Bourbon Chicken Wings

Bourbon Chicken Wings uses the  air fryer  to cook wings until crisp and tosses them in a deliciously tangy Bourbon Street sauce.
Bourbon Chicken Wings

Bourbon Chicken Wings

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Bourbon Chicken Wings is my recipe of the day with the blogging group Sunday Funday. We post on Sundays with the same topic and  this week we’re doing recipes for  Mardis Gras and Fat Tuesday.

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Bourbon Chicken Wings

My  choice was  to do  some wings in Bourbon Sauce. Since I haven’t  posted in awhile. I think the  last  time was with a sugar-free sauce. It didn’t  include actual  bourbon either.  Although this one does. Just a little bit- why not?

We love wings too and I wanted to do them  in my air-fryer, since  it works so well. I also split the batch, doing half in my air-fryer and the other half in my Breville air-fryer. I did end up getting  the extra air fryer so I could compare the cook times. And as well, it  is great  if I want to do  something like fries with my  meal.

I coat  the wings with cornstarch which really helps with the crisp texture. The sauce amount  I would describe as “extra” (I  could  manage with half and store the  rest  in the  fridge) but  you could double batch and  use it  up. Or just whisk up  half a recipe of  sauce.

I like it sauce though, especially if I have something like  rice or  fried rice to go with. A little extra sauce for rice is  always a plus.


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Bourbon Chicken Wings

Bourbon Chicken Wings

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Bourbon Chicken Wings

Bourbon Chicken Wings

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Cajun
Servings 18 wings
Calories 71 kcal


  • 1 Air Fryer



  • 2-1/2 pounds chicken wing sections
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Bourbon Sauce (yield 1-1/4 cups):

  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 4 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger root
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon whisky


  • Prepare bourbon sauce by whisking together ingredients in a small saucepan until it comes to a boil.
  • Cook sauce about one minute or until thickened. Set aside until needed.
  • Pat wings dry and season with salt and pepper.
  • Toss wings with cornstarch evenly then drizzle with oil and toss again.
  • Place wings on the rack of a preheated air fryer and cook at 400-450 (depending on your model) for about 25-30 minutes, or until browned and crisp, turning 2-3 times during the cooking process.
  • Toss wings with sauce and serve hot. The full amount results in nicely saucy wings, but you can probably adequately coat two orders of wings if used more sparingly.


From the kitchen of


Calories: 71kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 3gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 166mgPotassium: 40mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 81IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Bourbon Street Chicken
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3 responses

    • On the Cosori air fryer, the temp only goes up to 400F while the Breville goes to 450F. The cooking result was the same except for a couple minutes apart. Obviously you can do more food at one time in the Breville. It is still good to have the secondary, in case you want to do air fries or something while you do something else in the Breville. The Cosori pops away for storage, very lightweight and easy to store.

  1. My husband loves chicken wings and love to try different flavours. I am loving reading all the ingredients that are going into making that Bourbon Sauce and that using that to flavour. Delicious recipe

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