Cranberry Chipotle Boneless Wings

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Cranberry Chipotle Boneless Wings
Great for Game Day!

  • Preparation time
    1 hr. 15 min.
  • cooks in
    15 minutes
  • portions


These “wings” are dynamite! Ranae Frances of The Sunday Funday Blog created this awesome recipe for our 2016 Holiday Blogger Challenge and we’ve been enjoying them ever since. They’re really easy to make thanks to our counter top air fryer and we don’t feel guilty eating fried wings! Air fryers use circulated warm air to cook and no oil – score! Try them out for yourself and let us know how you like them! Tag us on social media! @capecodselect


  • For Cranberry Chipotle Sauce:
  • 1 Cup Frozen Cranberries
  • 12 oz Chili Sauce
  • 2 tbsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Chipotle Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • For Air-Fried Boneless Wings:
  • 1lb Boneless, Skinless Chicken Tenders (trimmed & cut in half)
  • 1 Cup Half & Half (or buttermilk)
  • 1/4 Cup Dill Pickle Brine
  • 1 tbsp. Cranberry Chipotle Sauce - chilled or room temperature
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 2 tbsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp. Chipotle Powder
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Cooking Spray


Combine Cranberry Chipotle Sauce ingredients in a small saucepan and cook over medium-high, for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat and set aside. You can store this in your refrigerator in a sealed container, for a week.

    Combine half and half, dill pickle brine, 1 tbsp. cranberry chipotle sauce, and soak chicken for an hour, in the fridge. We will refer to this as wet mixture in later steps.

      Combine flour, garlic powder, and chipotle powder in a shallow dish.

        Dip wet chicken into the flour mixture and cover evenly, then put the chicken back in the wet mixture. Coat once more in flour and back into wet mix. Place chicken on a cooling rack until ready to cook. Once all the chicken is battered, spray with cooking spray, and season with pepper (and salt if desired.) Flip the chicken over and repeat.

          All air fryers operate a little differently, so you might need to experiment with yours to get the correct time and cooking temperature for your machine. Cook 6 pieces of chicken at a time, at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Halfway through, turn the chicken over, and spray more cooking spray. Once all your chicken is cooked, you can serve it with the chipotle sauce on the side, or toss the wings in the sauce like pictured.


2-4 servings



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