Easy Air Fryer Chicken Wings

These Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings are the ultimate crowd pleaser! This easy recipe starts with an easy homemade rub that leaves the chicken wings crispy on the outside and juicy in the middle. Perfect for a quick dinner, game days, or party appetizer.

EQUIPMENT

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INGREDIENTS

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INSTRUCTIONS

Air Fryer Instructions:

  1. Spray the air fryer basket with cooking oil.
  2. Return the basket to the air fryer and preheat to 390 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. To a small bowl, add the olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, smoked paprika, and brown sugar. Stir until well blended.
  4. Add the chicken to a large bowl and pat completely dry with a paper towel. This is to remove excess moisture so the wings come out super crispy.
  5. Top the chicken wings with the oil seasoning mixture and toss until well coated.
  6. Add the chicken wings to the air fryer in a single layer and cook for 18 minutes until crispy and the internal temperature is 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Flip the wings halfway through. Cook 2 to 3 minutes longer for extra crispy wings.
  7. Once done, remove the wings from the air fryer, let cool, then enjoy.

Air Fryer Chicken Wings From Frozen Instructions:

  • Add frozen chicken wings to a large zipper top plastic bag and top with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic power, smoked paprika and brown sugar. Toss until well coated.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Add the chicken wings and cook for 22 minutes until the internal temperature is 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Flip the wings halfway through the cooking process.
  • Once done, remove the wings from the air fryer, let cool, then enjoy!

Oven Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly spray with cooking oil. Set aside.
  • To a small bowl, add the olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, smoked paprika, and brown sugar. Stir until well blended.
  • Add the chicken to a large bowl and pat completely dry with a paper towel.
  • Top the chicken wings with the oil seasoning mixture and toss until well coated.
  • Add the chicken wings to the baking sheet in a single layer and spaced at least ¼ inch apart.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, flip, then cook for an additional 20 minutes until crispy and the internal temperature is 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Additional time may be needed for larger wings.

NOTES

Storage And Reheating Instructions:

  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Pro Tips:

  • The USDA recommends that all chicken be cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit as measured by an internal food thermometer.
  • For the best results, cook chicken wings in a single layer and don’t overcrowd the air fryer.
  • This recipe can be reduced in half if you want to cook one pound of chicken wings instead of 2 pounds.
  • For extra crispy wings, cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes.
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NUTRITION

Calories: 171kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 11gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 627mgPotassium: 110mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 215IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg