Tefal ActiFry - Sweet Chilli Chicken Wings

Much excitement in our house when a Tefal ActiFry arrived last week. I've wanted one for an age as I've been curious to see if the ActiFry really is as good as people say.

I mean really? Chips cooked in just a spoonful of oil can't taste good can they, but the fact is they do!

ActiFry Sweet Chilli Chicken Wings

Chips were the first thing I cooked - within an hour of this machine arriving chips had to happen. Soft and fluffy on the inside, crispy (yes really) on the outside, but we'll talk about chips another day.

Chicken wings with a nice sweet and spicy coating topped with toasted sesame seeds are so good to eat. But I wanted more. How about if they were coated in a Chinese Five Spice batter, fried using hardly any oil, and then coated in Sticky Sweet Chilli goodness in just 30 minutes; how does that sound?

But, would the batter actually stay on the wings or would my bright idea turn into a disaster? Read on to find out.

My ActiFry arrived as a result of a challenge set by Tefal which was to cook my guilty pleasure. The lovely Camilla over at Fab Food 4 All was sent an ActiFry for the challenge. Once she had cooked her guilty pleasure she had to nominate someone else to take on the challenge and she chose me - Cheers Camilla!

On with my Sweet Chilli Chicken Wings. You will notice the batter is quite thick - I decided it would have more chance of staying on the wings once cooking in the ActiFry.

After a few minutes of cooking, I thought I'd made a bit of a mistake because the batter wasn't looking good in the ActiFry. BUT after 15 minutes it all looked okay and although the wings didn't stay perfectly coated they were looking good.

In any case, these wings were going to get a coating of sticky sweet chilli goodness and since they weren't being judged by Monica on MasterChef it really didn't matter.

Once they emerge from the ActiFry using tongs as they are piping hot, coat each wing in the sticky sauce and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. The wings were perfectly cooked and not at all dry. Yep, we're very impressed with the Tefal Actifry.

Sweet Chilli Chicken Wings

The #ActiFry Guilty Pleasure Challenge:
I'm nominating Jo over from Jo's Kitchen to receive an ActiFry from Tefal and take on the Tefal #ActiFry challenge - can't wait to see what Jo will cook. Meanwhile, pop over to see how Camilla got on with the #ActiFry guilty pleasure over at Fab Food 4 All

Do you have a Tefal ActiFry? If so please tell me your favourite recipe in a comment below.

Chicken, Snack, ActiFry
Chicken, ActiFry,
Yield: 20 wings

Sweet Chilli Chicken Wings

Sweet Chilli Chicken Wings

After a few minutes of cooking I thought I'd made a big mistake because the batter wasn't looking good. BUT after 15 minutes all was well and although the wings didn't stay perfectly coated they were looking good!
prep time: 5 Mcook time: 30 Mtotal time: 35 M


  • 20 chicken wings
  • 40g plain
  • 40g cornflour
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese five-spice
  • 1 egg - free range of course and lightly beaten
  • 50ml water
  • a couple of tablespoons of toasted sesame seeds to sprinkle onto the wings before serving
To make the Sauce
  • Mix together in a small bowl and set aside:
  • 100ml (half a bottle) Sweet Chilli Sauce (Blue Dragon original dipping sauce) available in any good supermarket
  • 1 tablespoon Ketjap Manis - Indonesian sweet soy sauce - just use dark soy if you can't get it
  • 1 teaspoon soft brown sugar


How to cook Sweet Chilli Chicken Wings

To cook the Chicken
  1. Put the flour and cornflour into a bowl along with the Chinese Five Spice and add the egg and give it a good mix. Add the water and whisk till there aren't any lumps. The batter will be quite thick but fear not - it'll be okay. No need to add salt to this mixture just the five-spice will be fine.
  2. *You will also need 1 tablespoon oil for cooking in the ActiFry
  3. Trim the very end part (the bit with no meat) off of each chicken wing and discard. Pop them into a large bowl and pour over the batter. Mix using your hand to coat each wing well.
  4. Add the wings one at a time to the ActiFry. Drizzle with one spoonful of oil shut the lid and set the time to 30 minutes.
  5. Once they emerge from the ActiFry using tongs as they are piping hot, coat each wing in the sticky sauce and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. The wings were perfectly cooked and not at all dry.
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Disclaimer: Many thanks to Tefal for sending me an ActiFry Family along with a few goodies and a Sainsbury's gift voucher. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I was not required to write anything positive.


  1. I need to experiment more with my air fryer. Must make time to do that.

  2. Wow Jan your wings look super and bet they tasted amazing! So glad you're enjoying getting to know the ActiFry. I need some more hours in the day to experiment with mine but we have ventured from peeled chips to chips with skins on which were even tastier:-)

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  4. I love that it can fry food without grease and the extra calories and fat that come with using a regular fryer.
    Cooking food through an air fryer is often a healthy option to deep-frying applying gas.
    Hot air fryers make use of excited air rather than very hot gas to help make meals meals.
    A trendy label of this heat stove that makes use of this preparing container may be the Tefal ActiFry heat fryer.
    Thanks for sharing this recipe: Sweet Chilli Chicken Wings
    I would love to try it. Wait me do it


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