Szechuan Air Fryer Wings

Szechuan Air Fryer Wings

Spicy crispy Szechaun Air Fryer Wings are everything you want in chicken wings!

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These wings are so addictive and easy to make that you’ll want to have them every day!

Szechaun Air Fryer Wings in a bowl with sesame seeds

Szechuan Air Fryer Wings

If you just started using an air fryer, Szechuan Air Fryer Wings are one of the easiest ways to get started. They are basically fail-proof and only take about 30-minutes total! All the flavor and no oil needed.

Simple Ingredients for Szechuan Air Fryer Wings:

One of the great things about the air fryer is that you need very little prep to get started.

  • Wings
  • Szechuan Sauce
  • Sesame Seeds

1. Chicken Wings:

When shopping, look for the wings labeled “Party Pack” to save yourself the time of having to trim the wings.

If you cannot find them packaged like this you will need to trim the wing into 3 pieces: the drummette, the flat piece, and the wingtip. Always discard the wingtip (or save for another use if you make your own chicken stock). Cut right at the joint to separate.

2. Szechuan Sauce:

We use our own homemade Szechaun Sauce, which we feature in our Spicy Szechuan Green Bean recipe for these delicious wings.

Wings with Szechuan Sauce
Add Szechuan Sauce at the end of cooking

This all-purpose Szechuan Sauce is one of our favorites. I like to make a big batch to keep in the refrigerator (in a glass jar). It’s great if I am short on time for a dinner idea – just add it to chicken and you’ve got a delicious meal.

The sauce can be made quickly while the wings are air frying. Basic Asian ingredients, such as soy sauce, Hoison sauce, oyster sauce, and sesame oil are blended for a magical taste.

How to make Chicken Wings in an air fryer

  • Preheat the air fryer to a temperature of 375°F
  • Make sure your chicken wings are super dry because this will help create a crisp skin
  • Salt and pepper the wings
  • Place in a single layer in the air fryer basket and start air frying
  • Cook for 25 minutes, shaking once at about the 15-minute mark
  • Prepare Szechuan Sauce
  • Remove wings and increase the temperature to 400°F
  • In a large bowl, toss wings in the Szechuan Sauce, coating well
  • Place wings back in the air fryer basket and cook for an additional 5 minutes
  • Return wings to the large bowl and toss with sesame seeds
  • Serve and enjoy!
Szechuan Air Fryer Wings
Szechuan Air Fryer Wings with Sesame Seeds

Love these Szechuan Air Fryer Wings? Try our other wing recipes too!

Still need an Air Fryer? We use the Philips Turbostar Air fryer.

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Szechuan Air Fryer Wings

Szechaun Air Fryer Wings are super flavorful and crispy. Make zesty wings in about 30-minutes in the air fryer and finish with an easy Szechuan sauce.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, snacks
Cuisine: American, Asian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 201kcal
Author: Cyndy Ufkes – The Art of Food and Wine


  • Air Fryer



  • 2 lbs chicken wings, tip removed
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper, freshly ground


  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Hoison sauce
  • 2 Tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper, freshly ground


  • 1 Tbsp Toasted sesame seeds



  • Preheat air fryer to 375°F
  • Trim, rinse, and pat wings very dry, Sprinkly with salt and pepper
  • Place wings in the fryer basket in a single layer.
  • Air fry for 25 minutes, shaking at the 15-minute mark.
  • Remove wings to a large bowl and increase heat to 400°F
  • Add Szechuan sauce to the wings and shake to coat well.
  • Return to the fryer basket and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Return to a large bowl and sprinkle with sesame seeds
    Serve and enjoy

Szechuan Sauce Instructions:

  • Combine all ingredients together in a large glass jar and whisk well to combine

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