These Malaysian-style Honey Chicken Wings are sweet, juicy, and slightly charred which adds to the perfection. Pair with white rice for a main course meal, or have it just as is like an appetizer or snack.
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Welcome to Day 3 of my Ramadan Series! Today we’re focusing on one of the main dishes that could always be found at Ramadan Bazaars in Malaysia — Honey Chicken Wings. Or as it’s called in Malay, Kepak Ayam Madu.
Picture this: You’re walking along the bazaar with countless of stalls, trying to figure out what you’re getting for dinner. And you’re spoilt with choices because everything just looks so good. Then a sweet and smokey scent wafts through the air, trying to reel you in towards the grilled honey chicken. But the minute you walk in that direction, you know you’re caught hook, line and sinker.
Sweet & Juicy Honey Chicken Wings
These delicious succulent honey chicken wings are normally charcoal-grilled, which gives it that smokey charred taste. But today I’m sharing an easy recipe on how to make honey chicken (ayam madu) effortlessly at home by just using an airfryer!
Usually we would treat it as a side dish to be eaten with white rice for a main course meal, but by all means, you can never go wrong with having wings just as is. Sweet, savory, juicy on the inside and slightly crispy on the ouside.
This recipe would also be great for grilling during your summer backyard bbq parties, as a potluck dish, or as a snack during movie nights in.
Notes for Malaysian Honey Chicken Wings
- Red coloring: This Malaysian wings get its “redness” from food coloring but you can skip it.
- Grill or Oven: You can also grill the chicken wings or bake in the oven instead of air frying.
- Charring: This is best for grilling so the chicken will end up charred when you air fry it but that’s unavoidable because of the marinade which is why it’s important to air fry at a lower temperature.
More Chicken Recipes
- Spicy Honey Garlic Wings
- Chinese Crispy Lemon Chicken
- Cheesy Korean Fried Chicken
- Karaage Don
- Malaysian Chicken Chop
Malaysian Honey Chicken Wings
- Marinate the chicken wings with the sauces and let it marinate for at least 30 minutes.
- Spray the bottom of your air fryer rack with oil and air fry in batches (leaving some space in between) at 300 F for 10-12 minutes or until cooked, flipping it halfway.
- For the sauce, heat up the remaining marinade in a saucepan and bring to a boil for a minute and turn off heat.
- Brush on a layer of the sauce on the chicken wings or serve as on the side. Enjoy!