Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings are delicious, tangy and spicy. No need to deep fry chicken wings when you have an air fryer. I show you step-by-step how to make Buffalo chicken wings in the air fryer.
Veggie sticks always go well with Buffalo chicken wings. Dip the chicken wings and the veggies in blue cheese dressing or ranch dressing.
Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings
Buffalo Chicken Wings are a classic! You will see these tasty wings make an appearance at Game Day parties, sports bars, and friendly gatherings of all types.
Traditionally you would make them by frying them in oil, but with an air fryer, you can skip the vat of oil and use much less. It’s a great alternative.
How to Choose Chicken Wings
You can use whole chicken wings or pieces, known as drumettes and flats. They often come in bags or multi-packs. As long as they are raw and thawed, they will work.
How to Make Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings
Gather all of the ingredients together. Pat the wings dry and add to a bowl.
Add the dry ingredients to the wings in the bowl. Mix them together to coat them well.
Place the wings into the air fryer basket with a little room around them. Start cooking them. Start mixing the sauce.
Cook the sauce in a small saucepan. Taste it to check seasoning.
When wings are done cooking, remove to a bowl.
Pour the Buffalo sauce over the wings and toss to coat them.
Once the wings are coated in the sauce, remove to a plate and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
How Do the Wings Get Crispy?
• The trick to getting crisp chicken wings without deep frying is baking powder mixed in the flour coating. There is a whole scientific thing about raising the PH level and breaking down proteins, but just know that it works!
• Make sure you use baking POWDER, and not baking SODA.
• You can’t taste the baking powder in the finished chicken.
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What to Dip Buffalo Chicken Wings In?
It’s normal to dip Buffalo Chicken Wings into a tasty sauce.
Here are some I like:
• Blue Cheese Dressing
• Ranch dressing
• Tartar sauce
• Or make your own concoction!
If you make this tasty air fryer chicken wings recipe, please let me know. Just leave a comment below with a star rating. I’d love to know how you liked it.
Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings are very flavorful and spicy! These classic Buffalo Wings in the air fryer are very easy to make!
- 10 Chicken Wings
- 2 Tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
- 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
- ½ teaspoon Onion Powder
- ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 2 teaspoons Salt
- 3 Tablespoons Honey
- ½ cup Hot Sauce (Wing Sauce such as Frank's)
- 3 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
Gather all of the ingredients together. Pat the chicken wings dry.
Add the chicken wings to a mixing bowl, then add the flour, baking powder, onion powder, garlic powder and salt. Toss together, making sure that all of the wings are coated.
Preheat the air fryer at 400°F for 5 minutes.
Shake off any excess flour into the mixing bowl and arrange the chicken wings in the air fryer tray. Do not crowd them on the tray. Cook in batches if necessary.
Cook the chicken wings for 18-20 minutes at 400°F, turning the chicken wings over at 10 minutes.
In a small saucepan add the honey, hot sauce and butter.
Cook for 3-4 minutes on medium-high heat, stirring continuously.
Take the chicken wings out of the Air Fryer and transfer them to a mixing bowl. Pour the Buffalo sauce over the cooked wings. Coat the chicken wings with the hot sauce mixture then place on a serving dish.
Serve with your favorite dipping sauce. We like Blue cheese dressing and ranch.
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We loved these wings! My husband likes to dip them in ranch and I like blue cheese dressing. Yummy!