Chicken wing drumettes (the upper part of the wing) are a smart choice for air frying—their small size means you don’t have to spend all day cooking endless batches. Traditional drumettes require tons of oil to guarantee maximum crispy goodness; this genius recipe gets it done with just a tablespoon of super-flavorful sesame oil. To get them extra crispy, give the drumettes a turn during cooking. Serve these Asian-inspired wings over brown rice, or double the recipe and serve as an appetizer.

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Recipe Summary

15 mins
40 mins
Serves 2 (serving size: 5 chicken drumettes)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Place chicken in single layer in air fryer basket; coat well with cooking spray. Cook at 400°F until skin is very crispy, 30 minutes, turning drumettes over halfway through cooking.

  • Meanwhile, stir together vinegar, honey, stock, soy sauce, oil, crushed red pepper, and garlic in a small skillet. Bring to a simmer over medium-high; cook until slightly thickened and almost syrupy, 6 minutes. Place drumettes in a medium bowl. Add honey mixture, and toss to coat. Sprinkle with peanuts and chives.

Nutrition Facts

488 calories; fat 30g; saturated fat 7g; protein 25g; fiber 1g; sugars 26g; added sugar 26g; sodium 409mg.