I love Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings. Not only are they easy to make, but they taste as if they are fresh! Grab your favorite seasonings, favorite dipping sauce, and your favorite brand of chicken wings to make this quick and easy recipe.
Making chicken wings from frozen is a great way to get a meal on the table fast. You can have delicious wings in less than 30 minutes from start to finish.
I love wings in the air fryer, and if you have fresh wings on hand, read over this post for Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings. They are the perfect game-day appetizer and my personal all-time favorite wing recipe.
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Another great appetizer to serve with these wings are mini tacos! Air fry mini tacos straight from the freezer and serve.
Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings
I love to make frozen chicken wings in the air fryer. When I am making fresh chicken wings, I usually end up making large batches.
When I use frozen chicken wings I can make as many as I want and save the rest for later.
NOTE: I don't preheat the air fryer for this recipe.
- frozen chicken wings - your favorite brand, breaking pieces apart if they are stuck together
- sauce - choose your favorite wings sauce or homemade sauce to toss them in after cooking
- seasonings - my favorite seasonings are ground black pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder
- baking powder - this is the secret to making extra crispy chicken wings
How to Make
Allow wings to thaw for about 15 minutes. Prepare the air fryer basket with olive oil or nonstick spray.
Place frozen wings in a single layer into the basket of the air fryer.
Cook wings at 400 degrees F for 10 minutes.
Use a spatula or spoon to break the wings apart if needed.
Add seasonings to the wings and then air fry for an additional 16 minutes cook time, flipping the wings every 4 minutes until they're fully cooked and the skin is crispy and golden brown.
Use a meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature of the chicken is 165 F or 74 degrees C before removing from the air fryer.
Add wings to a medium sized bowl and toss in your favorite wing sauce.
Dip into your favorite buffalo wing sauce or dipping sauce of choice and serve with fresh celery or carrot sticks. Garnish with parsley if desired.
NOTE: I use a 5.8qt Cosori Air Fryer with this recipe. I find this recipe works perfectly with this brand of air fryer. If you're using a different manufacturer you may need to adjust the cooking time slightly to ensure you get perfectly crispy wings. All air fryer models are different and cook differently.
Seasoning Frozen Air Fryer Chicken Wings is easy. After the first 10 minutes of cooking, the wings are generally detached and no longer frozen or stuck together.
This is when I start adding dry rub seasonings. I will also add additional seasoning to the wings during each flip if needed, until I have fully cooked wings.
For fresh wings, I typically season beforehand, but you can't season frozen wings without doing it by the steps above.
Storage and Reheating
Can you save leftover chicken wings that have been cooked from frozen?
Yes! Save leftover wings in an airtight container and place them in the refrigerator for up to 3 -4 days.
To reheat, add the wings back to the air fryer basket and cook at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 2-3 minutes until heated through. Reheating wings always makes them taste fresh and new.
Serve chicken wings with some of these additions for a great meal.
- celery sticks
- carrot sticks
- french fries
- macaroni and cheese
Yesss! In fact, it makes the cooking process simple! Frozen wings are typically already cut into pieces where the fresh wings are usually solid and have to be cut into pieces.
Before I get started, I allow the frozen wings to sit out of the freezer for about 15 minutes before cooking.
This air fryer recipe is one of my favorites because I can take the amount of frozen wings I want to cook and add them to the air fryer basket when ready.
I cook frozen wings in air fryer for about 24-26 minutes.
If you like crispy skin, make sure to add a little baking powder to the wings during the cooking process. I love to add flavor by using a little olive oil, smoked paprika, garlic powder, ground black pepper, salt, and even Old Bay seasoning.
Adding baking powder to the wings before air frying will ensure you get crispy chicken wings.
I love to use all sorts of sauces and usually pick the sauce on how my taste buds are guiding me that day. I love buffalo sauce, Bbq sauce, blue cheese dressing, Ranch dressing, hot sauce, honey BBQ sauce, sweet chili sauce, Teriyaki sauce, and more.
These air fryer chicken wings always make the perfect appetizer.
I hope you enjoy how easy and delicious this recipe is! It's one of our favorite ways to make wings when we don't have fresh wings available.
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Frozen Chicken Wings in Air Fryer
- Air Fryer
- 12 chicken wings frozen
- 2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning or your favorite blend of seasonings
- Allow wings to thaw for about 15 minutes. Prepare the air fryer basket with olive oil or nonstick spray.
- Place frozen wings in a single layer into basket of the air fryer.
- Cook wings at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.
- Use a spatula or spoon to break them apart if needed, but they should be apart.
- Add any seasonings to the wings and then air fry for an additional 16 minutes cook time, flipping the wings every 4 minutes until fully cooked and the skin is crispy and golden brown.
- Use a meat thermometer to ensure the chicken is fully cooked before serving and add any additional time if needed.
- Top with fresh parsley or dip into your favorite buffalo wing sauce or sauce of choice and serve with fresh celery or carrot sticks.
*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you're using with each recipe.