The Story Behind My Air Fryer Hennessy Agave Chicken Wings
So during the quarantine, I have become obsessed with Air frying chicken wing recipes. As such, I’ve been experimenting with different ways and sauces to make them. There’s a restaurant here in New York City called BBQ’s which serves the most amazing Henny wings I have ever tasted. In an attempt to replicate their recipe, I’ve developed my own (healthier) version of Henny wings. Notably, I added in agave for a sweeter kick to my chicken wings. I love how easily this recipe can be whipped up. The combination of Henny wings with cornbread is the perfect comfort food while were all stuck in the house.
If there are any downsides to making this recipe is that if you’re not a Hennessey drinker, you’re going to have left-over Hennessey. As such, I recommend you buy the smallest amount of Hennessey possible, so you’re not like me and stuck with a whole bottle of Hennessey. I’m sure Bae won’t mind though lol!
I have a feeling that I will be making these a lot, as an appetizer during the football season, as this is a tasty change to the usual buffalo chicken wings and hot wings recipes. Any-who these wings pair perfectly with some fries, which can also be made in the air fryer.
2 to 3 lbs chicken wings
1 tsp sweet paprika
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 – 1 tsp cayenne
garlic powder to taste
salt & pepper to taste
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 oz Hennessy
1 oz soy sauce
1 oz honey
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
Grace Guava Jelly 4 oz (melted)
Mix all the sauce ingredients together and warm in a saucepan. Set the sauce aside. (taste as you go to make sure that you like the flavor). Lightly season your wings with the paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and the salt & pepper. Spray wings and air fryer basket with oil. Preheat your air fryer if required for the air fryer that you are you using. Air Fry your chicken wings at 375 degrees until cooked crispy (25-35 mins) depending on your air fryer and preference). I always use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of my wings and you should too, especially if you are new to air frying.
Immediately after removing them from the air fryer, toss your wings in the sauce.
*OPTIONAL: if you like your wings extra crispy: After you mix with the sauce, place wings back in the air fryer on 400 degrees for 5 minutes.
Serve with your favorite side, fries, carrot, celery etc.
- The Best thing about making a sauce is that you can taste it prior to putting it over your chicken wings. In other words, don’t take yourself so seriously, if you taste your sauce and you don’t like the flavor, feel free to add things to reach your desired flavor.
- Don’t over-season your chicken wings in the beginning because you have to remember that they are putting a sauce on top of the wings which is another layer of flavor. Therefore, I recommend lightly seasoning the chicken wings before putting it in the air fryer.
- The key to crispy chicken wings in the air fryer that resembles a deep-fry texture is high heat and using enough oil to get the skin crispy. I typically use olive oil or avocado oil to air fry my chicken wings
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