(optional) We have an extra crispy corn starch crust option for you too, but it does require oil spray. Wing sizes vary in size and thickness, so cooking times will vary. Some brands of Air Fryers will cook slower or faster than others, adjust accordingly.We cooked the 2 lbs. of chicken wings in a 3.4 qt. Air Fryer. For that size of air fryer, 2 lbs. is about the max without overcrowding the air fryer. If you have a larger size of air fryer, you can probably cook larger batches.
If needed, pat dry the chicken wings. Season with salt, pepper, and optional garlic powder.
For oil-free version, place in even layer in air fryer basket/tray. Follow air fry instructions below. For Extra Crispy Crust, follow optional steps for corn starch crust.
For Extra Crispy Corn Starch Crust
Add seasoning to the wings then lay them in single layer on a plate or cutting board. Sprinkle cornstarch over the wings on both sides. Liberally spray wings evenly with oil spray so that all the cornstarch is coated in oil. There should be no dry white clumps of cornstarch or else they will cook hard and dry.
Gently place the coated wings in your air fryer basket or tray/rack.
Air Fry wings at 400°F/205°C for 30-35 minutes or until cripsy and cooked through. You must flip the wings over after the first 20 minutes of cooking. Or you might need an extra flip to get the wings crispy to your personal preference.
If using a sauce, toss with a little sauce, then air fry for another 2-4 minutes. Or you can just toss or dip the wings in the sauce after they are finished cooking.
No Oil Necessary. The wings have enough fat in the skin to crisp up nicely on their own.
Shake several times for even cooking.
Don’t overcrowd fryer basket.
If using a sauce, it is added in just at the end, otherwise it often burns before the chicken wings are cooked.
Recipes were cooked in 3-4 qt air fryers. If using a larger air fryer, the recipe might cook quicker so adjust cooking time.
If cooking in multiple batches, the first batch will take longer to cook if Air Fryer is not already pre-heated.
Remember to set a timer to shake/flip/toss the food as directed in recipe.