Crispy Air Fryer Wings

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Crispy Air Fryer Wings are perfect for an appetizer or dinner! They taste just like traditional chicken wings, but you make them in the air fryer. You’ll love the golden brown outside and tender meat inside.

plate of Crispy Air Fryer Wings

Crispy Wings In Air Fryer

These air fryer-cooked wings are like tasty, restaurant-quality treats straight from your kitchen! Making them is a breeze. Start by seasoning your chicken wings—try a mix of salt, pepper, garlic powder, or any other spices you like. Place the wings in the air fryer basket, making sure they’re in a single layer for that perfect crispiness. Then, let the air fryer work its magic; circulating hot air around the wings and giving them that irresistible crunch without the need for tons of oil.

crispy chicken wings cooking in the air fryer

After a short time, you’ll have golden-brown, crispy wings that are juicy on the inside and oh-so-tasty on the outside. They’re perfect for snacking, game nights, or as a flavorful addition to any meal. And, these wings are a healthier alternative to deep-fried chicken without skimping on the taste or texture. Whether you’re a wing enthusiast or just looking for a delicious snack, crispy air fryer wings are a quick, tasty option that’s sure to be a hit!

Looking for more recipes for cooking chicken in the air fryer? Check out Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan, Air Fryer Panko Chicken, or Air Fryer Chicken Tenders No Breading.

seasoned, golden brown chicken wings in air fryer

How To Make Crispy Air Fryer Wings

Lightly coat the air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray so the chicken doesn’t stick to it.

Prep the chicken wings by slicing them into individual pieces, if they haven’t been already.

hand holding air fryer basket with crispy chicken wings inside

Add baking powder, salt, and pepper to a gallon-sized bag. Close up the bag and shake gently to combine the ingredients.

Open the bag back up and place the chicken inside. Close the bag and once again shake the contents to coat the chicken in the seasonings and baking powder.

air fryer opened to show easy appetizer crispy chicken wings

Open up the bag and remove the chicken, placing it in a single layer in the air fryer basket.

Close up the air fryer and heat at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. Halfway through cooking time, open up the air fryer and flip the wings over so they cook evenly.

Once the wings are done cooking, use tongs or a spatula to move them from the air fryer basket to a serving plate.

hand holding crispy chicken cooked in the air fryer

Cooking Tips

  • Use any seasonings you love on chicken
  • Be sure to use aluminum-free baking powder for no aftertaste on the wings
  • If you prefer not to use nonstick cooking spray, you can brush the basket with oil instead

air fryer opened to show crispy chicken wings inside

What To Serve With Crispy Air Fryer Wings

Everyone loves crispy chicken wings with a choice of dips. Try our Instant Pot BBQ Sauce Recipe, Best Ever Homemade Buffalo Sauce Recipe, or Sweet & Spicy Sriracha Chili Dipping Sauce Recipe.

If you’re hosting a party, pair these delicious wings with other air fryer favorites, like Air Fryer Roasted Jalapenos, Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites In The Air Fryer, or Air Fryer Frozen Crab Rangoon.

hand holding air fried chicken wing

More Chicken Wing Recipes To Try

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Crispy Air Fryer Wings

Crispy Air Fryer Wings are perfect for an appetizer or dinner! They taste just like traditional chicken wings, but you make them in the air fryer. You'll love the golden brown outside and tender meat inside.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Chicken, Dinner, Snack
Keyword: Crispy Air Fryer Wings
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 183kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp nonstick cooking spray
  • 1.25 lb chicken wings
  • 1 T baking powder aluminum-free
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

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Instructions

  • Lightly coat the air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray so the chicken doesn't stick to it.
  • Prep the chicken wings by slicing them into individual pieces, if they haven't been already.
  • Add baking powder, salt, and pepper to a gallon-sized bag. Close up the bag and shake gently to combine the ingredients.
  • Open the bag back up and place the chicken inside. Close the bag and once again shake the contents to coat the chicken in the seasonings and baking powder.
  • Open up the bag and remove the chicken, placing it in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Close up the air fryer and heat at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. Halfway through cooking time, open up the air fryer and flip the wings over so they cook evenly.
  • Once the wings are done cooking, use tongs or a spatula to move them from the air fryer basket to a serving plate.

Notes

  • Use any seasonings you love on chicken
  • Be sure to use aluminum-free baking powder for no aftertaste on the wings
  • If you prefer not to use nonstick cooking spray, you can brush the basket with oil instead
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 205mg | Potassium: 424mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 113IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 1mg
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