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Learn how long to cook chicken wings in air fryer as part of our air fryer back to basics series.

Let us share with you the ideal air fryer chicken wings cooking time and temperature, as well as a master recipe that you can keep as is or make your own.

How Long To Cook Chicken Wings In Air Fryer
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Air Fryer Chicken Wings

In the Milner house, we have been air frying chicken wings for more than a decade and then for a decade before that we were making slow cooker chicken wings.

Back when we lived in Portugal (we returned to the UK in 2021) we would often have the same Saturday night supper. Slow cooker pulled pork, an air fryer cobb salad and of course a good portion size of air fryer chicken wings.

But what we love about chicken wings in the air fryer, is that they are fast, they taste delicious, you can mix up the flavours and you can air fry them from frozen, thawed or even reheat them.

Today, we will be running through our top FAQ for chicken wings, how long to cook chicken wings in air fryer depending on the type you are doing and so much more. Plus, you have the chance to grab our free air fryer time and temperature printable which features plenty of chicken ideas!

Can You Air Fry Chicken Wings?

Yes, you can air fry chicken wings and there are so many different flavours you can cook in the air fryer. You can go sticky like our air fryer Chinese chicken wings or opt for a dry rub like our air fryer salt and pepper wings. The choice is yours!

Can You Put Frozen Wings In The Air Fryer?

Yes, you can also air fry frozen chicken wings and they don’t have to be thawed first. You can use a bag of frozen, already marinated chicken wings such as frozen barbecue wings, or place a pack of plain frozen wings in the air fryer – the choice is yours.

Can You Air Fry Raw Chicken Wings?

Yes, you can air fry raw chicken wings and our favourites are the ones from M&S. But no matter where you live in the world, any thawed chicken cooks well in the air fryer.

Do Wings Need To Be Flipped In Air Fryer?

You can flip chicken wings in an air fryer, but its not essential with every type of chicken wings. For example, if I am cooking my air fryer breaded chicken wings I will flip for an even cook on each side.

What About Air Fryer Pre Cooked Chicken Wings?

When I think about pre cooked chicken wings, I am thinking about it more as a reheat rather than a cook. And with this in mind, yes you can reheat chicken wings in the air fryer (have a read) and they taste just as delicious as just cooked.

Can You Recommend An Air Fryer?

I often get asked which air fryers I recommend and which one I use. In 95% of our air fryer recipes, we use either the Philips Air Fryer XL or the Cosori XL because they are the best ones, we have found out of many air fryers we have tried over the years. You can click on the links above and read up on them. But if you would rather have a dual air fryer we recommend this Ninja Dual (make sure you order the right one as not all are good) or the Philips Dual.

How To Cook Chicken Wings In Air Fryer?

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  • Season. Add olive oil to a dinner plate, followed by salt, pepper, and shawarma seasoning.
  • Toss. Toss the chicken wings in the seasoning and oil mixture to ensure each wing is well coated.
  • Cook. Place the chicken wings into the air fryer basket, spreading them out evenly. Now they are ready to air fry for 18 minutes at 180c/360f.
  • Check. Always ensure the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 70c/160f or above before serving.

That is how simple it is to cook air fryer chicken wings but now let’s talk all about how long to air fry your chicken wings.

How Long To Cook Chicken Wings In Air Fryer?

The air fryer chicken wings standard time is 18 minutes at 180c/360f. This is for medium chicken wings and applies to both cooked in a sauce or air fried in a dry rub.

Though it can have an impact in how long to air fry chicken wings if you have cooked them in silicone as it takes longer vs directly in the basket or in a paper liner.

Another change in cooking time for air fryer wings, is which air fryer you have used as some are more powerful than others.

Instant pot air fryer wings – If using the instant pot air fryer, we recommend you increase the temperature by 20c/40f. So instead of 180c/360f you do them at 200c/400f. This is because the Instant air fryer is slower. We recommend you read out temperature test in the complete air fryer cookbook to fully understand this process.

Ninja foodi air fryer wings – We found that for ninja foodi users, the cooking time and temperature stays the same. Though we love our Ninja so much we have a separate ninja foodi chicken wings recipe.

Cosori air fryer chicken wings – This is the air fryer we use the most at home for our marinated wings in air fryer.

How long to cook chicken wings in ninja air fryer? If you are air frying chicken wings in the ninja air fryer, you’ll want to cook them at 180c or 360f for 18 minutes. Remember you can do 2 batches of chicken wings in your air fryer, 1 in each drawer. This is especially helpful if you’re cooking for a larger group! If you’re air frying chicken wings in the ninja, the ninja air fryer chicken wings time is 18 minutes at 180c or 360f.

How long to cook frozen wings in air fryer? The air fryer frozen chicken wings time is 20 minutes at 180c or 360f. Remember, when the chicken is done cooking, we’re always checking for an internal temperature of 70c/ 160f or above to ensure the chicken wings are properly cooked.

How long to cook defrosted chicken wings in air fryer? If you’ve planned ahead and defrosted your chicken wings, they will take 18 minutes at 180c or 360f in the air fryer.

How long to reheat chicken wings in air fryer? If you are heating up wings in air fryer, then we recommend heating them at 180c or 360f for 8 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 70c or 160f.

How long to cook boneless air fryer wings? We just love TGI Friday’s boneless chicken wings, and they are perfect in the air fryer. To cook boneless wings in the air fryer, you’ll want to set the temperature to 180c/360f and cook them for 14 minutes.

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Plus, don’t forget more chicken you can cook in the air fryer. Our favourites include air fryer chicken breast, air fryer frozen chicken breast, air fryer whole chicken, ninja foodi whole chicken, and air fryer frozen chicken wings.

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How Long To Cook Chicken Wings In Air Fryer?

Learn how long to cook chicken wings in air fryer as part of our air fryer back to basics series.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
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Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Add olive oil to a dinner plate, followed by salt and pepper and shawarma seasoning.
    How Long To Cook Chicken Wings In Air Fryer?
  • Toss the chicken wings in the seasoning and oil from the plate for an even coating.
    How Long To Cook Chicken Wings In Air Fryer?
  • Transfer the chicken wings to the air fryer and air fry at 180c/360f for 18 minutes.
    How Long To Cook Chicken Wings In Air Fryer?
  • Then check that they are 70c/160f or above before serving.
    How Long To Cook Chicken Wings In Air Fryer?

Notes

Dual. If you have an air fryer dual (such as this one we have) we recommend instead making one of your sides in one drawer and then the wings in the other. Then you can have a full meal ready together.
Please note This chicken wings time and temp guide was tested in our Cosori Air Fryer (its this one). Air fryers vary so adjust if necessary, depending on the quality of your air fryer. Or consult the temperature test on page 18 of The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook.

Nutrition

Calories: 391kcal | Protein: 30g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 253mg | Vitamin A: 238IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 2mg
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About Sam & Dom

Hi! I am Sam and along with my chef hubby Dom we love sharing with you easy everyday recipes using kitchen gadgets. We are also the authors of The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook, an amazing air fryer cookbook filled with 140+ everyday air fryer recipes.

Beyond the air fryer we also love the instant pot, slow cooker, soup maker, ninja foodi, pie maker and several other kitchen gadgets.

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