Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Crispy, flavorful chicken wings may be had without the mess and calories of traditional deep-frying with the help of an air fryer. The wings are cooked evenly in the air fryer using hot air that circulates, giving them a flawless golden exterior and juicy inside. This recipe will show you how to make traditional air fryer chicken wings with a basic seasoning, but you may adjust the sauces and spices to your personal preference.


  1. Two pounds of chicken wings, divided at the joints and without the tips
  2. One tablespoon of olive oil
  3. One teaspoon of salt
  4. Half a teaspoon of black pepper
  5. One teaspoon of garlic powder
  6. One teaspoon of paprika (smoky paprika can be used for a smokier flavour)


Step 1: Prepare the Chicken Wings

  1. To ensure the chicken wings are dry, pat them dry with paper towels. This is an important step since it contributes to the crispy texture.
  2. Spice up the wings: Combine the olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika in a large bowl and toss to cover the chicken wings equally.

Step 2: Warm up the air fryer.

  1. Set the temperature of your air fryer to 400°F, or 200°C. This helps crisp up the skin and guarantees that the wings begin frying right away.

Step 3: Cook the Chicken Wings

  1. Arrange the Wings: Put the wings inside the air fryer basket in a single layer. To prevent crowding, you might need to do this in batches, depending on how big your air fryer is.
  2. Cook: Give the wings a 25–30 minute air fry. To guarantee that the wings are cooked through and crisp on both sides, turn them over with tongs halfway through the cooking process.

Step 4: Sauce (Optional)

  1. Wing Sauce: After the wings are cooked, you may toss them in your preferred wing sauce, such as Buffalo or BBQ, if you want saucy wings.
  2. After saucing the wings, you can put them back in the air fryer for an additional two to three minutes if they are really sticky.
    Step Five: Assist

Resting: After cooking, let the wings a few minutes to rest. This will assist the liquids redistribute and keep the wings crispy.
Serve: Arrange celery sticks and your preferred ranch or blue cheese dressing alongside your hot air fryer chicken wings.

With only a small amount of oil needed, air fryer chicken wings offer all the flavour and crispiness of traditional fried wings in a convenient and healthier option. These are great as an appetiser at a party, as a quick snack, or even as a dinner paired with your preferred sides. Have fun attempting to create the ideal wing recipe by trying out different sauces and spices!


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