Air Fried Chicken Wings Recipe

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This air fried chicken wings recipe is simple, delicious and easy to make! Perfect for game day or a guys night!

It only takes minutes to prep for the air fryer and cleanup is minimal. The flavors are simple yet tasty and they pair well with just about anything you plan to serve them with! They look great on a party table too, and if the guys are coming over, you won’t get any complaints when they are chowing down. Serve with your favorite game day sides and everyone is sure to be happy with the party food supply! Sshhhhh! They don’t need to know these are on the healthier side!

A cutting board with air fryer chicken wings sits with a small pile of baby carrots next to it.

Fried Chicken Wings Recipe

If you love fried chicken wings but don’t want all the extra fat content that comes along with frying, an air fryer is the way to go. While it won’t reach that totally crunchy stage, it gets close enough to call it delicious.

Easy Hot Wings Recipe

While this recipe certainly isn’t meant to be a hot wings recipe, you could certainly turn it into one! Simply add some Franks hot sauce for a healthy, spicy upgrade! A couple of tablespoons should do the trick. Or, if you want an actual hot wings recipe, you can try this one here. However, they are baked in the oven.

A batch of Air Fryer Chicken Wings sit ready to eat on parchment paper.

Tasty Chicken Wings Recipe

If you love chicken wings, there is no reason  you can’t occasionally enjoy them on a healthy diet. They are definitely higher in fat, but the key word here is, “occasionally”. If you have them once a year for Super Bowl Sunday, or a couple times a year for another big game day, you’ll most likely be just fine, barring and strict dietary instructions from your doctor, of course. But honestly, if you’re going to indulge, do so with whole, real food and just enjoy it. Part of a balanced, healthy approach to food is actually enjoying what you eat. So as long as you don’t overdo it, there’s no reason to avoid something like this indefinitely. And yes, this is definitely a simple yet tasty recipe! So enjoy!

This Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipe is done cooking and ready to eat with some baby carrots and lemon slices on the side.

Easy Chicken Wings Recipe

The best part about this recipe is how easy it is! One mixing bowl and one air fryer and you’re good to go! Simply mix the wings with the other ingredients in a large mixing bowl and dump them into the air fryer. Can’t get much easier than that! And the cleanup is minimal. Those are my favorite kinds of recipes!

What You’ll Need

  • 1 lb. wingettes – thawed if frozen and patted dry
  • 1 tbsp. oil – Any light flavored oil will work here.
  • ½ medium lemon – You’ll only be using the juice. Fresh juice works best here but you can used bottled in a pinch.
  • 1 tsp. salt – I use pink Himalayan salt, but any salt you have on hand will work.
  • ½ tsp. black pepper – A fine grind is best for this, but whatever you have on hand will work as long as it’s ground.
  • 2 tsp. parsley flakes – Do not substitute for fresh parsley. Dried is the way to go here.
  • ½ tsp. onion powder – Again, a fine grind works best here. But use what you have on hand.
  • Oil – in an oil sprayer. If you can find a clean and healthy

How To Make Air Fried Chicken Wings

Step one of this Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipe shows the wingettes on the pan.

Thaw and pat dry all the raw wingettes.

Step two of this Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipe shows the chicken in a bowl, ready to mix with spices.

In a large bowl, drizzle oil over wingettes and squeeze lemon juice over the chicken.

Step 3 of this Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipe shows the spices being added to the bowl of chicken wings.

Add seasonings.

Step 4 of this Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipe shows the spices mixed into the chicken, coating the surfices.

Massage into chicken, being sure all sides are coated. Marinate for 30 minutes in the fridge.

Step five shows the raw wings sitting in the air basket, ready to cook.

Place wings into the Air Fryer and spray with cooking spray for a crispier skin.

Step 6 shows the cooked wings sitting in the air basket after just finishing cooking.

Set temperature to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, flip wings and raise temperature up to 380 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Once chicken is just about cooked, raise temperature to 400 degrees for an additional five minutes.

The finished Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipe sits ready to eat on some parchment paper.

Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and a side of raw veggies.

Good Air Fryers

If you are in the market for an air fryer, I have and can highly recommend the Instant Vortex Pro. I’ve also heard good things about this second air fryer. And if you’d like to learn more about air frying, check out my other website, AirFryMaster.com.

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Air Fried Chicken Wings Recipe

A cutting board with air fryer chicken wings sits with a small pile of baby carrots next to it.

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

A delicious dish for game day or a guys night!
5 from 1 vote
Print Pin Rate
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Meat
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Marinating Time:: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 296kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. wingettes (thawed and patted dry)
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ medium lemon (juice only)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. parsley flakes
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • oil (in an oil sprayer, or cooking spray – optional)

Instructions

  • Thaw and pat dry all the raw wingettes.
    Step one of this Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipe shows the wingettes on the pan.
  • In a large bowl, drizzle olive oil over wingettes and squeeze lemon juice over the chicken.
    Step two of this Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipe shows the chicken in a bowl, ready to mix with spices.
  • Add seasonings.
    Step 3 of this Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipe shows the spices being added to the bowl of chicken wings.
  • Massage into chicken, being sure all sides are coated. Marinate for 30 minutes in the fridge.
    Step 4 of this Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipe shows the spices mixed into the chicken, coating the surfices.
  • Place wings into the Air Fryer and spray with cooking spray for a crispier skin.
    Step five shows the raw wings sitting in the air basket, ready to cook.
  • Set temperature to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, flip wings and raise temperature up to 380 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Once chicken is just about cooked, raise temperature to 400 degrees for an additional five minutes.
    Step 6 shows the cooked wings sitting in the air basket after just finishing cooking.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and a side of raw veggies.
    The finished Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipe sits ready to eat on some parchment paper.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25the recipe | Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 572mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1.7mg

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2 Comments

  1. Niki Ramirez says:

    5 stars
    We made this wing recipe tonight and it was so good … a MAJOR hit!

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