These Sweet Chili Chicken Wings are bursting with Asian flavors that will please a crowd. This easy air fryer recipe (using the Ninja Foodi) will become a go to appetizer. Pair with Sriracha Ranch Dip for the perfect finish.
Dab chicken wings with a paper towel to ensure they are dry. Add the chicken wings to a zip-lock bag with baking powder and spices. Close the bag (making sure all the air is out) and toss everything together until the wings are coated.
Spray the metal rack (or basket) insert with cooking spray and arrange the chicken wings in a single layer. Close the Ninja Foodi lid and hit AIR CRISP, then set the TEMP to 400 degrees F, then set the TIME to 20 minutes and hit START. While the chicken wings are cooking make the sweet chili sauce.*See Recipe Notes for oven instructions!
At 10 minutes open the lid and toss/flip the chicken wings with tongs to avoid them from sticking. Close the lid and allow them to cook for the remaining 10 minutes.
Once the time has expired check the internal temperature to ensure they are cooked though. Allow them to rest for 5 minutes before tossing in the sweet chili sauce.
Sweet Chili Sauce
Combine all ingredients into a small saucepan and heat over medium heat on the stove. Bring the sauce to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer stirring until the sauce has reduced and has slightly thickened. Keep sauce warm until chicken wings are finished.
Toss or dip the cooked chicken wings in the sauce. I like to make sure they are thoroughly coated.
Place the sauced chicken wings in a single layer on a greased cookie sheet with wire rack insert. Broil the chicken wings on the top rack on HIGH for 2-4 minutes. Stick close to the oven and check the wings often, they can burn quickly! Once the sauce is sticky and the wings have some color remove them from the oven. Serve warm with optional garnishes and Sriracha Ranch.
Sriracha Ranch Dip
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir to combine. Serve with warm Sweet Chili Chicken Wings.
Leftover Storage: Store leftover chicken wings in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Rewarm in the microwave until warmed through.
Oven Option: Follow recipe instructions for chicken wing prep. When ready to cook, heat oven to 425 degrees F and arrange wings in a single layer on a greased cookie sheet with a wire rack insert. Cook wings for 40 minutes (flipping halfway though) or until cooked through. Follow the recipe instructions for Sweet Chili Sauce and broiling the sauced wings.
Air Fryer Notes: I use the Ninja Foodi air fryer for this recipe. If you have a different air fryer that is fine, but the cook time and settings may vary. You may need to cook the chicken wings more or less depending on your air fryer. Please check them to make sure they are completely cooked through before eating. Also, if you have a smaller air fryer (mine is 16.5 quarts) you may need to cook the wings in multiple batches.