air fryer chicken wings

★★★★★ 3
a 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 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 baking using the 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. Adults and kids like these too.

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

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 3
serves 5-6 people
prep time 40 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Air Fryer

Ingredients For air fryer chicken wings

  • 1 qt
  • 1/4 c
    sugar and salt
  • RUB
  • 1 tsp
    chili powder and 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.
    Cut off tips of wings and cut between the joint.
  • Soaking chicken wings in a brine.
    Soak in brine for at least 1 hour.
  • Drying the chicken wings.
    Remove and pat dry.
  • Rub added to the chicken wings.
    Put aside a teaspoon of the rub. Then sprinkle rub on both sides of the wings.
  • Combining rub and flour.
    Use 2 tablespoons of flour and mix into the remaining rub.
  • Dusting wings with seasoned flour.
    Sprinkle on wings for a light dusting of flavored flour.
  • Air frying the chicken wings.
    Spray the bottom of your basket with vegetable oil and layer wings. Cook on 370 for 15 minutes flip and cook for another 15 minutes.
  • Dipping Air Fryer Chicken Wings in sauce.
    Plate with dipping sauce. You can shake the sauce on the wings and heat. We use equal amounts of ingredients as we like the wings with some heat.