Air Fryer Breaded Chicken Wings:

Air fryer breaded chicken wings are a game-changer when it comes to achieving that perfect combination of crispy and juicy wings. They deliver all the flavor of classic deep-fried wings but with a fraction of the oil and calories. This recipe will guide you through creating a batch of irresistibly crispy, flavor-packed chicken wings in your air fryer. Get ready to enjoy a guilt-free, finger-licking feast.


For the Chicken Wings:

  • 2 pounds chicken wings, split into flats and drumettes
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Cooking spray (olive oil or non-stick spray)

For the Wing Sauce (Optional):

  • 1/2 cup hot sauce (adjust to your heat preference)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


Step 1: Prepare the Chicken Wings

  1. Pat the chicken wings dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture. This will help the breading adhere better.

Step 2: Create the Breading Mixture

  1. In a large bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper. Mix the dry ingredients well.

Step 3: Coat the Chicken Wings

  1. Place the chicken wings in the breading mixture and toss them until they’re evenly coated. You can do this in batches to ensure a good coating.
  2. Shake off any excess breading from the wings.

Step 4: Preheat the Air Fryer

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 380°F (190°C) for about 3-5 minutes.

Step 5: Air Fry the Chicken Wings

  1. Lightly grease the air fryer basket with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
  2. Arrange the coated chicken wings in a single layer in the air fryer basket, making sure they are not touching.
  3. Cook the wings at 380°F (190°C) for 25-30 minutes, flipping them halfway through. The wings are done when they are crispy and golden brown, and their internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
  4. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you might need to cook the wings in batches.

Step 6: Prepare the Wing Sauce (Optional)

  1. If you’re making a wing sauce, melt the unsalted butter in a saucepan over low heat.
  2. Stir in the hot sauce, white vinegar, garlic powder, paprika, and salt. Mix until well combined.

Step 7: Toss the Wings in Sauce (Optional)

  1. In a large bowl, toss the cooked wings in the prepared wing sauce until they are evenly coated.

Step 8: Serve and Enjoy!

  1. Serve your crispy Air Fryer Breaded Chicken Wings plain or with your favorite dipping sauces.
  2. These wings are best enjoyed fresh and hot.


Air Fryer Breaded Chicken Wings offer a healthier and more convenient way to enjoy the crispy, flavorful goodness of traditional wings. With the magic of the air fryer, you can indulge in these delightful treats without the guilt of excess oil. So, fire up your air fryer, coat your chicken wings in flavor, and get ready to savor each crispy, mouthwatering bite.

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