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Taco Wings

  • Author: Elena
  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2.5 pounds of wings 1x


This taco wing recipe has all the great flavor of your favorite taco sauce with the tang of your favorite hot-sauce. The recipe is so easy whether you make it in the air fryer or the oven.


  • 2.5 pounds of Chicken wings
  • 8 oz. Tomato sauce
  • 4 tablespoons of taco seasoning (I used Costco brand spice islands)
  • 2 tablespoon hot sauce (I uses Cholula)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon lime juice (a quarter of fresh lime, est.)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of agave nectar (honey is a good substitute)


  1. In a small bowl mix tomato sauce, taco seasoning, hot sauce ( I used Cholula), Worcestershire, lime juice and agave nectar together.
  2. After mixing all the items together set half of the sauce aside to use to cover the wings after they are cooked (sticky wings).
  3. Place the remaining sauce in a gallon sized Ziploc bag. Then take unfrozen chicken wings and add to the Ziploc bag.
  4. Refrigerate anywhere from 2 hours to 24.
  5. Once the wings are done marinating, pat them dry before placing them in the air-fryer.
  6. In the air-fryer, cook them at 360 degrees for 20 minutes, shaking the basket to move them around half way through. Make sure internal temp reaches 165 degrees.
  7. While the wings are extremely hot, place them in a medium or large bowl.
  8. Add the remaining sauce to the hot chicken and shake in the bowl to make sure all the wings are covered.
  9. Allow wings to cool and the sauce will dry on the wings. (roughly 10 minutes)
  10. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.


For extra crispy wings, turn the air-fryer up to 390 when they are done and cook for an additional 5 minutes

To make the oven version bake at 360 degrees for 44 minutes. Turn the wings once halfway through.

For a homemade version of taco seasoning check out our recipe here.

  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: wings
  • Method: air-fryer
  • Cuisine: mexican

Keywords: taco wings

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