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.
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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