HOW TO COOK CHICKEN WINGS IN A TOASTER OVEN
When it comes to appetizers, chicken wings go beyond just game day. With the help of a toaster or countertop oven, you can easily elevate your standard wing order with delicious new ingredients right at home. Experiment with flavors from a spicy apricot glaze or a chili garlic marinade to make wings as a mouthwatering appetizer or weekday dinner.
Learn how to cook chicken wings in a toaster oven to begin creating unique and delicious recipes right at home.
IS IT BETTER TO FRY OR BAKE CHICKEN WINGS?
Baking chicken wings in the oven or using a countertop appliance like an air fryer or toaster oven is an ideal way for those who want to cut down on the oil when cooking. While deep frying uses oil to heat through chicken, both air frying and baking offer a convenient solution that uses a fraction of the oil. Opt for an air fryer or oven with an air fry setting for the classic crispy finish without deep frying.
Depending on your cooking preferences, consider all three options to find the one best suited to your needs.
TOASTER OVEN CHICKEN WING RECIPE
Crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside, chicken wings are perfect for a KitchenAid® countertop oven thanks to its many cooking modes and settings. Use your air fryer model to produce the following recipe as a base for making your own delicious flavor combinations.
- Ground black pepper
- Dried herbs, seasonings and other flavors of your choice
KitchenAid® countertop oven
KitchenAid® blender (optional)
Medium bowl (optional)
Plastic wrap (optional)
STEP 1: PREHEAT
Start by preheating your KitchenAid® countertop oven to 400 °F with the Air Fry setting selected.
STEP 2: PREP THE WINGS
Season the chicken wings with salt and pepper. Pour the flour in a small bowl and mix in any additional dried herbs or seasonings. Roll each wing in the flour, tapping off excess. Spray a little cooking oil on the air fryer basket before adding the wings to help prevent sticking. Lightly spray each wing with cooking oil before placing them on your air fryer basket, making sure to leave a little space between each one
STEP 3: BAKE THE WINGS
Bake the wings for 18-20 minutes. Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the wings has reached 165 ℉ at the thickest part, without touching the bone. Continue to cook as needed.
STEP 4: PREP YOUR RUB OR SAUCE
Make sure your sauce is prepared while the chicken wings are cooking. Get creative with your KitchenAid® blender by creating your own sauces, like this flavor-packed hibiscus glaze or charred pepper salsa. Once prepped, simply add ingredients to your blender jar and puree for around 10 seconds or until all ingredients are fully combined.
STEP 5: FINISH THE WINGS
Transfer wings to a bowl and immediately toss in sauce, or serve alongside a dipping sauce of your choice.
WHAT ARE SOME TOASTER OVEN WING VARIATIONS?
There are countless ways to make chicken wings more flavorful and unique. For a classic flavor, try adding ranch dressing or hot sauce and butter as a marinade for your wings. Make them extra spicy with Buffalo sauce or create an Asian-inspired dish with a sweet chili glaze. For an extra crunchy texture, try coating your wings with a dry rub or baking powder before cooking for that ideal crispy, juicy bite.
HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN WING GLAZES, SAUCES AND RUBS
If you’re craving something delicious and packed with flavor, you can use your KitchenAid® blender to make different glazes, dry rubs and dipping sauces ideal for countless recipe creations like garlic parmesan, lemon pepper and even barbecue wings.
Hibiscus glazed chicken wings are a great opportunity to start exploring the capabilities of your KitchenAid® blender. Simply place your prepped glaze ingredients in the blender, give it a whirl and you’re ready to toss your wings in the delicious coating. Once your chicken is completely covered, pop them in your air fryer or oven and enjoy wings as bright and exciting as they are tasty.
Blenders by KitchenAid brand give you the ability to bring your culinary ideas to life. With models like the KitchenAid® Hibiscus K400 Blender, you can explore endless possibilities. Combine flavors and textures for a variety of recipes, whether it’s sauce for wings at your next party or a homemade soup on a rainy day.
TOASTER OVEN CHICKEN WING TIPS
A delicious appetizer or hearty dinner option is just minutes away with essential appliances like countertop toaster ovens, air fryers and blenders. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your homemade chicken wing recipe:
Preheat your oven and prepare all ingredients before starting. This ensures that you’re cooking at the correct temperature and saves time prepping while your wings are in the oven.
Be mindful of how much oil you use when spraying or brushing on chicken wings, taking care not to coat them too heavily. A light spray is all you need to achieve crispy results in an air fryer.
Mix about ½ teaspoon of baking soda into your flour mixture to help achieve an extra crispy finish
Experiment with different flavors by marinating your wings overnight or adding additional spices after roasting for an extra boost of flavor.
HOW DO I BAKE CHICKEN WINGS WITHOUT DRYING THEM OUT?
When baking chicken wings, it’s important to ensure that they are not over or undercooked to help prevent dryness. To do this, use a digital thermometer and check the temperature at the thickest part of each wing as well as in between joints, which should read at 165 °F.
HOW DO I KEEP CHICKEN WINGS WARM AND CRISPY BEFORE SERVING?
After your chicken wings have finished cooking, you can keep them crispy until ready to serve by turning on the Keep Warm setting on select KitchenAid® countertop ovens. When it comes time to serve, remove them from the oven and arrange the wings on a platter to be enjoyed immediately.
WHAT DO I SERVE WITH AIR FRIED CHICKEN WINGS?
Air fried chicken wings are a great appetizer or main dish that can be served with any number of sides. From roasted potatoes to a garden salad, there are plenty of options to pair with your wings. For some added crunch, try pairing them with raw or air fried veggies like celery and carrot sticks as well as a side of blue cheese dip.
For a more complete entrée, serve wings with a side of roasted vegetables, a plate of rice or grain-based dishes such as quinoa. You can also create some delicious tacos or sandwiches with air fried wings taken off the bone for an easy lunch or dinner.
EXPLORE KITCHENAID® COUNTERTOP OVENS
From delicious chicken wings to crispy French fries, KitchenAid® countertop ovens offer a wide range of cooking settings to bring out the best in everyone’s favorite dishes. With its sleek design, this appliance is ideal for any home chef looking for a convenient way to try new recipes with helpful settings like Air Fry or Convection Bake. Browse the full selection of KitchenAid® countertop ovens today and start creating mouthwatering meals right at home.
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