Foil raped chicken wings

  1. Marinate the Wings:
    • In a large bowl, combine soy sauce, honey, olive oil, garlic powder, ginger powder, and red pepper flakes (if using).
    • Toss the chicken wings in the marinade, ensuring they are well coated.
    • Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or overnight for deeper flavor.
  2. Prepare the Foil:
    • Cut large sheets of aluminum foil, enough to wrap batches of wings (about 4-5 wings per piece of foil).
    • Lightly oil the foil to prevent sticking.
  3. Wrap the Wings:
    • Place a portion of wings on each sheet of foil.
    • Fold the foil over the wings and seal the edges, forming a packet that allows for some space around the wings for heat circulation.

Cooking Process

  1. Preheat the Air Fryer:
    • Set your air fryer to 400°F (200°C). Preheating helps to start the cooking process quickly and evenly.
  2. Cook the Wings:
    • Place the foil packets in the air fryer basket. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to cook them in batches.
    • Cook for about 20 minutes. Halfway through, flip the packets to ensure even cooking.
  3. Finishing Touches:
    • If you desire a crispy skin, carefully open the foil packets and cook the wings uncovered for an additional 5 minutes.

Serving Suggestions

  • Presentation: Serve the wings hot from the air fryer, perhaps garnished with sesame seeds and sliced green onions for an extra touch of flavor and color.
  • Sides: Accompany the wings with dipping sauces like blue cheese dressing, ranch, or a spicy Sriracha mayo. Light sides, such as a cucumber salad or coleslaw, complement the rich flavors of the wings.
  • Beverages: A cold beer or a refreshing iced tea pairs wonderfully with the savory wings.


Foil wrapped chicken wings cooked in an air fryer are a fantastic way to enjoy this popular appetizer or main dish with less oil and no mess. The wings come out moist inside with a chance of crispiness outside if finished uncovered. The technique of using foil within an air fryer combines the benefits of steaming and roasting, making it a versatile approach for delicious results.

Would you like to explore more air fryer recipes or need tips on making the perfect marinades for your next batch of wings?

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