if you haven’t cooked Air Fryer Chicken Wings However, you are seriously missing out. With the air fryer, you can get perfectly tender and crispy chicken wings every time in just 18 minutes!

Read on to learn how to easily make 3 types of chicken wings in the air fryer!

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How to cook crispy air fryer wings (with 3 sauces).

Chicken wings are needed for almost any occasion. Midweek dinner? chicken wings. Sporting events? chicken wings. Small party? chicken wings. You name an occasion and these air fryer wings can have a place!

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This air fryer chicken wings recipe is so versatile, you can simply dry rub them, or toss them into a sauce.I included instructions for the easy buffalo sauce if you like grilling mine Keto BBQ Sauce Recipe On this site is the way to go.

Like cream sauce? Blue cheese sauce or ranch dressing also works great. No matter how you dress up these fried chicken wings, they are absolutely delicious! Best wings ever.

Which air fryer is the best?

You’ll need an air fryer to make these wings.These wings are made using Instant Vortex Plus 6 Quart Air Fryer. you might prefer one oven air fryer or a Dual air fryer. These are great for easy meal prep.

I love this air fryer because it preheats quickly and has a big enough basket so I can cook enough food to feed the whole family. The hot air circulates very evenly resulting in perfectly cooked chicken wings.

I also love being able to observe the food through the window without opening the basket. No more accidentally burning my food!

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To make air fryer wings, all you need is some thawed raw chicken wings and some olive oil to lightly coat the wings. Olive oil helps crisp the wings.

Even if you are air frying chicken wings, you still need a little oil, but you will use less oil when air frying. If you want to add dry rub or keto sauce to your wings, you can find some suggestions in the recipe card below.

Materials needed for DIY chicken wings
Fresh chicken wings and dry rub mixture.
  • chicken wings
  • olive oil
  • Choice of seasoning or sauce.

See Air Fryer Wings Recipe Card for quantities.


To make air fryer wings with frozen wings, you need to make sure they are fully defrosted before cooking.

Then, first pat the thawed wings dry with a paper towel, then lightly coat the wings with extra virgin olive oil. You can use olive oil spray or brush all the wings with regular olive oil.

Demonstrates how to get crispy wings in the air fryer by patting chicken dry.
For very crispy wings, pat the wings dry before cooking in the air fryer.

If you want to use any seasoning, such as smoked paprika, garlic powder, or lemon pepper seasoning, sprinkle the wings with whatever seasoning you want. I also highly recommend putting these air fryer wings in the delicious dry rub seasoning in the recipe card.

If you want to coat your wings with buffalo or ketchup, I recommend doing this after the air fryer wings are cooked. This will prevent the sauce from burning in the air fryer.

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How to cook air fryer wings with a spicy dry rub.

boiled wings

To cook the wings, preheat the air fryer to 385F/195C and set the timer to 18 minutes. Once you have a preheated air fryer, open the basket and lightly coat the air fryer’s basket with nonstick cooking spray to prevent the wings from sticking to the basket.

Put the wings in the basket and keep them apart so they don’t touch. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you should be able to fit 8-10 wings in the basket at a time.

How to Cook Air Fryer Wings
Delicious crispy air fryer wings in the air fryer.

Close the air fryer basket and air fry for 18 minutes. Flip the wings halfway through cooking to ensure they cook evenly. Once the wings are done, pour them into your desired sauce and serve.

Easy, right? This is one of my favorite air fryer recipes! Every time is a blow.

hint: Want crispy wings? The crispest wings? Patting the wings dry before adding the oil will help you get the best wings, crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. So don’t skip this part.

Wings Cooked in the Air Fryer
The perfect tomato snack, air fryer wings.

1: The Best Dry Wipe Wings

If you’re looking for a delicious dry rub to use on your wings, look no further. To create an amazingly delicious massage, all you need is these 6 ingredients.

  • garlic salt – If you need a low sodium rub, substitute garlic powder (only use ½ amount).
  • black pepper
  • paprika
  • dried oregano
  • smoked paprika
  • onion powder

Simply combine all of these ingredients in a bowl, then rub your wings into the rub, then place them in the air fryer basket for amazingly delicious chicken wings! Set your sauce aside and dip your wings.


If you love these air fryer wings, why not try these other herbs and spices for the best wings in town. Stir, rub, or sprinkle chicken on top of chicken before placing in air fryer basket.

  • Garlic Powder, Garlic Salt and Onion Powder – Classic Fried Chicken Wings
  • Lemon Pepper Seasoning – Delicious Chicken Wings at the BBQ
  • Curry Powder and Yogurt – Delicious chicken wings with curry flavor.
Homemade dry rub seasoning perfect for air fryer wings.
Air fryer chicken wings with a dry rub.

2: Ketogenic Buffalo Chicken Wings

Do you prefer playful wings with dry rubs? Then we serve you. Making delicious homemade buffalo sauce is so quick and easy, you’ll be shocked if you haven’t made it before.

To make buffalo sauce, add ½ cup hot sauce and 4 tablespoons. Put the butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Place the bowl in the microwave for 30-45 seconds, until the butter is softened and mostly melted.

Mix butter into hot sauce and you have a delicious buffalo sauce. It’s really easy. I like to use Frank’s Red Hot Sauce when making buffalo sauce. Once the homemade chicken wings are cooked, toss with Frank’s Hot Sauce and enjoy!

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Keto buffalo wings in the air fryer.

3: Grilled Chicken Wings with Tomatoes

To make keto BBQ chicken wings, just toss the cooked wings into my keto BBQ sauce. A little sauce can go a long way.

If you don’t already have a jar of this BBQ sauce in your freezer, you can use my quick whip to a jar Keto BBQ Sauce Recipe While your wings are cooking. Be sure to let the sauce cool before storing leftover BBQ sauce.

Keto Air Fryer Chicken Wings with BBQ Sauce
Sticky Keto BBQ Sauce Air Fryer Wings.


Cooked wings can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.

To reheat your wings, microwave for 1-2 minutes or reheat in the air fryer at 375F/190C for 5-7 minutes.

most important tip

Most of the crisping of chicken wings cooked in the air fryer occurs in the last minute of cooking. However, if you need to cook your wings a little longer, you can put them back in the air fryer for a little longer.

Chicken should always be cooked to internal temperature 165°F (74°C). Be sure to use an instant read meat thermometer to ensure your wings are fully cooked. Larger or thicker wings may need to cook another minute or two.

A plate of air fryer chicken wings covered in buffalo sauce. There is a container with ranch and celery sticks for dipping.
Chicken wings served with crispy celery and a creamy dipping sauce.

So, who’s making wings tonight? Enjoy your perfect crispy air fryer!

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How to Cook Air Fryer Wings (Keto Chicken)

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Serving Size: 8 wing

Net carbs: 0.4G

Preparation time 3 minute

cooking time 18 minute

total time twenty one minute

diet: diabetes. gluten free. Low in lactose.low salt

Eggless. gluten free. Grain free. ketone. Low carbon hydrofluoric acid. low carb. No sugar.wheat free


Tender and crispy chicken wings are easily cooked in the air fryer. Made with dry rub, buffalo sauce, or ketchup BBQ sauce.

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To adjust the serving size: 8 wing

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  • Pat thawed chicken wings dry with paper towels to remove excess liquid. Then lightly spray/brush the wings with olive oil and season as desired.If using dry rub, combine the dry rub ingredients in a bowl, then toss the wings in the seasoning to coat evenly.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 385°F/195°C and set the timer to 18 minutes. When the air fryer is hot, open the basket and lightly coat the basket with olive oil to prevent the wings from sticking. Arrange the wings in the basket, making sure the wings do not touch. Close the basket and let’s cook. Flip the wings halfway through so the wings are cooked evenly on both sides.

  • Serve the cooked wings with buffalo or ketchup BBQ sauce, or cover the wings with the sauce and enjoy!


Nutritional information shows the nutritional value of 1 cooked chicken wing mixed with dry rub.

nutrient content

How to Cook Air Fryer Wings (Keto Chicken)

serving size

1 dry rub chicken wing

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*Percent Daily Value based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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