Garlicky BBQ Air-Fryer Chicken Wings

Garlicky BBQ Air-Fryer Chicken Wings

Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings with Epic Garlicky BBQ Sauce: A Flavor Extravaganza

Let's paint a picture: Imagine sinking your teeth into juicy, crispy chicken wings hot out of the air fryer, but wait – we're taking these wings to the next level by drenching them in the most epic, garlicky BBQ sauce you've ever tasted! If you're anything like me, you understand the joy that comes from perfectly cooked wings: crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and bursting with flavor in every bite.

What sets these wings apart is the sauce. It's not just any BBQ sauce; it's Grumpy Gary’s Garlicky BBQ Sauce, a masterpiece of flavors that combines the zesty punch of garlic with the tangy sweetness of BBQ. This sauce clings to the wings like it's found its soulmate, coating them in a glossy, irresistible sheen. And when you take that first bite, prepare for a flavor explosion that will make your taste buds dance with delight!

I have a soft spot for dishes that marry simplicity with bold flavors, and these air fryer chicken wings with garlicky BBQ sauce are a prime example. They're perfect for any occasion – whether you're hosting a game night, gathering with friends, or simply treating yourself to a flavorful snack. Plus, with a prep time of just 20 minutes and a cook time of 20 minutes in the air fryer, they're quick and easy to whip up whenever the craving strikes.




  • 600g chicken wing nibbles
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Spray oil
  • ¼ cup Grumpy Gary’s Garlicky BBQ Sauce

Makes: 4 servings


1. Prepare the Chicken Wings:
Start by tossing the chicken wing nibbles in a mixture of garlic powder, salt, pepper, corn flour, and baking powder. This combination ensures each wing is perfectly seasoned and helps achieve that coveted crispy texture when air-fried.

2. Preheat the Air Fryer:
Preheat your air fryer to 200°C (392°F). The hot air circulating in the air fryer will crisp up the wings without needing excessive amounts of oil, making them a healthier alternative to traditional fried wings.

3. Cook the Wings:
Arrange the seasoned wings in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Spray them lightly with oil to help them achieve an even crispness. Cook for 15-20 minutes, turning halfway through cooking, until the wings are golden brown and cooked through.

4. Sauce the Wings:
Once the wings are cooked to perfection, transfer them to a large bowl. Pour ¼ cup of Grumpy Gary’s Garlicky BBQ Sauce over the wings and toss them gently until evenly coated. The sauce will cling to the wings, enhancing their flavor and adding a delicious, glossy finish.

5. Serve and Enjoy:
Serve the wings hot, garnished with a sprinkle of sesame seeds or chopped green onions for extra flair. These wings are best enjoyed immediately, while they're still hot and crispy.

Tips for Perfect Wings:

  • Even Cooking: Ensure the wings are spread out in a single layer in the air fryer basket to allow for even circulation of hot air.
  • Check for Doneness: To ensure the wings are fully cooked, insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the wing; it should register at least 75°C (165°F).
  • Adjust Seasonings: Feel free to adjust the seasoning levels according to your preference for salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

These crispy air fryer chicken wings with epic garlicky BBQ sauce are not just a dish; they're a culinary experience. With their irresistible crunch and bold flavors, they're sure to become a favorite in your household. So, gather your ingredients, fire up that air fryer, and get ready to savor every bite of this flavor extravaganza. Enjoy!

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