Try this easy and delicious air fryer Korean chicken wings recipe! 

Air fried chicken wings are coated with sticky and addictive Korean sauce. You can even choose the flavor you want from two of the most popular Korean fried chicken sauces I will share below!

What’s more; it is super easy to make and you can start gobbling them up in less than 30 minutes using an Airfryer.

Finger licking korean chicken wings

Below is an affiliate link to a packet of Korean style chilli chicken wings if you do not have time to make this recipe. Taste just like the homemade version

Typically Korean fried chicken is deep fried in oil; Twice to make it extra crispy, but today’s recipe is air fried instead. So people who don’t appreciate deep fried oily chicken can enjoy the Korean fried chicken flavour too. Chicken wings are a great cut to cook in an air fryer as wings are naturally greasier parts of chicken. So you don’t even need additional oil to coat.


I have tasted different sauces for Korean fried chicken however i,ll recommend the sweet and spicy sauce which is universal for this recipe known as gochujang and ketchup based “Sweet and Spicy Sauce”.

This sauce is very easy to make. You just need to combine all the ingredients in a sauce pan and bring to boil, cool down then brush the sauce over the air fried chicken wings.

gochujang and ketchup based “Sweet and Spicy Sauce”

This is to minimize the chicken wings getting overly soggy. Coated chicken wings become sticky, very flavourful, and moreish. They will disappear in no time when you serve them.

Below is an affiliate link to this sauce if you have no time to make it. Taste just like the homemade sauce


Typically Korean fried chicken is served with pickled radish so they will go well with these air fried chicken wings too. I also think. Pickled cucumber, lemon, Korean macaroni salad and corn cheese will also make a great companion as well.  

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Air Fryer Korean Chicken Wings

Super delicious Korean chicken wings made in air fryer. These wings are coated with sticky, and finger-licking delicious sauce!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine korean
Servings 4
Calories 389 kcal


  • 1 Air fryer
  • 1 food brush to coat the sauce on the chicken wings
  • 1 sauce or non stick frying pan


  • 2 pound 900 g chicken wings
  • 2 tbsp rice wine
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tbsp ginger powder
  • pinch  ground black pepper


  • 1.5  Tbsp  ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp (Korean chilli paste) Gogunjang
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp brown sauce
  • 1 tbsp soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame oil


  • 1/2 handful Sesame seeds
  • 1/2 green onion sliced thinly


  • In a bowl, place the chicken wings and add rice wine. Mix them well and set aside it for 5 mins.
  • Gently shake off the liquid from the wings and place them into a clean bowl. (Discard any residual liquid in the bowl from step.1). Add the onion powder, garlic powder, salt, ginger powder, and ground black peppers. Mix them well.
  • spray some cooking oil onto the air fryer basket. Place the seasoned chicken into the basket without overlapping too much. Set the air fryer temperature at 200 C / 400 F and cook each side for 10 mins or until the chicken wings are crisp and golden brown outside. Just note that the cook time may vary depending on your air fryer.
  • Make your choice of chicken wing sauce following the instructions below.


  • In a sauce pan, combine all sauce ingredients. Bring it to boil over medium low heat while stirring often. Once the sauce starts bubbling and thickens (about 4-5 mins), remove from the heat. Cool down the sauce for 3-5 mins.
  • Place the air fried chicken onto a lined sheet pan. Gently coat the chicken with your choice of sauce using a basting brush. Once all the chicken is coated with the sauce, serve.


Coleslaw salad, Korean macaroni cheese, corn cheese or Pickled radish will go well with these chicken wings. Leftover chicken can be refrigerated for a day or two and eaten cold or reheated.
  • 1 Tbsp = 15 ml, 1 Cup = 250 ml
  • Each sauce above is more than enough for 1 kg /2 pounds of chicken wings respectively, so you may have some extra sauce at hand after cooking. This extra can be used as a dipping sauce for those who like extra saucy chicken wings.
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