Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe

Published on February 24th 2022 by Sarah Leadon.
Last updated on March 20th 2024
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Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings in a serving plate

Buffalo chicken wings are a game-day classic, but you can eat them anytime you have a craving for them. Even though Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings can be coated in a flavorful, buttery, spicy Buffalo sauce, we coated the chicken wings with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika to enhance their flavor even more.

In addition, we cook them in the air fryer rather than submerging the wings in hot oil. As a result, the air-fryer crisped the wings beautifully.

These Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings are the perfect keto recipe for game day.

You may also try another flavor like the Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Wings.

Plus, if you're looking for more air fryer meal ideas, check out our comprehensive guide to air fryer meal prep.

Author: Sarah Leadon
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Time & Serves

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Serves
2 persons

Ingredients

Chicken Wings
  • 2 pounds Wings

  • 1 tablespoon Baking Powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper

  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder

  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder

  • 1 teaspoon Paprika

Buffalo Wings
  • 1 tablespoon Butter

  • 1/4 cup Hot Sauce

  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder

  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce

Instructions

Chicken Wings

Preheat the air fryer to 375 °F for 3 minutes.

Air fryer being pre-heated

Place the wings into a large bowl. Add the baking powder, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika and toss to combine.

Overview of raw buffalo chicken wings in a bowl

Place the wings into the air fryer basket in an even layer in batches.

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings in an air fryer

Spray the buffalo wings lightly with olive oil spray. Cook for 10 minutes.

Turn the buffalo wings over and cook for an additional 10–15 minutes until a thermometer registers 165 °F when inserted into the wings.

Buffalo Sauce

Place the tablespoon of butter into a medium saucepan and set it over medium-high heat.

 

 

Butter melting in saucepan

Once the butter melts, add the hot sauce, garlic powder, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce in a medium saucepan.

Butter, hot sauce, garlic powder, lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce in saucepan

Bring the Buffalo sauce to a boil and simmer for 1 minute.

 

Buffalo sauce simmering in a saucepan

Remove the buffalo sauce from the heat and pour it into a medium bowl.

Add the chicken wings to the Buffalo sauce and toss to coat them in the buffalo sauce.

Buffalo wings tossed and mixed with sauce in a medium bowl
Sarah Leadon
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Sarah Leadon
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Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

More posts by Sarah Leadon