These crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings are the end all be all of chicken wings. Made with the perfect blend of seasonings and a homemade buffalo sauce that will make everyone crave second and third helpings!
Why I Love This Recipe
I am a HUGE fan of chicken wings, especially on game day. Air Frying wings is, in my opinion, the BEST way to make wings.
Not only that but in general, chicken is one of my favorite things to make in the air fryer. If you love air fryer chicken like I do, you may also enjoy these naked air fryer chicken tenders, they don't have any breading!
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Let's get back to why I love this recipe. First, there is no need for hot oil because you are making this a healthier version and it's cooked with hot air! Second, you'll still have delicious wings without all of the extra fats and calories.
If you've never made a batch of homemade wings in your air fryer, you are in for a treat. These crispy chicken wings are second to none and you'll never want to order them from a restaurant again. It's the perfect appetizer or quick weeknight dinner.
We are going to go over all of our favorite tips and tricks to show you how to make the best chicken wings in the air fryer. Skip the grill and the oven, these are the best!
How to Make Crispy Wings in the Air Fryer
There are a few tips and tricks to making these wings and you will want to grab a pen and paper to write them down, or make life easy and head down to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Use paper towels to pat the chicken wings dry before getting started.
Another tip to make crispy wings in the air fryer is to add a little baking powder to the mixture. Baking powder is what helps make crispy skin.
You're going to love this air fryer chicken wings recipe so much that you'll never want to have them any other way again.
What you'll need to make Chicken Wings in the Air Fryer.
- Air Fryer - I love to use the Cosori air fryer
- Favorite Wing Sauce - I'm a Louisiana girl, so I love to use a base hot wing sauce with either Tabasco or Louisiana Hot Sauce
- Others - Silicone pad, nonstick cooking spray, or olive oil
12 whole wings - once you've cut these up you'll have 24 wings
favorite sauce - I love to make my own homemade sauce with a little cayenne pepper, butter, and hot sauce
garlic powder - adds a little additional flavor to the wings
olive oil - I always coat the wings in a little oil before adding any additional seasonings.
baking powder - helps create an extra crispy skin on the finished hot wings
salt - to taste
pepper - to taste
How to Make Chicken Wings in Air Fryer
Cut the wings into pieces so that you have 24 wings.
Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare the air fryer basket after preheating.
Place the wings in a large bowl and add olive oil, garlic powder, and baking powder. Mix well.
Add the seasoned wings in a single layer to the air fryer basket.
Air Fry WIngs at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes, flipping the wings every 5 minutes. Increase the temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and cook an additional 2 minutes for extra crispy skin. Use a digital meat thermometer to ensure the inside internal temperature is 165 degrees F.
Carefully remove the air fryer wings from the air fryer, toss in your favorite sauce, and serve with your favorite sides.
NOTE: This recipe was made using the Cosori Air Fryer. If you're using a different air fryer, you may need to adjust your cooking time accordingly. Smaller wings will cook faster than larger wings.
These are seriously the best air fryer chicken wings and they're so easy to make with such simple ingredients.
The last few minutes of cooking time is what gives you that extra juicy chicken with crispy skin. Cooking the wings at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for the main cook time, and then increasing to 400 degrees Fahrenheit for the last couple of minutes is the trick to juicy, crispy wings!
Wings are delicious, and there are so many different flavors you can use to tailor them to your preference. Consider changing up flavors with different seasonings and sauces such as Chipotle, BBQ, Sriracha, Lemon pepper, Ranch, Parmesan, Garlic, Original buffalo, Old Bay, Teriyaki, Nashville hot, Jamaican jerk, and many more.
Storage and Reheating
Place leftover beings in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
To reheat the wings, place them in the preheated air fryer and air fryer at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 minutes, or until heated through. It is best to eat wings fresh on the day you cook them.
My favorite dipping sauce is Ranch dressing, but you can also serve these with BBQ sauce, or a side of blue cheese dressing.
You can also use a dry rub and additional spices to change the flavors if desired.
I love to serve mozzarella sticks, carrot sticks, fresh celery sticks, potato skins, jalapeño poppers, or mini cheese puffs.
You need to cook frozen chicken wings in air fryer at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for between 23-25 minutes. Make sure to check the wings and break them apart after the first few minutes, and then continue to cook and flip them as needed.
This easy recipe is seriously super simple and always makes the best wings. For more air fryer recipes, check out some of our favorite wing recipes below.
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Here are some great sides to serve along with these yummy chicken wings!
AIR FRYER SIDES
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Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings
- Air Fryer
- 12 wings whole
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 cup buffalo hot sauce
- Cut the wings into pieces so that you have 24 wings.
- Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare the air fryer basket after preheating.
- Place the wings in a large bowl and add olive oil, garlic powder, and baking powder. Mix well.
- Add the seasoned wings in a single layer to the air fryer basket.
- Air Fry WIngs at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes, flipping the wings every 5 minutes. Increase the temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and cook an additional 2 minutes for extra crispy skin. Use a digital meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature is 165 degrees F.
- Carefully remove the air fryer wings from the air fryer, cover with your favorite sauce, and serve with your favorite sides.
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