Air-Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings Tips
How should you grease the air fryer before putting in the chicken wings?
While many air fryers—including our Test Kitchen’s favorite air fryer
—have nonstick cooking baskets and trays, wings are notorious for sticking to cooking surfaces (which then, are a pain to clean). A light coating of cooking spray will give just an added layer of protection. Of course, be sure to check with your air fryer’s manual—some recommend avoiding nonstick sprays.
Do you have to flip the buffalo chicken wings while cooking them in the air fryer?
For even cooking, consider checking on the wings halfway through cooking, flipping the wings, and giving them a quick spritz of cooking spray for crispy golden color. This air fryer trick
will work on plenty of other air fryer foods, too.
How can you make sure your air-fryer buffalo chicken wings are crispy?
With air fryers you want the least amount of moisture possible, so be sure to pat your chicken dry before cooking. The drier the skin, the crispier and more delicious it will be. A spritz of cooking spray will also help crisp up the wings while cooking. If you liked these air-fryer buffalo chicken wings, try more of our air-fryer recipes
!—Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant
Air Fryer Cook Times
In our testing, we find cook times vary dramatically between brands of air fryers. As a result, we give wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.
1 piece: 83 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 106mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.