Air Fryer Crispy Salt & Pepper Chicken Wings Recipe

Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Serves: 4 


  • 1-1.2kg pack of chicken wings (or approx. 16 wings)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp Shaoxing rice wine or Japanese mirin
  • 30g plain flour
  • ½ tsp white pepper
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • sunflower oil spray
  • 1 red chilli, finely sliced
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced
  • optional: peppers and white onion

For the dipping sauce:

  • 4 tbsp light mayo
  • 100g natural yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 tsp mild curry powder


Step 1: Preheat your air fryer to 180 °C

Step 2: Toss the chicken wings in a large bowl with sesame oil and rice wine/mirin. Sprinkle over the flour, white pepper, ground ginger, salt and black pepper. Toss this until evenly coated.

Step 3: Working in two batches, spray the  basket of the air fryer with a little oil. Arrange half the chicken wings in a single layer with some space between them. Spray with oil and cook for 10 mins.

Step 4: Tip into a clean bowl and cook the next batch.

*if you have a dual basket air fryer, you can cook them simultaneously* 

Step 5: Add the sliced chilli, garlic and spring onion into the bowl with both batches of part-cooked chicken wings and shake well to coat. Add everything back into the air fryer and cook for 10-15 mins, until a deep golden brown colour and cooked throughout.

Step 6: Whilst this is cooking away, stir together the ingredients for the dipping sauce, cover and chill for 10 mins before serving with the cooked chicken wings.


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