Air Fryer Chicken Wings


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Air fryer chicken wings are extra crispy on the outside and juicy delicious on the inside!

A delicious alternative to deep-fried wings with heaps of flavor and crunch, these are the perfect snack for any occasion! Enjoy crisp with salt and pepper or toss in your favorite sauces!
Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings

A Note About Air Fryers

An air fryer is like a convection oven that circulates air in such a way that food not only cooks really fast, it can become extremely crisp and delicious!

There are different types of Air Fryers, the following are ones I’ve used:

  • MY TOP PICK FOR AIR FRYERS is the Cosori Air Fryer 5.8QT. I love the large capacity of this air fryer, it’s a fairly reasonable price, easy to clean and cooks beautifully.

Other Air Fryers I have used:

  • T-Fal Actifry 2-in-1 which works great for things like wings and fries but is not ideal for more delicate items. This air fryer tosses the items to help ensure even cooking and it also has a tray to set on top for cooking things like burgers or chicken breasts.
  • Breville Smart Oven Air: This air fryer is very pricey but cooks a lot at once and can be used as a toaster oven, oven (even holds a 9×13 pan), slow cooker and an air fryer. I don’t find it works as well as an air fryer as the Cosori above.

You can find tons of other great Air Fryers on Amazon with great reviews.

Crispy Chicken Wings

What’s not to love? Even though you don’t use any oil, chicken wings in the air fryer are just as crispy on the outside and moist on the inside as deep-fried wings or baked wings.

They’re perfect with just salt and pepper or even topped with honey garlic sauce or Buffalo Sauce. Don’t forget the blue cheese and ranch dip!

Uncooked Air Fryer Chicken Wings on a grate

How to Make Air Fryer Chicken Wings

  1. Separate the flat part of the wing from the drummettes, snip off the tips, and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Toss in a seasoned flour/baking powder mixture to coat.
  3. Place in a single layer in your air fryer and cook until the skin is sizzling crisp – about 20 minutes.

You can also make frozen wings in an air fryer, add 5-7 minutes extra cooking time.

To Serve

Serve as salt & pepper wings, no sauce required. Optionally, toss the wings in buffalo sauce, honey garlic sauce, or even bbq sauce.

Serve with a veggie plate of carrot and celery sticks, pepper slices and ranch or blue cheese dressing as a dip.

Delicious Air Fryer Chicken Wings

How Long to Air Fry Chicken Wings

Air Fryer chicken wings take about 20 minutes (but clean up and heat up are so much easier than with oil)!

For frozen wings in the air fryer, add another 5 minutes to the cooking time! A thermometer inserted into the chicken wings should read 165°F. Make sure not to hit a bone, or the reading will be off.

Tips for Crispy Wings

  • Pat the wings dry before cooking, liquid causes them to steam instead of crisp
  • Gently toss with baking soda/flour and shake off any extra, this helps them crisp better.
  • Shake for flip the wings every 6 minutes to allow all sides to brown evenly
  • Don’t overcrowd your air fryer. If needed, make a few smaller batches and then place them all back into the air fryer for 3 minutes to heat/crisp before serving.

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Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings
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Review Recipe

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24 wings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Appetizer, Chicken
Cuisine American
These air fryer chicken wings are a healthy and delicious way to enjoy everyone's favorite appetizer. 

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chicken wings split and tips removed
  • 1 ½ tablespoons flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

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Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
  • Pat wings dry with a paper towel. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and pepper and toss with wings. Shake off any excess flour mixture.
  • Place wings in the air fryer in a single layer.
  • Bake wings 20-22 minutes or until skin is crisp.
  • Remove wings from air fryer and top with additional salt and pepper or desired sauce.

Recipe Notes

If your air fryer has a basket, shake basket or rearrange wings every 6 minutes.
Pat the wings dry before cooking, liquid causes them to steam instead of crisp
Gently toss with baking soda/flour and shake off any extra, this helps them crisp better.
Don't overcrowd your air fryer. If needed, make a few smaller batches and then place them all back into the air fryer for 3 minutes to heat/crisp before serving.
If your air fryer is similar to a toaster oven,  place a foil-lined pan on the rack under the wings to catch any drippings for easy clean-up.
 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 47, Protein: 3g, Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 63mg, Potassium: 65mg, Vitamin A: 30IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 17mg, Iron: 0.2mg
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