Air Fryer Chicken Wings

There's nothing quite as gratifying as preparing a platter of wings sans deep frying. The air fryer employs its fan and heating elements to generate a powerful stream of hot air, enveloping the wings and achieving a golden crispness (all without the excess calories from frying oil). Standalone air fryers aren't the sole choice for home cooking: explore multi-cookers and ovens equipped with an air fryer function. You can opt for pre-split chicken wings or handle the task yourself using whole wings remember to set aside the tips for crafting chicken broth.

  • Preparation Time

    40 Minute
  • Difficulty Level

  • Cooking

    20 Minute
  • Service

    For 4 Person
Friend - 8 Recipe


  • 2 pounds chicken wings, split at the joint and tips removed
  • Kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce, such as Frank’s RedHot
  • Ranch or blue cheese dressing, for serving


Step 1

Dry the chicken wings thoroughly and generously season with salt. Arrange the wings in the basket of a 3.5-quart air fryer ensuring they are not in contact with each other (if needed for space, position the drumettes vertically along the sides). Adjust the air fryer temperature to 360 degrees F and cook for 12 minutes, then turn the wings over using tongs and continue cooking for another 12 minutes. Turn the wings once more, raise the temperature to 390 degrees F, and cook until the exteriors become exceptionally crispy, approximately 6 additional minutes.

Step 2

In the meantime, heat the butter in a microwave-safe dish in the microwave until it melts, approximately for 1 minute. Blend in the hot sauce.

Step 3

Mix the wings with the butter blend to cover them in a spacious bowl and offer dressing separately.

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