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Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings

When you need your spicy buffalo chicken wings fix fast, I’ve got just the ticket. Step away from the deep fryer and check out this air fryer recipe for a quick, crispy and delicious snack, appetiser or party food plate. Paired with my Asian-style buffalo sauce and ranch dressing, and it’s a combo of champions.

5 minutes
25 minutes

1.5kg (3 lb 5 oz) chicken wings

sea salt flakes

olive oil spray


Spring onion ranch dressing

⅓ cup whole egg mayonnaise

⅓ cup sour cream

¼ cup buttermilk

2 spring onions (scallions), finely sliced

2 tbsp finely chopped parsley

½ tsp salt

½ tsp cracked black pepper

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 garlic clove, finely grated


Spicy buffalo sauce

½ cup gochujang*

½ cup barbecue sauce

100g (3.5 oz) unsalted butter

  • Step 1

    Cut wings in half between the wingette drumette. Place chicken onto a tray with some paper towel and generously sprinkle with salt. Leave for 5 minutes to draw out excess moisture.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, for the ranch dressing, place mayonnaise, sour cream, buttermilk, spring onion, parsley, salt and pepper in a bowl. Mix to combine. Now add lemon juice and garlic and stir again until incorporated. Cover and leave in the fridge until ready to serve.

  • Step 3

    Pat the chicken pieces dry with more paper towel. Spray the basket of your air fryer with oil. Place the wings in the basket in one layer, leaving a little room between each one for the air to circulate (do batches if necessary). Spray the tops of the wings with a little more oil. Cook wings at 200C/390F for 10 minutes. Open the air fryer and turn wings over and cook for a further 10-15 minutes.

  • Step 4

    In the meantime, let’s make the spicy buffalo sauce. In a separate large bowl, add the gochujang and the barbecue sauce, then whisk together. Next, in a small saucepan, melt the butter over a gentle heat, then add to the gochujang mixture. Whisk until well combined. At first, the butter will sit on top of the gochujang and bbq sauce, so you need to mix them together very well. Leave on the bench ready for the hot wings.

  • Step 5

    Once chicken is cooked and super crispy and golden, remove the basket from the air fryer. Using tongs, transfer wing pieces straight into the buffalo sauce. Generously coat all of the wings and serve with ranch dressing on the side.

  • Notes

    – Gochujang is a Korean fermented chili paste. It can be found in the Asian aisle at most supermarkets or order it online.

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