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Portrait view of air fryer chicken wings on a plate with veggies and ranch dip

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Can you believe that you can make crispy on the outside, tender on the inside chicken wings with no oil? These Air Fryer Chicken Wings are cooked perfectly crisp then smothered in our favorite wing sauce!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken Wings, Air Fryer
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 392kcal
Author Emily Walker


  • Air Fryer


For the Sauce:

  • 1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup Frank's Original Red Hot Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • Mix together ranch ingredients in a small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
    Side view of air fryer chicken wings on a plate with veggies and ranch dip
  • Cut tips off wings then cut in half at the joint.
    Picture of how to cut chicken wings
  • Place wings in a plastic bag and sprinkle in the baking powder. Seal bag and shake to coat the wings.
    Chicken wings in a bag with baking powder
  • Lightly coat air fryer rack with some non stick cooking spray. Preheat air fryer to 375 for 1 minute. Add the chicken wings to the air fryer. Spread them out evenly so they do not touch. Cook in the air fryer at 375 degrees for 25 minutes. Turn wings over half way through the cooking process.
    Turning wings in air fryer during cooking process
  • While the wings are cooking, combine the sauce ingredients in a sauce pan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and set aside.
    Chicken wing sauce ingredients in a pan
  • When the wings are done cooking, add 1/4 cup of the sauce to a small bowl and use a basting brush to coat each wing in sauce. Cook in the air fryer at 400 degrees for 2 more minutes.
    Brushing sauce on to wings in air fryer
  • Place the wings in a bowl and pour in the remaining sauce. Gently stir to coat. Serve with ranch dressing and veggies.
    Chicken wings being tossed in a bowl with sauce



(Veggies and ranch dressing not included in nutrition calculation)


Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 486mg | Potassium: 403mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 1mg