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air fryer chipotle-citrus wings

Air Fryer Citrus-Chipotle Wings

  • Author: Jess Bunn
  • Total Time: <40 Minutes
  • Yield: 2 - 4 Servings


A gorgeous fusion between tangy citrus and zingy chipotle, these double-fried air fryer wings are my new favourite quick and delicious snack. 


  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 8 whole wings, 16 winglets
  • 1 tsp each salt and sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp chipotle spice or paste
  • 1 clementine, zested (reserve half for frying the chicken, and the other half for the dusting mix) and juiced
  • 4 Tbsp/40g cornflour

Dusting spice mix

  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 lime, zested
  • reserved 1/2 clementine zest
  • 1/2 tsp dried chipotle spice


  1. Make the marinade. Grate two cloves of garlic into a  bowl. Add 1 teaspoon each of salt, sugar and chipotle spice or paste as well as the oil. Zest the clementine, setting aside half of the zest for the dusting spice mix.
  2. Add the zest and all of the juice to the marinade and stir to combine. Toss with the wings and leave to marinade as long as possible, minimum 20 minutes.
  3. Remove the wings from the marinade and toss with cornflour until well coated.
  4. Place the wings into the air fryer at 175 degrees C on air fry for 10 minutes. Turn, and cook for a further 5 minutes at 205 degrees C.
  5. While the wings are cooking, make the dusting spice mix. Add the zest of half a lime, the reserved clementine zest, a teaspoon of chipotle spice, gochugaru or chilli flakes.
  6. Toss the wings with the spice mix and serve.
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: Mexican-inspired


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 500.02kcal
  • Sugar: 6.25g
  • Sodium: 975.36mg
  • Fat: 29.17g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.08g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 17.86g
  • Trans Fat: 0.13g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.72g
  • Fiber: 0.95g
  • Protein: 40.36g
  • Cholesterol: 248.83mg

Keywords: Air Fryer Citrus-Chipotle Wings

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