Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Cooking frozen wings in the air fryer is simple and easy – and I know just how to make Air Fryer Chicken Wings that are crispy and delicious! You’ve gotta try my air fryer wings!

Finished air fryer chicken wings on a plate ready to be eaten.

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Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Chicken wings! Are they an appetizer, or a full meal? Are they only good at parties or restaurants, or do they make an amazing home dish, too? No matter where you fall on the debate…you know they’re excellent and addicting when done right. And now you can make your own crispy goodness with this air fryer chicken wings recipe!

All the ingredients needed to make air fryer wings laid out before we begin the recipe.

These air fryer wings are out of this world, so I had to share the recipe with you all ASAP. They’re easy to make (something I’m ALWAYS going to champion here at Love Bakes Good Cakes) and, best of all, they aren’t super oily or greasy. Or maybe the best part about these air fryer wings is that there is a meal for the whole family, kids included. Or maybe the best part is that they’re scrumptious at any time of the year…

It’s hard to decide on my favorite part of this air fryer chicken wings recipe. Maybe you can help me out if you try it? 😊

Before we begin making air fryer chicken wings we need to season the meat!

Air Fryer Chicken Wings: Ingredients & Utensils

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken wings – flats and drumettes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 ½ tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper

Before we begin making air fryer chicken wings we need to season the meat!

Note: If you have a small air fryer, I would actually not double this recipe, as I’ve found keeping the wings to one layer is best. If you can double the recipe and still keep the chicken to one layer, adjust the frying time accordingly! Make sure your chicken is thoroughly cooked.

Here we see the frozen wings in a bowl being seasoned before they are cooked.

Utensils & Other Items

  • An air fryer, of course!!
  • Large bowl
  • Paper towels

Now we see the air fryer wings being loaded into the cooking basket.

How To Make Air Fryer Chicken Wings

  1. Take wings and lay them out flat.
  2. Pat them dry on both sides with a paper towel.
  3. Place wings in a large bowl.
  4. In the large bowl, add olive oil, garlic salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Mix so every piece is well coated.
  5. Place the wings into the air fryer basket and set it to 380°F. Cook for about 25-30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Check the wings every 5-10 minutes or so, turning them so they are evenly cooked.
  6. Increase the heat to 400°F and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes to make the skin nice and crispy.
  7. Serve them with your choice of dipping sauces and enjoy!

A shot of the finished air fryer wings in the cooking basket ready to be served.

Air Fryer Chicken Wings: Tips & Tricks

Something on your mind about these air fryer wings? Curious about how to make them better, or just how to make them right? I can help! Here are some questions I’ve collected over time (and their answers, of course).

  • There’s smoke coming out of my air fryer! Is that bad?

If it’s white smoke, it’s normal for many air fryers. Lots of brands will let off some white smoke with high-fat foods. Nothing is wrong, and it won’t make your food taste any less amazing. But it’s just something to note. 😊

Finished frozen wings in air fryer done and stacked up, ready to be enjoyed.

  • I have a bigger air fryer. What shelf should I use?

I’d keep the wings on the top shelf.

  • Can I use frozen wings?

I haven’t tried it, but I’ve seen others use frozen wings and they turn out just fine! Adjust the cooking time and temperature, as always.

  • Do you leave the skin on the chicken?

Ohhh, yes!! That’s what makes this recipe so gosh darn crispy.

A top down view of the finished air fryer chicken wings on a tray with various dipping sauces.

  • These came out too salty. What should I do?

Sometimes, depending on the garlic salt brand, you might end up oversalting the wings. There are a few solutions for this … one, you can cut the salt in half entirely. Two, if you still want that garlic flavor (and who doesn’t?!) you can halve the salt and add garlic powder. Or, three, if possible, you can use a brand you know isn’t too salty!

  • What sauces do you recommend?

Well, what’s your favorite? 😊 If you’re not sure, golly, I have a lot you could try…the classic honey BBQ or buffalo sauce, garlic parmesan if you need even more garlic flavor, Jamaican jerk chicken sauce, teriyaki sauce, orange sauce … I have to stop listing them now because I’m making myself drool!!

How did you like this recipe for air fryer wings?

These air fryer wings sound amazing…and I can tell you that they taste amazing … but you won’t really know how good they are until you try them yourself! So get out there and get frying, and when you’re done, let me know in the comments how this recipe turned out for you. I’d love to hear your thoughts!

A top down view of the completed recipe for air fryer wings. These air fryer chicken wings are ready to be eaten!

Check out more awesome chicken recipes right here!

Y’all know we love chicken here at Love Bakes Good Cakes, so if you’re craving it as much as I do all the time, here’s four more recipes to check out!

An up close shot of the air fryer chicken wings coated in seasonings after being cooked

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finished air fryer wings on a serving tray with sauces ready for dipping!

air fryer chicken wings ready to be eaten!

Yield: 1 lb.

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Cooking frozen wings in the air fryer is simple and easy. Air fryer chicken wings are crispy and delicious. Try my air fryer wings!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. chicken wings – flats, and drumettes
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1-½ tsp. garlic salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. Take the wings and lay them out flat. Pat them dry on both sides with a paper towel. Place them in a large bowl.
  2. To the wings in the bowl, add olive oil, garlic salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Mix well so every piece is well coated.
  3. Place the wings into the air fryer basket and turn it to 380°F. Cook for about 25-30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Check the wings every 5-10 minutes or so turning them so they are evenly cooked.
  4. Increase the heat to 400°F. and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes to make the skin nice and crispy. 
  5. Serve them with your choice of dipping sauces and enjoy.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1/4 lb.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 427 Total Fat: 33g Saturated Fat: 11g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 19g Cholesterol: 98mg Sodium: 1067mg Carbohydrates: 13g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 0g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 20g

Please note that the nutritional information listed on this page is an estimation based on the products I used. Ingredients and nutritional information can vary greatly between brands. Always be sure to read labels.

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