- Prepare the Cranberry Glaze:
- While the wings are cooking, make the cranberry glaze. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine cranberry sauce, soy sauce, honey, minced garlic, minced ginger, and red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture comes to a simmer.
- Thicken the Glaze:
- In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water to make a slurry. Stir the slurry into the simmering cranberry sauce mixture.
- Continue to cook and stir until the glaze thickens, which should take about 2-3 minutes. Remove it from heat.
- Glaze the Chicken Wings:
- Once the chicken wings are done cooking in the air fryer, remove the from the EaZy BrandZ Air Fry basket transfer them to a large mixing bowl.
- Pour the cranberry glaze over the cooked wings and toss them gently until they are well coated.
- Place the glazed wings on a serving platter and garnish with chopped fresh parsley or sesame seeds if desired.
- Serve immediately as a delicious appetizer or main dish for your fall gatherings.
These Air Fryer Cranberry Glazed Chicken Wings are a perfect combination of sweet, savory, and slightly spicy flavors, making them a fantastic fall recipe. Enjoy!