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Air Fryer Chicken Wings · Seasonal Cravings

Air Fryer Chicken Wings · Seasonal Cravings

These Air Fryer Chicken Wings are crispy, baked to perfection, and covered in a delicious savory buffalo sauce that will have everyone licking their fingers.  (gluten free)

Air Fryer Chicken Wings with celery

Do you have an air fryer yet?  I know you don’t want another appliance to fill your kitchen counter, but I enjoy mine, and it gives a fried flavor you cannot get in the oven.   An air fryer is a convection oven that cooks on the countertop using a fan to push air around your food while cooking.  This is what gives it the deep-fried quality without the fat. 

It’s pretty simple to use and clean up.  The one I have is too small, so I cook in batches that take longer, so make sure yours is big enough.   The air fryer is also great for prepared foods like fries, chicken nuggets, and mozzarella sticks, and I think they taste better in the air fryer than in the oven.  

Related: Is the Whole30 Diet for You?  A Health Coach’s Guide

air fryer chicken wings up close

Ingredients

  • chicken wings split at the joint, and the tips removed
  • unsalted butter
  • Frank’s Red Hot Sauce (or similar)
  • salt and pepper
  • ranch or blue cheese for dipping

Instructions

  1. Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray.

  2. Season the chicken wings generously with salt and pepper. Place the chicken in a single layer in the bottom of the air fryer and turn the temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

  3. Cook the wings for about 25 minutes, flipping at least once while cooking.

  4. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter checking every 30 seconds. Mix butter with red hot sauce and garlic powder.

  5. When chicken wings are finished cooking, toss them with the sauce and serve immediately with ranch or blue cheese dressing.

aire fryer chicken wings with celery  

Tips and Tricks to Make Chicken Wings in the Air Fryer

  • How long does it take to cook chicken wings in the air fryer? If the wings are raw, it should take about 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit to flip them occasionally while cooking.
  • Frozen Chicken Wings – According to Trevor Craig, Corporate Director of Technical Training and Consulting and general food testing expert at Microbac Laboratories, “Air Fryers are a great way to make fast and delicious food at home. You will most likely have to cook the food longer when going from a frozen state. Sometimes this could be up to 50% longer than the thawed item to reach a safe temperature in the middle of the wings.  Usually, you need to reach at least 165 F in the center to kill off all harmful bacteria.”
  • How long should you reheat leftover wings in the air fryer? If you made a big batch, which I highly recommend, you could reheat them at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 5 -10 minutes.
  • How should I clean my air fryer? Soak your air fryer in the sink filled with soapy water for a few minutes or overnight, then hit it the next day with a soft-bristled brush.
  • How should I season my chicken wings? There are so many spices that taste great on chicken wings! Try these: salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, paprika, brown sugar, dried oregano, chili lime spice from Trader Joe’s, and cayenne pepper.

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Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Easy to make in the air fryer and perfectly crispy.

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Course: Appetizer

Cuisine: American

Diet: Gluten Free

Keyword: air fryer

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4

Calories: 215kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lbs chicken wings, raw
  • cup hot sauce
  • 3 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  • Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray.

  • Season the chicken wings generously with salt and pepper. Place the chicken in a single layer in the bottom of the air fryer and turn the temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Cook the wings for about 25 minutes, flipping at least once while cooking.

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter checking every 30 seconds. Mix butter with red hot sauce and garlic powder.

  • When chicken wings are finished cooking toss them with the sauce and serve immediately with ranch or blue cheese dressing.

Notes

Adapted from Frank’s Red Hot Sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 575mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 385IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg