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Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings

Air frying food has become very popular because of the ability to make foods crispy without a lot of unhealthy oil. These Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings are a perfect example of just that. In just about 30 minutes you can make this crisp and saucy chicken wing recipe that everyone will enjoy. They make a delicious appetizer for a party or an easy snack for game day.
Overhead view of Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken wings on a white plate with celery and carrot sticks.

Air frying food has become very popular because of the ability to make foods crispy without a lot of unhealthy oil. These Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings are a perfect example of just that. In just about 30 minutes you can make this crisp and saucy chicken wing recipe that everyone will enjoy. They make a delicious appetizer for a party or an easy snack for game day. 

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings Pin

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What ingredients do I need for the Buffalo Chicken?

There are just nine ingredients used to make this delicious recipe for buffalo chicken wings in the air fryer. Here is what you will need to prepare the wings and sauce.

Ingredients for Buffalo Chicken Wings

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How do I make Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings?

Step 1: Prepare the wings

Star off by rinsing the chicken wings under cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Then, add the all-purpose flour, baking powder, onion powder, garlic powder and table salt into a large mixing bowl and stir to combine. Next, add the chicken wings to the flour and seasoning mixture and toss to coat all of the wings taking care that each wing is completely coated.

Chicken wings coated in flour.

Step 2: Cook the chicken wings

Shake off any excess flour mixture from the chicken wings and place them in the air fryer. Allow space between each wing for air flow. The chicken wings may need to be cooked in batches depending on the size of your air fryer. Set the temperature on the air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and cook the chicken wings for 18 to 20 minutes, turning the chicken wings over at 10 minutes.

Crispy chicken wings in the air fryer basket.

Step 3: Make the Buffalo Sauce

Add honey, hot sauce and butter to a small sauce pan. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes on medium-high heat, stirring continuously, then set aside.

Step 4: Add sauce to chicken wings

Take the chicken wings out of the Air Fryer and transfer them to a large mixing bowl. Pour the Buffalo sauce over the chicken wings and toss to coat each wing completely. Serve and enjoy!

Buffalo Chicken Wings

What can I serve with the Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings?

These air fryer chicken wings are delicious all by themselves, but there are plenty of tasty things to serve them with as well! Here are some ideas to try:

  • Serve on a bed of rice: If you are looking to make this more of a meal than an appetizer, the buffalo wings taste delicious served on a bed of white rice!
  • Add some vegetables: Crunchy vegetables like carrot or celery sticks go great with the wings and they can help balance out the spiciness.
  • Use a dip or salad dressingAnother way to balance the spice and heat of the wings is to serve them with a dip or salad dressing. Some classic examples are a ranch dip or blue cheese salad dressing.

Overhead view of bowl of chicken wings with celery, carrots and blue cheese dressing.

Overhead view of Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken wings on a white plate with celery and carrot sticks.

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings

Air frying food has become very popular because of the ability to make foods crispy without a lot of unhealthy oil. These Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings are a perfect example of just that. In just about 30 minutes you can make this crisp and saucy chicken wing recipe that everyone will enjoy. They make a delicious appetizer for a party or an easy snack for game day.
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Air Fryer, American
Keyword: Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10 wings
Calories: 165kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Rinse the chicken wings under cold water and pat dry.
  • Add the all-purpose flour, baking powder, onion powder, garlic powder and table salt into a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  • Add the chicken wings to the flour and seasoning mixture and toss to coat all of the wings taking care that each wing is completely coated.
  • Shake off any excess flour mixture from the chicken wings and place them in the air fryer. Allow space between each wing for air flow. The chicken wings may need to be cooked in batches depending on the size of your air fryer.
  • Set the temperature on the air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and cook the chicken wings for 18 - 20 minutes, turning the chicken wings over at 10 minutes.
  • Add honey, hot sauce and butter to a small sauce pan.
  • Cook for 3 to 4 minutes on medium-high heat, stirring continuously and set aside.
  • Take the chicken wings out of the Air Fryer and transfer them to a large mixing bowl. Pour the Buffalo sauce over the chicken wings and toss to coat each wing completely.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 819mg | Potassium: 222mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg
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