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Easy, ready in 30 minutes, this BBQ Air fryer chicken wings are great for a party and for a family dinner!  Crunchy wings dipped in your favorite sauce- what could be better?

air fryer chicken wings with celery sticks

Our Air Fryer cooking journey is getting better and better. Who doesn’t like chicken wings? Crunchy, juicy, flavorful wings made with BBQ sauce? My kids absolutely loved them, they are keep asking for more every day!

air fryer chicken wings with celery sticks

How to make air fryer chicken wings

There is no really secret of cooking perfect air fryer chicken wings, but i will still follow up with some tips:

  • Make sure the air fryer is preheated properly. It usually takes just a few minutes.
  • Try to buy local fresh chicken wings from the store or butcher you trust
  • Dont overcrowd the basket of Air Fryer. If you decided to make a lot of wings at once, cook them in batches
  • Use your favorite BBQ sauce
  • If you want your wings extra crispy- cook for additional 3 minutes
  • Serve with Ranch dressing and cut up celery or carrot (or both:)

Wash chicken and place in one layer in to your Air Fryer basket. Cook for 15 -20 minutes, shaking a few times though the cooking.

This is how chicken wings look cooked half way

air fryer chicken wings

Now they are done and delicious!

Place all your cooked wings in to large bowl. Add BBQ sauce and mix it well, making sure all wings are covered in sauce. We dont like it too saucy , but you can absolutely add more BBQ.

How to make frozen chicken wings in air fryer

You can cook absolutely everything in the Air Fryer from frozen! For chicken wings you will just need to add 5 extra minutes of cooking time with 400 degrees. They will come out just as juicy and tender as if they would be from fresh chicken wings.

air fryer chicken wings with celery sticks

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5 from 2 votes

Air Fryer chicken wings

Easy, ready in 30 minutes, this BBQ Air fryer chicken wings are great for a party and for a family dinner! Crunchy wings dipped in your favorite sauce- what could be better?
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer chicken wings
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 197kcal
Author: Tatiana


  • 1 lb chicken wings
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • black pepper to taste
  • ranch and celery sticks for serving


  • Preheat your Air Fryer to 400 degrees. 
  • Wash and pat dry chicken wings, add garlic powder. Place them  in to the basket of air fryer, spreading out evenly on the bottom.
  • Cook for 15 minutes, shaking twice or 3 times. Add another 3 minutes for an extra crispy skin.
  • Once they are done, transfer wings in to a bowl and add BBQ sauce. Mix well.
  • Serve with a side of ranch dressing and celery sticks.


Nutrition is calculated without celery and ranch dressing
Weight watchers points calculated without bbq sauce
MyWW green plan 8 points, blue plan 8 points, purple 8 points ( all calculations are done by adding ingredients to Weight watchers app calculator). Points are per serving.

Tools used in this recipe

Air fryer


Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 411mg | Potassium: 178mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.8mg

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators.

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PIN ME! air fryer chicken wings

Next time we will have friends over, i will know what to cook to please the crowd. Even if friends are already in your house, believe me, from taking wings out of freezer to actually serving them will be exactly 30 minutes! How amazing is that! So time saving and no oil involved!

air fryer chicken wings with celery sticks

Air fryer is a fantastic tool hands down. Healthy oil free recipes ready in no time!

air fryer chicken wings with celery sticks


Recipe Rating


Sunday 2nd of September 2018

The air fryer is my new favorite appliance. I'm seriously in love with it and this recipe. Perfect and in time for football watching season!


Sunday 2nd of September 2018

How easy it this recipe! Love the idea of having wings in 30 and from the freezer no less! I've never tried an air fryer but this delicious and quick recipe just might change my mind.