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Air Fryer Chicken Wings

This gadget is the secret to making crispy, healthy chicken wings at home
Air fryer chicken wings recipe
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How do you make chicken wings in an air fryer? The recipe is surprisingly easy and requires just a few basic ingredients: 2 pounds of chicken wings, salt, pepper, garlic powder, a few spritzes of olive oil and your favorite wing sauce.

Notes

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.

Air fryer chicken wings recipe
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