This is the only recipe you need to make the best air fryer chicken wings! It doesn’t get better than seasoned wings that are perfectly crispy on the outside yet juicy on the inside. They only take 30 minutes to make, and thanks to the air fryer, this recipe is mess-free!

Although we love ours, you don’t need an air fryer to get the best crispy wings. Our secret ingredient lets you enjoy the perfect classic baked chicken wings.

Air fried wings on a black plate with celery next to the stack of wings.

These chicken wings are so simple to make and no deep-frying required! The chicken wings are tossed in a dry rub using classic seasoning you have on hand then cooked in the air fryer.

These chicken wings are GREAT to serve with celery, carrots, and even homemade ranch for dinner or as an appetizer!

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  • Chicken wings – Party wingettes work perfectly for this recipe. 
  • Seasoning – A homemade blend of garlic powder, paprika, salt, and ground black pepper.
A pile of chicken wings with celery.

How to Air Fry Chicken Wings

  1. Pat the chicken wings dry with paper towels and add them to a bowl. Add all the seasonings to that bowl and toss the wings until they are fully coated. 
  2. Spray the air fryer basket of the air fryer with baking spray. Arrange the chicken wings in a single layer. Cook at 400°F for 20 minutes, flip halfway through. 
  3. Serve with desired sauces and sides.

Cooking Times:

The baking time will vary depending on the model of your air fryer and the size of your cooking wings. 

  • Smaller wings – 14-16 minutes- check on the doneness and crispiness. 
  • Larger wings – wings will need to cook for 18-22 minutes.
The air fryer basket with the raw chicken wings coated in seasoning.

Level Up Your Wings Like a Pro

These chicken wings are a blank canvas for the perfect chicken wing. A  variety of dry rubs and sauces will elevate your chicken wings. Add the wings with the desired rub or sauce to a large bowl and toss gently.

Dry rub seasoning: 


Pro Tip for the Perfect Wings:

  • When you add sauce to the chicken wings, add them back to the air fryer for 1-2 minutes. The sauce penetrates through the wings, making for the best flavor. 
  • Cook the wings in batches as to not overcrowd the basket.
The air fryer basket with the baked wings.

Recipe FAQs

How do I get extra crispy wings?

You’ll want to make sure you pat the chicken completely dry before adding the seasonings, and be sure not to overcrowd the fryer so they become crispy on all sides.

Do I need to add oil?

Absolutely no oil is needed. Just season and cook.

Can I double the recipe?

We recommend you keep the wings in a single layer for the ultimate crispiness unless your air fryer has two layers.

Do I have to preheat the air fryer?

Absolutely not. That is the best part about air fryers.

How do I store leftover wings?

Store the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the fridge.

Do I have to cover the bottom of the fryer?

You don’t at all, but we purchased the liners for the air fryer for easier cleanup.

Can I use frozen wings?

We don’t recommend cooking with frozen wings in the air fryer as they cook really quickly. Thawed wings work best in the air fryer.

Serving Suggestions

  • With a side salad: These wings taste incredible when paired with a simple caesar salad
  • Fries: While we have the air fryer out, we love to air fry crispy fries.
  • Dipping sauce: Wings require a dip, and a homemade ranch dressing is an incredible way to boost your chicken wing flavor. You can also use a blue cheese dressing.
  • Veggies: Wings are traditionally served with carrot and celery sticks for a refreshing bite.

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Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Author: Valentina
Air fried wings on a black plate with celery next to the stack of wings.
5 from 5 votes
The ULTIMATE crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings! The wings areseasoned with a dry rub and air fried to perfection! You can have these chicken wings ready in under 30 minutes!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings



  • Completely pat the chicken wings until dry.
  • In a bowl combine all the ingredients for the seasoning.
  • Toss the chicken wings with the seasoning.
  • Add the chicken wings into the air fryer basket.
  • Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes, flipping half way through.
  • Enjoy!


553kcal Calories2g Carbs45g Protein39g Fat11g Saturated Fat1g Trans Fat189mg Cholesterol1343mg Sodium434mg Potassium1g Fiber1g Sugar929IU Vitamin A2mg Vitamin C36mg Calcium3mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 553 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 189mg63%
Sodium 1343mg58%
Potassium 434mg12%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 45g90%
Vitamin A 929IU19%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)