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)
- In a small bowl mix tomato sauce, taco seasoning, hot sauce ( I used Cholula), Worcestershire, lime juice and agave nectar together.
- After mixing all the items together set half of the sauce aside to use to cover the wings after they are cooked (sticky wings).
- Place the remaining sauce in a gallon sized Ziploc bag. Then take unfrozen chicken wings and add to the Ziploc bag.
- Refrigerate anywhere from 2 hours to 24.
- Once the wings are done marinating, pat them dry before placing them in the air-fryer.
- 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.
- While the wings are extremely hot, place them in a medium or large bowl.
- Add the remaining sauce to the hot chicken and shake in the bowl to make sure all the wings are covered.
- Allow wings to cool and the sauce will dry on the wings. (roughly 10 minutes)
- 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