Air Fryer Chicken Wing

air fryer chicken wing
Air Fryer Chicken Wing

After four separate attempts, and close to five pounds of chicken…the Holy Grail of air fryer chicken wings. The word I see most often associated with wings is crispy…but, you don’t want tough and dried out meat in order to get it. For science, I went through pounds of wings to figure out the perfect method, time, and temperature. This method is fool proof, and will give you incredible results each time. Trust me, you need to try this out.

*Update* if you don’t want to wash and wait three hours for the chicken to dry, you can use a paper towel to absorb any moisture.

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This recipe takes about three and a half hours to assemble and cook. Trust me, it’s worth the wait, tastes out of this world, and is surprisingly healthy. These jerk air fryer chicken wings are not only keto friendly, they’re gluten free as well. This makes for a great snack or dinner, and you can easily double the amount if you’re entertaining. If you’re not using an air fryer, all of my recipes can also be made on a sheet pan in the oven, by adding 50 degrees to the temperature.

air fryer chicken wing

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

The best method for crispy, yet juicy and tender wings.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 645 kcal


  • Air Fryer, or Oven (50 degrees warmer)
  • Colander


  • 4 whole chicken wings drumette, wing, and tip
  • 1 tsp jerk seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Add chicken wings to colander, and wash under cold water.
  • Place the wings in the fridge, on a plate, and allow to dry for at least 3 hours…or use a paper towel, absorb any moisture, and move on to the next step.
  • Preheat your air fryer, or oven to 400 degrees.
  • Lightly season your wings with salt and jerk seasoning. I cannot stress the word lightly enough.
  • Add to the lowest shelf for 22 minutes, flipping halfway through.


All air fryers cook at different speeds.  These recipes are meant to be a general guide.  Cooking times depend on various factors including thickness, cut, and type of meat used.  I use an Instant Pot Vortex Plus shelf air fryer.  If you’re using something different, especially a bucket type air fryer, I advise keeping an eye on food so it doesn’t under, or overcook. 


Calories: 645kcal
Keyword Air Fried, Air Fryer, Air Fryer Chicken Wing, Air Fryer Chicken Wings, Chicken Wings
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  1. Why the “dry time” of 3 hours??

    1. Because you wash them first. Don’t want to cook and season a wet wing.

    2. Recipe updated to exclude instructions to wash & dry wings….saving three hours.

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