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How to make Buffalo Chicken Wings in the Air Fryer. I’ll show you my secret ingredient for making super crispy chicken wings using the Air Fryer. Make two different buffalo wing sauces – traditional buffalo sauce and Honey Buffalo sauce!

The secret ingredient to crispy buffalo wings in the Air Fryer

An unexpected ingredient helps make these air fryer wings crispy without being fried – baking powder! It’s very important to make sure you use baking powder NOT baking soda. It’s also important to make sure the baking powder is aluminum free. Using baking soda or baking powder with aluminum can make your wings taste awful, so don’t make that mistake!


Use 1 teaspoon of baking powder for each pound of chicken wings. I also use 1 teaspoon of salt per pound of chicken wings to make sure they are properly seasoned.

How to cook chicken wings in the air fryer

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F.
  2. Pat dry wings with a paper towel and place in a large bowl. Toss with salt and baking powder.
  3. Arrange in a single layer in the air fryer. Cook for 10 minutes, flip the wings, then cook for 10 more minutes.
  4. Add wings to a clean bowl and toss with sauce of choice to fully coat. Serve immediately.

How long to air fry chicken wings at 400 degrees F?

Cook chicken wings for 10 minutes, then flip them over or shake the basket, and cook them for an additional 10 minutes.


  1. How to make Original Buffalo Sauce: In a sauce pan over medium heat, melt 1/3 cup of unsalted butter. Add 1/2 cup Frank’s RedHot Original, whisk to combine. Toss with cooked wings and serve.
  2. How to make Honey Buffalo Sauce: In a sauce pan over medium heat, melt 1/3 cup of unsalted butter. Add 1/2 cup of Frank’s RedHot Original, 2/3 cup of honey, 1/2 tsp garlic powder and 1/2 tsp paprika. Whisk until fully emulsified. Toss with cooked wings and serve.

how many wings should I serve per person?

How many wings to serve per person depends on a few things. If you are serving them as an appetizer with several other foods, plan on at least two wings per person. If you are serving the wings as the main dish or as a snack with not many other foods, plan on 6-10 wings per person.

How many wings are in one pound?

Depending on the size of the wings, there are usually 4-5 wings per pound of chicken wings.

Want to make crispy buffalo wings but don’t have an air fryer? Try my Crispy Baked Chicken Wing Recipe! And For more Game Day Appetizer, try my Buffalo Chicken Dip, my Seven Layer Dip, or my Crab Artichoke Dip!

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Crispy Air Fryer Wings

Prep 5 minutes
Cook 22 minutes
Servings 2 servings


  • Air Fryer


Buffalo Sauce

  • ½ cup franks red hot sauce
  • cup butter

Honey Buffalo Sauce

  • ½ cup franks red hot sauce
  • cups honey
  • cup butter

Chicken Wings

  • 2 lbs chicken wings
  • 2 teaspoons aluminum free baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt


  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F
  • Pat wings dry with a paper towel. add to a bowl and toss with salt and baking powder until fully coated.
  • Arrange in air fryer in a single layer.
  • Air fry 10 minutes, shake or flip , air fry 10 more minutes


Amount of wings can be increased, just add one teaspoon of salt and one teaspoon of baking powder for every pound of chicken wings.  
Nutritional info is an estimate and does not include sauce.


Serving: 5wings | Calories: 546kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 189mg | Sodium: 2820mg | Potassium: 383mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 325mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: American
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Hello! I’m Meghan.

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  1. 5 stars
    FINALLY, crispy air fryer chicken wings without using oil!!! Thank you!! Worked great. I didn’t put the salt though because i sauced my wings.