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Air fryer chicken wings

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  • Nut free
  • Peanut free
  • Dairy free
  • Lactose free
  • Sesame free
  • Shellfish free
  • High in protein
  • No added sugar

These crispy, succulent air fryer chicken wings are the perfect dish to serve when friends drop by – your family will love them, too! 

  • Serves4
  • Cook time25 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes
chicken wings


  • 2 tsp chicken salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1kg chicken wing nibbles
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) sweet chilli sauce
  • 1/4 cup (60g) mayonnaise
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Pinch ground chilli
  • Spring onion slices, to serve
  • Coleslaw, to serve
  • Hot chips, to serve
  • Lemon wedges, to serve

Nutritional information

Per serve: Energy: 2313kJ/553 Cals (27%), Protein: 28g (56%), Fat: 41g (59%), Sat Fat: 11g (46%), Sodium: 991mg (50%), Carb: 18g (6%), Sugar: 16g (18%), Dietary Fibre: 3g (10%).

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat the air fryer to 220°C.

  2. Step 2

    Combine the chicken salt, pepper and garlic powder in a small bowl. Place chicken in a large bowl and sprinkle with salt mixture, tossing to evenly coat.

  3. Step 3

    Place the chicken, skin-side down, in a single layer in the basket of an air fryer. Cook for 15 mins. Turn chicken and cook for 10 mins or until dark golden, crisp and cooked through.

  4. Step 4

    Meanwhile, combine sweet chilli sauce, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and chilli in a bowl.

  5. Step 5

    Place chicken and spiced mayo sauce on a serving platter and sprinkle with spring onion. Serve with coleslaw, hot chips and lemon wedges.

Recipe tip

Depending on the capacity of your air fryer, you may need to cook the chicken in 2 batches.

Clever storage:
Cooked chicken wings can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.


Air fryer chicken wings recipe

Whether you’re throwing a game day party, don’t want to show up empty-handed to a barbecue, or in need of a no-fuss finger food, this spiced chicken wing air fryer dish will be a crowd-pleaser. They’re tossed in a savoury spice mix of chicken salt, garlic powder and pepper and cooked in the air fryer for total ease. The results are golden, crispy, succulent wings served with a homemade spiced mayonnaise dipping sauce. They’ll be so loved, you’ll have people asking you for the recipe!

How to cook chicken wings in air fryer

Chicken wings have traditionally been baked in the oven, cooked in the crockpot or even deep-fried. However, this version is cooked entirely in the air fryer for a faster, crispier wing. Contrary to the name, air fryers don’t actually fry food. Food is placed in a perforated basket and is cooked by hot air blowing on the food. The rapid force of the air results in convection, which cooks, browns and crisps the dish. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to cook your chicken wings in two batches to allow space for the wings to crisp and turn golden all over. While it’s up to personal preference, the advantages of cooking chicken wings in the air fryer are the minimal amount of oil used, the even crispiness on the wings and a reduced cooking time compared to baking them in the oven. 

The best air fryer chicken wings recipe

Chicken wing nibbles are chicken wings cut into two pieces with the tips removed. The remaining pieces are called a drumette and a flat or wingette. While chicken wings are larger, wing tips don’t usually have a lot of meat on them and can easily dry out. Serve our chicken wings air fryer recipe with a spiced-up dipping sauce made from sweet chilli sauce, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, crushed garlic and ground chilli. They make the perfect snack when you’re on the couch, an easy dinner when served with a side of salad or veggies, or finger food when you have friends over. 

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If you love this chicken wings in an air fryer dish and after more chicken nibbles and bites, try these recipes for Tasia and Gracia's baked crispy chicken wings, honey and ginger chicken wings or these spiced chicken wings with ranch dressing