You guys already know how much we love our air fryers. Let us just say that we will probably never be making wings another way as long as we live! Just wait until you experience how crispy these little guys get in the air fryer. Will this magical kitchen appliance ever stop blowing our minds!? TBD.
Recently, one of our favorite brands, Soom Foods, launched a new product called “silan”. Silan is made from 100% steamed and pressed dates to create a date syrup. We’re big fans of using dates for added sweetness in recipes, so naturally, we were eager to take this new product for a spin.
If you’ve ever done or even considered doing Whole30, you know that it’s pretty tough to find or make a Whole30-approved BBQ sauce, given the whole no-honey-or-maple-syrup thing. Dates can be used for added sweetness on Whole30, but sometimes it’s tough to blend dates without being left with small, chewy date chunks. Soom Silan to the rescue!
If you’re not doing Whole30, you can absolutely use honey or pure maple syrup for sweetness here, and Worcestershire in place of coconut aminos. You can also try using tomato sauce in place of ketchup if you’re unable to find a sugar-free or reduced-sugar ketchup.
Lastly, if you don’t have an air fryer, you can absolutely still enjoy this recipe. Just use the cooking instructions from our 5-Ingredient Hot Honey Wings, but keep all of the ingredients here the same.
Air Fryer BBQ Wings
- 3 lb party wings
- 2 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- olive oil spray
For BBQ glaze:
- 1/3 cup ketchup; we used Primal Kitchen Organic Unsweetened Ketchup to make this Whole30 approved, but any sugar-free or reduced-sugar ketchup works.
- 1 tbsp coconut aminos (or Worcestershire sauce)
- 1 tbsp Soom Foods Silan (or natural sweetener of choice)
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp hot sauce
- 1 tsp arrowroot starch
- 1/4 tsp mustard powder
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- Pat chicken wings dry and place in a large mixing bowl.
- Add cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt to bowl and toss until wings are evenly coated.
- Lightly spray air fryer basket with oil spray. Arrange wings in a single layer in basket, being careful not to overcrowd the air fryer.
- Set air fryer to 400°F for 25 minutes, shaking every 5 minutes to ensure wings don’t stick and are evenly cooked. Do this in batches until all wings are cooked.
- When wings have about 5 minutes remaining, combine all ingredients for BBQ glaze in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until simmering.
- Reduce heat to low and allow to simmer for a few minutes, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens. Take off heat and set aside until wings are done.
- Add cooked wings to a large mixing bowl, and pour BBQ glaze over. Gently toss until wings are evenly coated.
- Serve with dipping sauce of your choice, or on their own (because they’re just that good!).
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 6-8 wings