Air Fryer Chicken Wings – Extra crispy, finger licking, wonderful without all of the oily mess. Air fryer wings are quick, simple, tastes just as good as the fried version but without all of the guilt. Bonus, they can be cooked from frozen in case you forgot to defrost them ahead of time.
I’m not big on making New Year’s Resolutions, but I do have a few pounds that I’d like to shed. Since one of the biggest new years resolutions is to “get healthy”, I might as well join the masses. I thought I would try decreasing the amount of carbohydrates and fat I consume this year to lighten the load.
So last year I received an Air Fryer as a gift, I was told that it was a great way to get that crispy texture that you can only get from frying food in oil. After using it for nearly a year I have to say I agree, it is a pretty amazing appliance. I have cooked Parmesan chicken meatballs, apple flautas, even french fries in the air fryer and you would never know that they weren’t cooked in oil.
What would you like to try cooking in an Air Fryer?
Chicken: It’s totally up to you whether to use fresh or frozen wings. I prefer purchasing fresh wings when they are on sale and then splitting them into wings and drumettes myself. It seems that fresh or thawed chicken crisps up better in the air fryer.
Sauce: My favorite sauce for wings is the classic hot buffalo sauce, I just love how it tastes dipped in blue cheese. There are a lot of other options it you’re just not that into buffalo, like barbecue, teriyaki, spiced, glazed, the options are unlimited.
Step 1: Spray the basket of the air fryer with cooking spray.
Step 2: Place the chicken in an even layer in the air fryer basket. Cook for 25 minutes at 380°F, tossing the chicken every 5 minutes for even browning.
Step 3: After the 25 minutes, turn the heat up to 400°F and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes or until the skin is brown and crisp.
Step 4: Toss with your favorite wing sauce and serve with celery and carrot sticks.
- 2 pounds chicken wings/drumettes, thawed
- Spray the basket of the air fryer with cooking spray.
- Place the chicken in an even layer in the air fryer basket. Cook for 25 minutes at 380°F, tossing the chicken every 5 minutes for even browning.
- After the 25 minutes, turn the heat up to 400°F and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes or until the skin is brown and crisp.
- Toss with your favorite wing sauce and serve with celery and carrot sticks
To cook from frozen - increase the cooking time from 25 minutes to 30 minutes.
✔ For a crispier wing, thaw the chicken before cooking in the air fryer.
✔ To defrost wings in the air fryer, cook for 10 minutes at 350°F.
✔ For crispier wings and to keep them from sticking, spray the basket with cooking spray before cooking the chicken.
✔ To evenly brown the chicken, give the basket a good shake every 5 minutes or so.
✔ For crispier wings start at a lower temperature then increase it during the last 10 minutes.
✔ To reheat chicken wings, preheat the air fryer to 400°F, spray with cooking spray and cook the wings for 10 minutes at 400°F.
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Alice v says
Those look like they came out perfectly. I have yet to buy an air fryer but it’s on my wish list
You won’t be disappointed buying an air fryer, I love mine.
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I have a friend who uses her air fryer daily for almost everything. I don’t use mine often but it does make great wings. It also is good if you have fries left over from a carry out meal. Throw the fries in the basket and five min later they taste like they did when you bought them.
You should try garlic toast, it comes out nice and crispy.
Amy-The Speedy Spatula says
These wings look amazing! After seeing this recipe, I’m pretty sure I need an Air Fryer!
Life Diet Health says
Wow Robin, what very crispy looking wings! We have an air fryer but I’m guessing it’s a bit different to yours as ours rotates inside. I’m not sure ours would get the wings that crispy without oil! There’s a spoon with ours to add a measured amount of oil! Kind of defeating the object?! Anyway yours look great – thanks for sharing these at Fiesta Friday (I couldn’t find your party links?).
Miz Helen says
Your Wings look great, I need to try someones Air Fryer, I might want to get one. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
another appliance I so want to get and after seeing this I can not wait til I get one. Thanks for sharing come see us at Annies Home
These look so good, I really need to get an air fryer. Thanks for sharing at the Bloggers Pit Stop, hope to see you next week.
Kari @ Me and My Captain says
I have an air fryer and I use it for everything.,…including bacon!…Great if you want to make just a few pieces and don’t want to heat up the oven for 3 or 4 slices.
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Made these over the weekend. They were VERY good. Even the leftovers were good. Thanks for sharing! (Funny story! I received a text telling me that “the wings were good, not great”. I didn’t even know how to respond! Turns out auto-correct corrected “greasy”!)
That is really funny! I wouldn’t have known how to respond either!