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Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings (No Thaw)

These Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings (No Thaw) are perfect for weeknight dinners and meals when you are strapped for time. Enjoy these in a crispy dry rub or breaded and fried!
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer frozen chicken wings, frozen chicken wings in air fryer
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 210kcal



  • I like to allow the wings to thaw on the counter for 15 minutes prior to air frying, just so that it's easy to remove the packaging. If the packaging is frozen and stuck on, you will have trouble.
  • Place the frozen wings in the air fryer basket.
  • Air fry for 6 minutes on 400 degrees.
  • Open the air fryer basket and use a wooden spoon or spatula to break apart the chicken. You may need to air fry it for a few additional minutes if 6 minutes isn't long enough for you.
  • Air fry the wings for an additional 4 minutes on 400 degrees.
  • Open the basket and season both sides of the wings.
  • Air fry on 400 degrees for 8 minutes.
  • Open the basket and flip the wings.
  • Air fry for an additional 5 minutes on 400 degrees or until the wings have reached your desired level of crispiness, and an internal temperature of 165 degrees. The amount of wings you use and the air fryer brand and model you use may alter the cooking time. If you use more wings, allow a longer cooking time and check in on the wings to monitor doneness.



  • In general, I find it easier to use fresh or thawed wings, but these taste just as good and still get just as crispy in the air fryer.
  • When using frozen wings, you can't brine or marinate the wings. I love to do this occasionally for added flavor. Keep in mind that won't work here.
  • It's a tad bit harder to get the spices and seasoning to stick. If necessary, after the wings have cooked for 10 minutes, remove them from the air fryer and add them to a bowl. Toss in the seasoning and ensure both sides are fully coated. Add the wings back to the air fryer.
  • Every air fryer will cook at varying speeds. During your first experience, get to know what works for your air fryer by constantly checking in and monitoring the results.
  • If you have wings that are packed in ice you may notice water drip into the bottom of the air fryer. Drain the water as you check in on the wings if this is the case.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 210kcal | Protein: 20g | Fat: 14g