Extra Crispy Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings

This air fryer chicken wings recipe is so much easier to prepare than deep frying!

Chicken wings in the air fryer come are quick to make and are crispy, crunchy, and delicious without all of the mess and splatter of oil.

plated Air Fryer Chicken Wings with parmesan

Air Fryer Wings Are Fuss-Free!

Skip the deep fryer – these wings are crispy and delicious!

  • They have the crunch of deep-fried wings without the mess or splattering oil.
  • This air fryer wings recipe cooks much faster than baking in the oven.
  • Versatile – toss these wings in sauces or add dips and dressings.
Air Fryer Chicken Wings cooked in the fryer

Ingredients for Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Chicken Wings Split wings are best in this recipe, where the flat or wingette part is separated from the drumette and the wing tips have been removed and discarded.

SeasoningsThese wings are flavored simply with salt and pepper. You can also add other seasonings like garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, lemon pepper, or ranch dressing mix.

They also pair well with any sauce from buffalo sauce to Teriyaki sauce to garlic parmesan.

How to Make Air Fryer Chicken Wings

These really are the best wings – super simple to make, crispy, and juicy-tender inside.

  1. Season the wings in a bowl.
  2. Preheat the air fryer per the recipe below.
  3. Place the wings in a single layer in the air fryer basket and cook until crispy, flipping halfway through.
  4. Cook in batches if needed and reheat all wings in the air fryer for 3 minutes before serving.

Serve wings with carrot and celery sticks and your favorite dipping sauce like blue cheese dip or ranch dressing.

Cook right from frozen. If the wings are frozen, spray them with cooking spray instead of tossing them with oil, and add 5-7 minutes of extra cooking time.

Check your air fryer manual for recommended settings and cooking times.

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Seasoning & Sauces for Wings

  • Pat the wings dry before cooking; liquid will cause them to steam.
  • Gently toss with a touch of oil or spray with nonstick cooking spray to help the seasonings stick.
  • Shake or flip the wings after 10 minutes to brown evenly.
  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer. If needed, make a few smaller batches and place them all back into the air fryer for 3 minutes to heat/crisp before serving.

Sauce ’em Up!

Use your favorite sauces – try buffalo sauce, hot sauce, or a drizzle of hot honey. Once the wings are cooked, place them in a large bowl and toss them with the sauce.

What’s your favorite way to cook crispy chicken wings? Leave us a comment below!

plated Air Fryer Chicken Wings with parmesan

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Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings

These air fryer chicken wings turn out perfectly crispy every time!

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes

Total Time 30 minutes

Author Holly Nilsson

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  • Preheat the air fryer to 400°F.

  • Use a paper towel to pat the wings dry.

  • In a medium bowl, toss the wings with olive oil, salt, and pepper.

  • Place the wings in a single layer in the air fryer basket.

  • Bake wings 20-22 minutes until skin is crisp, flipping the wings after 10 minutes.

  • Remove wings from air fryer and toss with additional salt and pepper or desired sauce.

Serving: 6wings | Calories: 235 | Carbohydrates: 0.2g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 358mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.003g | Vitamin A: 136IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer, Chicken
Cuisine American

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