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Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings

These Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings are easy to make, perfectly crispy, crunchy and full of flavor. These delicious wings are sure to become one of your favorite air fryer recipes. Make these wings straight from the freezer and they are ready in about 30 minutes. These make a perfect appetizer, snack or meal.

The air fryer makes for a healthier alternative to deep frying wings while still getting extra crispy wings that everyone will love. If desired, toss with your favorite wing sauce such as buffalo sauce or your favorite bbq sauce after cooking or try a different kind of dry rub. 

Ingredients for Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings

This recipe for crispy air fryer wings calls for just a handful of simple ingredients. You can absolutely add your favorite wing sauces and dips after cooking.

  • frozen chicken wings
  • baking powder- the secret ingredient for the crispiest chicken wings
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • salt
  • pepper

See the recipe card below for ingredient amounts and full directions.

How to Make Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees. If your air fryer does not have a preheat setting turn it on to 400 degrees for about 5-10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the baking powder and seasoning and stir well to evenly combine.
  3. Next, add in the chicken wings and toss in the baking powder mixture. If the chicken wings need it, pat off any excess moisture before adding to the baking powder mixure.
  4. Spray the inside of your air fryer basket with non-stick spray.
  5. Shake the excess baking powder off of the chicken wings and place them in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  6. Cook chicken wings at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
  7. Shake basket to turn chicken wings and then cook for another 10 minutes.
  8. Take the internal temperature of your chicken wings in the thickest part with a meat thermometer. The internal temperature should reach a minimum of 165 degrees. If the wings have reached the correct temperature, remove from the air fryer and serve. If not, go ahead and return to the air fryer and recheck the temperature every few minutes until 165 degrees is reached.
  9. Serve the cooked wings as is or with your favorite sauce.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve these crispy chicken wings for dinner with a side of Oven Baked Zucchini Chips or Italian Pasta Salad.
  • To make buffalo wings- toss wings in your favorite buffalo sauce. We like the Franks Buffalo Wing Sauce. Then serve with ranch or blue cheese dressing.
  • Drizzle lightly with hot sauce for an extra kick.
  • Add crispy air fryer chicken wings to an appetizer spread for a game day party or easy meal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this recipe gluten free?

Yes! These air fryer frozen chicken wings are gluten free!

How do I store cooked wings?

Let leftover wings cool and then store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Can chicken wings be cooked from frozen?

Absolutely! That’s what this recipe is for. Check out all of the directions, cooking times and recipe amounts below in the recipe card.

What is the best way to reheat leftover chicken wings?

Reheat your leftover chicken wings in the air fryer! Heat it to 400 degrees and cook them for about 10 minutes and they will be hot and crispy again!

Can I save the extra baking powder mixture?

It can be used immediately for another batch of wings however it should not be saved beyond that. Raw chicken was placed in the mixture and keeping it can risk in foodborne illness.

Can I use this recipe with wings that are defrosted?

Yes! First, remove any excess moisture by patting them dry with a paper towel so the baking powder mix will stick. Then, go ahead and use the same baking powder mixture and cook them for a shorter amount of time. Be sure to temp them to make sure they are cooked to 165 degrees and the chicken skin is crispy and golden brown.

close up of air fryer chicken wing with a bite taken out of it

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air fryer frozen chicken wings with carrots, cucumbers and dips

Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings

Yield: varies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

These Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings are easy to make, perfectly crispy, crunchy and full of flavor. These delicious chicken wings are sure to become one of your favorite air fryer recipes.

Ingredients

  • 8-15 frozen chicken wings
  • 1/4 cup baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees. If your air fryer does not have a preheat setting turn it on to 400 degrees for about 5-10 minutes.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the baking powder and seasoning and stir well to evenly combine.
  3. Next, add in the chicken wings and toss in the baking powder mixture.
  4. Spray the inside of your air fryer basket with non-stick spray.
  5. Shake the excess baking powder off of the chicken wings and place them in the air fryer basket. Be sure to give enough space in the air fryer so that the chicken wings can get crispy all around.
  6. Cook chicken wings at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
  7. Shake basket to turn chicken wings and then cook for another 10 minutes.
  8. Take the internal temperature of your chicken wings in the thickest part with a meat thermometer. The internal temperature should reach a minimum of 165 degrees. If the wings have reached the correct temperature, remove from the air fryer and serve. If not, go ahead and return to the air fryer and recheck the temperature every few minutes until 165 degrees is reached.
  9. Serve the wings as is or with your favorite dipping sauce.

Notes

The baking powder mixture can be used for a second batch of wings right away but do not store it for a later use.

Give wings enough room to get crunchy on all sides. Do not stack wings too high or too close in the air fryer.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 2 chicken wings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 170Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 1074mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 9g

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Ladd Lange

Saturday 28th of May 2022

I made the air fryer chicken wings and they were TERRIBLE!!! They didn't brown all the way, they made a big mess of the air fryer, the white baking powder left unbrowned left a bitter aftertaste in my mouth. I would not feed these to my dog!

Melissa Samartino

Saturday 28th of May 2022

Hi Edward, I'm so sorry to hear this. Can I ask if you made any changes to the recipe? I have made these at least 5 times and have never had a problem.

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