These crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings are easy to make and can be served with your favorite sauce or dry rub. They are the perfect game day recipe for your next football party!

pan of buffalo Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Chicken wings are the original game day party food and these Air Fryer Chicken Wings make it even easier to get perfectly crispy chicken wings every time.

The reason chicken wings are the perfect party appetizer is because you can make them in all different flavors just by tossing them in different sauces and dry rubs. Buffalo chicken wings are classic but the sky is the limit when it comes to all of the amazing sauces you can try.

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Air Fryer Chicken Wings in air fryer pan

Before you add that sauce though you have to have a good chicken wing that means the meat is moist and tender and the skin is crispy. This easy recipe for Air Fryer Chicken Wings recipe mean no more deep frying and no baked chicken. Instead we air fry chicken wings for a perfectly crispy outside and tender moist inside.

How Many Wings Can I Cook in the Air Fryer?

This can vary depending on the size of your air fryer. I used a Phillips XXL which has a 3 pound capacity. Most air fryers should be able to handle 2 pounds of wings without a problem.

Just make sure to remove the air fryer tray halfway through and toss the wings so they get rotated during the cooking process.

How Long Does it Take to Cook Wings in the Air Fryer?

Only 30 minutes!

Can I Cook Frozen Wings in the Air Fryer?

Yes! No more trying to remember to defrost the chicken the day before. You can add 5 minutes to the initial 25 minute cooking time for a total of 35 minutes for perfectly crispy air fryer chicken wings!

How to Make Air Fryer Chicken Wings

How to Make Chicken Wings in the Air Fryer:

  1. Pat chicken drumettes and wings dry with a paper towel and place them on a baking sheet or cutting board.
  2. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.
  3. Place chicken in the air fryer basket and cook at 380 degrees F for 25 minutes. I flipped the wings halfway through by removing the basket and using tongs to turn the chicken over and move the pieces around so that what was on the bottom comes to the top.
  4. After 25 minutes turn heat up to 400 degrees F and continue to cook for 5 minutes or until skin is crispy.
  5. Remove the chicken from the fryer basket and place it in a large bowl.
  6. Pour the sauce over the chicken wings and toss them until well coated.
  7. Serve with ranch dressing or blue cheese, carrots, and celery.
pan of buffalo Air Fryer Chicken Wings

We tossed our air fryer chicken wings in buffalo wing sauce made with 1/2 cup of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce and 1/4 cup of melted butter whisked together. The sky is the limit as far as flavors go though!

Choose your favorite dry rubs and sauces and make several batches of crispy chicken wings for your next party!

platter of Air Fryer Chicken Wings tossed in buffalo sauce

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Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

These crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings are easy to make and can be served with your favorite sauce or dry rub. They are the perfect game day recipe for your next football party!

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Pat chicken drumettes and wings dry with a paper towel and place them on a baking sheet or cutting board.
  • Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Place chicken in the air fryer basket and cook at 380 degrees F for 25 minutes. Halfway through remove the basket and use tongs to turn the chicken over and move it around so that what was on the bottom comes to the top.
  • After 25 minutes turn heat up to 400 degrees F and continue to cook for 5 minutes or until skin is crispy.
  • Remove the chicken from the fryer basket and place it in a large bowl.
  • Pour the sauce over the chicken wings and toss them until well coated.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5g, Calories: 375kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 23g, Fat: 31g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 125mg, Sodium: 2273mg, Potassium: 191mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 535IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 18mg, Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer chicken wings, buffalo chicken wings, chicken wings in the air fryer, game day recipes