6 Best Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipes

Chicken wings are one of my favorite meals to make my family. I buy a beautiful bag of delicious plump naked pieces, slather them in whatever batter I decide to use that day, and let the air fryer do the rest.

The wings come out crispy and delicious and cause my dinner table to be silent except for the sounds of lips smacking.

Wings are such a versatile dish that you can serve them with any sides or sauce from French Fries to a salad.

These delicious finger-foods are perfect for any occasion. I have cooked a large pile of Buffalo wings for a Superbowl party I hosted, and I have also whipped up some gourmet Sweet and Sour pieces for a more intimate dinner at home.

The possibilities are endless when you consider the number of combinations of sauces and spices you can use to dress up a plain old chicken wing.

I have listed a few of my favorite recipes to try on your air fryer that will have the people sitting at your table asking for a second helping.

First, I just want to go over the basics of how to cook Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipes. This type of cooker eliminates the need for all of the oil that a deep fryer uses, which means the meal is healthier to eat. The following tips should help with making the right wings for your occasion.

Choose the Right Size of Wing

If you are hosting a casual party for a bunch of your buddies to come over and watch the game, then you will probably want the largest, juiciest and chunkiest wings you can find.

You can find fresh these are usually found in the frozen food section of the grocery store or the meat department.

If you are looking at wings for appetizers, then you can purchase smaller wings that can easily be picked up and nibbled on while walking around and mingling.

Decide on the Flavor

The types of breading and sauce will depend on which Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipes you choose to use.

If you prefer saucier and softer meat, then you can use a thin layer of flour for your first coating and then cover it with your favorite sauce.

Some occasions call for a thick, crunchy breaded wing, which will need a heavier layer of cornbread or breadcrumbs.

It is important to pat the wing dry regardless of which sauce you use, so the toppings stick effectively.

Cooking Time

The cooking time will also be affected by the type of meat you decide to make. For softer, melt-in-your-mouth tenders, you will want to cook them for about 25 minutes, so they are cooked and only slightly crispy.

If you want the ultimate crispy wing, then cook them for longer. I suggest checking them every few minutes to make sure you don’t overcook them.

Once you have done the same recipe a few times, you will become a pro at frying times.

For complete details on cooking methods and times, I have provided 6 of the air fryer chicken wings recipes below for you and your family to enjoy.

#1. Buffalo Wings

Ingredients

  • Large meaty chicken wings with skin attached
  • All-purpose flour
  • ½ cup of your choice of hot sauce (I prefer the taste of Frank’s)
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt

Buffalo Wings

Directions

Preheat the fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Pat the wings with a paper towel

Take a medium sized bowl and pour in the flour and salt and whisk together

Place your chicken wings in the bowl and shake up the meat until it is coated thoroughly with the mixture

Put the wings into the air fryer and shake them vigorously

You will be doing this every five minutes for a total of 25 minutes, so the wings are evenly cooked

If the wings are not as crispy as you like, then cook for another five minutes and keep checking them until they have hit the proper consistency

Take the wings and put them onto a large plate or in a bowl and pour the sauce over them

Mixing them up with a large spoon

Serve with your favorite side dish and some Ranch dressing and enjoy

How to make the sauce

Take a small saucepan and put it on low heat. Melt the butter and then add the hot sauce, continuously stirring for five minutes. Pour the sauce over the wings once finished.

#2. Honey BBQ

Ingredients

  • Chicken wings
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup of all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup liquid honey
  • ½ cup Diana’s Gourmet barbecue sauce or one of your choices

Honey BBQ

Directions

Preheat the fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Wash the wings and then pat them dry with a paper towel

Put the salt, pepper, and flour in a large Ziploc bag or a large bowl and mix

Place your wings in the bowl or bag one at a time and make sure they covered completely

Take the wings and cook them in the basket of the fryer for 7 minutes and then shake the basket. Then cook the wings for another 5 minutes.

Pour the honey and BBQ sauce into a small bowl and mix with a cooking brush

Brush the sauce over the wings until they are covered thoroughly Shake the wings in the basket and put another layer of the sauce/honey mixture

Cook for another 3-4 minutes

#3. Marinated Chicken Wings

Ingredients

  • Chicken wings
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • One-tablespoon paprika (hot or sweet depending on your preference)
  • One teaspoon of pepper
  • One teaspoon of salt

Marinated Chicken Wings

Directions

Preheat fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit

Mix salt, pepper, olive oil and paprika in a large bowl

Put the wings in the bowl and pour the mixture over them until thoroughly covered

Place the wings in the refrigerator and let them sit for 60 minutes

Place the wings in fryer basket for 10-12 minutes

Open up the fryer and shake the basket then cook for another 7 minutes or until they reach the desired crispiness

Enjoy

#4. Garlic Parmesan Wings

Ingredients

  • 32 Oz wings
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • ¼ cup butter
  • Two garlic cloves (minced)
  • One-teaspoon rosemary
  • 1-teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika

Garlic Parmesan Wings

Directions

Preheat fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit

Put the wings in the air fryer for 25 minutes, shaking the basket half way

Take a small saucepan and melt the butter and garlic slowly

Add all of the spices to the butter and garlic and mix on low heat

Remove wings from the air fryer and put them on a large plate

Add the sauce to the wings and then top with Parmesan cheese

Serve and enjoy

#5. Dry Rub Chicken Wings

Ingredients

  • 32 ounces of wings
  • One-teaspoon garlic powder
  • One-teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Dry Rub Chicken Wings

Directions for wings

Preheat fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Pat the wings with a paper towel

Take the garlic powder, chili powder, salt, and pepper and mix them in a large shallow bowl or on a large plate

Place chicken in the mixture and roll them until they are completely coated.

Put the wings in the air fryer basket and cook for 20 minutes, shaking the basket every five minutes

Serve and enjoy

#6. Honey Garlic

Ingredients

  • 32 ounces wings
  • 3/4-cup flour
  • 1/4-cup honey
  • 1/4-cup butter
  • Four minced garlic cloves
  • 1/2-teaspoon salt

Honey Garlic

Directions

Preheat power air fryer XL to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Pat the wings with a paper towel

Put the salt and flour in a large Ziploc bag or a large bowl and mix

Place your wings in the bowl or bag one at a time and make sure they are completely coated

Take the wings and cook them in the basket of the fryer for 7 minutes and then shake the basket. Then cook the wings for another 5 minutes

Take a small saucepan and put it on low heat. Melt the butter, garlic, and honey

Continuously stirring for five minutes. Pour the sauce over the wings once finished

Serve and enjoy

Final Thoughts

There are so many creative ways to cut down on some unhealthy fats you and your family eat every day. Using an air fryer means you can still have crispy and delicious air fryer chicken wings recipes without all of the excess greases that often come with them.

Try alternating the above recipes once a week and serve your family healthy gourmet-style wings that are delicious and nutritious.

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