These air fryer BBQ chicken wings are so easy to make and come out perfect every time. They are crispy, yet tender, without all of the extra fat!

Chicken wings served on a bamboo plate

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Air fryers have completely changed the wing game and once you start making chicken wings in the air fryer, you will never want to make them any other way again. These air fryer chicken wings are crisp on the outside, yet soft on the inside, making them perfect for the whole family!

Butcher Box Chicken

I used organic chicken wings from my Butcher Box this month to make these chicken wings.

Butcher box chicken wings in package

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Air fryer chicken wings served with ranch dip

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

Here is what you’ll need to make these air fryer BBQ chicken wings:

Ingredients to make chicken wings. Specifics provided in recipe card.
  • Chicken Wings: I used chicken wings that were already cut up into drumettes and wingettes. 
  • Oil: To coat the chicken.
  • Seasoning Blend: I love using tony’s seasoning blend for these wings. It is an all in one seasoning blend packed with great flavor. You can use any all-in-one seasoning blend or make your own! For a salt-free seasoning option for a baby, mix together paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper.
  • *Optional – Barbeque sauce to coat.

PROCESS

  1. Coat the chicken wings in oil and seasonings. Make sure each piece is fully coated.
  2. Place the chicken wings in the air fryer basket. Make sure not to overcrowd the basket and that the pieces do not overlap to ensure even cooking.
  3. Air fry the chicken at 360 degrees F for 12 minutes.
  4. Open the air fryer basket and flip each piece of chicken over. Air fry for another 12 minutes.
  5. Open the air fryer basket and give it a shake. Increase the temperature to 400 degrees F and air fry the chicken for an additional 5 minutes.
  6. Transfer the chicken to a bowl and coat in a sauce if desired.
Steps to make air fryer wings. Specifics provided in recipe card.

SUBSTITUTIONS

  • Oil: I used extra light tasting olive oil in this recipe, but you may also use coconut oil or avocado oil.
  • Seasonings: Paprika, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder is my favorite combination of seasonings for my little one. Feel free to add in any other seasonings to taste!
Air fryer chicken wings served with ranch dip

RECIPE NOTES

  • Make sure not to overcrowd the air fryer basket. Try to make sure that the chicken pieces are not overlapping so that they cook evenly. You may have to cook the wings in batches depending on the size of your air fryer. I love the size and functionality of this ninja air fryer!
  • I love using tony’s seasoning blend for these wings. It is an all-in-one seasoning spice, packed with flavor. You can use any all-in-one seasoning blend or make your own!
  • I prefer sweeter barbeque sauces for my family, but also like to use the primal kitchen barbeque sauce as a sugar-free option.
  • Make sure to debone the wings before serving them to your baby.
Air fryer chicken wings served with plantains and green beans

Here are some air fryer side options that you might like to pair with these air fryer chicken wings!

Chicken wings served on a bamboo plate

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

These air fryer chicken wings are so easy to make and come out perfect every time. They are crispy, yet tender, without all of the extra fat!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer wings, easy wings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients 

  • 16-20 chicken wings
  • 2 tsp seasoning blend (see below for a salt-free blend)
  • 1-2 tbsp oil (mild tasting)

Salt-free Seasoning Blend

  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Coat the chicken wings in oil and seasonings. Make sure each piece is fully coated.
  • Place the chicken wings in the air fryer basket. Make sure not to overcrowd the basket and that the pieces do not overlap to ensure even cooking.
  • Air fry the chicken at 360 degrees F for 12 minutes.
  • Open the air fryer basket and flip each piece of chicken over. Air fry for another 12 minutes.
  • Open the air fryer basket and give it a shake. Increase the temperature to 400 degrees F and air fry the chicken for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Transfer the chicken to a bowl and coat in a sauce if desired.

Notes

  • Make sure not to overcrowd the air fryer basket. Try to make sure that the chicken pieces are not overlapping so that they cook evenly. You may have to cook the wings in batches depending on the size of your air fryer. I love the size and functionality of this ninja air fryer!
  • I love using tony’s seasoning blend for these wings. It is an all-in-one seasoning spice, packed with flavor.
  • I prefer sweeter barbeque sauces for my family, but I like to use the primal kitchen barbeque sauce as a sugar-free option for my baby.
  • Make sure to debone the wings before serving them to your baby.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Chicken Wings
Amount per Serving
Calories
466.84
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
34.32
g
53
%
Saturated Fat
 
8.91
g
56
%
Trans Fat
 
0.38
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
7.54
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
14.44
g
Cholesterol
 
148.03
mg
49
%
Sodium
 
141.41
mg
6
%
Potassium
 
340.85
mg
10
%
Carbohydrates
 
2.29
g
1
%
Fiber
 
1.17
g
5
%
Sugar
 
0.15
g
0
%
Protein
 
35.56
g
71
%
Vitamin A
 
344.49
IU
7
%
Vitamin C
 
2.25
mg
3
%
Calcium
 
64.28
mg
6
%
Iron
 
2.78
mg
15
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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