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Air-fried Mala Chicken Wings

These bold + fiery mala chicken wings are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, whatever the occasion 🍗


Betsy Ding

20 min
serves 2

How to Make


  • Air Fryer
  • tray
  • paper towels
  • 2 mixing bowls
  • brush


  • 1 Omsom Chinese Mala Salad Starter
  • 1 lb. chicken wings (whole, drummettes, or wingettes)
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. neutral cooking oil
  • crushed peanuts or sesame seeds (optional)


  1. Preheat the Instant Air Fryer to 400° F on Air Fry setting. Line a tray or plate with paper towels. Place chicken wings on tray and pat dry with additional paper towels.
  2. In a bowl, combine baking powder and salt. Coat each wing in dry mix and line wings in Instant Air Fryer in a single layer.
  3. Cook wings for 5 minutes, then flip and cook for 5 additional minutes, until lightly golden and crispy.
  4. In a bowl, mix Omsom starter with oil, then brush atop all sides of wings and cook for 3-5 more minutes until wings are deep golden and crispy. Salt to taste.
  5. Serve wings warm, top with seeds or nuts, and for more spice, serve with additional leftover mala oil. Enjoy!
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