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How To Cook Wings In An Air Fryer

Graham Cook  — July 29, 2019

Imagine: Getting the same deep-fried, restaurant-style chicken wings in the comfort of your home, but only HEALTHIER. Sounds like a dream, right?

Air-fryers have given us a way to enjoy our favorite appetizer guilt-free. It gives us the same flavor and crunch without the extra oil! This is the fastest way you can prep chicken wings to get you riled up for mealtime.

Here’s how you can cook chicken wings in an air fryer easily!

Step-By-Step Guide

  • Cut the chicken wings. Use your fingers to find where the wings’ joints are connected. Grab a kitchen scissor to snipe through the center of the wing, separating the parts.
  • Make sure to separate the flat portion of the chicken wings from its drummets. Cut off the tips, and gently pat it dry using paper towels.
  • Toss the pieces in your preferred seasoned flour mix to coat your wings.
  • Arrange the wings in one layer in the basket of your air fryer. Cook until the wings are crispy enough for you. This usually takes 20 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy your chicken wings!

Once your wings are sizzling crispy and cooked, feel free to dress the appetizer with your desired sauces and condiments.

Tossing in olive oil, and a dash of salt of pepper makes it more appetizing (and it doesn’t take more than a minute to do).

If you really want to get the restaurant feels, then serve it up with a side of celery sticks and pepper slices. Throw in blue cheese as well as a dressing dip!

Note: For frozen wings, add an extra five minutes for cooking. Check out this really nifty video to help you out.

Air Fryer Tips And Tricks For Chicken Wings

  • If you’re not in a hurry, cook the wings for six minutes longer (a total of 26 minutes) at a lower temperature. This enables the fat under the meat to gradually break apart. If you do this at a higher temperature, this gives you a crisper chicken skin for that added crunchiness.
  • If you are in a hurry, you can ditch the baking powder part of the process. It doesn’t change the crispiness of the wings.
  • Chicken wings have a higher fat content than other food, making your air-fryer emit excessive smoke. Splatters cause the smoke, so prevent it by using paper towels or bread to soak up the grease in the pan.
  • Reheat your chicken wings at 350°F for at least five minutes. After time’s up, increase it to 400°F. Spend another three to five minutes until it’s completely reheated and back to its original, crispy state.