Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings

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We know how much you love chicken wings. While some may think chicken wings are great party food, we think they’re just great food, no party required! We all know that we cook a lot for dinner, or just for a weekend snack with the family. There is really nothing wrong with eating chicken wings. Sadly, sometimes we really don’t want to turn on the oven to warm the house, which means we have to figure out other ways to fix our wings. Air fryers to the rescue! Wings cooked in the air fryer are still perfectly crispy and have the most delicious meat. Time to pull your air fryer off the shelf and give it a try!

Fresh vs Frozen Wings:

We prefer to always use fresh wings, however, we know how convenient it is to have a bag of frozen wings on hand at all times. If you plan to use frozen wings, let them thaw overnight in the refrigerator before baking and make sure to pat them dry. You don’t want extra moisture.

baking powder:

Baking powder is an essential ingredient for crispy baked chicken wings. It raises the pH of the chicken and breaks down the peptide bonds in the skin, resulting in a crispier skin. Science, you guys!

Can I bake these in the oven?

You can certainly bake chicken wings in the oven instead of using the air fryer. We have full instructions for grilling chicken wings for you too!

Suggestions for eating air fryer chicken wings:

Traditionally, you’d want carrot sticks and celery, and we’re not going to break tradition. The debate over ranch versus blue cheese as a dip is also raging. Whichever you prefer, we won’t judge.

Are you short on time? Try our “cheater” method:

If you are pressed for time and cannot freeze for 12-24 hours, we have you covered. You can bake them at super low temperature to dry them out before steam blasting them to finish cooking.

So instead of refrigerating your wings completely, preheat your air fryer to 225 degrees Fahrenheit and air fry for about 15 minutes. At that point, remove your wings from the air fryer and increase the heat to 375 degrees. Once it’s up to temperature, put your wings back in and proceed with the recipe as written.