Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings

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Delicious and beginner friendly air fryer frozen chicken wings. Perfect for game day and the super bowl, or for those nights in when you are craving some quick and simple air fried wings.

We will be sharing with you 3 of our favourite air fryer frozen wings including hot wings, breaded wings and barbecue wings.

Air Fryer Frozen Wings
Air Fryer Frozen Wings

Frozen Chicken Wings In Air Fryer

Sofia our daughter is going to be 9 years old on Thanksgiving weekend and if there is one food she has been hooked on, since the moment she could walk, it was chicken wings.

Back then we would make honey garlic slow cooker chicken wings and have them with some air fryer pork ribs and then usually our air fryer cobb salad.

You maybe wondering why not air fryer frozen chicken wings? Well, back then in 2015 we only had one air fryer and when you want a supper of different things, the slow cooker became a great partner.

But we then swapped it around as we realised that ribs tasted better falling off the bone in the slow cooker and that to air fry frozen wings was a must and that once you have cooked chicken wings in the air fryer there is no going back.

Of course, there are so many different delicious wing types, so we will be running through our favourite three, showing you how long to air fry frozen chicken wings, how to air fry frozen chicken wings and so much more.

I am sure you understand that frozen chicken wings in air fryer is one of my favourite appetizers to air fry, though check out these other great air fried frozen appetizers: air fryer frozen mozzarella sticks, air fryer frozen jalapeno poppers, air fryer frozen onion rings, air fryer frozen chicken nuggets, air fryer frozen fries.

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Can You Air Fry Frozen Chicken Wings?

Yes, you can cook frozen chicken wings in the air fryer, and you will love them! I mean REALLY LOVE frozen chicken wings.

They are just one of those super easy air fryer frozen chicken recipes that you will want to rinse and repeat.

You can also do many, many, different varieties of frozen wings in air fryer. Many of which, we will be sharing with you today.

Can You Put Frozen Wings In Air Fryer?

Yes, you can put frozen wings in the air fryer. We recommend a single layer, because when you stack wings in the air fryer, as they cook, they can end up sticking to each other. But you can make them in batches.

Or this is why I like frozen chicken wings in air fryer oven because you have 3 shelves and can do a much bigger batch at once.

What About Pre Cooked Frozen Chicken Wings In Air Fryer?

Pre cooked wings in air fryer are also delicious and of course much quicker because you are really reheating frozen chicken wings in the air fryer, rather than cooking from scratch.

We have done this many times, and our favourite is when you have leftover KFC hot wings and you use the air fryer to reheat.

Are Frozen Chicken Wings Precooked?

This totally depends on the brand of frozen wings that you have purchased. Some brands will be frozen raw, and some will be frozen cooked. Usually the best way to tell the difference is if one brand has a really fast oven cook time then the chances is that its precooked wings.

How Long Are Frozen Chicken Wings Good For?

Chef Dom recommends that frozen chicken wings you cooked in the air fryer, are stored in the fridge and reheated within 3 days to avoid any food poisoning.

Though cooked frozen chicken wings are at their best in the first 24 hours.

How Long Can Chicken Wings Be Frozen?

Generally, meat in the freezer is good for six months, provided that it has remained frozen during this time and not been defrosted in between.

Though with a lot of frozen wings brands, it will give you a use by date on the packaging.

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Air Fryer Chicken Wings Frozen Ingredients

Air Fryer Chicken Wings Frozen Ingredients

Wings – Any favourite brand of frozen chicken wings will do the trick. Or like we are showing you today, more than one type and then you can have a mix and match feast.  

Spray – This is of course optional, but if you want super crispy air fried wings from frozen, then we recommend some oil spray on the chicken wings skin.

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.

Plus, we recommend you head over to our air fryer recipes category as we have more than 500 tried and tested everyday air fryer recipes and have been air frying for 10+ years.

Air Fryer Frozen Hot Wings


What I wanted to do was show you three different delicious air fryer wings from frozen. Then you can see how delicious they are and how you can do any of your favourites.

We’re starting with air fryer frozen hot wings, a favourite of mine and here in the UK they don’t say air fry frozen hot wings very often instead it is hot and spicy, but really it means the same thing! Or in the UK we also have Aunt Bessies Hot Wings for the air fryer.

Or you could also do Franks red hot frozen wings in the air fryer too.

Frozen BBQ Chicken Wings In Air Fryer


Do you love barbecued chicken? Then I highly recommend cooking air fryer barbecue chicken wings. They are so delicious. Though they can make your air fryer messy from the barbecue marinade, so you may prefer to air fry them on foil instead.

If you do want to air fry barbecue chicken wings you might prefer to have a spare bottle of your favourite barbecue sauce and then brush on some extra sauce once they are cooked and then they will be like restaurant quality wings.

Frozen Breaded Chicken Wings In Air Fryer


Then the third amazing way to enjoy frozen air fryer wings is breaded. You will see many variations of frozen breaded chicken wings and it is all about finding one that you really like.

For us, that is southern fried frozen wings.

With frozen breaded chicken wings, you get an amazing crisp on the wings that you don’t get with hot wings or barbecue wings.

Though now we have run through our favourite types of frozen air fryer chicken wings lets talk you through how to air fry frozen wings.

How To Cook Frozen Chicken Wings?

  • Spread. Once you have opened your bag of your favourite frozen wings it is time to air fry them. Spread them out in a layer in the air fryer, making sure they are not on top of each other.
  • Cook. Next air fry frozen wings for 15 minutes at 180c/360f.
  • Turn. Then you want an even cook on your wings, so you can either turn your wings with tongs, or shake the air fryer basket.
  • Cook. Then air fry your almost cooked chicken wings for a further 5 minutes or until piping hot.

Plus, you can choose any flavour combo for your air fryer frozen wings. You could do hot wings, breaded, or barbecue like we mentioned or why not do frozen buffalo wings, Gordons chicken wings, Foster Farms air fryer wings, Great Value chicken wings, Country Line Pride, Heritage Farm, or Pilgrims Blazin wings in the air fryer.

How Long To Air Fry Frozen Chicken Wings?

The air fryer frozen wings time is JUST 20 minutes. This was through testing it in our Philips Airfryer XL, Cosori XL and our Ninja Foodi using the air fryer basket.

But of course, not all air fryers are equal and you may have to adjust depending on your air fryer type.

Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings Temperature

I mentioned that the frozen wings air fryer cook time can vary from air fryer to air fryer. For example, when we were making our air fryer cookbook, we found that the frozen wings in air fryer time was much longer with the Tower Air Fryer, Instant Vortex Air Fryer and Air Fryer Oven because these air fryers don’t have the same temperature as some of the more efficient air fryers.  

So, we recommend with a quicker air fryer using 180c/360f as the temperature and if your air fryer is slower than average to swap this for 200c/400f.

More Air Fryers For Your Frozen Wings

All the air fryers are good for cooking frozen wings in. Among our readers they have the Cuisinart air fryer, Gowise air fryer, Pampered Chef, Bella air fryer, and Power XL air fryer for making frozen wings in. So if you have a different air fryer brand, rest assured you can air fry wings frozen in your air fryer.

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Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings

This frozen chicken wings air fryer recipe is an updated post and was originally shared on Recipe This in 2019.

Learn how to air fry wings from frozen below, note you can print it out with or without photos, adjust servings, or click between metric and imperial depending on where you are in the world.

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Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings

Delicious and beginner friendly air fryer frozen chicken wings. Perfect for game day and the super bowl, or for those nights in when you are craving some quick and simple air fried wings.
Prep Time1 minute
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time21 minutes
Course: Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 2
Calories: 248kcal


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  • Let’s get air frying frozen chicken wings. Place the frozen wings in the air fryer basket and spread them out.
    How To Cook Frozen Chicken Wings?
  • Air fry frozen wings for 15 minutes at 180c/360f.
    How To Cook Frozen Chicken Wings?
  • Then shake the air fryer basket to prevent sticking or use tongs to turn your wings over.
    How To Cook Frozen Chicken Wings?
  • Air fry for a further 5 minutes at 180c/360f and check they are piping hot and crispy to your liking before serving.
    How To Cook Frozen Chicken Wings?


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Mix and Match. You can use any of your favourite frozen chicken wings and cook them from frozen in the air fryer. Just choose your favourite wings flavour.
Thanks for reading our air fryer frozen chicken wings recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like to try more delicious appetizers do try our air fryer jalapeno poppers next.


Serving: 100g | Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.4g | Protein: 17.5g | Fat: 14.7g | Saturated Fat: 2.9g | Sugar: 0.3g
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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6 thoughts on “Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings”

  1. 5 stars
    Thanks so much for your frozen chicken wings Samantha & Dominic. Best ones i have tried out of loads of air fryer wings recipes. Keep up the amazing recipes.

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you for the great advice for cooking frozen wings in the air fryer. Just bought your air fryer frozen cookbook and loving all the great air fryer advice.

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