Editor's note: This is one of those easy but delicious recipes that we just keep coming back to. My kids love these plain (and it's such a stress-free dinner) and I love them plain (that crispy skin!) or paired with buffalo, BBQ, or even a Korean gochugang-based sauce. -KM
- 2 Pounds fresh or defrosted chicken wings
- Salt, to taste
- Pepper, to taste
- Garlic powder, to taste
- Spray oil, ideally olive oil
- Wing sauce of your choice
Step 1: If chicken wings are whole, use kitchen shears to cut off wing tips and separate wingette from drumette at the joint. Pat chicken wings dry with paper towel.
Step 2: Season chicken wings with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Coat wings with spray oil.
Step 3: Set air fryer to 390F.
Step 4: Place the wings in the air fryer basket in a single layer and without the wings touching.
Step 5: Cook for 20 minutes, flipping wings halfway through the cooking process using silicone tongs. If wings are not to desired crispiness after 20 minutes, cook for up to an additional 6 minutes.
Step 6: Remove wings from air fryer using silicone tongs. Toss wings in your sauce of choice. Serve immediately.