Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings – get crispy and delicious wings at home with your air fryer! Super easy to make and tastes just as good as our favorite sports bar. Only 4 ingredients – Chicken wings, garlic powder, baking powder, and buffalo wing sauce. Serve with some ranch or bleu cheese dressing. Great for parties, tailgating, and the #SuperBowl. #gameday #airfryer #chicken #chickenwings

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Easy Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings

I am obsessed with my air fryer. We use it all the time for quick and easy meals. With the Super Bowl coming up, I thought it was time to test out some Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings. OMG! These are the BEST wings I’ve ever made at home. So crispy and SO easy! They are perfect for watching the big game! All you need is a basket of fries and some ranch or bleu cheese dressing.

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How to Make Air Fryer Chicken Wings with Baking Powder

The key to getting the wings nice and crispy in the air fryer is coating the skin with baking powder before cooking. I had read about this technique online in the past and finally tested it out. Let me tell you, it works! I’m not sure about all of the science behind it, but letting the baking powder soak into the chicken skin makes it crispy when it bakes in the air fryer.

To make these wings start with rubbing the chicken wings with some garlic powder and baking powder. Let the chicken hang out in the refrigerator for at least one hour or up to overnight. When ready to bake the wings, season them with salt and pepper. Place them in the air fryer basket standing them up on their ends next to the edge of the basket wall. Bake the wings and then toss in wing sauce.

  • Make sure not to overcrowd the basket. You may have to cook the wings in batches depending on the size of your air fryer.
  • I used a bottle of Frank’s Wings Sauce.
  • Feel free to season the wings with any of your favorite seasonings before cooking. Lemon Pepper or a BBQ rub work great!
  • If you aren’t a fan of buffalo sauce, feel free to toss the wings in your favorite sauce. BBQ sauce or this sauce from our Sweet & Spicy Boneless Wings would also be delicious!
  • Are Air Fryer Chicken Wings low-carb/keto-friendly? Yes! Frank’s Wing Sauce contains zero carbs. There are 1.3 grams of carbs in the baking soda, so the wings are OK to eat on a low-carb diet.
  • Are Air Fryer Buffalo Wings gluten-free? Yes! All of the ingredients in this recipe are gluten-free.
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Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings

Yield: 2 dozen wings
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings – get crispy and delicious wings at home with your air fryer! Super easy to make and tastes just as good as our favorite sports bar. Only 4 ingredients – Chicken wings, garlic powder, baking powder, and buffalo wing sauce. Serve with some ranch or bleu cheese dressing. Great for parties, tailgating, and the #SuperBowl. #gameday #airfryer #chicken #chickenwings

Ingredients:

  • lbs chicken wings separated into flats and drumettes
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup buffalo wing sauce

Instructions:

  • Sprinkle baking powder and garlic powder evenly over chicken wings. Toss the wings and make sure the baking powder and garlic powder fully coat the wings. Let the wings stand in the refrigerator for 1 hour or up to overnight.
  • Season chicken wings with salt and pepper. Place chicken wings in the air fryer basket, standing them up on their ends against the air fryer basket edge.
  • Bake at 400ºF for 20 minutes, until the wings are crispy and golden brown.
  • Toss baked chicken wings in buffalo wing sauce and serve.

Notes:

  • I used the Philips XXL Air Fryer – https://amzn.to/2PF4nA6
  • Make sure not to overcrowd the basket. You may have to cook the wings in batches depending on the size of your air fryer.
  • I used a bottle of Frank’s Wings Sauce.
  • Feel free to season the wings with any of your favorite seasonings before cooking. Lemon Pepper or a BBQ rub work great!
  • If you aren’t a fan of buffalo sauce, feel free to toss the wings in your favorite sauce. BBQ sauce or this sauce from our Sweet & Spicy Boneless Wings would also be delicious!
  • Are Air Fryer Chicken Wings low-carb/keto-friendly? Yes! Frank’s Wing Sauce contains zero carbs. There are 1.3 grams of carbs in the baking soda, so the wings are OK to eat on a low-carb diet.
  • Are Air Fryer Buffalo Wings gluten-free? Yes! All of the ingredients in this recipe are gluten-free.
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Steph

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  1. Excellent! We’re watching the NFL Playoffs and these are perfect. I had to make several batches, and I spritz them with olive oil. I also made a batch of honey bbq ones! Thanks, Stephanie!

    1. I haven't tried this with chicken tenders, so I am not sure how it would work. Let us know how it turns out if you try it.

  2. Again – your recipes look amazing! Can't wait to try these out! We've done them twice in the air fryer – once not coated (they were good, not great), and once coated with seasoned flour (too heavy). I think the corn starch and garlic powder will be the perfect balance!

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