Skip to Content

air fryer chicken wings

Air fryer chicken wings made with just 4 ingredients and an air fryer.

These crispy salt and pepper air-fried wings took me less than 25 minutes with only a few teaspoons of oil.

Making these crispy air fryer chicken wings are a great option if you are health conscious and need to reduce the intake of oil.

Make these salt and pepper wings in an air fryer

Here’s a couple of reasons why I love my new kitchen appliance, the air-fryer, to make these wings.

  • When you use an air-fryer, instead of using cups of oil to deep fry the wings, you’ll only be using a few tablespoons.
  • Oil is absorbed less so the air fried wings are not greasy and stay crispy for a longer period than deep fried wings.
  • You won’t need to stand over a stove checking on doneness of the wings constantly. Air fried wings only need to be turned over once and shaken around a few times to give them an even fry.
  • Less fuss, less messier, less washing and use of utensils and definitely less accidental burns from oil splatter.

What are the best air fryers for everyday cooking?

There are so many choices and different models to choose from.

If you are living in Sri Lanka then your choices are quite limited, but if you are going to invest in an air fryer then go for the Philips air fryer and the largest capacity.

It is more expensive than the smaller ones but if you are a family of 3-6, then this model is the best.

If you buy a smaller model, you will have to cook these wings in batches a couple of times.

I will add a few air fryer models below on the recipe card product list, these models are some of the best-sellers as per reviews and buy on Amazon.

What to serve with Air fryer chicken wings.

  • Toss them in some hot sauce and serve them as hot wings.
  • Serve with any of your favorite salads or a couple of grilled pineapple.
  • Serve with some crispy onion rings or fried potato wedges.

Save the recipe to your favorite Pinterest board!

Beginner’s tips to make Air fried chicken wings.
  • Before you toss them in seasoning, make sure to pat dry the chicken wings to remove all moisture.
  • Preheat the air fryer for a couple of minutes as suggested in the recipe instructions.
  • Avoid crowding the air fryer basket with wings. The air fryer uses a forced air method to cook, so cramming all the wings to cook in one batch will not give you crispy wings. Instead, cook in batches if you have a lot of wings to air fry.
  • Only use the amount of oil recommended.
  • You will need to shake the basket a few times to cook and get the crispiest chicken wings.
  • If you are using the air fryer for the first time, try the air fryer wing recipe with 2-3 wings to get the feel of how the appliance works .

More air fryer recipes

How to make hard-boiled eggs in the air fryer

Air fryer frozen fries

More chicken wing recipes

Fried chicken wings tossed in bbq sauce

RECIPE DIFFICULTY-EASY

How to make crispy wings in Air fryer

Please make sure to read the recipe instructions carefully to avoid mistakes.

Ingredients.

The ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.

500g of whole chicken wings 

1 tablespoon of oil(olive oil or vegetable oil)

1/2 a teaspoon of salt

1/2-1 teaspoon of black pepper

Method

Split the chicken wing into flats and drummettes, discard the wingtip.

Pat dry the wings and drummettes and place them in a bowl.

Add salt(1/2 tsp), and pepper(1/2-1 tsp). Toss and combine well.

Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Preheat your air fryer to 400°F(200C) for 3-5minutes. (Small air fryer for 3 minutes, larger air fryer for 5 minutes).

Place the wings and drummettes without crowding the basket, leaving space for the hot air to circulate.

Bake the wings for 10 minutes on one side.

Once the first 10 minutes are over, use a tong to turn them over and bake for another 10 minutes.

Check on your air-fried wings, if you feel they need to be a little more crispy then shake the basket to move the wings around and cook them for another extra 2-3 minutes.

Remove and toss them with extra seasoning and serve.

How to clean your air fryer.

Once you are done, let the air fryer basket cool and then, rinse the basket, use a soft brush with dish wash to clean the mesh. For best results, invert the basket and clean the outer mesh which will help to loosen up the sticky residue stuck on the mesh.

Then clean the inside of the mesh as well as the pan which holds the basket gently without scraping the surface

Turn the baskets upside down to drain water, wipe and store.

JOIN ME ON ISLANDSMILE YOUTUBE CHANNEL

LOVE SEAFOOD? COME JOIN ME ON MY NEW SEAFOOD BLOG.

air fried chicken wings pon a platter

air fryer chicken wings

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 52 minutes

Air fryer chicken wings made with just 4 ingredients and an air fryer.

These crispy salt and pepper air-fried wings took me less than 25 minutes with only a few teaspoons of oil.

Ingredients

  • 500g of whole chicken wings 
  • 1 tablespoon of oil(olive oil or vegetable oil)
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon of black pepper

Instructions

Split the chicken wing into flats and, drummettes discard the wingtip.

Pat dry the wings and drummettes and place them in a bowl.

Add salt(1/2 tsp), and pepper(1/2-1 tsp). Toss and combine well.

Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

Preheat your air fryer to 400°F(200C) for 3-5minutes. (Small air fryer for 3 minutes, larger air fryer for 5 minutes).

Place the wings and drummettes without crowding the basket, leaving space for the hot air to circulate.

Bake the wings for 10 minutes on one side.

Once the first 10 minutes are over, use a tong to turn them over and bake for another 10 minutes.

Check on your air-fried wings, if you feel they need to be a little more crispy then shake the basket to move the wings around and cook them for another extra 2-3 minutes.

Remove and toss them with extra seasoning and serve.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 117Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 129mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 10g

Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest

Each recipe on this blog has been written with great care and love to the best of my ability with you in mind.
It’s free and on the blog, for you to try anytime.

All I ask is that you do not save it on any apps, recipe boxes, or online groups which will affect me as a food blogger and the growth of this blog.

I would appreciate it if you only share the link rather than the full recipe. 

All images and text on this website are protected by copyright.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Skip to Recipe