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Air Fryer Chicken Wings

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When it’s party time at your house, these Air Fryer Chicken Wings are THE party food answer. Crispy, tender, and juicy, incredibly seasoned, and ready in about 20 minutes. With almost zero prep.

Side view of Air Fryer Chicken Wings on a white oval platter with ranch dip and celery sticks.

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Sounds good, right? They’re amazing– and so, so easy! These little guys are on repeat at our house every game day, on schedule for the Super Bowl, and make regular appearances for Friday night or weekend board game gatherings.

There is no marinating required, and they cook in a flash— to crispy, delicious perfection. They’re simply too good to skip making or trying.

A simple seasoning mix makes all the difference!

So the next time you’re hosting, or have a craving for wings– try these oh-so-simple, delicious little bites with your favorite dip, of course!

Top view of Air Fryer Chicken Wings on an oval platter with fresh parsley and dips.

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

We know we can deep fry chicken wings, and yes, even bake them deliciously. But the air fryer delivers a chicken wing incredibly well. It circulates air in such a way that crisps chicken wings brilliantly… in no time at all.

For this recipe, if you have 16 minutes plus a few extra minutes for prepping (i.e. measuring a couple of spices), you can be serving these chicken wings in no time.

Let’s talk about the air fryer…

The Best Air Fryer?

As you likely know, there are two styles of air fryers. One has a smaller footprint in the kitchen and features a slide-in basket, the other is larger, can cook more food, but also takes up more space.

I’ve used both and currently have the larger style. Honestly, I love both for different reasons.

Last month, the Sur La Table 16-QT Air Rryer caught my eye at Costco and I couldn’t pass it up. So far, it’s working well and I’m liking it a lot.

The Phillips Air Fryer is especially nice for the smaller, slide in baskets. My parents have this style and I enjoy using it at their house.

Can I Bake These Chicken Wings in the Oven?

You can absolutely bake this chicken wings recipe in the oven. It does take longer to achieve crispy skin, but it can be done. Preheat the oven to 400°F and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, flipping the wings half way through.

Air Fryer Chicken Wings Ingredients

Are you ready to find out what’s in this chicken wings recipe? It’s so incredibly simple, and likely, you already have it on hand (perhaps minus the wings). Exact ingredients are in the recipe card below. Here’s what you need:

  • Chicken wings (split into drumettes and flats)
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Lemon Pepper seasoning
  • Cayenne pepper

How to Make Air Fryer Chicken Wings:

Step-by-step instructions are in the recipe card below.

Here’s a quick overview:

Begin by coating the wings with olive oil.

Top view of chicken wings coated in olive oil

Spring the dry rub over the wings.

Olive oil coated chicken wings with dry rub seasoning over the top.

Toss to coat wings well with dry rub.

Top view of dry rub coated chicken wings ready for air frying

Air fry at 400° for 16 minutes, flipping the wings half way through.

Once done, serve immediately with your favorite dip or sauce. I love them with crispy fresh celery sticks.

Sauces to Serve with Wings

My guys absolutely love Ranch Dip with these wings, but your favorite BBQ sauce is also incredible. If you’re a hummus fan, the 5 Minute Avocado Hummus Recipe or Quick Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Dip is especially nice too!

More Dry Rub recipes can be found here.

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Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings with ranch dip and fresh parsley garnish
Side view of Air Fryer Chicken Wings on a white oval platter with ranch dip and celery sticks.

Easy Air Fryer Chicken Wings

When it's party time at your house, these Air Fryer Chicken Wings are THE party food answer. Crispy, tender, and juicy, incredibly seasoned, and ready in about 20 minutes. With almost zero prep.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken wings split into drumettes and flats
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper or to taste

Instructions

  • Pat the wing dry with a paper towel and add to a bowl.
  • Coat the wings with olive oil then sprinkle the seasonings over the top. Toss to coat evenly.
  • Space the wings evenly in air fryer basket or tray, leaving room between wings. Air fry for 8 minutes at 400°. Using tongs, flip the wings and air fry for another 8 minutes at 400° or until the wings are crispy and golden.

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Nutrition

Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 336mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer chicken wings, chicken wings

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