Dry Rub Chicken Wings

Dry Rub Chicken Wings

Spice up your game day with these homemade Dry Rub Chicken Wings! Perfectly crispy and packed with flavor ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ—

With an air fryer, you can get crispy, flavorful dry rub chicken wings in 30 minutes. With the help of the spices and herbs in this dry rub seasoning, your chicken wings will taste better than ever and guilt-free!

PREP TIME: 10 minutesย 
COOK TIME: 25 minutesย 
TOTAL TIME: 35 minutesย 


  1. ย 2 lbs chicken wings
  2. 1 tablespoon baking powder
  3. ย 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  4. 2 teaspoons onion powder
  5. 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  6. 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  7. 1 teaspoon salt
  8. ย 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  9. ย 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)


  • Preheat air fryer to 400ยฐF. If baking preheat oven to the same temperature, baking instructions in notes below
  • Pat the chicken wings dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture.
  • Combine all of the dry rub seasoning above then toss chicken wings and coat evenly.
  • Place in preheated air fryer for 24 minutes flipping at the 12 minute mark. Remove and serve
  • The dry rub recipe will cover 15-20 chicken wings. You can add a little baking powder for extra crispiness about 1/2 tsp for that amount of wings.

How Long To Cook Chicken Wings In Air Fryer

I have done chicken wings in the air fryer several times and in a few different air fryers. Cook time is always the same. For crispy wings on the dry side, around 25 minutes flipping halfway is ideal. For juicy wings with a little crunch 18-20 minutes is great. Donโ€™t stack the wings but you can crowd them side by side.

Do You Put Dry Rub On Wings Before Or After Cooking?

In this recipe add all of your dry rub seasoning before. Now, you could wait until they are done cooking to season as well but I suggest adding before just due to how I prepared them.

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Dry Rub Chicken Wings
Amount Per Serving (1 full dry rub recipe)
Calories 26.5ย Calories from Fat 3
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.3 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.1 g 1%
Sodium 3560.4 mg 155%
Carbohydrates 5.9 g 2%
Fiber 1.6 g 7%
Sugar 0.4 g 0%
Protein 1.1 g

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