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A view from the front of hot honey chicken wings prepared in an air fryer.

Air Fryer Chicken Wings With A Hot Honey Glaze

Crispy air fryer chicken wings smothered with a sweet and spicy hot honey glaze. The result: the best chicken wings you have ever tasted!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 12 wings


  • 2 lbs. chicken wings trimmed (or you can trim them yourself, instructions are in the blog post!)
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1 7 oz. can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce We will use 1 whole chipotle and 3-4 tsp. adobo in this recipe.
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter I like to cut my butter into 4 individual pats, to encourage melting.
  • salt to taste (to season wings)
  • ranch dressing, queso fresco, chopped flat leaf parsley (optional - these are the ingredients I use to garnish my wings)


  • In a saucepan over medium low heat, combine honey, 1 whole chipotle pepper (with seeds), 3-4 tsp. adobo sauce, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. While the mixture is heating slowly, work on the chicken wings.
  • Pat chicken wings dry with a paper towel and season both sides with salt, to taste. Place wings in air fryer in one layer. No need to add additional oil - the wings will provide enough fat for the air frying process.
  • Air fry chicken wings for 10 minutes on 360°F. Using tongs, flip the chicken wings over and air fry for another 10 minutes at 360°F. For extra crispy wings, cook for 5 additional minutes at 390°F. Wings are done with they reach an internal temperature of 165°F.
  • While your chicken wings are cooking, add butter to the mixture on the stove and stir. Once the butter is melted, strain sauce into a large bowl, using a fine mesh strainer. This process will remove the seeds and the whole chipotle pepper.
  • When the wings are fully cooked, toss them in the sauce, making sure to coat the wings completely. Garnish and serve immediately. I like to garnish with a drizzle of ranch dressing, crumbled queso fresco, and a sprinkle of flat leaf parsley.