These Air Fryer Chicken Wings are SERIOUSLY crispy! Served with your favorite sauce, they’re ready in just 25 minutes with minimal clean up.
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Do you ever just crave a crispy, juicy, delicious basket of wings without having to go out?
The more I use my air fryer the more I love it!
Nothing beats that crispy exterior (with less oil!) and juicy interior.
But these wings — you have got to give them a try!
How to make air fryer wings:
- Preheat the air fryer so that the wings start cooking when you get them in there. While it’s doing this, dry the wings with paper towel well (wet meat doesn’t brown!).
- Oil and season the chicken wings. Mixing corn starch into your seasoning is the key, because corn starch coats the wings easily and absorbs any excess moisture– making the crispiest chicken wings you’ve ever had.
- Then the air fryer does the rest of the work! You only have to flip them once during cooking, and they turn out so crispy and perfectly juicy!
They are just as easy as making these Crockpot Chicken Wings, but they come together even quicker!
Air Fryer Chicken Wings FAQs
In just 15-20 minutes these wings are ready to serve! The exact cook time will depend on the size of your chicken wings and how full your air fryer is. Your best bet is to check every 5 minutes until they are done.
Technically, yes. But if you really want crispy and flavorful chicken wings, the oil is key. The oil allows the seasoning and corn starch to adhere to the chicken wings and give them that crispy coating. Without it, they may be seasoned but they definitely won’t be as crispy.
In the unlikely case that you happen to have leftovers, they can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container up to three days.
To reheat, simply preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees and cook until heated through, 4-5 minutes.
That depends on what your family enjoys. This recipe was made in an 8 quart Chefman air fryer and we love it! It works great. But I haven’t tried them all, obviously 🙂
Absolutely! They will take a little more time, though. Simply toss in oil and seasoning as the recipe calls for, and cook for 20-30 minutes, checking every 5-10 minutes until done.
How to split chicken wings:
If you can’t find already split chicken wings, you can split for own!
- Cut wings into three pieces. Start by stretching out the wing on your cutting board and cutting between the joint of the drumette and the wingette.
- Then make a second cut between the wingette and the wing tip.
- Place drumettes and wingettes in a large bowl. You can save and freeze the wing tips to make chicken stock!
How to cook frozen chicken wings in the air fryer:
Cooking frozen chicken wings in the air fryer is easy to do!
Simply toss in oil and seasoning as the recipe calls for, and cook for 10 minutes, then flip and continue cooking for 10-20 minutes until done and crispy, checking every 5-10 minutes until done.
The only problem you make encounter is that the coating and seasoning does not stick as well with frozen chicken wings, since they will release some moisture as they cook. If this happens, you can season again and cook for 5-8 minutes until crispy.
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Air Fryer Chicken Wings
- 1 pound split chicken wings
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- ⅓ cup Buffalo sauce (or use another sauce, or none at all!)
- Preheat air fryer to 400℉ for 5 minutes.
- Place chicken wings in a medium bowl and dry with paper towel (wet meat doesn't get crispy!)
- Drizzle oil over chicken. Combine corn starch, garlic powder, seasoning, salt, pepper and paprika. Sprinkle over wings and toss until thoroughly coated.
- Place seasoned chicken in a single layer in the air fryer basket. It is okay for the chicken pieces to touch, they will shrink down while cooking.
- Cook 15-20 minutes, turning once with tongs half way through. Toss with buffalo sauce or choose another sauce you enjoy.
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