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Fish Sauce Air Fried Chicken Wings

by Kelly
Air Fried Chicken Wings mixed with fish sauce, calamansi, shallots, coriander and chilli. Made with an easy air fryer recipe

If you’re a fan of crispy chicken wings with a unique twist, this Fish Sauce Air Fried Chicken Wings recipe is sure to become your new favorite, and it’s so EASY to make! Combining the crispy goodness of air frying with the bold flavors of fish sauce and calamansi, these wings are have a savoury-sweet glaze and a hint of tanginess, a must-try for any food lover!

Start by marinating your chicken wings with a dash of salt and pepper to season it. Then coat the wings with a mixture of all-purpose flour, cornstarch, and a touch of baking soda. This blend results in an irresistibly crispy and golden exterior, making each wing a crunchy delight!

Next is to air fry the wings for a healthy oil-free kitchen (as opposed to deep frying). To enhance the crispiness and color of your wings, lightly coat them with oil before placing them in the air fryer. This simple step ensures your wings stay moist on the inside while achieving that golden crunch on the outside. color, and

Now, let’s talk about the star of the show – the flavorful sauce. The combination of calamansi, fish sauce, shallots, coriander, chili, and a hint of sugar creates a symphony of flavors that perfectly complements the crispy chicken wings. Calamansi, a citrus fruit widely used in Southeast Asian cuisine, adds a refreshing tang to the sauce, while fish sauce infuses it with a savory depth. The shallots and chili provide a hint of spice, while coriander adds a burst of freshness. The touch of sugar balances out the flavors, resulting in a sauce that’s both sweet and savory.

Once your chicken wings are air fried to a beautiful golden brown color, transfer them to a bowl, drizzle that delightful sauce over the wings and give them a good toss (be careful not to toss too high! 😂). The wings will soak up the sauce, ensuring that every bite is bursting with flavor.

Serve these Fish Sauce Air Fried Chicken Wings as an appetizer, a game day snack, or even as the main course for a memorable meal. My kids absolutely love fried chicken wings (like all kids 🙄), and these wings are sure to be a hit at any family gathering! So let’s get to it!

Watch How To Make It

Fish Sauce Air Fried Chicken Wings

These Fish Sauce Air Fried Chicken Wings are super easy to make, yet uniquely delicious. Each one is coated with a delightful blend of fish sauce, sugar, calamansi, and chilli. With a savoury-sweet glaze and a hint of tanginess, these chicken wings are a sure crowd pleaser for both kids and adults!
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Asian, Global
Keyword: crispy, dinner, easy recipe, lunch, quick
Servings: 3


  • Air fryer



  • 12 chicken wings (mid-joint)
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup corn starch
  • 1/3 tsp baking soda
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


  • 8 calamansi
  • 1.5 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 coriander
  • 1 small chilli
  • 2 tsp sugar


  • Marinate the chicken wings with salt and pepper. Then coat it with all purpose flour, cornstarch and baking soda.
  • Place the wings in a single layer in the air fryer basket. You may need to cook them in batches, depending on the size of your air fryer.
  • Air fry the chicken wings for 12-15 minutes, flipping them halfway through the cooking time. Cook until they are golden brown and crispy.
    Pro Tip: Coat your chicken wings with oil before placing in the air fryer. This helps to keep your chicken wings moist and provide that golden brown colour.
  • Once cooked, remove the chicken wings from the air fryer and transfer them to a bowl.
  • Prepare the sauce with calamansi, fish sauce, shallots, coriander, chilli and sugar. Drizzle onto the chicken wings, toss them and serve!

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