Enjoy the fantastic fall off the bone, air fryer chicken wings in signature buffalo sauce! These wings will have you going back for second and third! Join the GREAT wings club! I guarantee that you will love it! Frying chicken in an air fryer is a brilliant way to cook your chicken. You will try air fryer chicken more often! The forced circulating hot air makes the skin super crisp, with the center perfectly cooked.

 No need to preheat an air fryer so, this makes the fastest crisp chicken wings recipe. Get an air fryer today, and start making your crispy chicken wings!

What are air fryer chicken wings?

These air fryer chicken wings have crisp skin and a tender center that cooks in an air fryer, then tossed in a mouth-watering signature spicy buffalo sauce with a hint of garlic in every bite. 


Fried chicken wings are a southern style of preparing chicken. The first plate of wings came from a family-owned establishment in 1964. The dish serves with blue cheese and celery because of what was available at the time. Today, air fryer chicken is the number one selling fried chicken worldwide. 

Facts about Air Fryer Chicken WINGS

  • They are healthier than deep oil frying.
  • Air fryer foods lock in 90% moisture during frying.
  • Air fried chicken wings’ cook time is less than 20 minutes and three times faster than conventional ovens.
  • There are two different styles of air fryer, the Cuisinart model and the Phillips air fryer. I prefer the Phillips air fryer because it can accommodate more food and serve a variety of functions. 

When should you eat air fryer chicken wing?

Fried wings are the “go-to” appetizer for most people; it is undoubtedly one of my favorite comfort foods. Air fryer chicken tenders make great appetizers and hors d’oeuvres. Wings are irresistible, period! 

What pairs with Air Fryer Chicken? 

These crisp and tender chicken wings can present with ranch dipping sauce, sweet and sour sauce, blue cheese sauce, or any sauce of your choice. These wings also pair well with celery and avocado ranch dip. Remember, the magic is in the chicken wings!

How the ingredients work

  • Frank’s Hot Sauce: This a McCornick hot sauce made from a variety of cayenne peppers. 
  • Cooking spray: this prevents that chicken wings from sticking to the basket during frying. 

How is it done?

To prepare these mouth-watering Buffalo Wings, start by preheating the oven to 380F. Never cook your food in a cold fryer! 

Layer chicken wings in the air fryer basket. Do not overcrowd the fryer. Cook for 25 minutes while shaking the basket every 5 minutes. This method ensures even the cooking of the wings. Increase the temperature after 25 minutes to 400 degrees F and cook for an additional 5 – 15 minutes more. Remember to shake the basket every 5 minutes to check for doneness. In the meantime, combine ingredients for the buffalo sauce in a large bowl, set aside. When wings are crisp, remove them from the air fryer and toss them well in buffalo sauce. Serve immediately. 

 Why should you make this Air Fryer Chicken?

This air fryer chicken is a dish that will have your taste buds screaming for more. This dish is now my new favorite appetizer. I find it very economical and healthy because of the cooking methods used to fry the chicken. If you suffer from high cholesterol, this dish is perfect for you.

Terms used in the recipe

An air fryer is a small countertop convection oven designed to fry food without immersing food in oil.

Toss means to shake or turn over food in a liquid, to coat it lightly. 

Question and Answer

  • Is air fryer chicken healthy? 

Indeed, they are 100% healthy. These chicken wings are free from transfat or GMO oil like traditional deep-fried chicken wings. 

  • How many wings can I put in a fryer basket at once?

Put one row of chicken wings in an air fryer to allow convection to take place evenly as the food cooks. Overcrowding slows down the cooking time, which causes some to be uncooked. 

  • Can I use the traditional method to cook my chicken wings?

It is possible to cook your chicken wings the traditional way. However, the cooking time will be significantly longer in the oven. To bake these wings in the conventional oven, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until crispy flipping the wings after 30 minutes. 


It’s not too late to try these crispy and juicy chicken wings. The wings cook to perfection without the worry of salmonella. The air fryer takes care of all your worries. The buffalo sauce that you make can be mild or hot, depending on your taste preference. The healthy and efficient way of making crisp chicken wings!

Yield: 4 persons

Air Fryer Chicken Wings with Buffalo sauce

Air Fryer Chicken Wings with Buffalo sauce

Make your own Buffalo air fry wings at your convenience!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. chicken wings
  • Cooking spray
  • Buffalo sauce
  • 12 oz. frank’s red hot sauce
  • 6 tbsp. butter
  • Tabasco to taste
  • Worcestershire sauce to taste


  1. Prepare air fryer basket by spraying with cooking oil.
  2. Layer chicken wings in basket and cook at 380F
    fo 25 minutes, shake the basket every 5 minutes. Increase the temperature after 25 minutes to 400F and cook for 5 -15 minutes more. Shake every 5 minutes and begins to check for doneness at 5 minutes. Remove wings when crisped to your
  3. In a large bowl, combine the Frank’s Red Hot
    Sauce, butter, hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Set aside.
  4. When wings are done, dump them into the mixing
    bowl with the sauce, toss well. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 422kcalTotal Fat: 12ggSaturated Fat: 16gg

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