Korean Style Wings

I came across this recipe on my Instagram feed. The post was from #boredoflunch and the wings in his pictures look oh so good. This is the first air fryer recipe that I’ve ever tried. His sauce was easy to make, the ingredients easy to find at the local grocery, and the air frying instructions were simple to follow. I did watch a quick video on how to use the lid before starting; it is much easier to use than the actual Instant Pot itself.

note: as I’m tying in the ingredients, I just realized that I didn’t follow it precisely….by accident. The recipe calls for 2 teaspoons of 5-spice, 1 for the sauce and 1 for the wings. I ended up using both teaspoons for the sauce and separately sprinkled the 5-spice on the wings when I seasoned them with the salt and pepper. I also just noticed that he showed sesame OIL in the picture of ingredients, not sesame seeds. It was good though. But next time I’ll follow exactly to compare.


  • chicken wings
  • 8 TBL soy sauce
  • tsp garlic powder
  • 1 TBL hoisin sauce
  • 1 TBL sesame seeds hmm, should this be sesame oil or seeds? or both?
  • 4 TBL honey
  • 1 TBL chili purée
  • 2 tsp 5-Spice (1 for the sauce, 1 for the wings)
  • thumb sized piece of fresh ginger, minced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • low cal spray


  • Make your marinade of soy, hoisin, garlic powder, 5 Spice, chili purée, ginger, honey and sesame seeds
  • Add the wings to the Air Fryer* with a sprinkle of 5 Spice, salt and pepper and some low cal spray to crisp it up
  • After 10 minutes, take the wings out, shake and move the bottom ones to the top for an even cook
  • Back in again for 15 minutes but shake again after 10
  • At this point, the wings will have been in the air fryer for 25 minutes total.
  • Take the wings out and mix in the bowl with the marinade and then put back in the air fryer for a final bake of 4-5 minutes

* #boredoflunch says that these can be done in the oven as well. He recommends 200 degrees for 45 minutes then add the sauce and cook for another 15 minutes.

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