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Air Fryer Chicken Wings
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Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 2 to 4 servings
Nothing is more satisfying than cooking up a batch of wings without deep frying. The air fryer’s fan and heating mechanism create a frenzy of forceful hot air that swirls down and around the wings, crisping up the skin to golden perfection (and without the added calories of frying oil). Self-contained air fryers are not the only option for cooking at home: look for multi-cookers and ovens that have an air fryer setting. You can buy chicken wings that are already split or do the work yourself with whole wings – don’t forget to save the tips for making chicken stock.



Special equipment:
a 3.5-quart air fryer
  1. Pat the chicken wings dry and sprinkle generously with salt. Place the wings in the basket of a 3.5-quart air fryer so they are not touching (if necessary to fit, line up the drumettes standing upright along the sides). Set the air fryer to 360 degrees F and cook for 12 minutes, then flip the wings with tongs and cook for 12 minutes more. Flip the wings again, increase the heat to 390 degrees F and cook until the outsides are extra-crispy, about 6 minutes more.
  2. Meanwhile, warm the butter in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave until melted, about 1 minute. Whisk in the hot sauce.  
  3. Toss the wings with the butter mixture to coat in a large bowl and serve with dressing on the side.