These Air Fryer chicken wings are as good as the ones you get when you’re out with your friends. They’re extra crispy and delicious from the outside, juicy and flavorful on the inside. Cooking chicken wings in the Air Fryer requires NO OIL so it’s a much healthier version of chicken wings than what you’d usually have.
Cook the chicken wings in your Air Fryer, then toss them in your favorite sauce! Crispy, juicy, and delicious. PERFECTION!
You will love this recipe because the chicken wings are cooked without any oil, baking powder, or corn starch. This recipe is versatile and can be used to make buffalo, BBQ, or parmesan chicken wings.
Recommended Tools for This Recipe
- An Air Fryer. This is my favorite air fryer and I use it almost every day.
- Stainless steel locking tongs
- I can’t live without this non-stick grill pan accessory, I use it all the time!
- I love these stainless steel measuring cups and use them every time I cook, as well as those measuring spoons.
- These are the mixing bowls that you usually see in my pictures.
- This air fryer magnetic cheat sheet is very handy, it contains cooking time and temperature to cook 66 most common ingredients which I find very useful.
- I also really like these air fryer parchment liners, they’re not just for steaming and you can use them for cooking things like fries or chicken without worrying that the food will stick to the basket. They’re also quite cheap and there are 100 pcs in a package.
- And for a full set of air fryer accessories, I recommend this set.
How to Cut and Separate Chicken Wings?
First, you need to wash the chicken wings and pat dry them using kitchen paper towels.
If the wings are already cut into wingettes and drumettes, then you’re good to go. If not, then you’ll have to separate them.
Using your fingers, locate where the joint is connected between both parts. Then using a sharp knife or kitchen scissors, cut through the joint. And finally, cut off the tips.
You will use the drumettes and wingettes, and discard the tips (or use them to make homemade chicken stock).
How to Air Fry Chicken Wings
- After you wash and pat dry the chicken wings, you can either season them or put them straight in the Air Fryer basket. I prefer to season them first for extra flavor. So I tossed the wings in paprika, garlic granules, salt, and pepper.
- Place the seasoned wings in the Air Fryer basket (make sure that you don’t overcrowd it) and insert it.
- Cook for 20 minutes at 395F (200C) shaking the basket at least twice so that they cook evenly.
- The cooking time depends on the size of the wings that you’re using, but start with 20 minutes, and see if you need to cook for a bit longer.
- Either serve right away or transfer to a bowl and serve or toss in your favorite wing sauce if desired.
You can use different seasonings to season the chicken wings, below are a few ideas:
- Smoked paprika, with stone house seasoning (which is amazing!)
- Cajun seasoning
- Italian seasoning, and grated parmesan
- Fajita seasoning, or taco seasoning
- Shawarma seasoning for Middle Eastern inspired flavors
How to Make a Bigger Batch?
If you have a double rack, then that works great. If not, then work in batches. If you overcrowd the Air Fryer basket, the air won’t circulate well in the basket and the wings won’t crisp up but will have a “steaming” effect.
How to Check If the Wings Are Cooked Through and Safe to Eat?
Every time you cook chicken, you have to make sure that the internal temperature of the chicken should be around 75c/165f. That’s the best way to make sure that the chicken is safe to eat.
How to Cook Chicken Wings in the Air Fryer From Frozen?
You will just need to increase the cooking time by 5 minutes. If the wings are stuck together since they’re frozen, that’s totally fine and they will separate as they cook.
How to Reheat Chicken Wings in the Air Fryer?
Put the chicken wings back in the air fryer basket, and reheat on 200C (395F) for 5 minutes or until they’re heated through.
What to Serve With Chicken Wings
- Fresh baby carrots, and celery sticks.
- Coleslaw, fries, fried mozzarella sticks, and onion rings.
- Ranch or blue cheese dip.
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- 2lb (1kg) chicken wings separated into drumettes and wingettes
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika or smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- Air fryer
- Wash and pat dry the chicken wings, you can either season them or put them straight in the Air Fryer basket. If you choose to season then, then toss the wings in paprika, garlic granules, salt, and pepper.
- Place the seasoned wings in the Air Fryer basket (make sure that you don't overcrowd it, and work in batches) and insert it. Cook for 20 minutes at 395°F° (200°C) shaking the basket at least twice so that they cook evenly.
- The cooking time depends on the size of the wings that you're using, but start with 20 minutes, and see if you need to cook for a bit longer. Either serve right away or transfer to a bowl and serve or toss in your favorite wing sauce if desired.
- Every time you cook chicken, you have to make sure that the internal temperature of the chicken should be around 75C/165F. That’s the best way to make sure that the chicken is safe to eat.
- To reheat the chicken wings in the Air Fryer, put them back in the air fryer basket, and reheat on 200C (395F) for 5 minutes or until they’re heated through.
- To cook wings from frozen, you will need to increase the cooking time by 5 minutes.
- Serve with fresh baby carrots, and celery. Coleslaw, fries, fried mozzarella sticks, and onion rings. Ranch or blue cheese dipping sauce.
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