Air-Fryer Peri Peri Chicken Wings

Air fryer piri piri or peri peri chicken wings have a crisp exterior, and are doused in a tangy Nando’s style spicy periperi pepper  sauce.

Air-Fryer Peri Peri Chicken Wings

Air-Fryer Peri Peri Chicken WIngs

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

My recipe of the day is for peri peri chicken wings (also called piri piri). These spicy  wings are made in an air-fryer with a crispy  coating.

I  am posting this recipe with  the Eat the World blogging group. This month centers on  Portuguese recipes.

Air-Fryer Peri Peri Chicken Wings

Recipes for peri peri (or piri piri) chicken aren’t much found  in Portugal itself, but are recipes  made by Portuguese settlers in colonies such as Mozambique  and South Africa, using Portuguese peppers. So really it is a bit of Portuguese cooking that Africans have come to love more than anyone else.

Eat the World Cooking Challenge

I am posting this recipe today  as part of Eat the World, where each month a group of adventurous bloggers takes on making a recipe from a different part of the globe. This month, the topic was Portugal.

Destination: Portugal

Check out all the wonderful Portuguese dishes prepared by fellow Eat the World members and share with #eattheworld. Click here to find out how to join and have fun exploring a country a month in the kitchen with us!

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Air Fryer Peri Peri Chicken Wings

Air-Fryer Peri Peri Chicken Wings

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Air-Fryer Peri Peri Chicken Wings

Air-Fryer Peri Peri Chicken WIngs

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine African, Portuguese
Servings 3


For wings:

  • 1-1/4 pounds chicken wing sections about 12 pieces
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and black pepper

Nando's Style Peri Peri Sauce (makes 2/3 cup):

  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 3 tablespoons Louisiana cayenne pepper sauce
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons ground peri peri pepper
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Mix together peri peri wing sauce and set aside.
  • Season wing sections with salt and pepper, then dredge in cornstarch, shaking off excess.
  • Place wings on mesh tray and airfry/bake at convection at 390F for 35-40 minutes, turning every ten minutes or so, or until chicken is browned and crispy.
  • Toss wings in sauce and serve.


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Air-Fryer Peri Peri Chicken Wings

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