An air fryer is a new kitchen gadget that promises mess-free, non-greasy deep-fried food with little to no oil. Can you make air fryer fried chicken as good as deep-fried chicken? Well, not really, the texture and taste are different compared to deep fry chicken, but still delicious and juicy. The crust of an air-fried chicken is crunchy and definitely non-greasy at all.

Air fryer is essentially a mini convection oven with a powerful fan. Heated air is circulated rapidly inside a small confined area; food is heated, cooked or crisp up using a convection mechanism.


How do I Make the Best Fried Chicken Wings In My Air Fryer?

Air fryer chicken wing is a great way to enjoy crispy, tasty fried chicken without all the oily mess.

If you’ve never tried cooking chicken wings in an air fryer before, you’re missing out on one of the easiest ways to get your fried chicken fix.

Air fryers work by circulating hot air around the food and keeping it hot. Because of this, you don’t need a ton of oil to get that crispy texture that everyone loves so much. And while they’re not quite as fast as frying (you can expect to wait around 25-30 minutes for your chicken wings), they do offer the same tasty results without all the fuss and cleanup associated with traditional frying methods!

This is why I’ve put together this guide on how to cook perfect air fryer chicken wings every time—whether you’re trying to bake them or just want something super easy like our butter garlic crispy wings recipe!

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Chinese Version: 空气炸锅(Air Fryer)炸鸡食谱

Air Fryer Fried Chicken Wings

Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipe | MyKitchen101en

Yield: 7 chicken wings

Ingredients:

  • 6-9 chicken wings (about 600g-900g)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 150g melted butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic (about 10g, crushed)
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp oil

Ingredients for crispy coating:

  • 200g all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1½ tsp ground pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder

* You may add other spices and herbs depending on personal preference.

 

How to – crispy air fryer chicken wings recipe:

1 Wash, clean and dry chicken wings, cut into 2 sections, separate drumettes and flat with tips.

Air Fryer Fried Chicken Wings

2 Mix in ½ tsp of salt, 15g melted butter, 2 cloves of crushed garlic, set aside to marinate for at least 15 minutes, keep refrigerated if more than an hour.

Air Fryer Fried Chicken Wings

3 Mix 200g all-purpose flour with ½ tsp of baking powder, 1 tsp salt, 1 ½ tsp pepper and ½ tsp garlic powder, whisk and mix well.

Air Fryer Fried Chicken Wings

4 Fully beat 1 egg with ½ tsp of oil.

Air Fryer Fried Chicken Wings

5 Mix egg mixture with marinated chicken wings.

Air Fryer Fried Chicken Wings
 

6 Dredge wings with flour mixture.

Air Fryer Fried Chicken Wings

7 Set aside on baking rack or tray for 15 minutes, do not overlap.

Air Fryer Fried Chicken Wings

8 Prepared some oil for brushing in a separate small bowl.

Air Fryer Fried Chicken Wings

9 Place chicken in air fryer, avoid overcrowding, allow some room for heated air to circulate around the chicken wings. Bake at 190°C (370°F) for 11 minutes.

Air Fryer Fried Chicken Wings

9.1 190°C (370°F) for 11 minutes.

Air Fryer Fried Chicken Wings

10 Flip the wings halfway through, lightly coat white flour parts with some oil. Bake for another 11 minutes at 190°C (370°F).

Air Fryer Fried Chicken Wings

11 Mess-free and non-greasy crispy air fryer fried chicken, serve hot.

Air Fryer Fried Chicken Wings
Air Fryer Fried Chicken Wings
 
Air Fryer Fried Chicken Wings

Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings Recipe (Butter Garlic)

The texture and taste are different compared to deep fry chicken, but still delicious and juicy. The crust of an air-fried chicken is crunchy and definitely non-greasy at all.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Air Fryer, Chicken
Servings 7 pieces
Calories 275 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 air fryer

Ingredients
 
 

  • 7 chicken wings about 600g-900g
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 150 g melted butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic about 10g, crushed
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp oil

For coating:

  • 200 g all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • tsp ground pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder

Instructions
 

  • Wash, clean and dry chicken wings, cut into 2 sections, separate drumettes and flat with tips.
    Air Fryer Fried Chicken Wings
  • Mix in ½ tsp of salt, 15g melted butter, 2 cloves of crushed garlic, set aside to marinate for at least 15 minutes, keep refrigerated if more than an hour.
    Air Fryer Fried Chicken Wings
  • Mix 200g all-purpose flour with ½ tsp of baking powder, 1 tsp salt, 1 ½ tsp pepper and ½ tsp garlic powder, whisk and mix well.
    Air Fryer Fried Chicken Wings
  • Fully beat 1 egg with ½ tsp of oil.
    Air Fryer Fried Chicken Wings
  • Mix egg mixture with marinated chicken wings.
    Air Fryer Fried Chicken Wings
  • Dredge wings with flour mixture.
    Air Fryer Fried Chicken Wings
  • Set aside on baking rack or tray for 15 minutes, do not overlap.
    Air Fryer Fried Chicken Wings
  • Prepared some oil for brushing in a separate small bowl.
    Air Fryer Fried Chicken Wings
  • Place chicken in air fryer, avoid overcrowding, allow some room for heated air to circulate around the chicken wings. Bake at 190°C (370°F) for 11 minutes.
    Air Fryer Fried Chicken Wings
  • Set 190°C (370°F) for 11 minutes.
    Air Fryer Fried Chicken Wings
  • Flip the wings halfway through, lightly coat white flour parts with some oil. Bake for another 11 minutes at 190°C (370°F).
    Air Fryer Fried Chicken Wings
  • Mess-free and non-greasy crispy air fryer fried chicken, serve hot.
    Air Fryer Fried Chicken Wings

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Notes

This recipe yields 7 pieces of chicken wings.
The nutritional value for reference is for 1 piece of chicken wing.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 275kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 4gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 677mgPotassium: 52mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 571IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 2mg
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