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Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings

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Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. These wings are coated in a sweet and spicy sauce that your entire family will love.

I have always loved wings. They are one of my go-to orders when I am out at a restaurant. However, recently I started focusing more on being healthy and realized I needed to cut back on eating out. That’s why I love using my air fryer to make healthier versions of some favorite recipes.

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings

Using the air fryer helped me achieve a crispy wing, without all the added fat of deep-frying them. Not only did they turn out crispy, but they also had so much flavor. I like my wings extra crispy but my family does not. So, after cooking theirs, I put my wings back into the air fryer for another 3 minutes to get them extra crispy.

These crispy wings are made in the air fryer so you can feel good about serving them. Unlike fried wings, these do not have any added fat or grease. The chicken is cooked in a mixture of hot sauce and honey bbq sauce to keep it moist and covered with crispy goodness. Your family and friends are bound to love these delicious tasting wings.

Ingredients

Are you ready to enjoy a crispy and flavorful chicken wing without all the added fat? If so, gather up these few ingredients that you need and great to make these air-fried wings!

  • chicken wings
  • buffalo sauce
  • honey BBQ sauce
  • garlic powder
  • salt
  • pepper
  • green onions

How to make Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings

Step 1: In a large mixing bowl, combine buffalo sauce, BBQ sauce, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and green onions.

Step 2: Place chicken wings in sauce mixture, tossing them until they are completely coated.

Step 3: Place a single layer of coated chicken wings in a greased air fryer basket. You may have to cook in a couple of batches.

Step 4: Air fry at 400ºF for 10 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165ºF.

Equipment

No need to worry about making a lot of dirty dishes to clean up later with this simple recipe. All you need is a few kitchen tools and you are ready to cook!

  • mixing bowl
  • spoon
  • air fryer

Substitutions

Hot Sauce: Don’t have buffalo sauce on hand? Make your own with hot sauce, melted butter, and garlic powder.

Wings: Can’t find chicken wings in your grocery stores? Use breaded popcorn chicken and make boneless wings!

Options

Looking for ways to change this air fryer buffalo chicken wings up? Here are some suggestions.

Spicy: Do you like your wings with a kick? Use a spicy bbq sauce with a hot buffalo sauce and you will have some spicy wings to snack on.

Mild: Don’t like spice on your wings? Add melted butter to your buffalo sauce until you get a heat level that you enjoy.

Tips:

  • For crispy wings do not overcrowd your air fryer basket. Spread your wings out on the bottom of your basket so air can move freely.
  • Want easy clean up? Use a parchment paper sheet in the bottom of your air fryer for easy cleaning!

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FAQ

Why didn’t my buffalo wings get crispy?

Most likely if your buffalo wings did not get crispy it is because you overcrowded your air fryer. To prevent soggy wings, be sure to space your wings out in your air fryer basket so that they are not touching one another.

Can I use frozen chicken wings to make Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings?

Yes, you can use frozen chicken wings to make Air fryer buffalo chicken wings. However, the cooking time in your Air Fryer will need to increase. You will need to add an additional 3 to 4 minutes to your cooking time

What kind of air fryer do I need

You can use any type of air fryer that you already have. I personally prefer a basket-style air fryer, but if you have an oven-style air fryer you can make more of these wings at one time. No matter which type of air fryer that you use, your wings will turn out delicious and crispy.

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings

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Yield: 18 wings

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken wings are a delicious snack that can be enjoyed at any time. Crispy and flavorful these wings will be the hit!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes

Ingredients

  • 18 chicken wings

  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce

  • 1/2 cup honey BBQ sauce

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp pepper

  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine buffalo sauce, BBQ sauce, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and green onions.
  2. Place chicken wings in sauce mixture, tossing them until they are completely coated.
  3. Place a single layer of coated chicken wings in a greased air fryer basket. You may have to cook in a couple of batches.
  4. Air fry at 400ºF for 10 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165ºF.

Nutrition Information

Yield

18

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 122Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 22mgSodium 422mgCarbohydrates 12gFiber 0gSugar 9gProtein 5g

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