Air Fryer Chicken Wings – Tastes Better from Scratch


Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings are seasoned with a simple spice rub and cooked (from fresh or frozen), then tossed in your favorite wing sauce! They only take 5 minutes to prepare, and are quick and easy cooked in the air fryer.

Air Fryer Chicken Wings on a wood board with ranch and veggies.

Why I love Air Fryer Wings:

  • Faster than the oven: my oven baked wings are amazing, but they can take 30 minutes to an hour to cook and get that great crispy skin. Wings in the air fryer only take about 20 minutes!
  • Crispy Skin: Like my other air fryer recipes, you end up with a crispy product that’s just as good as if it were truly “fried”, without the extra calories!
  • 5 minute prep!

How to Make Air Fryer Wings:

Dry the wings well with paper towels. This is essential to getting a crispy coating.

Toss with dry spice rub. Combine the salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and baking powder in a small bowl. Then sprinkle the seasoning over the wings, tossing to evenly coat.

Wing spice rub in a bowl, next to another photo of wings on a tray, tossed in the spice rub.

Air Fry. Arrange wings, skin side up and bake, turning every 5 minutes until wings are crispy and browned (about 15 minutes total). The total cook time will depend on the size of the wings but may take up to 20 minutes.

Two process photos of Chicken wings in an air fryer, before and after cooking.

Toss in sauce. Remove from oven allow to rest for 5 minutes before tossing in your desired sauce.

Cooked chicken wings tossed in wing sauce, in a bowl.

For Crispy Wings, Do This:

  • Pat them dry. As with many other air fryer foods, the trick to crispiness is to ensure you dry them really well before adding seasonings.
  • Use (aluminum free) Baking Powder. This is another secret to crispy wings and will help add that nice brown crispy coating.
  • Single layer. Be sure to lay the wings in a single layer with a little space between. If you have an air fryer that allows for multiple layers, your cook time may need to be increased.

Wing Sauce Ideas:

A chicken wing being dipped in ranch.

Recipes Variations:

  • Frozen Chicken Wings: prepare the wings the same and add them, frozen, to the air fryer. Cook for about 10 additional minutes, or until crisp and cooked through.

Serve with:

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Air Fryer Chicken Wings on a wood board with ranch and veggies.

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings are seasoned with a simple spice rub and cooked (from fresh or frozen), then tossed in your favorite wing sauce!

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Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish

Cuisine: American

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings: 8

Calories: 277kcal

Cost: 8

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Notes

Baked Chicken Wings. Frozen Chicken Wings: prepare the wings the same and add them, frozen, to the air fryer. Cook for about 10 additional minutes, or until crisp and cooked through. Sauce ideas: Honey BBQ sauce, BBQ sauce, Ranch. Serve Wings with:

Nutrition

Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 311mg | Potassium: 506mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 304IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 146mg | Iron: 1mg

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