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Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Air Fryer chicken wings on a parchment paper with a side of dipping sauce

Let me start off by saying that these air fryer chicken wings are so good that I made them two days in a row. They are juicy, yet crispy, and packed with flavor. Not only that, but you can have this ready in under 30 minutes!

You can achieve the same crispiness by oven baking and deep frying but this is the best alternative as it makes the least amount of mess, least amount of time, and just as good if not better. The type I created for this recipe are air fryer buffalo wings. Buffalo sauce is one of my favorite’s with wings. It has just the right amount of heat and creaminess.

What makes this the best air fryer chicken wing recipe?

Most wing recipes either have a dry rub or just a sauce for marinating. In this case, I use both a simple dry rub to season the wings and my favorite buffalo sauce for drenching them after they have cooked. I found that this gives these air fryer chicken wings the best flavor.

Some of you may not be as keen on buffalo sauce as much as I am but you can always use the same dry rub seasoning and an alternative marinating sauce. This would work with even your favorite BBQ sauce if that is your preference! I even love using Aji Amarillo sauce for wings. If you aren’t familiar, it is a Peruvian yellow chili pepper sauce. It isn’t that spicy but super flavorful. I often have some in the pantry for my lomo saltado recipe.

I would love to hear what you guys think of my air fryer chicken wing recipe and if you enjoy air fryer buffalo wings as much as I do! Let me in the comments below! Truly if you are looking for a healthier and fantastic chicken wing then this recipe is for you.

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5 from 11 votes

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

These air fryer chicken wings are out of the world good! They are juicy, crispy, full of flavor, and a healthier alternative to most wings!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer chicken wing recipe, air fryer chicken wings, air fryer wings, chicken wings, wings
Servings: 24 wings
Author: Heifa


  • 2 lbs Chicken Wings split at the joint, and tips removed
  • 1 tbsp Chili powder
  • 1 tbsp Parika
  • 1 tbsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Ground Cumin
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • 3/4 cup Buffalo Wing sauce Use your favorite. or Red Hot's hot sauce mixed with melted butter


  • Pat dry the wings very well. This first step is crucial or they will not be as crispy.
  • Season them with the above seasonings and baking powder. Toss together until they are all well coated with the dry rub.
  • Coat the air fryer basket with non stick spray and lay the wings flat. Do not overcrowd the basket. You can do this in two batches instead depending on the size of the air fryer.
  • Air fry at 400 F for 20 minutes flipping the wings halfway through.
  • Once ready, toss in the buffalo sauce of choice and enjoy warm!
inside of chicken wings

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  1. 5 stars
    These were delicious! Super crispy and the spices were just right, I added some Buffalo sauce and it was perfect!

  2. 5 stars
    This is SO good. 10/10 my husband loved it too. Didn’t change anything. Guilt-free wings and tastes just as good!!

  3. 5 stars
    These air fried wings are everything!!! My husband was so pessimistic seeing me make them the same day (he thinks chicken always needs to be marinated a day before) and after he tried them he requested them the next few days! And wants them done for the Super Bowl. My kids loved them! They were gone in less than 10 mins! Thanks so much! Will definitely be trying your other recipes!

  4. 5 stars
    I tried these in the air fryer and omgoodness they were delicious!!! That greasy after taste you get from fried wings isn’t there, we loved them!

  5. 5 stars
    Great , healthy , easy and delicious recipe ! I like that the dry rub doesn’t call for flour . Full of flavor and super crispy . Perfect snack
    for Super Bowl Sunday . Thank you 😀

  6. 5 stars
    First of all, I’m in love with all your recipes. My family eats well because of you! I made these wings for my family and they were SO delicious!!!! I made one batch with Buffalo sauce and the other with Thai curry sauce. The perfect crisp and it was such an easy recipe to follow 👌🏽 Thank you!

    1. This recipe was so amazing! Did not even feel like we were eating air fried chicken wings! I did not feel guilty eating these. One of the best recipes I have come across. Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

  7. 5 stars
    I wanted to take some time to write a review.
    My husband devoured these wings , complimenting each bite. He ABSOLUTELY loved them and said they were probably better than any wings he ordered from restaurants. I dipped half of them in Frank’s red hot and the other half in bbq
    Doing them in the air fryer was the best idea!
    Thank you so so much for sharing

  8. 5 stars
    My sons could not believe this wings were homemade, and what is amazing is that it us so simple and can be put together so easily. Very versatile and can be adapted to any palate. This recipe is a keeper! Thank you Heifa!

  9. Mashallah. This was an amazing recipe! My husband and I could not believe how delicious these wings tasted!!!! Please keep the recipes coming!!!’

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