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Golden Dragon Wings are actually chicken wings that have been perfectly seasoned and cooked in the air fryer
Golden Dragon Wings Air Fryer
Golden dragon wings air fried
Golden Dragon Wings

Golden Dragon Wings are actually chicken wings that have been perfectly seasoned and cooked in the air fryer. They make fine appetizers or a meal with a salad.

Dragons are Amazing

Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved dragons. My first science fiction book was the wonderful Dragonflight by Anne McCaffery. Those dragons were telepathic, could go back and forth in time and place, and were helping humans. If you haven’t read the book, I highly recommend it.

“A dragon is a reptile-like legendary creature that appears in the folklore of many cultures worldwide. Beliefs about dragons vary considerably through regions, but dragons in western cultures since the High Middle Ages have often been depicted as winged, horned, four-legged, and capable of breathing fire. Dragons in eastern cultures are usually depicted as wingless, four-legged, serpentine creatures with above-average intelligence.”

Smaug Dragon by David Demaret
The Dragon Smaug by David Demaret

Why These Golden Dragon Wings Work

Are your eyes deceiving you or are those dragon wings sparkling? No, you don’t need glasses. Those wings have edible gold on them and that is why they are called Golden dragon wings.

These chicken wings are good for you because they have turmeric which has many healing properties and gives the wings a golden color. Because they are air fried, they don’t have a lot of fat. They are also special because they were made with marinated sun-dried tomato powder, a gift from a dear friend. You can substitute tomato powder.

Dragons breathe fire and the breading in these wings has one of my favorite spices, Peppered Habanero from Fresh Jax. You will find that spice in my Habanero Cheddar burgers as well. Spice is nice! You can add more spice if you want fire coming out of your mouth, but half a teaspoon is all I put in these.

When I made these for my celebration of the Autumn Equinox, I served them with La Brea Tar Pit wings. Both were eaten up in a flash! Both could be made using turkey wings. You wouldn’t want to use real Dragon wings – they would be too big to fit in the air fryer!

The wings have a thin coating of breading made with cornstarch. Cornstarch is known for making the skin crisp, so combined with the air fryer, these wings come out nice and crisp. Cornstarch has almost no flavor of its own so the flavors in the breading shine through.

Golden dragon wings air fried

Golden Dragon Wings Air Fryer

Golden Dragon Wings are actually chicken wings that have been perfectly seasoned and cooked in the air fryer
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Resting: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 2 minutes
Servings (slide to adjust): 4
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Difficulty: Easy
Newsletter: 2022-12-31
Calories per serving: 455kcal

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Ingredients necessary for the recipe step are in italic.


  • 2 lbs Chicken wings
    If the chicken wings have not already been separated, with a sharp knife, cut the wing tips off and separate the flat from the wing.
    Golden dragon wings air fried
  • 1/2 cup Cornstarch, 1 tablespoon Turmeric, 1 tablespoon Poultry Seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon Fresh Jax Peppered Habanero Spice, 2 tablespoon Tomato powder
    In a breading tray, combine the cornstarch, turmeric, poultry seasoning, peppered habanero, and tomato powder. Use a fork or whisk to mix the ingredients thoroughly.
    Golden dragon wings air fried
  • Dredge each wing in the mixture and put them on the rack of your air fryer.
    Golden dragon wings air fried
  • To ensure very crisp skin, let the wings rest in the refrigerator uncovered for 30 to 90 minutes before cooking.
    Golden dragon wings air fried
  • Cook them in the air fryer at 400 °F for 12 minutes or until they reach 165 °F on an instant-read thermometer.
  • 1/2 teaspoon Edible gold
    Plate them and sprinkle the edible gold flakes on them before the presentation.
    Golden dragon wings air fried


Serving: 250gCalories: 455kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 63gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 199mgSodium: 184mgPotassium: 519mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0g
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1 thought on “Golden Dragon Wings Air Fryer”

  1. I eat a lot of chicken, and I have a convection oven, so this will definitely be an easy recipe to follow. Might give this a go. Thanks for sharing!

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