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These Super Easy, 3 Ingredient, Air Fryer, Thai Curry Chicken Wings are so fast to prepare, you can easily multi-task after a long day and make your family happy. My family gobbled them up and said they were delicious. They are also totally adaptable to your favorite version of Thai curry. The air-fryer was practically invented for chicken wings. They cook in a 3rd of the time, my wife didn't think I did it right until they came out okay. This recipe cooks in 18-20 minutes, depending on what machine you have.
Background content: This is a great dish for any time of year but especially when you have social gatherings. Superbowl season, pool parties, it's so easy that you can fit it into anything.
This was inspired by my other Thai curry wings recipe that have been very popular on this site, and pairs well with this amazing healthier homemade Sriracha mayo recipe.
I simply searched in Google for the top air fryer chicken wing recipe, which at the time was this.
The ingredients are so simple if you use a premade curry paste. You can also make your own curry paste and then, of course, it will be a lot more work, but very fresh and healthy.
- 1 Pound Raw Chicken Wings Pieces
- 1, 4 oz can of Thai Curry Paste, I used Chu Chi
- Canola Oil
See the recipe card for quantities.
This has to be the easiest recipe I've ever written. Once you have the chicken wings broken into the size you need, you just rub a little oil and the curry paste into the wings. See below.
Add some oil onto the wings and rub them into the chicken, then rub your favorite curry paste into the wings.
Spray some oil on the inside of the air fryer and air fry for 18 minutes.
Make Sure they Come out Crispy Done and Cooked through and Serve with Your Dressing and Carrots, Celery, and whatever you Crave!
Or just serve them by themselves!
Hint: Spraying a little oil on the basket, depending on which variety you have will help with it not sticking to the sides. I recommend checking the brand of air-fryer you own for exact times. It goes so much faster with an air-fryer, the circulating air doesn't have to pre-heat.
If you know how to make the recipe fit a certain diet, let the reader know here. Don't fake it - only provide guidance on topics you have actual experience with.
- Home-made curry pastes - instead of store-bought, try making your own curry paste. We have several recipes for different types on this website. Try one of these if you want something really fresh tasting.
- Vegetarian - LOL! Let me know when tofurkey or someone invents vegan chicken wings. If you find them, which I'm sure you might, please tell me the brand so I can try this with them.
Even if your reader doesn't follow a specific diet (eg. gluten free), they may have friends or family that they're cooking for that could use this. This is also a great idea to link out to another blogger with a similar recipe that fits a different diet.
There are so many variations of Thai curry pastes you can use to flavor the ones listed on our guide to curry page. Try some of these other variations, to remix it, again and again, to infinity and beyond.
- Spicy - add chili pepper flakes while cooking to imbue heat into the dish, our homemade Thai chili flake recipe, is really easy if you need ideas.
- Deluxe - Add some crushed Keffir Lime Leaves, parmesan, and Chives to make it visually striking and more flavorful.
- Kid-friendly - Add potato chips to the side and or whatever else your munchkins like. this is pretty kid friendly as is, but potato chips and bacon bites always go a long way to make a kiddo happy.
If you need an air-fryer, we love our Comfee air fryer. We got it on black Friday, It has a nifty, play pause button that looks like what you had on your old mp3 player. Super easy to use and clean, use our affiliate link to support this blog. Put it in your cart for black friday, or cyber Monday, they offered a really good deal when we did it.
This recipe probably won't need to be stored if you are like that. They were all gone immediately but if you do need to freeze or refrigerate them I would think they would be good for at least a week. When in doubt, throw it out though, is always a good rule of thumb.
Shake the wings and turn them with tongs about halfway through to get them evenly crispy. Try not to get too much curry paste on any one part.
Super Easy, 3 Ingredient, Air Fryer, Thai Curry Chicken Wings
- 1 Air Fryer
- 2 Pounds Chicken Wings Unseasoned, Separated already
- 4 oz Curry paste You choose the type, approximately 2 tablespoons
- 1 tablespoon Canola Oil
- Separate the chicken wings into normal 1-2 inch sections if they don't come that way.
- In a bowl, cover the wings evenly with oil, I used my hands.
- In the same bowl, cover the wings, evenly with curry paste, again, I used my hands.
- Place the wings, evenly spaced in the air-fryer basket.
- Turn on the air-fryer and set to air-fry for 18 minutes, hitting the start button, depending on your unit, it will be different for each model. Check after 18 minutes and use your thermometer to make sure it is at least 160 degrees internally for safety. Cooking longer if need be.
- Check on your wings and shake at least half way through, and separate and turn with tongs to make sure they are evenly cooked.
- Make sure they are cooked to at least 160 degrees with a food thermometer and do it in more than one batch if nessesary, depending on the size of your air-fryer basket.
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove
See more guidelines at USDA.gov.
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