Air Fryer Recipes – Chicken Wings

Been on an air fryer kick lately. It just makes fried food a lot easier. Not only is the air fryer great for heating frozen food for the kids like french fries or chicken nuggets but it’s also awesome for making homemade low carb fried foods like pork chops or zucchini sticks. Here’s one of my favorite air fryer recipes chicken wings.

air fryer recipes chicken wings
air fryer recipes chicken wings

An air fryer is pretty much a counter top convection oven. It circulates hot air around your food and that makes it crispy like it was fried. You use less or no oil so your food is healthier. Deep fried anything is not good for you. And you won’t have to make a compromise on the crispiness when you use an air fryer. Frozen foods that are usually deep fried like French Fries, Onion Rings or chicken wings will taste deep fried when you use an air fryer.  Other fried foods like chicken cutlets and pork chops can be made without the oil splatter all over the stove and taste just as good.

Now I’m very guilty of buying too many kitchen gadgets. If you checked my pantry storage closet, you’d see a lot of hardly used kitchen appliances gathering dust in there. I haven’t used the s’mores maker in years and the bread maker has unfortunately been retired in this low carb world that we live in now. But the air fryer is turning out to be one of my favorite purchases. I decided on the Air Fryer XL Touchscreen by Cozyna (5.7QT) and I have no complaints so far.

air fryer frozen chicken wings
Frozen chicken wings going into the air fryer. No need to defrost.

Air Fryer Recipes – Chicken Wings

Here’s how I make air fryer buffalo chicken wings. Cook the wings in a single layer in the air fryer at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.

Melt a stick of butter in a large bowl and add a 1/4 – 1/2 cup of buffalo wing sauce and mix well. When you take the wings out of the air fryer, drop them directly into the bowl of sauce and mix. Make sure you mix it well to be sure to coat all the wings with sauce.

Serve the wings with Blue Cheese or Ranch dressing and some cut up celery sticks. You can also serve them with a side of buffalo wing sauce for dipping. Some people like it a little hotter.

How many wings can I cook in an air fryer?

An air fryer works by circulating hot air around the food to make it crispy. For this reason you should only do a single layer of chicken wings in the air fryer. Do not stack them.

air fryer buffalo chicken wings Are air fryers really healthier?
Air fryer are healthier that deep frying because you’re only using a fraction of the oil. Are air fryers healthier than cooking something in the oven. No, there really isn’t a difference.

Can you put frozen wings in an air fryer?

Frozen chicken wings can do directly into the air fryer. No need to defrost. But if they are already defrosted then they will not take as long to cook.

How long do you cook frozen wings in an Air Fryer?

If you are putting frozen chicken wings in the air fryer you should cook them on 400 degrees for 25 minutes. Flip once midway through. Less time if you like your wings meatier and more time if you like them crispy. But make sure they are fully cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees.