While fried chicken wings are one of my favorites, you can also achieve the same bite without frying them. An air fryer produces wings that taste just as good and have almost no added oil. One of my favorite tricks is to use the marinade as the basting liquid. It helps reduce waste and gives such good flavor. If you don’t have an air fryer you can bake the wings in the oven. Follow the same instructions, but check the wings periodically—you may need to cook them a tad longer.
Mix together the sambal, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, scallion whites and half of the scallion greens (reserve the remaining greens for garnish) together in a medium bowl. Add the wings and marinate in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
Preheat an air fryer to 380 degrees F. Remove the chicken wings from marinade, and place wings in the air fryer basket. Pour the marinade into a saucepan and set aside. Cook the wings for 22 minutes.
While the wings are cooking, add the rice vinegar to the marinade and bring the liquid to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 2 minutes, then reduce the heat so the sauce stays warm.
Once the wings have cooked for 22 minutes, remove the basket from the frying and brush some of the marinade on the wings making sure to coat them well. Place the basket back in the air fryer, increase the heat to 400 degrees F and cook until they are golden brown and delicious, about 3 minutes, keeping an eye out so they don't burn.
Place the wings on a serving platter and spoon any remaining marinade over the wings. Garnish with scallion greens and the sesame seeds and serve.