Who doesn’t love crispy and seasoned to perfection chicken wings, right? Every BBQ dinner, game nights, and afternoon parties are incomplete without a batch of crispy and flavorsome chicken wings. And now that you have got an air fryer in your kitchen, cooking wings has become easier than ever.
One of the benefits of cooking chicken wings in an air fryer is that your perfectly seasoned wings will come out crispy and roasted on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. There’s another reason you should go for air fryer chicken wings – the cooking time of chicken wings in an air fryer is less than 20 minutes. Yes, you read that right! Irrespective of the traditional ovens that require around 45-50 minutes in addition to pre-heating time. So, if you ever have unexpected guests over, defrost some chicken wings, season them, and within 20 minutes, you have got yourself a delicious treat.
It is a super easy and quick-to-make recipe. It will be a total hit with your kids, friends, and neighbors. You can serve them with spicy Sriracha or Buffalo sauce and pair them with celery and carrots with a ranch dip. Or, if you are serving chicken wings as a whole meal, you can serve fried rice, onion rings, corn on the cob, or oven-roasted veggies.
Let’s dive into the recipe:
Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipe
- Take the chicken wings in a bowl (make sure they are scorched).
- Sprinkle 1 tsp lemon pepper, 2 tsp garlic salt, and 1 tbsp olive oil. Coat the wings evenly.
- Take the air fryer basket, start placing the chicken wings at equal distances and place it in the air fryer.
- At 400 degrees, cook the wings for 16 minutes (8 minutes – on each side).
- Once the chicken wings are golden and crispy, they are ready to serve.
- Garnish with green onions with your favorite sauce.
Can you freeze seasoned chicken wings?
Yes, absolutely! You can freeze chicken wings for your afternoon or after-school snack. Season and coat the wings, keep them in a Ziplock bag and freeze. The next time you cook them, take them out of the freezer and without defrosting them, air fry them at 400 degrees for 10 minutes on each side. One important thing to keep in mind is that you do not flatten the chicken wings before freezing.
Can I make chicken wings in the traditional oven using this same recipe?
Yes, you can! There’s only one difference: it will take around 45-50 minutes to cook (even longer with some chicken wings), and you have to flip them after 30 minutes. You can make these on a skillet if you like, but I recommend the air fryer or oven for the perfect cooking.
What to serve with crispy air fryer chicken wings?
You can serve anything you like, from ranch dressing to BBQ sauce. If I have many guests coming over, I make a platter with these wings, fries, and a lot of ranch dressing, BBQ sauce, ketchup, and cheese sauce. It is perfect to win the hearts of both kids and adults.