Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings

When you’re looking for a healthier twist on traditional wings, these Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings will do the trick. These wings are full of flavor and a great recipe for the air fryer. So crispy and yummy, your family and friends will keep asking for them again and again!

Crispy chicken wings on a cutting board with dipping sauces.

Eating healthier doesn’t always look the same for everyone. For me, healthy is about feeling good about what I’m eating and making healthier choices. Like using less oil to make wings.

Wings are delicious to eat, but some people avoid them because of the oil. Using an air fryer means that you don’t need to use nearly as much oil as you would if you were deep frying something. 

Air Fryer Chicken Wings are actually easy to make and it’s definitely a dish you will start making all the time. I think my favorite part about these chicken wings is that you can save on extra calories! And then use them to enjoy your favorite beer, with less guilt!

This is one of my new favorite wing recipes, seriously.

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Another thing I noticed about these wings is that they are super juicy on the inside. When you make these chicken wings, you’ll get crispy wings on the outside, with a super juicy inside. I don’t think I’ll be going back to regular deep fried wings anytime soon!

It’s amazing to me how making one small change can make a recipe a whole lot healthier. Whether you’re trying to eat healthier or just want to make one small change at a time, this recipe will do the trick. These wings are especially great if you follow the Keto or Low Carb diet. Chicken Wings can be super low carb if you add the right sauce. 

By eating a healthier version of wings, I was able to enjoy a few extra beers!

Chicken wings with beer.

Can I use Frozen Chicken Wings?

When it comes to cooking in an Air Fryer, you don’t want to use anything frozen, especially meat. Frozen chicken can actually be undercooked in this appliance. You will want to make sure you take the time to thaw the chicken wings before you make them. 

You can thaw chicken in the fridge overnight. Simply place the chicken wings in the fridge the night before you plan on making them. This is the easiest way because you don’t have to do anything but remember to leave it in the fridge!

How Does an Air Fryer Work?

You may be wondering how this little kitchen gadget can make such delicious “fried” food. Well, I promise it’s way easier than it seems.

An air fryer can be compared to a convection oven. Essentially, the hot air circulates around the food. The food is cooked to a delicious crisp, but it also cooks it evenly. 

The best part of using an air fryer is that you don’t have to use a lot of oil. The air fryer method will save you calories, time, and money!

Overhead view of crispy air-fryer chicken wings with celery and wing sauce.

Types of air fryers

I have the GoWise Air Fryer but there are lots of different brands of air fryers out there. Here are a few other brands to check out:

Always read the reviews before purchasing any new appliance, especially the 1 star reviews, and take them with a grain of salt!

Once you get one, you’ll want to make sure you have all the awesome air fryer accessories so you can really put your new kitchen gadget to good use!

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Are Chicken Wings healthy?

I like sharing healthy recipes. However, with so many diets and healthy eating tips on the market, it can be hard to know what to make. Chicken Wings, if prepared right, can be considered healthy.

Chicken in itself is a great way to get your protein in. Protein is an important part of any healthy diet. Of course, you don’t want to eat TOO much protein, but we’re all about balance here, right?

These crispy chicken wings are not only delicious, but they can also be considered a healthy meal for you to eat. 

Using the seasoning recommended in this recipe, you can easily stay on your low carb or Keto diet. If you aren’t on a special diet, you can add whatever wing sauce you want to this recipe. I love Buffalo Sauce on chicken wings, but you can choose whatever sauce you’d like. The beauty of this recipe is that it’s a super flexible recipe. 

How to Make Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Place the chicken wings on cookie sheets and season to taste with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

Chicken wing sections seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic powder on parchment paper.

You will want to place the chicken wings in the air fryer basket in a single layer to ensure they get really crispy. You may have to do several batches if you have a smaller air fryer. 

Chicken wing sections seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic powder in an air-fryer cooking basket.

Heat the air fryer to around 400 degrees. Be careful because this can get really hot!

Air fry the chicken wings for about 15 minutes. Then turn the wings and continue cooking 10-15 minutes or until wings are golden brown. The cook time may depend on how big your chicken wings are, but you will have a full batch of wings out to your guests in less than 45 minutes!

Air-fryer chicken wings with wing sauce.The last step is to remove from air fryer and serve with a sauce of your choice. Now you can enjoy these crispy, yet juicy Air Fryer Chicken Wings.

Football season will be here before we know it, so keep this recipe in your back pocket for your Super Bowl party!

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Overhead view of crispy air-fryer chicken wings with celery and wing sauce.
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Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Looking for a healthier twist on traditional wings? These Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings will do the trick. Crispy and yummy, your family and friends will keep asking for them again and again!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Air fryer, Chicken wings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 227

Ingredients

  • 2.5 lbs chicken wings
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • garlic powder

Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees.
  • Place wings on baking sheets and season to taste with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  • Place seasoned wings in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  • Cook the wings for 10-15 minutes, then turn them and continue cooking 10-15 minutes or until wings are golden brown.
  • Remove from air fryer and serve with sauce of your choice.
Nutrition Facts
Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 227 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Cholesterol 79mg26%
Sodium 75mg3%
Potassium 159mg5%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Author: JZ Eats

Eating is my hobby, cooking is my passion. Sharing easy to follow recipes from my kitchen.

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