Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings are delicious and juicy when cooked in the air fryer! This simple recipe pairs well with your favorite sauce!
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You’re going to fall in love with this recipe, it’s insanely easy and it’s the perfect companion to any game day spread, pizza night, appetizer for a party, or when you’re feeling a chicken wing craving!
This recipe makes about 2 servings–5 wings per person. Feel free to double, triple, or quadruple the recipe depending on how many you want to serve.
How to make Frozen Air Fryer Wings
This recipe is so simple, you’ll just need a few things:
Frozen wings - raw, not cooked!
Olive oil - to add a little moisture to the skin and help the spices stick.
Spices - a simple blend of chili powder, coarse salt, cumin, oregano, and paprika.
Brown sugar - optional, to help caramelize the skin!
To prep the wings you’ll simply toss the wings with the olive oil, spice, and (optional) brown sugar.
If you don't want to add extra sugar, feel free to leave the brown sugar out. But it helps to caramelize the skin and adds just a touch of flavor that pairs well with ANY wing sauce.
Then you’ll place the frozen wings right into the air fryer basket (no need to preheat or grease, unless you want to), equally spaced, turn it on and begin to cook.
In less than 20 minutes, your wings should reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
You may have to work in batches…
Then toss the wings in your favorite sauce (or serve them as is!), and enjoy!
How Long Cook Frozen Wings in the Air Fryer
This will depend on the size of your wings and your air fryer, but generally you might expect that it will take about 10 minutes on each side. When the internal temperature of wings reaches 165 degrees F, they’re finished!
It helps to have a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of your wings.
I like this particular meat thermometer, because you can stick on to the side of your fridge and just grab it when you need it!
How to Save Air Fryer Wings
You can save these wings, just save them in an airtight container in the fridge for about 3 days.
To reheat them - put them back into the air fryer on 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5-7 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through.
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Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings
- 2 lb frozen wings about 10 pieces
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp coarse salt
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp oregano
- ½ tsp brown sugar optional
- ½ tsp paprika
- In a large bowl, toss the frozen wings, olive oil, spices, and optional brown sugar until well combined.
- Place the wings into the basket of your air fryer, so that they aren’t touching (you may need to work in batches), no need to grease or preheat. Select AIR FRY and set the temperature to 375°F.
- Air fry for ten minutes, shake the basket, and cook for another 10 minutes. Check the internal temperature of the wings and make sure they’ve reached 165°F.
- Continue until all of the wings are cooked. Toss with your favorite sauce before serving or serve as is!