Air Fryer Chicken Wings: A Healthier Twist on a Classic Party Food

Air Fryer Chicken Wings: A Healthier Twist on a Classic Party Food

Air fryers have become popular kitchen appliances for their ability to cook food with less oil than traditional deep frying methods. This makes them a great option for those looking to enjoy classic fried foods like chicken wings with a slightly healthier spin

Here’s what you need to know about making air fryer chicken wings:


  • 1 pound chicken wings, pat dried  
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Your favorite seasonings (e.g., garlic powder, paprika, salt, pepper)


  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Toss the chicken wings in olive oil and seasonings until evenly coated.
  3. Arrange the wings in a single layer in the air fryer basket, ensuring they don’t touch.
  4. Cook for 15-20 minutes, or until the wings are golden brown and cooked through. Flip the wings halfway through cooking for even browning.
  5. Serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauces.


  • For extra crispy wings, let the chicken wings sit in the refrigerator uncovered for at least 30 minutes before cooking. This helps dry out the skin, which promotes crisping.
  • You can experiment with different flavor combinations by trying different spice rubs or marinades.
  • Be sure not to overcrowd the air fryer basket, as this will prevent the wings from cooking evenly and crisping up properly.
  • Check the internal temperature of the thickest part of the wing with a food thermometer to ensure it reaches 165°F (74°C) for safety.

Additional notes:

  • While air fryer chicken wings are lower in fat and calories than traditionally deep-fried wings, they are still a fried food and should be enjoyed in moderation.
  • If you have any concerns about consuming fried foods, it’s always best to consult with a healthcare professional.