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Saucy Taco Chicken Wings

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • Breville Smart-Air Oven



  • 4 pounds chicken wing sections about 24

Pan-Fried Wings Seasoning:

  • salt and black pepper for chicken
  • cooking oil

Air-Fried Wings Seasoning:

  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon Old El Paso taco seasoning
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil


  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 cup Texas Pete Louisiana style hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup taco sauce not chunky salsa
  • 4 teaspoons taco seasoning

Avocado-Ranch Dipping Sauce and Celery:

  • 1 avocado mashed
  • 1/2 cup Ranch dressing
  • celery sticks optional


Sauce Directions:

  • Mix dipping sauce and wing sauce and set aside. I have also occasionally just used ranch dressing as a dip, depending if I have avocado on hand.

Pan-Fried Directions:

  • Pat wings dry and season with salt and black pepper.
  • Heat oil in a large deep skillet about 2-inches deep but no more than half full.
  • Fry wings in oil, turning to cook other side, about 25-35 minutes, depending on wing side, or until browned and crisp with a safe internal temperature over 165F.
  • Drain wings on paper toweling and keep warm.
  • Toss wings in sauce to coat and serve with celery sticks and dipping sauce.

Air-Fryer Directions:

  • Line Breville Smart Air Oven broiler pan with nonstick foil and place on shelf 7-8.
  • Spray mesh air fryer basker with nonstick spray and place on shelf 3-4.
  • Rinse wings and pat dry.
  • Sprinkle with seasonings, drizzle with 2 teaspoons olive oil and toss wings to coat them evenly.
  • Place on mesh on a single layer.
  • Air fry for 30 minutes at 425F. turning several times during cooking.
  • Toss wings in sauce.


From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com
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