Spicy Herb Grilled Wings with Veggie Chips

This recipe is sponsored by Ninja® Foodi™. Try a lightened-up take on two classic game day snacks. Colorful and crisp, these air-fried chips made from purple potatoes, sweet potatoes and beets taste great alongside fragrant herb-and-spice-rubbed chicken wings. And since both are made without frying, there's less mess to clean up.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr (includes marinating time)
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

Chips:

Wings:

Directions

Special equipment:
a mandoline, a spice grinder, a smart countertop grill, such as a Ninja® Foodi™ Smart XL Grill
  1. For the chips: Thinly slice both potatoes using a mandoline or vegetable slicer, about 1/16 inch thick. Transfer to a medium bowl and run under cold water until almost all the white starch comes off and the water runs clear. Drain the potatoes well and pat very dry with paper towels. Dry the bowl as well.
  2. Return the dry potatoes to the bowl and toss with 1 tablespoon of the oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper until evenly coated.
  3. Preheat the air fryer of a smart countertop grill to 315 degrees F. Shingle the potato slices in the bottom of the basket; it's OK if there are two layers. Cook until the potatoes are golden around the edges and crisp, tossing every 5 minutes with tongs to evenly cook, 20 to 25 minutes. If you notice a few chips are finished cooking and completely crisp before others, remove to a bowl and continue air frying the remaining slices. (Do not cook longer than 25 minutes, they will continue to crisp as they cool.)
  4. Meanwhile, thinly slice both beets on the mandoline, about 1/16 inch thick. Transfer to another medium bowl and toss with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper until evenly coated.
  5. Return the air fryer to 320 degrees F. Shingle the beet slices in the bottom of the basket; it's OK if there are two layers. Cook until the beets are darkened around the edges and crisp, tossing every 5 minutes with tongs to cook evenly, about 30 minutes. If you notice a few slices are finished cooking and completely crisp before the others, remove to a bowl and continue air frying the remaining pieces. (Do not cook longer than 30 minutes, they will continue to crisp as they cool.)
  6. Combine the beet chips and potato chips in a large bowl, season with the Parmesan, rosemary and a pinch of salt and toss to combine.
  7. For the wings: Pour about 1 inch of olive oil into a small pan over medium heat. When the oil begins to shimmer, add the rosemary and cook, turning the sprigs, until the leaves darken and become crispy, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Add the sage to the same pan and cook until the leaves darken, slightly curl and stop sizzling, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  8. Combine the cumin, red pepper flakes, peppercorns and garlic powder in a dry medium skillet over low heat. Toast the spices, tossing constantly to avoid burning, until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely.
  9. Remove the rosemary leaves from their stems. Put the rosemary leaves, sage leaves, toasted spice mixture and 2 teaspoons salt in a spice grinder and pulse until finely chopped and combined.
  10. Massage the wings with the herb rub and place them on a baking sheet. Let the rub set at room temperature, about 30 minutes. While the wings rest, preheat the grill of a large indoor grill with air fryer to high.
  11. Transfer the wings to the grill and cover. Cook until golden and completely cooked, flipping halfway through, about 15 minutes total. Serve warm with the chips and blue cheese dressing for dipping.
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