Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Air Fryer Chicken Wings are so crispy and delicious without using any extra oil! Cooking Chicken Wings in an Air Fryer instead of deep frying them makes them healthier and clean up easier. They are ready in only 30 minutes and so easy to make!

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Air Fryer Wings are extra crispy without any added oil, baking powder, or potato starch! To make this easy recipe you just need two ingredients, fresh (or frozen) chicken wings and your favorite sauce. The air fried wings are so crispy on the outside but still juicy and tender on the inside. You’ll never believe these weren’t cooked in a deep fryer!

Cooking wings in an Air Fryer saves calories because you don’t need to add any oil and all the excess oil from the wings drips into the pan but the wings taste as good as deep fried. Baking wings in the oven often makes them dry or adds extra steps like tossing with baking powder to get them crispy, making them in an Air Fryer results in super crispy but still juicy wings without the hassle.

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These air fried chicken wings will probably be the simplest and most amazing wings you’ll ever make! Perfect for Game Day Parties or any day.

Crispy Chicken Wings in Air Fryer Basket

Tips and Tricks for making Air Fried Crispy Chicken Wings

  • Cooking the wings for 26 minutes at a lower temperature allows the fat under the skin to slowly break apart, the last 6 minutes at a higher temperature crisp up skin for extra crunch.
  • You don’t need to use baking powder when using an Air Fryer. The wings will get crispy without it!
  • Toss the wings in your favorite sauce! Because the sauce is added after the wings are completely cooked you can add different sauces. My hubby likes it spicy so we always toss one part of the wings in Buffalo sauce and the other with a mild BBQ sauce like Sweet Baby Rays.
  • Food with a high fat content like chicken wings can make your Philips Air Fryer start to develop white smoke. This happens when splatters hit the heating element, it doesn’t harm your Air Fryer or the food that’s inside but it is annoying. To minimize the smoking stop the air fryer when it starts to smoke, take out the basket, and use paper towels to soak up the oil that’s in the pan then start the cooking process again.

Can you cook frozen chicken wings in an air fryer?

Yes, you can cook frozen wings in an Air Fryer. Just cook the wings 5 minutes longer at 390°F, before increasing the temperature for the last 6 minutes.

How long to air fry chicken wings

Chicken Wings take about 30 minutes to prepare in the Air Fryer.

Crispy Air Fried Wings tossed with Buffalo Wings Sauce

How to cut Chicken Wings

  1. Using your fingers, locate where the two joints connect.
  2. Using kitchen scissors or a sharp knife cut through the center of both joints to separate the drumette, flat, and tip.
  3. Use the drumettes and flats in your recipe, discard the tip.

What to serve with Chicken Wings

Serve chicken wings tossed in Buffalo Sauce with Blue Cheese dipping sauce and fresh celery on the side. Coleslaw, fries, onion rings, chips, and fried mozzarella sticks also make a great side dish for any kind of Chicken Wings.

How to reheat chicken wings in the Air Fryer

Reheat fried chicken wings at 350°F for 5 minutes, then increase temperature to 400°F and cook for 3-5 more minutes until reheated and crispy.

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Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce for Buffalo Wings

Tools used for making this Recipe:

Air Fryer: This is the Air Fryer I have. It has a big basket and is easy to clean.
Buffalo Wings Sauce: To make Buffalo Chicken Wings toss the cooked wings with this sauce. So tasty! My husband loves this sauce. No need to add butter.
BBQ Sauce: This is my favorite BBQ sauce, it is not too spicy with a little bit of smoke and brown sugar flavor. Tastes great on wings!


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Air Fryer Chicken Wings
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Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Air Fryer Chicken Wings are so crispy and delicious without using any extra oil! Cooking Chicken Wings in an Air Fryer instead of deep frying them makes them healthier and clean up easier. They are ready in only 30 minutes and so easy to make! 

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 432 kcal
Author Julia

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken wings cut into drumettes and flats
  • 1/2 cup BBQ or wing sauce

Instructions

  1. Place the chicken wings in the basket and insert into the air fryer.
  2. Cook for 24 minutes at 380°F (190°). Turn the wings after 13 minutes with tongs.
  3. When the time is up, increase the temperature to 400°F (200°C) and bake for 6 more minutes until the skin is browned and crisp.

  4. Transfer to a bowl, add toss with BBQ or wing sauce.

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Air Fryer Fried Chicken Wings with Buffalo Sauce

32 Comments

  • Lorena

    This looks incredible!!! I’m dying to get an air-fryer but I wouldn’t know where to store it!! I think I’ll have to sell the bed and buy a big cupboard instead, hahahaha.

    • Cathy

      Exactly! I built a storage cabinet under steps to store big appliances when not in use. Bread maker, deep fryer, air fryer, crock pot, electric skillet, coffee maker, etc…. Makes kitchen more pleasant to work in.

  • Kelly Lynn Smith

    Delicious! The cook times were perfect. I made these for Lunch and tossed them in some Jack Daniels Old #7. They were such a hit that we’re having a rerun for supper. YUM!!

  • Chris H.

    These cooking times seem a bit too long. I’ve been doing wings for a couple years in the air fryer and I do 13 mins at 200C, (flip them) followed by 13 more mins at 170C. I guess trial and error.

    Side note: My buffalo wing sauce- 50/50 (ish depending on taste) Franks hot sauce and butter. Real butter tastes best, but margarine is a bit more healthy (or a combination of both).

  • Lorraine Bell

    My 15 year old (who just broke his leg needed comfort food) was craving chicken wings,and I wanted to try out the new air-fryer . I came across this recipe from .Pinteres, it looked so good!. I was just amazing tasty that my son (the baby of the bunch who doesn’t know how to make anything other than scrambled eggs and sandwiches) wanted me to teach him how to make this! Wow- highest praise for a recipe ever, someone wants to learn to cook so he can make them whenever the whim hits him. Thank you!

  • CB

    Hey Julia,
    I had been browsing for a simple air fryer ? recipe and came across yours. It was perfect. My wings were frozen and average size, I followed your instructions then added my own touch with my special sauce……..was better than any restaurant……….thank you?

  • Crystal Piccioli

    Amazing. I did cook my wings about 4 mins longer to get extra crispy. But other then that was right on.

    • Julia

      I try to put them in a single layer into the basket because I find they get the crispiest when they don’t touch. – Julia

  • Joey

    Awesome ! If anyone has an air fryer and wings then try this amazing recipe ! It’s a perfect marriage of greatness ! Thank you so much for this wonderful wing knowledge !

  • Marcia

    I made wings this weekend using your simple recipe. We loved them and your temps and times were spot on. They were crispy outside and moist inside. I’m tossing that recipe from the cooking magazine that has you shaking the wings in baking powder. Ugh…they were gritty and had a horrible taste. Thank you!

  • Kristin

    O! M! G!
    My 16 year old son and I agree that these are amazing!!

    My husband always tries to make wings in the oven (super gross!!).

    So, he went to Germany on a business trip—and I went to Kohl’s to buy an air fryer!!

    We made a bunch of stuff today—air fried Oreos, fries, sweet potato fries, fried pickles (they were good too!!)…but nothing turned out as awesome as these wings!!! ❤️

    Thank you so much for this recipe!!
    (My husband will be getting some delish wings when he gets back!!)

  • Sam

    thanks for sharing this. i’m making these tonight in my air fryer. can you provide the temperature you cooked on and the amount of time? Maybe i missed it in the article?

    Thanks!

    • Julia

      Hi Sam! The times and temperature are listed in the recipe card at the end of the post. I hope you enjoy the wings!

  • Carrie

    I’m among your wings now and I’m so excited. It’s the first thing I’m making in my new air fryer:)
    Thank you so much for sharing your recipe with us.
    Carrie

  • Elana

    This was my first recipe using my air fryer. I was incredibly impressed with how tasty and crispy these wings turned out.

  • Kelley

    Julia,
    I soaked the (fresh/not frozen) wings in franks before I read your recipe….will they still be ok to cook with the sauce already on?
    Thank you
    Kelley

  • Kb

    The timing was perfect! Felt like I was at my favorite Wing restaurant. I did a dry rub on half and naked on the other half for buffalo sauce and dang!!!!!!! Homemade slaw made the perfect cheat/not cheat meal! Thank you for sharing!!!!

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