When I think of hot wings, I think of football and family and friends all gathered together to enjoy good food and a game. Healthy doesn’t usually come to mind. But using your air fryer will not only make your wings super crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside but they won’t be nearly as bad for you as if you deep fried them.
Air Fryer Hot Wings
- 3 lbs chicken wings, cut into smaller wings
- 3/4 cup flour
- 2 tsp garlic salt
- 2 tsp black pepper
- 2 tbsp baking powder
- Olive oil to spray
- Hot wing sauce of your choice (We like Frank's Red Hot Wings Sauce)
Prepare your chicken wings for the fryer. The type I buy come in a big wing and then I cut them into smaller wings like you get at a restaurant. You do this by locating the 2 joints and cutting through them. It's easy once you get the hang of it. I then make sure there are no feather stragglers and I rinse them in cold water and set them aside.
Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees. My air fryer takes 5 minutes to do this.
In a large baggie or bowl, mix together the flour, garlic salt, black pepper and baking powder. Add all wings to the mixture and either shake well or mix well to coat each wing.
Once air fryer is heated up, spritz some olive oil to lightly coat the basket of the air fryer. Add as many wings as will fit without being smashed together. My air fryer isn't huge and I can get between 8-11 wings in it at a time. Lightly spritz the top of the wings with a little more olive oil.
Air fry at 400 degrees for a total of 26 minutes. Make sure to flip the wings over at 12 minutes.
Remove and toss with whatever sauce you like. Continue making batches until all wings are done. Enjoy!
BBQ sauce is also a really tasty sauce to use