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Air Fryer BBQ Wings

Cooking chicken wings in the air fryer creates a wonderfully crispy wing. Cook and then toss in your favorite BBQ sauce for a great snack, game day appetizer, or fun dinner.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Author Liz


  • 3 lbs. chicken wings (about 24 pieces)
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • cooking spray
  • 1/2 c. your favorite BBQ sauce divided


  1. Preheat air fryer to 360F.

  2. While air fryer is preheating, split chicken wings into two pieces - the drumette and the wingette (also called the flat) You can skip this step if wings are already split.

  3. Toss wings in a bowl and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  4. When air fryer is preheated, remove basket and spray with cooking spray. Place wing pieces inside in a single layer. Wings may be touching slightly, but should not overlap. Cook for 12 minutes. Flip and cook another 12 minutes. Transfer wings to a larger container with a lid. Continue cooking wings in batches, until complete. Unless wings are sticking, you should not need to spray basket with cooking spray again.

  5. While cooked wings are still hot, add about 1/4 c. of sauce to container. Cover and gently toss to coat wings in sauce. Transfer to a serving dish. Repeat with remaining wings.

  6. Serve hot.

Recipe Notes

I used a basket-style air fryer for this recipe.

This recipe makes about 24 wings, about 8 servings as an appetizer (3 pieces per person).