Making wings in the air fryer is one of the best ways to make chicken wings. It beats the oven, hands down! Did you know that reheating wings in the air fryer makes them taste new and fresh? Let me show you how!
Why I Love It
- Quick. You can reheat wings in the air fryer in less than 5 minutes! Using the air fryer is the best way to reheat leftover wings.
- Easy. I love using the air fryer for take-out leftovers and for my homemade leftovers. Not only do they reheat perfectly, but they stay juicy, and crispy, and come out tasting fresh and new with just a few simple steps.
You wouldn't even guess these are leftover wings! The air fryer is definitely the best place to reheat them and get the best results. No one wants reheated wings that are dried out.
It's not just wings I love to reheat. You can reheat almost anything. Check out these articles on how to reheat fish in air fryer, reheat fried chicken, baked potatoes, or reheating burgers in the air fryer. They are always reheated perfectly and taste delicious!
If you are looking for a great wings recipe, we have a few for you to try! Our favorites are these crispy air fryer chicken wings, but we also enjoy other flavors such as air fryer bbq chicken wings, buffalo wings, and air fryer honey garlic chicken wings.
If you love chicken, you might also love this list of over 50 air fryer chicken recipes.
Air frying is also a great way to save a little time if you're making these for game day appetizers. You can easily make them from fresh the day before and then reheat them the next day you want to serve them! Less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the big game.
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Why This Works
Using the air fryer to reheat foods is simply the best way, period. The heating elements and the hot air circulation work in tandem to create the perfect vortex of hot air that not only cooks and reheats, but it does it in a way that keeps the foods tender, juicy, and full of flavor. Not only that but using the air fryer is almost always the fastest way to reheat foods to their delicious, original state. That means you get to keep the crispy skin, crispy texture, and juicy meat while not sacrificing the flavors.
The steps are simple, quick, and efficient, which is how I like things to run in my kitchen and in my household in general.
What doesn't work for reheating wings
- Microwave. I have used the microwave many times and while the food is hot, it is also dried out and barely edible. I don't recommend using the microwave if you still want hot, juicy wings.
- Oven. If you're wanting wings to be hot and ready in 5 minutes or less, this is not the kitchen appliance to use. While it works, it takes double the time to heat foods and if I am reheating something, I am generally in a hurry.
What You Need
- Air Fryer
- Parchment paper or cooking spray
- sauces and side dishes
- leftover chicken wings. Any leftover wings. Store bought, restaurant leftovers, or homemade leftovers.
How to Reheat Wings in the Air Fryer
Remove the wings from the refrigerator and allow them to sit in the airtight container at room temperature for 10-15 minutes.
Place wings in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
Air fry the wings at 375 degrees Fahrenheit/190 degrees Celcius for 4-5 minutes, or until heated through. Use a meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature of the wings is 165 degrees Fahrenheit, or 74 degrees C.
Serve these delicious wings with your favorite dipping sauce and sides.
Note: This recipe was made using a Cosori air fryer. If you are using a different brand of air fryer, you may need to adjust the cooking time.
I love wings all on their own, but I also love to serve them with my favorite sides. Here are a few of my favorites.
If you're reheating wings without a sauce or dipping sauce, below are some of my favorite sauce and dips to use.
- buffalo sauce
- blue cheese
- sweet chili
- honey sriracha
Tips for Reheating Wings
- Try to use only the amount of wings you plan on eating so you can stretch those leftovers for another meal if desired.
- There is no need to preheat the air fryer for reheating leftover wings.
- Make sure you keep the wings in an even layer, don't stack the wings or they will reheat unevenly.
- You don't need to add additional oil, but you can add additional seasonings and sauce for extra flavor.
- Place parchment paper in the basket of the air fryer to help with cleanup.
Does the brand of air fryer matter when using it to reheat foods?
The brand of air fryer does not matter. While we use the Cosori Dual Blaze with a lot of our recipes, you can use different brands. The main thing to understand is that different brands of air fryers can cook differently which can alter your results slightly. You will want to check on your food a minute or two before the cooking time is up to see how the food is progressing. Some brands of air fryers my need additional time, while others may need less time. Just check on the food a minute or two before cooking time is finished to gauge where you're sweet spot is.
Does the cook time and temperature change if I am reheating boneless wings?
While the temperature stays the same, the reheating time for boneless wings may need to be shortened by a couple of minutes, also depending on how many wings you will be reheating in the process. If you are reheating a few wings, you can shorten the cooking time from 5 minutes to 2-3 minutes. Bone in or boneless, you have delicious crispy chicken wings.
This is such an easy way to reheat chicken wings. It's quick, easy, and a good idea if you're looking to put juicy chicken wings on the table in less than 10 minutes. I hope you enjoy reheating these crispy wings as much as we do. If you're looking for additional recipes using the air fryer for the reheating process, we have a few of our favorites below.
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Reheating Wings in the Air Fryer
- 1 Air Fryer
- 16 Chicken wings
- Remove the wings from the refrigerator and allow them to sit in the airtight container at room temperature for 10-15 minutes.
- Place wings in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
- Air fry the wings at 375 degrees Fahrenheit/190 degrees Celcius for 4-5 minutes, or until heated through. Use a meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature of the wings is 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Serve these delicious wings with your favorite dipping sauce and sides.
*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.