This air fryer chicken wings recipe is so much easier to prepare than deep frying!

Chicken wings in the air fryer come are quick to make and are crispy, crunchy, and delicious without all of the mess and splatter of oil.

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Air Fryer Wings Are Fuss-Free!

Skip the deep fryer – these wings are crispy and delicious!

  • They have the crunch of deep-fried wings without the mess or splattering oil.
  • This air fryer wings recipe cooks much faster than baking in the oven.
  • Versatile – toss these wings in sauces or add dips and dressings.
Air Fryer Chicken Wings cooked in the fryer

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Ingredients for Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Chicken Wings Split wings are best in this recipe, where the flat or wingette part is separated from the drumette and the wing tips have been removed and discarded.

SeasoningsThese wings are flavored simply with salt and pepper. You can also add other seasonings like garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, lemon pepper, or ranch dressing mix.

They also pair well with any sauce from buffalo sauce to Teriyaki sauce to garlic parmesan.

How to Make Air Fryer Chicken Wings

These really are the best wings – super simple to make, crispy, and juicy-tender inside.

  1. Season the wings in a bowl.
  2. Preheat the air fryer per the recipe below.
  3. Place the wings in a single layer in the air fryer basket and cook until crispy, flipping halfway through.
  4. Cook in batches if needed and reheat all wings in the air fryer for 3 minutes before serving.

Serve wings with carrot and celery sticks and your favorite dipping sauce like blue cheese dip or ranch dressing.

Cook From Frozen

Cook right from frozen. If the wings are frozen, spray them with cooking spray instead of tossing them with oil, and add 5-7 minutes of extra cooking time.

Check your air fryer manual for recommended settings and cooking times.

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Seasoning & Sauces for Wings

Tips for Crispy Wings

  • Pat the wings dry before cooking; liquid will cause them to steam.
  • Gently toss with a touch of oil or spray with nonstick cooking spray to help the seasonings stick.
  • Shake or flip the wings after 10 minutes to brown evenly.
  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer. If needed, make a few smaller batches and place them all back into the air fryer for 3 minutes to heat/crisp before serving.

Sauce 'em Up!

Use your favorite sauces – try buffalo sauce, hot sauce, or a drizzle of hot honey. Once the wings are cooked, place them in a large bowl and toss them with the sauce.

What’s your favorite way to cook crispy chicken wings? Leave us a comment below!

plated Air Fryer Chicken Wings with parmesan
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Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings

These air fryer chicken wings turn out perfectly crispy every time!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly Nilsson


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  • 1 ½ pounds chicken wings split and tips removed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat the air fryer to 400°F.
  • Use a paper towel to pat the wings dry.
  • In a medium bowl, toss the wings with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Place the wings in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Bake wings 20-22 minutes until skin is crisp, flipping the wings after 10 minutes.
  • Remove wings from air fryer and toss with additional salt and pepper or desired sauce.


Sauce or Seasonings: Choose your favorite sauce, like buffalo, hot, or honey garlic, and toss the cooked wings in the sauce. If you prefer seasonings, mix melted butter with a few tablespoons of your favorite seasonings and toss the wings in the mixture. The butter will help the seasonings stick to the wings.
  • Pat the wings dry before cooking, liquid causes them to steam instead of crisp
  • 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 is for approximately 6 wings.
4.99 from 84 votes

Nutrition Information

Serving: 6wings | Calories: 235 | Carbohydrates: 0.2g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 358mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.003g | Vitamin A: 136IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer, Chicken
Cuisine American

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  1. The crispy wings in air fryer were delicious! I had to cook (mine were frozen) 25 min in single layer but they were soooo good! I used flower and corn starch…..5 stars

  2. Under recipe notes, drying the wings, you mention using flour mixed with baking SODA. In references listing ingredients in other sections of recipe a mixture of flour and baking POWDER is recommended. I feel that using baking powder is the correct ingredient. Enjoy reading your recipes and think you are a Doll! Best regards, Mike.

    1. Sorry for the confusion. It definitely should be powder Mike, thanks so much for pointing that out. I’ve updated the post, I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed the recipes!

    2. Nowhere in all the info on this recipe do I see anything about flour and baking powder. I have used this in other recipes but I would like to know how much for this recipe.

      1. Hi Ginny, this recipe doesn’t call for flour or baking powder. I do use flour and baking powder in my oven baked wings, but I find the air fryer wings crisp up just as well without it!

  3. Hi I really like this recipe I substitute the pepper for different seasonings today I used Franks wing seasoning after they are fryed I will toss them in Franks Buffalo sauce

  4. My Ninja air fryer has a rack that I can put the wings on and that eliminates the need to shake or turn. The air can surround the wings easily.

  5. On the second batch of wings, after the first six minutes, we started basting the wings with Frank’s Red Hot Wings/Buffalo sauce. This was a good idea. The more the better.

      1. Hi I have a question I recently had a heart attack and then found out 2 weeks later I’m diabetic I’m having trouble fi doing recipes for lunch that are low carb and heart healthy I might mention I’m a construction worker so it’s hard to find anything good for me for lunch help if u can please

      2. You can find healthier options here. I find soups to be a great choice as they reheat well and are full of healthy veggies and lean meats (you can skip the pasta/rice if needed). Lean proteins can also be made in advance (like shrimp or chicken breasts) and served cold on a salad or wrapped in low carb tortillas and filled with veggies.

        We also love to make a healthy pasta sauce (great with ground turkey) and serve it over cooked spaghetti squash. Turkey chili is another healthy filling option if it fits into your carb allowance.

        We also love to make chicken fajitas and serve wrapped in lettuce or over salads with salsa and greek yogurt as the dressing.

        Veggie dips, boiled eggs and lean meats like ham or turkey make for great snacks.

    1. That should work Faatimah! Based on their size they make a little longer to cook, just ensure the chicken pieces reach an internal temperature of 165°F.

  6. Totally awesome recipe !! I am originally from Buffalo New York and I swear they are the best (next to the Original Anchor Bar where the original Buffalo Wings originated !!! Thank you Holly !!5 stars

  7. These were very simple to make and had a nice crispy coating on them when done. I added dry ranch dressing mix to the flour to give some extra flavor. Unfortunately, the only wings I had were the bulk frozen kind and after they cooked they shrunk so I’d like to try this recipe again on a fresh, meatier wing so I can get a nice good ole bite of its deliciousness.

  8. FYI. I recently found a non-stick reusable mat for my Farberware Air Fryer Toaster oven. It is trim to fit and easy to clean. I got it from Amazon. They have different sizes. I hope this is of interest to you!!5 stars

  9. These are by far the best air fryer wing recipe I have tried so far!!! Even my picky husband loved them.5 stars

  10. Looks great but I’ll have to wait until it warms up a bit. I can’t use my air fryer in the house as it sets off 3 of my smoke alarms. And that isn’t with a lot of greasy food, but just fries or veggies with a spray of oil. It is also annoyingly noisy with the air flow loud. I love the way it cooks the food, but hate the noise and smoke.5 stars