Oh yes! Give me a plate (or two) or air fryer Hooter’s hot wings and I am one happy guy! Sure, the traditional method involves deep frying and that’s the way to do up the classic if you have the time, deep fryer and oil. If not, the air fryer makes for some mighty respectable wings that are just hot enough, just crunchy enough, and are oh so delicious! These wings are the way wings should be, and they’re crazy easy to make!
Air fryer Hooter’s hot wings take me right back to the first time I visited a Hooter’s. I went to the original store in Clearwater, FL and ordered up a big ole plate of wings and proceeded to get at it! Man, did I ever fall in love with wings right there and then. And so here I am, many years later, still enjoying Hooter’s great wings! Stop by one of the restaurants to purchase some breading and sauce (and heck, get some wings while you’re there). You can also order them online.
I love wings out of my air fryer. I never thought I would, but the ease and flavor and crunchy skin made a believer out of me!
Air Fryer Hooter’s Hot Wings
- 6 chicken wings flats and drumettes separated, tips saved to make stock
- Hooter's Wing Breading
- non-stick spray such as canola, vegetable, olive oil or coconut oil
- Hooter's Hot Wing Sauce
- dressing Ranch or blue cheese, for dipping
- carrot sticks for serving
- celery sticks for serving (note: I like to shave my celery with a vegetable peeler first)
- Place wings into a resealable container. Add 1 tablespoon of the breading. Seal and shake to coat. Open the container and check for breading that isn't adhering to the wings. If there isn't any (i.e. it's all stuck to the wings!) you might want to add bit more breading, seal, and shake again. If there's a bit of breading in the container that isn't stuck to the wings, you're good to go as as much is stuck as is gonna stick!
- Place the sealed wings into the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Lightly spray the basket of your air fryer with non-stick spray. Preheat per manufacturer's recommendation to 400 F.
- Lightly spray all sides of the wings with non-stick spray.
- Add the wings to the basket (be careful it's hot!). If you have trouble fitting them without overlapping, stand the drumettes along the sides of the basket.
- Cook wings for 10 minutes.
- Flip the wings and cook another 10 minutes.
- Remove wings from fryer and place in a bowl. Toss with the sauce.
- Serve with dressing and carrots and celery.
Nutritional values are approximate and will not include any store-bought wing sauce or seasoning nutritional values.