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air fryer chicken wings

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Jennifer S
Philadelphia, PA

On Super Bowl Sunday there are so many different dishes being made, I wanted to keep the oven free and make something I could prepare early or even the night before. I really wanted a wing recipe that would take away the greasiness of frying in oil or the hassle of baking using racks and sheet pans. I wanted the flavor to be punched up so I brined and rubbed. It worked, as the wings are very flavorful and crispy. More spice than heat without the sauce. These wings are liked by adults and kids.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

If you've never made wings in your air fryer, you need to. The air fryer makes the wings extra crispy without the extra oil. These wings pack a punch of delicious flavor. The rub adds a subtle texture to them and they're dunked in a sweet and spicy sauce you'll lick off your fingers. Great for game day.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield 5 -6 people
prep time 1 Hr 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Air Fryer

Ingredients For air fryer chicken wings

  • 2 lb
    chicken wings
  • 1 qt
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4 c
  • RUB
  • 1 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    curry powder
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp
    each salt and pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    sweet chili sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    Franks hot sauce

How To Make air fryer chicken wings

  • Chicken wings prepped.
    Start with the brine. Cut off the tips of the wings and cut between the joint.
  • Soaking chicken wings in a brine.
    Combine the water, sugar, and salt. Soak the wings in the brine for at least 1 hour.
  • Drying the chicken wings.
    Remove the chicken and pat dry.
  • Rub added to the chicken wings.
    Make the rub by combining all the ingredients except the flour in a bowl. Set aside a teaspoon of the rub and sprinkle the rest on both sides of the wings.
  • Combining rub and flour.
    Mix the flour into the rub set aside.
  • Dusting wings with seasoned flour.
    Sprinkle the mixture on the wings for a light dusting of flavored flour.
  • Air frying the chicken wings.
    Spray the bottom of the air fryer basket with vegetable oil and add the wings in a single layer. Cook at 370 degrees F for 15 minutes, flip and cook for another 15 minutes.
  • Dipping Air Fryer Chicken Wings in sauce.
    To make the dipping sauce, mix all the ingredients together. Serve the wings with the dipping sauce or toss the wings in the sauce before serving.