Overhead view several air fryer chicken wings coated in buffalo sauce in tray with celery and ranch.

Best Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipe (Crispy!)

Get perfectly crisp chicken wings right out of your air fryer in just minutes. Toss the wings with just two everyday pantry ingredients to get that restaurant quality, crispy texture that everyone loves.

Prep: 5 minsCook: 18 minsTotal: 23 minutes
Servings: 4-6 servings 1x


  • 3 lbs. chicken wings, ‘flats’ and ‘drummies’ (about 36 pieces; thawed if frozen)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

If desired, toss the wings with any favorite sauce, such as our Homemade Buffalo Sauce, any BBQ sauce, any dry rub, or a simple mix of minced garlic and grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400℉ degrees. 
  2. Spread the wings out on paper towels and pat dry. Place the wings in a large bowl and toss with the baking powder and salt.
  3. Working in batches, place the wings in an even layer in the preheated air fryer basket. Air fry for 10 minutes.
  4. Using a pair of tongs or a fork, turn over each wing in the air fryer basket, close, and air fry for 8 minutes more or until crispy and lightly golden brown.
  5. Remove wings from the air fryer and place in a bowl to toss with buffalo sauce or any desired sauce or dry rub. We recommend starting with ¼ cup and adding more as needed.
  6. Repeat to make more batches until all wings are cooked.


Serve the wings with carrot and celery sticks and our Homemade Ranch Dressing, our Paleo Ranch Dressing, or any favorite ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping

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Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1/2 lb chicken wings (1/6 of the recipe)
  • Calories: 420
  • Fat: 28 g
  • (Sat Fat: 8 g)
  • Sodium: 800 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 0 g
  • (Fiber: 0 g
  • Sugar: 0 g)
  • Protein: 40 g
  • Cholesterol: 250 mg


© The Real Food Dietitians
Recipe By: Jessie Shafer