Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Learn how to make the BEST CRISPY chicken wings in your air fryer in under 20 minutes! This easy recipe uses a small amount of oil and spices!

Prep: 10 minCook: 16 minTotal: 26 min
Servings: serves 2


  • 1 1/2 chicken wings
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • bbq sauce or buffalo wing sauce for serving


  1. Turn the chicken wing so the underside is facing up.
  2. Stretch the wing out and notice three parts of the wing: the tip (flapper), the middle (wingette or flap), and meaty top (drumette)
  3. Use your fingers to feel for the joint ridges between the three parts of the wing.
  4. Use a sharp knife to make slices at the ridges until the parts come apart.
  5. Place the wingette and drumette into a medium bowl and discard the flapper or save it to make homemade stock.
  6. Add the avocado oil, garlic powder, salt, and ground pepper to the bowl.
  7. Use a rubber spatula to fold everything together and coat the wings.
  8. Arrange the wings in your air fryer basket or tray in a single layer, about 1/2 inch apart.
  9. Set your air fryer to 400F.
  10. Once hot, slide the wings in and air fry for 16 minutes.
  11. Serve with your favorite bbq sauce and enjoy!
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