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Ninja Foodi chicken wings recipe

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I’ve been using Ninja Foodi products for the last couple of years, and LOVE them! Recently I upgraded to an OL750UK Ninja Foodi multi-cooker, which has a ton of amazing cooking methods. I’ve made these crispy chicken wings using the air crisp setting on the Ninja Foodi, and I want to share the recipe with you.

The Ninja Foodi is a fantastic machine to help me save time, energy AND effort. I love being able to throw dishes in, such as Ninja Foodi beef chilli or a Ninja Foodi gammon joint and serve alongside Ninja Foodi roast potatoes or Ninja Foodi white rice.

The size of the Foodi is fantastic for cooking batches of dishes and these chicken wings are crispy, delicious and GREAT for serving to hungry guests for a cheap way to feed a bunch of people.

Four coated chicken wings cooked in the Ninja Foodi on air crisp / fry mode

Ingredients for Ninja Foodi chicken wings:

Chicken wings (I used 750g for this recipe)

1 tbsp cornflour (This can easily be purchased gluten free too!)

Dry rub ingredients:

1 tbsp garlic powder

1 tsp sugar, oregano and chilli powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp lemon pepper (or black pepper if you don’t have it) – you can use this lemon pepper seasoning if you want to make it yourself

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Method for making chicken wings in the Ninja Foodi:

Use a kitchen towel or reusable kitchen cloth to pat dry your chicken wings, you want them as dry as possible.

Combine together the dry rub ingredients and place into a large mixing bowl. (I use a pestle and mortar to get a super fine blend, but you can skip this if short on time).

Dust your chicken wings in the cornflour, and shake off any excess.

Then add the dusted chicken wings to the large bowl with the dry rub and give them a good shake to coat well.

Place a layer of the coated chicken wings in to the air fryer. Avoid crowding the air fryer basket.

Cook at 180C (355F) for 16 minutes, shaking up a couple of times during the cooking process.

Then turn up to 220C and cook for 6 minutes, turning once during this cooking time.

I find that the final blast of heat is perfect for making these wings super crispy while still remaining juicy and succulent inside.

This is my favourite chicken wings recipe, it’s SO simple, tasty, and cheap too. The best mix!

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Ninja Foodi chicken wings cooking time:

180C for 16 minutes. Turn twice. 220C for 6 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Also, be sure to keep an eye on the wings around the 15 minute mark onwards, as the thickness of your chicken wings will obviously determine the cooking time.

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Are Ninja Foodi chicken wings healthy? 

Compared to fried chicken absolutely they are! You can experiment with dry rubs, either making them yourself or buying them from the supermarket, use a little spray oil to keep the calories low and this recipe is quite low on calories, and not unhealthy as such.

How long to Ninja Foodi chicken wings from frozen? 

When cooking things from frozen I like to add 50% to the cooking time, particularly for air frying chicken. Use a thermometer to ensure that your chicken wings are reaching a safe internal temperature before serving.

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Want to cook fries at the same time?

If you’re looking to make a full meal, then be sure to check out my air fryer fries, air fryer cheesy chips or air fryer frozen chips.

What I like to do is start the wings off, then add the chips a couple of minutes in, as the temperature for this recipe is a little higher, and that provides a good balance.

I use the racks that come with the Ninja Foodi and I like to cook the chicken wings on the bottom and then make the fries a little larger, or use steak cup chips, and cook them on the top of the rack.

What sauce goes well with these wings? 

In our home we love BBQ sauce, hot sauce or buffalo sauce. All winners in this house! The BBQ sauce goes great on air fryer BBQ chicken breasts too.

We also love to dress with seasoning blends just before serving, such as peri peri, Mexican spice blend or cajun seasoning.

Sometimes, while serving, I like to sprinkle a little parmesan or honey garlic dressing on and toss well. These both work fantastically for bringing a different flavour, as does Teriyaki seasoning or lemon pepper spice blends.

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How to cook chicken wings in the Ninja Foodi:

Ninja Foodi chicken wings

Crispy, delicious Ninja Foodi chicken wings with a homemade dry rub

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

Ingredients

  • 750 Chicken wings
  • 1 tbsp cornflour

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

Instructions

  1. Use a kitchen towel or reusable kitchen cloth to pat dry your chicken wings, you want them as dry as possible.
  2. Combine together the dry rub ingredients and place into a large mixing bowl. (I use a pestle and mortar to get a super fine blend, but you can skip this if short on time).
  3. Dust your chicken wings in the cornflour, and shake off any excess.
  4. Then add the dusted chicken wings to the mixing bowl with the dry rub and give them a good shake to coat well.
  5. Place a layer of the coated chicken wings in to the air fryer. Avoid crowding the air fryer basket.
  6. Cook at 180C (355F) for 16 minutes, shaking up a couple of times during the cooking process.
  7. Then turn up to 220C and cook for 6 minutes, turning once during this cooking time.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

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

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Four coated chicken wings cooked in the Ninja Foodi on air crisp / fry mode
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