How to Make the Best Air Fryer Chicken Wings

How to Make the Best Air Fryer Chicken Wings

OMG, I am a believer.  The Air Fryer is an amazing invention and I can’t stop finding reasons to try something new.  Even my biggest food critic (16 yr old son) said these Air Fryer Chicken Wings were amazing. 

A little background about the pressure of making Chicken Wings.  My husband is from Buffalo, NY so my kids have become very picky wing eaters.

How to Air Fried Chicken Wings

 

This week alone, I made Air Fryer Fried Chicken and Homemade Onion Rings. 

How to Make the Best Air Fryer Chicken Wings

  •  2 lbs chicken wingscut into drumettes and flats (about 15 pieces)
  • Salt and Pepper (Optional)
  • 1/2 cup Buffalo Chicken Wing sauce
  • Air Fryer

How to Cut Chicken Wings into Drumettes and Flats

air fryer chicken wings

  1. Locate the two joints of the chicken wings by using your fingers.
  2. Use a pair of kitchen shears or a sharp knife to snip through the center of each joint, 
  3. Use the Drumettes and flats or wingettes in your recipe.

What is Buffalo Sauce?

There is a difference between buffalo sauce and hot sauce, peppers, salt, and vinegar.  This is used to make “Buffalo Sauce”

You can buy Jarred Buffalo sauces at the grocery store.  Basically it is the addition of butter to hot sauce that creates a true Buffalo Sauce.  We used a bottled version for these, but my husband who is from Buffalo,  was not home or he would have made it from scratch. 

How To Make Buffalo Sauce

This simple buffalo sauce recipe starts with a base of your favorite hot sauce.  Make sure you check the heat index on the bottle!

Basically all you need to do is whisk 2 parts hot sauce to one part melted butter and then stir in your cooked wings. 

Other Buffalo Chicken Wing Inspired Dishes

 

How to Air Fry Chicken Wings 

Cut the chicken wings into drumettes and flats, season lightly with salt and pepper

 

Place the chicken wings in the basket in a single layer and insert into the air fryer.

 

air fried chicken wings

 

Air Fry Chicken Cook Time

Cook for 24 minutes at 380°F. Turn the wings after 13 minutes with tongs.

 

After the full 24 minutes, turn the wings back to skin side.  Increase the temperature to 400°F. and bake for 6 more minutes until the skin is browned and crisp.

 
 

air fried chicken wings

 

Transfer to a bowl, add toss with wing Sauce and remove with a slotted spoon. 

 
air fryer wings

What Do I Serve With Buffalo Chicken Wings

air fryer chicken wings buffalo style

As Buffalo Wing purest I can only recommend serving these along with a bowl of Real Blue Cheese Dressing, carrots and celery.  Of course, if you must try Ranch Dressing but I don’t want to know about it. 

 

 air fryer chicken wings

Now pin this for your next Game Day Party when you want to know how to air fry chicken wings! 

 

How to Make the Best Air Fryer Chicken Wings

How to Make the Best Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Yield: 15 Wings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Low Fat Buffalo Chicken Wings made in an Air Fryer. Easy Air Fried Chicken Wings

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs of chicken Wings, separated into drumettes and flats
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup Wing Sauce

Instructions

    1. Cut the chicken wings into drumettes and flats, season lightly with salt and pepper
    2. Place the chicken wings in the basket in a single layer and insert into the air fryer.
    3. Cook for 24 minutes at 380°F. Turn the wings after 13 minutes with tongs
    4. After the full 24 minutes, turn the wings back to skin side.  Increase the temperature to 400°F. and bake for 6 more minutes until the skin is browned and crisp
    5. Transfer to a bowl, add toss with wing Sauce 
    6. Serve with Blue Cheese Dressing, carrots and celery

Notes

We are purest but if you must you can serve with Ranch dressing too.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 15 Serving Size 1 wing
Amount Per Serving Calories 856 Total Fat 67g Saturated Fat 26g Trans Fat 1g Unsaturated Fat 35g Cholesterol 217mg Sodium 1197mg Carbohydrates 24g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 1g Sugar 1g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 40g
All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on stayingclosetohome.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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