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Quick Air Fryer Chicken Wings

These Air Fryer Chicken Wings are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, and best of all, they’re a breeze to make. We love our baked wings, but these Crispy Wings have all the delicious flavor and crispiness in so much less time.

With just minutes of prep time, you can have a delicious and nutritious appetizer that everyone will love. An easy recipe that is perfect for family gatherings, or Holiday parties. We love wings during football season. On gameday it seems to be a must on the snack menu.

Whip up an easy weeknight dinner in minutes. Using simple ingredients and just a few simple steps, you’ll have some amazing air fryer wings to enjoy. Even if you did not plan ahead of time. Cook the wings from fresh or frozen in under 30 minutes using your air fryer appliance.

Quick Air Fryer Chicken Wings

How to Make Air Fryer Chicken Wing Recipe

Pat the chicken wings dry. Use paper towels for best results.  

If you plan on adding seasoning, place wings in a mixing bowl. Coat in 1 Tablespoon of oil, then sprinkle on your favorite seasoning. Toss to evenly coast with the seasonings.

Place the wings in the air frying basket in an even layer. Air fry at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 8 minutes, flip the wings over and cook for another 8 minutes until they are golden brown and crispy on the outside.

Wings and Sauce

Serve With Your Favorite Sauce

Once the wings are cooked and crispy, you can toss them in your favorite wing sauce. Just add your buffalo sauce, BBQ Sauce, or hot sauce and wings to a large bowl and mix. If you happen to serve your wings hot, a nice mix of tastes is a side of celery sticks and blue cheese sauce.

Sriracha Mayo Dipping Sauce

Grape Jelly Barbecue Sauce

Recipe Pro Tips

Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may only be able to cook one pound or two pounds at a time. You do not want to overcrowd the basket for the best wings. Let’s get on with the air fryer chicken wings recipe.

Additionally, make sure to check the wings for doneness the first few times you make them in your air fryer. Depending on the size of the basket, size of the machine and type of machine you have, the cooking time could vary be a few minutes. So, cook them to your desired crispiness.

You can use whole wings for this recipe. We will do that if we are serving this as a meal. However, if we serve this as an appetizer, we will separate the pieces at the joint and remove the wing tip.

Rub Seasoning Ideas. We enjoy adding a bit of garlic salt, or lemon pepper seasoning, paprika, salt and pepper, or other dry rub combination. Experiment and find your favorite way to enjoy your wings.

Air Fryer wings

How Long to Cook Frozen Chicken Wings in Air Fryer?

Air frying your wings from frozen only takes 25 minutes. That is just 9 minutes longer than cooking a pound of thawed wings. They will come out hot, tender, and crispy.

Frozen Chicken Wings in Air Fryer

Cooking frozen chicken wings in the air fryer is a great way to get crispy, delicious chicken wings without all the added fat. Plus, it’s so easy to do. In just a few simple steps, you’ll have some amazing chicken wings to enjoy. Make delicious, crispy chicken wings without all the mess and hassle.

Place the frozen wings in the air fryer basket. Yes, they will be in a solid lump.

At 400 degrees Fahrenheit, air fry the frozen wings for 6 minutes.

Open the air fryer basket and break apart the chicken. I use my bamboo spoon for this.

Continue air frying the wings for an additional 4 minutes.

If you want seasoning on your wings, this is the point I add the seasoning. Close the basket and air fry for 8 minutes.

Flip the wings and air fry for 7 minutes.

In total, I air fry my frozen wings for 25 minutes. Check the wings for crispiness and temperature. The internal temp should be 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Power Air Fryer Chicken Wings

If you are lucky enough to have a Power Air Fryer, it just takes 20-25 minutes to cook a batch of wings. To get the crispiest skin, make sure to dry the wings before placing them in the basket. Set the temperature at 400 degrees Fahrenheit and cook for 20-25 minutes. Shake the wings every 5 minutes. At 20 minutes start checking the skin for the desired crispiness. Use a meat thermometer to make sure that your wings in the center are 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Recipe Pro Tip for Adding Spices to Frozen Wings

When using the frozen wings, it is harder to get the spices to stick once they have been partially cooked. Therefore, it is a good idea to remove them from the air fryer and place in a bowl. It is easier to get the seasonings to stick if you give them a toss with the seasonings in the bowl, then add them back to the air fryer and continue cooking.

Crispy Wings

Best Side Dishes for Chicken Wings

The wings are one of the most craveable favorite foods out there and it is important to pair great side dishes for chicken wings.

Best Side Dishes for BBQ Chicken

Appetizers and Snacks

If you are looking for tasty appetizers and snacks to serve at your next gathering, here are delicious and easy recipes to make entertaining easy. This starter food is perfect for a party, game day, or between meals. 

Oven Baked Best Chicken Wings Recipe is just what you need to make a large batch for a party.

How to Store Leftovers

The cooked wings will keep nicely in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 5 days.

How to Reheat Chicken Wings in The Air Fryer

Add the wings to the air fryer basket in a single layer. Set the temperature to 360 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook for 5-6 minutes until they are warmed through.

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Quick Air Fryer Chicken Wings

These Air Fryer Chicken Wings are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, and best of all, they’re a breeze to make. We love our baked wings, but these Crispy Wings have all the delicious flavor and crispiness in so much less time.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time16 mins
Total Time21 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, chicken recipe, dinner recipe, easy recipe, Gameday food
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 216kcal

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Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds Chicken Wings Split at the joint and tips removed
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter Melted or or Olive Oil
  • 2 Teaspoons Salt or other seasoning
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Pepper or other seasoning

Instructions

  • Pat the chicken wings dry. Use paper towels for best results.
  • If you plan on adding seasoning, place the wings in a mixing bowl. Coat in 2 Tablespoons of melted butter or oil, then sprinkle on your favorite seasoning. If you want to make lemon pepper wings, add 2 Teaspoons Salt, and 1 Teaspoon Lemon. If not, then just spray the basket with cooking spray
  • Toss to evenly coast with the seasonings.
  • Place the wings in the air frying basket in an even layer. Air fry at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 8 minutes, flip the wings over and cook for another 8 minutes until they are golden brown and crispy on the outside.

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How Long to Cook Frozen Chicken Wings in Air Fryer?

Air frying your wings from frozen only takes 25 minutes. That is just 9 minutes longer than cooking a pound of thawed wings. They will come out hot, tender, and crispy.

How to Reheat Chicken Wings in The Air Fryer

Add the wings to the air fryer basket in a single layer. Set the temperature to 360 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook for 5-6 minutes until they are warmed through.

Rub Seasoning Ideas

We enjoy adding a bit of garlic salt, or lemon pepper seasoning, paprika, salt and pepper, or other dry rub combination. Experiment and find your favorite way to enjoy your wings.

Nutrition

Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 868mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg

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