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Air-Fryer Chicken Wings

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 35 min./batch


2 dozen

You can't go wrong with these crispy air-fryer chicken wings. Our spice rub has a nice kick from the cayenne seasoning. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon each ground mustard, ginger and nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 12 whole chicken wings (2-1/2 pounds)
  • Optional: Ranch salad dressing, Buffalo sauce or barbecue sauce


  1. Preheat air fryer to 300°. In a large bowl, combine garlic powder, garlic salt, mustard, ginger, nutmeg, pepper, allspice, baking soda and cayenne.
  2. Cut chicken wings into 3 sections; discard wing tip sections. Add to bowl with spices and stir to coat. In batches, arrange wings in a single layer on greased tray in air-fryer basket. Cook 15 minutes. Increase temperature to 400°; cook until chicken juices run clear and wings are golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Repeat with remaining wings. Serve hot with dressing or sauce if desired.

Air-Fryer Chicken Wing Tips

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Should you use fresh or frozen wings for air-fryer chicken wings?

For this air-fryer chicken wing recipe, we recommend using fresh chicken. If you snagged frozen wings, follow these cooking instructions for cooking frozen food in an air fryer.

What should you serve with air-fryer chicken wings?

Air-fryer chicken wings pair well with many dishes! Serve it with a homemade blue cheese dressing or ranch with celery sticks. Or pair it with another tasty side dish like macaroni and cheese or rolls!

Research contributed by Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor
Air Fryer Cook Times
In our testing, we find cook times vary dramatically between brands of air fryers. As a result, we give wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 54 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 102mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.