Chef George Duran shares guilt-free comfort eats with viewers

Viewers can cut calories and fat when making chicken wings and onion rings using a popular pandemic favorite: the air fryer.
3:12 | 01/16/21

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We are back with our guilt-free guilty pleasures. Eva, wait a minute. Let's get this started first. We have help from chef George Duran and the trusty air fryer. We have easy ways to cut calories and fat from classic indulgences. George, good morning to you. Always great to have you. We're going to jump right in here and make healthy versions of a few guilty pleasures starting with wings. And so let's see what we've got right here. We got the wings right in the mix. If I can -- you know what, I'm going to leave it in there. George, how do we make these bad boys? Very good. You know, the key word here is instant vortex air fryer. Vortex is a word, that convexion that is actually going to cook the wings very easily, I have wings, see that layer of fat, that's the skin and my fryer will cook it with 95% less oil than deep frying it and will make it extra crispy at the touch of a button. No preheating required and they fit beautifully in every kitchen. Once you air fry you're ready to serve them. They're beautiful. About 20 minutes or so at 400 degrees and I'm telling you you're going to get an ultra and let me tell you something, this has changed my life completely, allowed me to lose some weight. But more importantly is the sauce. You guys have a sauce for these guys? Oh, yeah, yeah, no, I took a bite right away. What should we use to give these wings that bold flavor? Absolutely. Look, I am obsessed with maple syrup from Canada actually. It's an unmatched flavor to deeper, richer flavor but more importantly not using any sugar or syrup anymore. Even in my coffee actually and I'm just going to mix a lot of that maple from Canada inside with a little bit of soy sauce with some mustard, boil that down. Once you have it boiled down, I am telling you, guys, it is an absolute beauty. I don't have to use bleu cheese dressing. Don't have to use any artificial barbecue sauces. That maple from Canada is going to make a world of a difference with your wings that have been air fried and as I said that weight loss has been ongoing for me thanks to these guys. I can vouch for the sauce. It is quite good. I'm in. So next up, that old greasy classic onion rings. We've got some right here. Let me see if I can get mine to open up. Oh, there, it's not too hot actually. Actually this is stuck. Don't burn yourself. It's not hot. Don't worry. How do you make these -- Very simply, yeah, all I'm going to do is add seltzer and flower, a little bit of your spices and then you'll go and do seasoned bread crumbs and pop it in there with some olive oil spray on top and let me tell you, guys, I swear this tastes like deep fried onion rings but they're just air fryer wings. Absolutely beautiful and look at all of these guys that are beautifully golden brown. All right. Can still serve these also with some of that maple syrup. We are with you on these onion rings. George, always a pleasure. Great to see you. Thanks once again. For air fryer recipes and more go to We'll be right back.

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