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Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Wings

Enjoying wings fresh off the grill is one of the best ways to eat chicken wings. But there’s no need to fire up the grill to make delicious BBQ chicken! With the help of your air fryer, you can prepare juicy wings with a flavorful, crispy skin without the need for a fire at all. With this recipe for air fryer BBQ chicken wings, you can whip up a delicious batch of wings in a matter of minutes. And the best part is that they’ll taste just like they were grilled.
BBQ Chicken wings in a bowl.

Enjoying wings fresh off the grill is one of the best ways to eat chicken wings. But there’s no need to fire up the grill to make delicious BBQ chicken! With the help of your air fryer, you can prepare juicy wings with a flavorful, crispy skin without the need for a fire at all. With this recipe for air fryer BBQ chicken wings, you can whip up a delicious batch of wings in a matter of minutes. And the best part is that they’ll taste just like they were grilled. 

Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Wings

What Do I Need to Make BBQ Chicken Wings?

Making chicken wings is easy in your air fryer! But the best part about this simple recipe is that you only need a handful of ingredients to prepare it. For this BBQ chicken recipe, you’ll need:

  • Bone-in chicken wings
  • Cavender’s Greek Seasoning
  • Olive oil
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • White vinegar
  • Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce

Ingredients for the chicken wings

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How Do I Make Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Wings?

With just three steps, this air fryer recipe couldn’t be simpler to make. Just follow these easy instructions to prepare delicious BBQ chicken wings in your air fryer.

Step One: Make the Marinade

Before you can cook your BBQ chicken wings in the air fryer, you’ll need to marinate the chicken. Start by stirring together the Cavender’s seasoning, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, and vinegar. Mix the ingredients until they’re well blended, then place the chicken wings in the bowl with the sauce. Use your hands to coat the wings in the marinade and cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Chill the chicken in the refrigerator for three to eight hours.

Marinade sauce in a white bowl.

Step Two: Cook the Wings in the Air Fryer

When you’re ready to cook your wings, place the chicken in the air fryer basket, making sure to leave a small amount of space between each wing. Cook the chicken at 400 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.

Step Three: Coat with BBQ Sauce

After the wings are thoroughly cooked, remove the basket from the air fryer. Coat the wings in BBQ sauce on both sides using a basting brush and return the basket with the wings to the air fryer. Set the air fryer to cook at 350 degrees for five minutes. Remove from air fryer, serve and enjoy!

Overhead view of BBQ Chicken wings in a bowl with dressing and carrots.

 

Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Wings Tips & Tricks

Thanks to the ease of using an air fryer to cook your wings, this recipe is so simple to make. But just because the recipe is easy doesn’t mean you couldn’t use a few tips as you’re cooking! Try these air fryer tricks as you’re preparing this delicious dinner recipe.

  • Marinate the wings overnight for extra flavor: While you can air fry your chicken wings after just three hours of marinating, the longer you let the chicken soak in the marinade, the more tender and flavorful they’ll be. You can leave the chicken in the marinade up to overnight, which means you can prepare your wings ahead of time to give them extra time to soak in all the flavors of the seasoning in the sauce.
  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket: To ensure your chicken wings cook evenly, it’s important to avoid overcrowding your air fryer basket. As you’re adding the chicken to the basket, make sure none of the pieces are touching. That will help the air circulate properly through the basket, ensuring your wings are all cooked properly. You may need to cook the wings in batches depending on big your air fryer is.
  • Flip the wings for even cooking: Another easy way to help ensure your wings cook evenly is to flip the chicken halfway through the cook time. After cooking the wings for five or six minutes, remove the basket from the air fryer and flip each wing. Then, return the chicken to the air fryer to continue cooking.
  • Store leftover wings in the refrigerator: These wings are so delicious, you probably won’t have any leftover. But if you do have a few pieces of chicken left after dinner, they should be chilled when you’re finished eating. Place the wings in an airtight container and place them in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat the wings in the air fryer: When you’re ready to eat your leftover wings, you can easily reheat them right in your air fryer. Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees and place the wings in the basket. Cook for two to three minutes, until the wings are heated through.

Bowl of BBQ wings with carrots and sauce.

What Temperature Do You Cook Wings in an Air Fryer?

The key to getting juicy wings with crispy skin is cooking the chicken at the right temperature in your air fryer. Since this recipe uses a marinade to help tenderize the meat, you can cook your wings at a higher temperature without worrying about them drying out. Set the air fryer to cook at 400 degrees for best results, then allow the wings to cook for 10 to 12 minutes, add your sauce, and cook for another 5 minutes. You’ll know your wings are finished cooking when the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

BBQ Chicken wings in a bowl.

Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Wings

Enjoying wings fresh off the grill is one of the best ways to eat chicken wings. But there’s no need to fire up the grill to make delicious BBQ chicken! With the help of your air fryer, you can prepare juicy wings with a flavorful, crispy skin without the need for a fire at all. With this recipe for air fryer BBQ chicken wings, you can whip up a delicious batch of wings in a matter of minutes. And the best part is that they’ll taste just like they were grilled.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Keyword: Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Wings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Marinating Time: 3 hours
Servings: 8
Calories: 248kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds chicken wings, bone in
  • 2 tablespoons Cavender’s Greek seasoning or your favorite seasoning blend
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 -1 cup Sweet Baby Rays BBQ Sauce or your favorite BBQ sauce

Instructions

  • Prepare the marinade: Start by stirring together the Cavender’s seasoning, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, and vinegar. Mix the ingredients until they’re well blended.
  • Marinate the chicken: Place the chicken wings in the bowl with the marinade sauce. Use your hands to coat the wings in the marinade and cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Chill the chicken in the refrigerator for at least three hours.
  • Air Fry the Wings: Place the chicken in the air fryer basket, making sure to leave a small amount of space between each wing. Cook the chicken at 400 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Coat with BBQ Sauce: After the wings are thoroughly cooked, remove the basket from the air fryer. Coat the wings in BBQ sauce on both sides using a basting brush. Return the basket to the air fryer. Set the air fryer to cook at 350 degrees for five minutes to crisp the wings with the sauce on. it.
  • Remove from air fryer, serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: -6g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: -21mg | Potassium: 184mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: -6g | Vitamin A: 151IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
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