How To Make Breaded Chicken Wings In Air Fryer

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Top 5 Recipes For How To Make Breaded Chicken Wings In Air Fryer

Have you been wondering how to make breaded chicken wings in air fryer? If said yes, this post is dedicated to you. Today we will be exploring my top 5 chicken wing recipes for the air fryer. But before we can dive into them. We need to explore the magical appliance that has gotten us here today. Let’s dive into a little bit about the air fryer then go straight into our recipes.

Understanding The Air Fryer

The Air Fryer is among the smart appliances for cooking and cooking. It looks like a transfer oven and also fries or cooks your food using the transfer method. The hot air revolves around the food placed on the cooking tray. The fan picks up the heat from the heating coil and circulates it around the cooking chamber. This hot air action is what fries your food evenly and quickly so that it gets a crispy finish. Fry your food in much less oil. Take a tablespoon or less than a tablespoon of oil to fry and mash your food.

How To Make Breaded Chicken Wings In Air Fryer – The Recipes

How To Make Frozen Breaded Chicken Wings In Air Fryer

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 2 lb. chicken wings (slice into drumettes and flats, frozen)
  • 2 Cups of Panko Breadcrumbs
  • Cooking Spray

For buffalo chicken wing sauce (if desired):

  • 1/4 cup Frank’s Red Hot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce
  • 1/4 cup butter, unsalted


  1. Preheat the air fryer as directed on the manual.
  2. Generously spray your frozen chicken wings then press handfuls of breadcrumbs onto each wing.
  3. Lightly spray the air fryer basket then put the chicken into it.
  4. Set to cook at 380 degrees F for 24 minutes, shaking basket after every ten minutes to evenly cook.
  5. Once time is done, shake the air fryer basket and change the temperature to 400 degrees F. Cook for six minutes or till the skin is crispy and golden brown. You can cook the wings in batches depending on the size of the air fryer.
  6. Place the chicken in a bowl and then toss with buffalo wing sauce or your favorite BBQ.

To prepare buffalo sauce (if desired):

  1. In a bowl, whisk together hot sauce and melted.

Nutrition Values:

Calories: 272kcal | Cholesterol: 94mg | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 89mg | Protein: 22g | Potassium: 191mg

How To Make Chicken Wings In Air Fryer Without Breading

Air Fryer Dry Rub Chicken Wings

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 12 minutes

Servings: 4


  • Cayenne Pepper – 1 Tbsp.
  • Black Pepper – 1 Tbsp.
  • White Pepper – 1 Tbsp.
  • Thyme – 1 Tbsp.
  • Onion – 1 Tbsp.
  • Garlic – 1 Tbsp.
  • Oregano – 1 Tbsp.
  • Basil – 1 Tbsp.
  • White sugar – 2 Tbsp.
  • Paprika – 2 Tbsp.
  • Chicken Wings – 1 lb. (fresh or frozen then thaw)


  1. Begin by preheating an air fryer to 400 F for four to five minutes.
  2. In a bowl, add sugar and spices together.
  3. Combine thoroughly.
  4. Dunk each chicken wing into the mix and rub each side of the wings.
  5. Put the chicken in a bowl and marinate for 30 to 45 minutes.
  6. Spread the chicken in your air fryer in a single layer.
  7. Cook for 12 minutes at 400 F.
  8. Turn the wings when halfway cooking to ensure even cooking.

Nutrition values:

Calories: 306 | Carbohydrates: 12g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 86mg | Fiber: 3g | Protein: 22g | Potassium: 327mg | Sugar: 6g

Chinese Chicken Wings

Preparation time: 2 hours

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Servings: 6


  • 16 chicken wings
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Salt and black pepper to the taste
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice


  1. In a bowl, mix honey with soy sauce, salt, black and white pepper and lime juice, whisk well, add chicken pieces, toss to coat and keep in the fridge for 2 hours.
  2. Transfer chicken to your air fryer, cook at 370 degrees F for 6 minutes on each side, increase heat to 400 degrees F and cook for 3 minutes more.
  3. Serve hot. Enjoy!


Calories 372, fat 9, fiber 10, carbs 37, protein 24

Honey Party Wings

Preparation time: 1 hour and 10 minutes

Cooking time: 12 minutes

Servings:  8


  • 16 chicken wings
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • Salt and black pepper taste to taste
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice


  1. In a bowl, mix the wings with lime juice, pepper, salt, honey, and soy sauce. Mix to combine well then put in the refrigerator for an hour.
  2. Transfer the wings to an air fryer, cook at 360 degrees F for 12 minutes, and turn it over halfway.
  3. Serve on a plate and serve as an appetizer. Enjoy!


Calories 211, fat 4, fiber 7, carbs 14, protein 3

Collard Greens and Chicken Wings

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Servings: 6


  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 smoked chicken wings
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 and ½ pounds collard greens, chopped
  • Salt and black pepper to the taste
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper


  1. Using the pan heat up to an average heat and add onions, stir and for the period of about two minutes boil.
  2. Add garlic, greens, vinegar, salt, pepper, crushed red pepper, sugar and smoked chicken, introduce in preheated air fryer and for 15 minutes boil at 350 degrees F.
  3. Divide greens and chicken on plates and serve. Enjoy!


Calories 262, fat 4, fiber 8, carbs 12, protein 4

Final Thoughts

Chicken wings are perfect as a snack, for game night or paired with a side for a full meal. Your air fryer helps you to get them crispy on the outside but juicy enough on the inside to keep your mouth watering.

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