Easy Air Fryer Chicken Wings are crispy and juicy and ready in no time. This recipe makes a small batch of wings perfect for one to two people. They are tossed in a prepared wing sauce and great with some ranch on the side for dipping.
Chicken wings are always a great game-day snack, but when it’s just us, and we’re not hosting friends and family, it’s nice to make a smaller batch of wings. This easy air fryer wings recipe is perfect for that.
You don’t have to turn on the oven or worry about deep-frying. You can cook the wings in the air fryer, and they come out juicy with the crispiest skin. Coat them in your favorite wing sauce to finish them off.
We don’t just make these for game-day - sometimes we make easy chicken wings in the air fryer for dinner, too. You can add different side dishes, and it’s an easy meal.
- Chicken wings
- Softened unsalted butter
- Wing sauce – we like mild, but feel free to choose your favorite heat level.
- Garlic powder
- Salt and pepper
- Nonstick cooking spray
- Ranch dressing for dipping
How to Cook Chicken Wings in the Air Fryer
If your chicken wings are not split, you will need to do that first and remove the tips. Next, pat them dry. Removing the excess moisture will make them crispier.
Combine the salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a small bowl. Sprinkle the seasoning over the wings.
Coat the air fryer basket with cooking spray and then heat the air fryer to 400°F. Place the seasoned wings in a single layer in the basket.
Cook the wings for 10 minutes, then flip them over and cook them for another 8-10 minutes.
While the wings are cooking, melt butter in a small bowl in the microwave. Once it’s melted, add the hot sauce and mix them together.
Place the cooked wings in a bowl and add the wing sauce. Toss to coat the wings in the sauce. Serve them with the ranch dressing on the side.
- You can double this recipe to serve more people, but you will need to cook the wings in batches.
- We like to use different wing sauces when we make bigger batches, so we have some mild and spicier options.
- Serve these easy air fryer chicken wings with carrot sticks and celery sticks. We also like them with French fries on the side.
How long do wings take in the air fryer?
I like to cook them at 400°F for 18 to 20 minutes, flipping them halfway through the cooking time.
Can you cook raw chicken in the air fryer?
Yes, you can cook raw chicken in your air fryer.
How do you reheat them?
The best way to reheat chicken wings is in the air fryer. Heat it to 400°F and heat them for five to seven minutes or until they are crispy. Once you know how to make chicken wings in the air fryer, you won’t want to cook them any other way. They come out hot, crispy, and delicious. Enjoy!
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Easy Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipe
- 1 pound chicken wings if they are not already split, split them and remove the tips
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
- ¼ cup wing sauce. There are several types in all different heat levels at the store. We used a mild sauce
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Nonstick cooking spray
- Ranch dressing to dip wings in
- Pat the chicken wings dry. Combine salt pepper and garlic powder. Sprinkle over the wings.
- Spray air fryer basket with cooking spray. Heat air fryer to 400°F. Place wings in a single layer in the basket. Cook for 10 minutes and then flip. Cook for another 8-10 minutes.
- While wings are cooking cut butter into small cubes and place in a microwave safe bowl. Cook on high for 15 seconds and check. Cook in 10 second intervals after that until melted (about 30 seconds or so). Add hot sauce and mix together well.
- Add the wings to the sauce mixture and toss well making sure all wings get covered.
- Serve with Ranch dressing
- This recipe only makes 1-2 servings. Double recipe for a larger group.
- You may want to make more than one batch and use different sauces that are different heats.
- You can serve the wings with so many things but we like celery sticks and French fries
These Easy Air Fryer Chicken Wings are tossed in a prepared wing sauce and great with some ranch on the side for dipping! They’re a perfect appetizer or snack for game days!
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