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Air Fryer Crispy Buffalo Chicken Wings

Air Fryer Crispy Buffalo Chicken Hot Wings is a quick and easy recipe that uses a marinade and dry rub to perfectly season the chicken. The best thing about making your own wings is you decide whether you prefer mild or spicy!

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I’m no stranger to chicken wings. You will also love my Air Fryer Crispy Fried Chicken Wings, Air Fryer Southern Fried Chicken, Air Fryer Chicken Breasts, and Air Fryer Chicken Thighs recipes.

I just can’t get enough of my air fryer! Fried chicken has always been one of my favorite foods.

raw chicken wings on a sheet pan

What Type of Chicken to Use

I love to use party wings that are already split as opposed to whole chicken wings. Party wings will cook at a more even temperature. Feel free to use whole chicken wings if you like.

raw seasoned chicken wings in an air fryer
cooked chicken wings in air fryer

How to Make Air Fryer Buffalo Wings

Detailed measurements and full instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  1. I love to marinate chicken wings. This helps add flavor to the chicken and produces so much flavor. If you wish to marinate, drizzle the soy sauce over the chicken in a Ziploc bag.
  2. Next, add the spices and shake. Remove all of the air from the bag and seal. Store in the fridge for at least an hour to overnight.
  3. You can make these wings as spicy as you wish.
  4. Cook the chicken to your desired level of crunch. Every air fryer is different. The same exact cooking time isn’t going to work for every brand.
cooked chicken wings in air fryer

How to Make Breaded Wings

You can use 1-2 tablespoons of baking powder or 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour (enough to fully coat the chicken).

How to Reheat the Wings

The best way to reheat wings is on the grill or in the air fryer or oven. You can microwave if you wish. You can use the same cook temperature and reheat the wings until warm.

Freezer Tips

Leftover wings can be frozen for up to 3 months. Defrost in the fridge overnight and follow the instructions above to reheat.

Can You Use Other Types of Chicken?

Absolutely! Chicken tenderschicken breasts, or chicken thighs will work. Click the links to check out my other recipes for cook time.

Recipe Tips

  • Consider marinating your chicken wings.
  • You can make the chicken wings as spicy as you like or not spicy at all.
  • Pay attention to the state of the chicken while cooking and determine how long it will need to cook.

How to Tell the Chicken Has Finished Cooking

Use a meat thermometer ensure the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

person holding air fryer buffalo chicken wing with ranch
keto low carb ranch dressing with a spoon with lemon

Ranch Dressing

I pair these with my Homemade ranch dressing. It can be really frustrating to search for a ranch dressing that is low-sugar. So why not make your own?

I combined a handful of ingredients, many of which I had on hand at home, and it turned out perfectly! I actually prefer this dressing to store-bought and I wish I had come up with this recipe sooner!

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Love your air fryer? Check out a full list of Air Fryer Recipes here and check out Buffalo Chicken Tenders and How to Grill Chicken Wings.

air fryer buffalo chicken wings on a white plate
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Air Fryer Crispy Buffalo Chicken Wings

Air Fryer Crispy Buffalo Chicken Hot Wings is a quick and easy recipe that uses a marinade and dry rub to perfectly season the chicken. A recipe for homemade keto ranch dressing is also included.  You decide whether you prefer mild wings or spicy.
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Course Appetizer, dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer buffalo chicken wings, air fryer buffalo wings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 208kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

Air Fryer

  • Drizzle the soy sauce over the chicken. This will help produce juicy chicken and adds flavor. 
  • Season the chicken with the onion powder, garlic powder, and pepper to taste.
  • Place the chicken in the air fryer basket. Cook in batches if necessary. Do not stack.
  • Air fry for 15 minutes at 400 degrees.
  • Open the air fryer and flip the chicken. Cook for an additional 5-10 minutes. Ensure the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Use a meat thermometer.
  • Remove the chicken from the air fryer. Glaze each piece of chicken with buffalo wing sauce.
  • If you prefer sauce that is baked into the wings, return the chicken to the air fryer. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Cool before serving.

Baking

  • Follow the same seasoning instructions above.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes on 375 degrees until the chicken is crisp.

Notes

Consider marinating your chicken wings.
You can make the chicken wings as spicy as you like or not spicy at all. Add cayenne pepper for spicy wings.
Pay attention to the state of the chicken while cooking and determine how long it will need to cook. Every air fryer is different and cook times will not match exactly. Always use a meat thermometer to test the temperature for accuracy and safety.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 16g
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Recipe Rating




Sydney

Saturday 24th of December 2022

Best air fryer wings

staysnatched

Saturday 24th of December 2022

Glad to hear it!

Liz

Tuesday 12th of April 2022

Husband wanted a different wing recipe. Can’t wait to try this out!! Did you thaw the chicken first?

staysnatched

Tuesday 12th of April 2022

Yes.

Sydney

Sunday 13th of February 2022

Amazing made them for the Super Bowl but they didn’t even make it until game time

staysnatched

Monday 14th of February 2022

haha I love they didn't make it.

Jacqueline

Friday 4th of February 2022

Awesome recipe! I made this for a quick dinner one night so I didn’t marinate the wings and then remade then and had the time to marinate, long story short, MARINATE!

staysnatched

Monday 7th of February 2022

Thanks for sharing!

Emily

Sunday 26th of September 2021

Easy to make. Great air fryer directions to get perfect results. As long as you keep Buffalo sauce in your house (which I highly recommend you do), these are all ingredients you normally have at home.

staysnatched

Sunday 3rd of October 2021

Yes! So true.