Air Fryer Fish Sauce Chicken Wings
These Vietnamese Fish Sauce Chicken Wings (Canh Ga Chien Nuoc Mam) are made in the air fryer in just 30 minutes. They are crispy and coated with a tasty savory-sweet sauce.
Servings: 3 people
- 1.5 lbs chicken wings, cut into drumettes and flats, pat dry
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 tablespoon water
- 1 1/2 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1 1/3 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- black pepper
Preheat air fryer if recommended in the manual.
Toss the chicken drumettes and flats with salt. Then place them in the air fryer basket without overlapping. Cook at 320F (160C) for about 20-24 minutes. My 220V air fryer has a 2200 watt heating system and I just need to cook for 20 minutes. If yours is less powerful, I recommend increasing the temperature to 340-350F (170-180C).
When time is up, open the basket and shake if needed. Then increase the temperature to 400F (200C) and cook for about 6-7 minutes or until the wings are crispy.
While crisping up the wings in the air fryer, place a small pan over medium heat. Combine water, fish sauce and honey and heat until the mixture starts to bubble. Add garlic and black pepper, stir and simmer the sauce for a few more seconds until fragrant and thickened.
Place chicken wings in a mixing bowl, drizzle the sauce and toss to coat the wings evenly. Serve immediately.
Cooking time may also vary depending on air fryer brands and how many wings you cook and how large they are. My Philips XXL air fryer has a 2200-watt heating system. So if your air fryer is less powerful, you may need to experiment and increase cooking time.
You may also need to shake the basket for even cooking depending on your air fryer.
Taste the sauce and adjust with more water or honey to achieve your desired sweetness or saltiness.
These fish sauce wings can be prepared ahead. First, cook them at the lower temperature and set aside. Then when you need to serve them, put them back in the air fryer and crisp up at high temperature.
An extra prepping step you can do is to brine the wings in lightly salted water for several hours, together with some aromatics such as garlic and lemongrass, to eliminate poultry smell.
Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 990mg | Potassium: 217mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg