Air Fryer Chicken Wings

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Air Fryer Chicken Wings are an easy way to get extra crispy wings while staying healthy. No oil needed for this delicious fried wings recipe!

Air Fried Chicken Wings on a white plate with blue cheese and celery

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

So why would anyone go through the trouble of buying an air fryer? Is there really any difference between an air fryer and an oven? What is an air fryer used for? I don’t properly know the answer to all of these questions- all I know is that we have an air fryer and, dang, it puts out some great food! Thanks to the tons of unique recipes and new spins on classic dishes, we’ve become real fans of air fryer cooking.

Crispy Chicken Wings in a air fryer

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Speaking of air fryer recipes, we’ve got some here on the site that are worth checking out.
  • Want a quick, delicious side that’s made healthy and easy in the air fryer? Our Air Fryer French Fries are better than any fast food fries you can find!
  • For a solid, standby dinner recipe, check out our Air Fryer Chicken Breasts! Serve these simple cuts of chicken up by themselves or shred them and use in other chicken recipes.
Today, we’ve got another air fryer recipe we know plenty of you folks will enjoy- crispy, fried chicken wings!

Sauced air fryer chicken wings with celery and blue cheese in background

Thanks to the smaller cooking cavity of air fryers, you can get foods crispy real easy. The best part for real health-minded folks out there is the fact that air fryers don’t use oil- making them an especially healthy cooking option! We’ve never been too concerned about health- what we’re after is that extra crispy finish to the wings. Most air fryers- be they Phillips, Cusinart, or our Cosori- will deliver on that front!

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Fry up a batch of these wings today and toss them in some of our tasty Homemade Buffalo Sauce– enjoy some classic New York flavors! We’ve also got plenty of other recipes if you’re still in the mood for buffalo wings.
  • For more delicious Buffalo flavor, consider making some Buffalo Chicken Strips. Great on their own with dipping sauce or served with a salad.
  • See how these air fryer wings compare to our No Fry Buffalo Wings Recipe. If you don’t have an air fryer, these are your best bet for crispy, healthy wings without the oil.
  • For delicious wings in a flavor besides Buffalo, we have a Honey Chipotle Wings Recipe. Sweet and spicy wings that are certain to be big hit at your next party or game night!

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Ingredients for Fried Chicken Wings

  • Chicken Wings
  • Spices – For plain wings, just go with some salt & pepper, onion & garlic powders, and paprika. We’ll go over how to copy some popular wing flavors near the end!

Ingredients for chicken wings in air fryer

How to prepare our Crispy Chicken Wings

Before you even think about tossing your wings into the air fryer, make sure you pat them as dry as you can. The drier you can get the wings, the easier they’ll crisp up once you start frying them.

Chicken wings on a white cutting board with paper towel to pat dry

Once you’ve dealt with the wings, you can start focusing on your seasonings. Toss all your spices together in a bowl and start mixing them together. Again, stick around to the end of the post for a few other seasonings/spice blends that are worth your time!

Rub chicken wing spices in clear bowl with wisk

Once you’ve mixed the seasonings, give the wings a quick toss to ensure they’re all well-coated in spices. After that, it’s time to fry! Start by frying your wings at 375 degrees for about 25 minutes- making sure to shake the basket halfway through cooking. Once the 25 minutes is up, crank the temp up to 420 degrees and fry for another 5 minutes. Once they’re done cooking, get these puppies into some Homemade Buffalo Sauce ASAP to ensure a good coating!

Chicken wing in clear bowl with rub

List of Wing Flavors

By mixing and matching spices, you can make wings that’ll taste like some popular wing flavors!
  • Lemon Pepper Wings – Toss your wings in some lemon pepper seasoning before frying to get a little taste of Atlanta. No seasoning? Sub in some onion powder, black pepper, dried thyme, and some lemon zest.
  • Barbecue Wings – Reach for some classic seasonings like chili powder, garlic & onion powders, and some ground mustard. Slather with your favorite sauce for delicious BBQ chicken wings!
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Air Fryer Chicken Wings

By: Jen CIncyshopper
Air Fryer Chicken Wings are an easy way to get extra crispy wings while staying healthy. No oil needed for this delicious fried wings recipe!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings


  • 1 - 1.5 lb Chicken Wings
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder


  • Rinse wings and pat dry wih paper towels.
  • Preheat air fryer to 375.
  • In a medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Toss wings in spice mix to coat and place in single layer in air fryer.
  • Cook in air fryer for 25 minutes, shaking basket half way through.
  • Increase temperature to 420 and cook for another 5 minutes.


Calories: 686kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 56g, Fat: 49g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 236mg, Sodium: 806mg, Potassium: 478mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 489IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 37mg, Iron: 3mg
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About Jen Cincyshopper

A lover of food and frugal living. A wife to a wonderful hubby, momma to 5 fun kiddos. Welcome to my blog. You will find REAL TASTY RECIPES. Be sure to subscribe to my email list and follow me on social media, to never miss a recipe.

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