Air Fryer Buffalo Wings come out just as crisp as deep-fried without the mess and splatter of oil.

An air fryer is a magical kitchen appliance and makes the best ever wings! Crispy on the outside and juicy and tender on the inside, simply perfect every time. Serve with a side of ranch or blue cheese dressing and some celery and carrot sticks for a snack better than any pub!

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Why You’ll Love These

  • Hot, freshly cooked buffalo chicken wings are extra crisp in the air fryer without added fat from deep frying.
  • Less mess, less splatter, easy cleanup.
  • Use your favorite version of hot sauce or even a mild buffalo sauce (yes!! Buffalo comes in mild too!)
  • Healthier than the deep-fried version (and cooks faster than oven-baked wings) without sacrificing flavor.

ingredients to make Air Fryer Buffalo Wings

Ingredients

CHICKEN WINGS: Look for split chicken wings (that have been separated into the drumstick and the flat wings). If your wings are whole, you’ll want to cut them by removing the wingtip and separating the drum and the flat part. You can find info on separating wings here.

A small amount of oil helps the seasoning to stick and ensures extra crispy skin.

BUFFALO SAUCE: You can purchase buffalo sauce (or mild buffalo sauce) at the grocery store or online. You can also make homemade buffalo sauce with just 2 ingredients. Swap out any sauce you’d like!

How to Make Buffalo Wings in the Air Fryer

Air fryer chicken wings are as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Season the wings and place them in a single layer in the air fryer basket (per the recipe below).

adding sauce to Air Fryer Buffalo Wings

  1. Flip the wings after 10 minutes.
  2. Toss with buffalo sauce and serve immediately.

Air Fryer Buffalo Wings cooked in the air fryer

What to Serve with Buffalo Wings

Make the air fryer do double duty and fry up some of these delicious appetizers to go with the snacking! Frozen Air Fryer Tater Tots, Homemade Air Fryer Pizza Rolls, Air Fryer Onion Rings, and for a healthy snack, these Air Fryer Vegetables are amazing!

Tips for Perfect Air Fryer Wings

  • Always preheat the air fryer.
  • Allow space between each wing so the hot air can circulate. If you overcrowd the air fryer the wings won’t crisp well.
  • To make lots of wings, prepare in batches. Place all wings in the air fryer for about 2-3 minutes at 400°F to heat through before serving.
  • Buffalo wings are delicious cold, but reheat them in the air fryer for a couple of minutes to restore that crispy exterior.

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Air Fryer Buffalo Wings

These air fryer wings are perfectly crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside with a whole lot of flavor!


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  • Preheat air fryer to 400°F.

  • Season the wings with salt and pepper and place in a single layer in the air fryer basket

  • Cook for 10 minutes. Flip the wings and cook an additional 9-11 minutes or until crispy.

  • Place wings in a large bowl and toss with buffalo sauce. Serve immediately.

  • Preheat the air fryer for the best results.
  • Allow space between each wing so the hot air can circulate. If you overcrowd the air fryer the wings won’t crisp well.
  • To make lots of wings, prepare in batches. Place all wings in the air fryer for about 2-3 minutes at 400°F to heat through before tossing with the sauce.
  • Buffalo wings can be reheated in the air fryer at 400°F for about 3-4 minutes.

Calories: 272, Protein: 22g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 8g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 94mg, Sodium: 1316mg, Potassium: 191mg, Vitamin A: 180IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 15mg, Iron: 1mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Course Appetizer, Chicken, Party Food

Cuisine American

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