Easy Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipe
Serves: 5 People
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Easy Crispy air fryer Chicken Wings Recipe Overview
An air fryer is essentially a countertop convection oven. It does not actually fry your food but it will cook most anything you would cook in an oven. The draw is that with very little oil (a teaspoon), an air fryer will give you crispy wings and vegetables, and sides that you never imagined you’d get at home, much less without a deep fryer. For this air fryer chicken wing recipe we use a chicken wing sauce recipe that has a vinegar-based cayenne pepper, hot sauce, and butter. It’s a delicious way to cook juicy and crispy better-than-restaurant quality wings. Combined with your favorite side this crispy chicken wing recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser. See our crispy air fryer chicken wing recipe video:
Kitchen Tools For This Baked air fryer Chicken Wing Recipe:
Air Fryer Wings Sauce Recipe Tools:
Wooden spoon or whisk
Baked air fryer Wings Recipe Tools:
air frying sheet pan
Crispy air fryer Chicken Wings Recipe Ingredients & Shopping List
(A) Crispy Chicken Wings Recipe Ingredients:
3 lb. chicken wings. If whole wings, separate to drumettes and flats. Clip the tips too.
2 Teaspoons coarse kosher salt
1 Tablespoons margarine or butter (remove for healthier spin to recipe).
(B) Air Fryer Chicken Wing Sauce Recipe:
½ teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
2 Teaspoon paprika (or smoked paprika)
Cooking instructions for our crispy air fryer chicken wing recipe:
When you cook chicken wings in an air fryer set your temperature to 400 degrees.
Line two rimmed air frying sheet pans with parchment paper. Tip: to make crispy wings in air fryer use a perforated sheet pan since the wings need to be surrounded by hot air on all sides. Alternatively, you can cook crispy wings in an air fryer using wire racks.
Melt the butter (skip this step and remove butter for even healthier version of this air fryer wings recipe) in a saucepan. Cook until foamy and starting to brown.
In a large bowl, toss the chicken wings with the melted butter.
To make crispy wings in an air fryer place the raw chicken wings with lots of room betweeen them and as a single layer a perforated sheet pan lined with parchment or foil. The perforated sheet pan allows hot air to circulate around wings. Mix all dry spices together from list (B) and sprinkle the raw chicken wings evenly, both sides.
TIP: For crispy wings in air fryer use a perforated sheet pan and dust the wings with a light coat of corn starch for an even crunchier finish (optional).
Bake the your raw chickein wings in air fryer for 40 minutes at 425°. Turn the chicken wings over at the half way mark – about 20 minutes for more even cooking. TIP: For the best air fryer wings rotate them more frequently since every air frying unit will have hot and cooler spots. This will ensure more even cooking. Also, place parchment paper underneath the wings to catch drippings.
When ready, toss your air fryer chicken wings recipe with our air zesty wing sauce recipe and Voilà! Enjoy the best air fryer wings as a delicious appetizer or main course.
Suggestions For Our Easy Crispy air fryer Chicken Wings Recipe
Crispy chicken wings in an air fryer can be used as an appetizer or main course. Turn them into teriyaki wings or buffalo wings based on your choice of sauce. Served with celery sticks, or our baked potato recipe or a side of your choice. You will think you are eating this crispy air fryer chicken wing recipe in air fryer, NY!
Easy crispy air fryer Chicken Wings Recipe Tips: Space chicken wings evenly and use a perforated air frying sheet pan so you can have hot air circulation around the chicken wings.
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