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Air fryer chicken wings – crispy and delicious!

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I love the convenience of the air fryer. In just a few minutes I can cook myself a hot lunch, tasty snack or even make a full dinner! My air fryer has to be one of my favourite kitchen gadgets now and these air fryer chicken wings are SO simple, juicy and succulent.

I’m becoming more and more experimental with what I’m making and love the time that my air fryer saves me. I don’t want to always have the oven on, heating up my whole house! We love chicken wings in our house so the rub for these air fryer chicken wings has been a long time in the making!

Four cooked air fryer chicken wings in the air fryer basket

Ingredients for air fryer chicken wings:

Chicken wings (I used 750g for this quantity of dry rub)

1 tbsp cornflour (Gluten free!)

Dry rub ingredients:

1 tbsp garlic powder

1 tsp sugar

1 tsp oregano

1 tsp chilli powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp lemon pepper (or black pepper if you don’t have it)

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Method for air fryer chicken wings:

Pat your chicken wings dry using a kitchen towel or suitable reusable towel.

Mix together your dry rub ingredients and place in a large bowl. I used a pestle & mortar to ensure a super fine dry rub, but this isn’t necessary if you want to save time.

Dip each wing individually into the cornflour (cornstarch in the US!).

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Add the wings to the dry rub bowl and give a good shake.

Place a single layer of wings in your air fryer basket.

Air fryer chicken wings cook time:

I cooked on 180C for 16 minutes, turning twice during the cooking time. Then I turned up to 220C and cooked for a further 6 minutes. This final blast of high heat was perfect for crisping up the chicken wings and makes this my favourite ever chicken wings recipe!

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I’d suggest keeping an eye on the wings from around the 15 minute mark, as the thickness of the wings will determine the cooking time.

How to make these air fryer wings:

These chicken wings are MUCH healthier than fried chicken, and almost as delicious!

Are air fryer chicken wings healthy?

If you’re comparing them to fried chicken then absolutely! You can make different dry rubs, and use a spray oil, and this recipe is still a pretty healthy one!

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How long to air fryer chicken wings from frozen?

I always add 50% to the cooking time when I am air fryer from chicken, however, use a thermometer to ensure that your wings are getting to a safe temperature internally.

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Air fryer chicken wings

Crispy, delicious air fryer chicken wings

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, chicken, chicken wings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 201 kcal

Ingredients

  • 750g chicken wings
  • 1 tbsp cornflour (gluten-free)

Dry rub ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp lemon pepper or black pepper if you don’t have it

Instructions

  1. Pat your chicken wings dry using a kitchen towel or suitable reusable towel.
  2. Mix together your dry rub ingredients and place in a large bowl. I used a pestle & mortar to ensure a super fine dry rub, but this isn’t necessary if you want to save time.
  3. Dip each wing individually into the cornflour (cornstarch in the US!).
  4. Add the wings to the dry rub bowl and give a good shake.
  5. Place a single layer of wings in your air fryer basket.
  6. I cooked on 180C for 16 minutes, turning twice during the cooking time. Then I turned up to 220C and cooked for a further 6 minutes. This final blast of high heat was perfect for crisping up the chicken wings and makes this my favourite ever chicken wings recipe!
  7. I’d suggest keeping an eye on the wings from around the 15 minute mark, as the thickness of the wings will determine the cooking time.

Note: All calorie information is for demonstration purposes only and is based on the specific uncooked ingredients that I used when creating the recipe.

Air fryer wings without flour:

If you want to skip the cornflour step you absolutely can. I’d recommend using a small amount of oil, preferably spray oil to control the volume, instead. Pat your wings to remove any water, spray on a little oil and then dip in the dry rub the same as before.

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What sauce goes well with these wings?

Personally we love BBQ sauce, hot sauce or buffalo sauce. All winners in this house!

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