Who doesn’t love frozen chicken wings? But today I will tell you about a new variety and that is air fryer breaded chicken wings. These are popular and delicious, known for their exceptional taste, texture, and most importantly crispiness. And by using an air fryer, you can get the ideal blend of crispy outside and soft, juicy inside without the extra oiliness that is frequently associated with deep-fried wings.
The taste of air fryer breaded chicken wings can be easily customized with your choice of seasonings, spices, or herbs mixed into the breading. The hot circulating air in the air fryer helps to cook the wings evenly while infusing them with flavor from the breading.
So, whether you’re a busy parent or an office worker, you’ll enjoy these breaded chicken wings. And they only require half an hour to be cooked to perfection.
How To Make Air Fryer Breaded Chicken Wings
Cooking breaded chicken wings in an air fryer is hustle free and your air fryer does most of the work for you. You just need chicken wings, vegetable oil, and a few other ingredients to get them ready.
1 lb. of chicken wings- 453 grams
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup of all-purpose flour- 60 grams
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon kosher or pink salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
Step-By-Step Guide For Cooking Air Fryer Breaded Chicken Wings
Step-1 Take a bowl and add the chicken wings to it. Drizzle the vegetable oil over them and coat them well.
Step-2 Now start to add other ingredients one by one to make the breading mixture. Take another bowl and add all-purpose flour, soy sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper, and paprika. Mix well and set aside.
Step-3 Take the chicken wings and put them in the breading mixture one by one. Coat them well from all sides.
Step-4 Preheat the air fryer to 400 F for 4 minutes,
Step-5 Add breaded chicken wings to the air fryer basket and cook for 8 minutes at 370 F. After that give them a shake and cook further for 5-7 minutes at 400 F.
And that’s it, Your air fryer breaded chicken wings are ready. Enjoy!
Dipping Sauces To Try With Air Fryer Breaded Chicken Wings
I like to eat wings with Greek yogurt salad, simple ketchup, and mayonnaise. You can add more variety of sauces to increase the joy and taste. Below are some suggestions for the best dipping sauce to try with breaded chicken wings:
Salted Caramel Sauce
Sweet & Sour Sauce
Tips & Notes
1- Ensure some sufficient space between each chicken wing in the air fryer basket, so they don’t stick to each other and cook evenly.
2- Spray the chicken wings with a MISTO oil sprayer so they crisp up nicely.
3- You can use silicone tongs to flip the chicken wings halfway through cooking.
4- Check the internal temperature of chicken wings before eating them. It’s safe to use chicken with an internal temperature of 165 F. You can use the ALPHA GRILLERS instant thermometer for that.
Serving Options For Breaded Chicken Wings
What Temperature Should I Set My Air Fryer For Breaded Chicken Wings?
Cook initially at a slightly lower temperature of 370 F so the wings can be cooked thoroughly from the inside. Then after half time has passed, raise the temperature to 400 F, so the wings can become crispy and crunchy.
How Long Do I Cook Breaded Chicken Wings In The Air Fryer?
The precise cooking time for cooking breaded chicken wings will depend on the air fryer’s brand, model, and performance. But with a preheated air fryer basket, it will normally take from 13 to 16 minutes.
What Type Of Breading Works Best For Air Fryer Chicken Wings?
For air fryer chicken wings, a light and crispy breading works best. You can use the ingredients that I have stated in this recipe, chicken sings will crisp up nicely. You can also try a mixture of flour, cornstarch, and your favorite seasonings.
Panko breadcrumbs are also useful for a crunchier exterior. Make a mixture of flour, panko breadcrumbs, and spices for a combination of crunch and flavor.
How Should I Store Leftover Air-fried Breaded Chicken Wings?
Let the cooked breaded chicken wings cool down. Then pack them in an airtight container and place them in the refrigerator. They will last for 3-4 days.
How To Reheat Chicken Wings In Air Fryer?
You can reheat chicken wings using the microwave oven, air fryer, and conventional oven as well.
Microwave Oven: Place chicken wings in a microwave-safe plate or bowl and heat them for 40 seconds. However, microwaving chicken wings sometimes led to a soggy texture.
Air Fryer: Place the wings in the air fryer basket and cook for 3-5 minutes at 360 F.
Conventional Oven: You can also reheat them in a regular oven by placing them in an oven-safe pan or plate and heating them for 5-7 minutes in a preheated oven.
- 1 lb. Chicken wings- 453 grams
- 3 tbsp Vegetable oil
- 1/2 CUP All-purpose flour-60 grams
- 1 tsp Smoked paprika
- 1 tsp Garlic powder
- 1 tsp Soy sauce
- 1` tsp Onion powder
- 1 tsp Kosher or pink salt
- 1 tsp Ground black pepper
- Take a bowl and add the chicken wings to it. Drizzle the vegetable oil over them and coat them well.
- Now start to add other ingredients one by one to make the breading mixture. Take another bowl and add all-purpose flour, soy sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper, and paprika. Mix well and set aside.
- Take the chicken wings and put them in the breading mixture one by one. Coat them well from all sides.
- Preheat the air fryer to 400 F for 4 minutes.
- Add breaded chicken wings to the air fryer basket and cook for 8 minutes at 370 F. After that give them a shake and cook further for 5-7 minutes at 400 F.
- And that’s it, Your air fryer breaded chicken wings are ready. Enjoy!