Air Fryer Chicken Wings


These air fryer chicken wings are coated with a fiery homemade Buffalo sauce for a crowd-pleasing game day snack without the mess! There is no need to deep fry in all of that oil when you can achieve crispy wings straight out of the air fryer. Serve with celery sticks and ranch dressing, if desired.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins


  • 2 ½ pounds chicken wings

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • cup cayenne pepper sauce

  • ½ cup butter

  • 2 tablespoons vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Preheat an air fryer to 360 degrees F (180 degrees C).

  2. Place wings in a large bowl; drizzle oil over wings and massage until chicken is evenly coated. Arrange 1/2 of the wings in a single layer in the air fryer basket.

  3. Cook in the preheated air fryer for 25 minutes. Use tongs to flip wings and cook until golden brown and crisp on the outside, 5 minutes more. Transfer cooked wings to a large bowl; cover to keep warm. Repeat with remaining wings.

  4. While the second batch is cooking, combine hot pepper sauce, butter, vinegar, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir and keep warm until wings are cooked.

  5. Pour sauce over cooked wings and toss to coat.

Editor's Note:

Please note differences in ingredient amounts when following the magazine version of this recipe, which also includes a dipping sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

453 Calories
37g Fat
4g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 453
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g 47%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 140mg 47%
Sodium 739mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 230mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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