Air Fryer Chicken Wings

  • author  Eliza
  • Published Apr 18th, 2018 / Updated Oct 3rd, 2019

A quick easy recipe for cooking bbq chicken wings in an air fryer. No need to marinate them, just air fry then add the sauce, before finishing off in the air fryer.

Air Fryer Chicken Wings
Air fryer chicken wings.

Air frying is such a quick and easy way to cook chicken wings. 20 minutes and they are done. I use barbeque sauce on mine, but you can use hot sauce, buffalo sauce or sweet chili if you prefer spicy chicken wings.

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Airfryer BBQ Chicken Wings

How to cook chicken wings in an air fryer.
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 394kcal


  • 1 lb chicken wings split at joint, remove tips
  • olive oil spray
  • 1/2 cup bbq sauce / gluten-free bbq sauce


  • Preheat air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  • Spray air fryer basket with olive oil to prevent sticking, then place chicken wings into air fryer basket.
  • Air fry the chicken wings for 5 minutes.
  • Remove basket from air fryer and gently shake to loosen the chicken from the basket. Cook for another 10 minutes.
  • Remove basket from air fryer, brush chicken wings with bbq sauce.
  • Return chicken wings to air fryer for another 5 minutes.


Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 823mg | Potassium: 356mg | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 340IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1.6mg
Tags: airfryer, bbq chicken wings, chicken wings