This is a recipe for Hooter’s wings cooked in the air fryer. They’re crispy, a little spicy, and definitely juicy! Perfect as an appetizer for parties or as a meal at home.
Air fryer wings are already super delicious and a tad healthier than deep-frying, but how about trying a Hooter’s copycat wing recipe?
The coating gives them a nice crunch and the sauce adds a little kick of heat.
Ingredients for Hooter’s Copycat Wings:
- Thawed Wings (Tips Removed) or Wingettes/Drumettes
- Smoked Paprika
- Garlic Powder
- Cayenne Pepper
For Hooter’s Wing Sauce You Will Need:
- Frank’s Red Hot Sauce -or- Lousiana Hot Sauce
How to Make Hooter’s Air Fryer Wings:
- Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl and toss your wings to coat them.
- Allow them to chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour to let the coating adhere to the chicken wings. Otherwise, it does come off rather easily when you handle them.
Can you use Pam nonstick spray in an air fryer?
It’s best not to. Air fryer baskets actually do not tolerate the aerosol spray. It begins peeling the coating off the basket.
How do you get the food to stop sticking? Use a non-aerosol spray bottle of olive oil, or you can rub coconut oil directly on the basket.
Also lightly spraying your chicken before cooking it allows the chicken to crisp up.
- Cook the chicken at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes, flip and cook for another 10 minutes.
- While they cook in the air fryer, melt your butter and add your hot sauce to it. You can use either Frank’s Red Hot Sauce or Lousiana’s Hot Sauce. Both are great choices!
- Once your chicken is done cooking in the air fryer, toss them with your buttery hot sauce mixture. They’re great for dipping in ranch or this homemade blue cheese sauce!
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