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Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Crispy chicken wings cooked in an air fryer.

Without a doubt, making chicken wings in the air fryer is the best method for the crispiest, juiciest wings! Air Fryer Chicken Wings are quick and easy to make and are much healthier than deep frying.

Ingredients

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  • 1 lb. cut chicken wings
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • avocado oil spray (see note)

Instructions

  1. Preheat air fryer to 375ºF (if necessary, not all air-fryers need to pre-heat).
  2. Dry chicken wings thoroughly with a paper towel. Add wings to a bowl, along with all the spices. Toss to coat. Let marinate in the dry rub for 10 minutes.
  3. Brush or spray high-heat oil on the air fryer basket. Place chicken wings in one layer in the air fryer basket, with at least ¼” of space between them. Do this in two batches if necessary.
  4. Air fry the wings for 25 minutes, flipping at the 10-minute mark, and once more at the 20-minute mark.
  5. Serve wings hot, with desired sauces.

Notes

The chicken wings themselves do not need any added oil because fat will be released from the chicken as it cooks. However, it is a good idea to brush the basket with oil, to prevent any sticking. We don’t recommend using traditional cooking spray for this, as most air fryers recommend avoiding cooking sprays with additives to it. However you can use a cooking spray that has no added ingredients, other than the oil. We use Avocado Spray for this task.

You can omit the dry rub spices here if you plan to coat the wings in a sauce, and instead just do ½ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon black pepper.

If you have to make your wings in batches because of the size of your air fryer, when the wings are finished cooking you can place them all back in the air fryer to cook for one minute to heat through before serving.

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