Yes. Those are the exact words I said to my mom when I called her last night. Not, can I borrow some sugar, a toe nail clipper, you know something small. No, I went full throttle and asked for one of her favorite kitchen appliances with no shame in the world.
See y’all, the Air Fryer will literally change your life. Especially if you are on the health and wellness journey—eliminating your consumption of fried foods and all the greasy goodness in the foodie world. With the air fryer, you don’t have to worry about your edges holding on for dear life over the stove, getting popped with grease, or smelling like “fried” when you go to the grocery store after cooking.
So yes, I took one for the team and asked my mom for her Air Fryer to whip up some of the most amazing wings using two BOMB sauces from my local Aldi. Check it out:
- 1 bag frozen chicken wings
- Lemon Pepper Seasoning
- Garlic Powder
- Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb
- Minced Onion
- Asian Style Bang Bang Sauce
- Burmans Parmesan & Garlic Wing Sauce
- Clean & prep raw chicken wings & season to taste
- Layer chicken wings on Air Fryer racks or lay flat in Air Fryer drawer
- Tap the timer on Air Fryer for 30 min cycle
- Once the first cycle is complete, flip chicken & “fry” for 30 more mins
- Once crispy to your liking, remove from Air Fryer & let cool
- Separate chicken in two different bowls & toss in Bang Bang Sauce/Parmesan & Garlic Sauce
- Happily Indulge!!
- Optional: To keep the chicken from sticking to rack, spray with Pam or drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil for easier clean up.
Things to Keep In Mind:
Depending on the type of Air Fryer that you have, these steps may be slightly different for you, but don’t freak out. These basic steps are just a quick summary to get you started no matter what type of Air Fryer you may have.
Now, if you don’t have an Air Fryer and are currently researching one to try out, WE (as in my mom and I, because I’m not sure when homegirl will be getting this back hahaha) have a six quart Power Air Fryer Oven, which just so happens to be on sale on Amazon right now. If Amazon isn’t your thing, try going directly to the Power Air Fryer Oven website & take advantage of the easy payments.
Also, if crispy chicken is what you desire, you should be sure to choose the option that will deliver.
For example: On the Power Air Fryer Oven, you are able to choose the type of food that you are cooking, and it will automatically choose the time & heat force in order to cook your food thoroughly. So, if you’re cooking chicken, don’t choose the shrimp option. Too easy right?
Now, let’s quickly discuss why Aldi is the G.O.A.T in the sauce game.
You will find that certain food items at Aldi are either a hit or miss, especially with the excessive sodium content in some, but even I can’t deny that their sauce game has caught my attention. From the sweet & savory Bang Bang sauce to the tasty & tangy Parmesan & Garlic sauce and every sauce in between, the possibilities are literally endless on what you can use these sauces for.
To top it off, all the sauces are under $3.00 and are loaded with flavor. Sounds pretty saucy to me.
So, what’s your favorite Air Fryer recipe? Any sauces you LIVE for at Aldi?? Let me know in the comments below and be sure to follow my sauce game on Instagram @redefinedworth.