For best results and even cooking, only air fry as many wings that will fit in a single layer. 2 lbs. of chicken wings in a 3.4 qt. Air Fryer is about the max without overcrowding the air fryer. If you cook more wings, it may take longer to cook through.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.
Make the Buffalo Sauce: Whisk together the buffalo sauce ingredients (melted butter, hot sauce, Worcestershire or soy sauce, and garlic powder). Set aside.
If needed, pat dry the chicken wings. Season the wings with salt, pepper, and optional garlic powder and then add to the air fryer basket/tray in a single layer (cook in batches if needed).
Air Fry the Wings at 400°F/205°C for 20-30 minutes, flipping the wings after the first 15 minutes. Cook the wings until crispy and cooked through. Depending on how many much you are cooking and the size of your air fryer, the wings might need to be tossed a third time while cooking so the air fry evenly.
Optional: For a little more flavor, brush a little sauce on wings about 2 minutes before they are finished cooking. Continue to air fry for another 1-2 minutes with the sauce. Make sure not to air fry the sauced wings too long or else the sauce will burn. You’ll be adding more sauce on before serving.
Sauce the Wings Before Serving: allow the wings to cool for a couple minutes, then toss them with the homemade buffalo sauce. The sauce will cling less to super hot wings because the hot wings melt the butter. So if the wings are slightly cooler, the homemade sauce will cling more. If you’re using bottled sauce, then you can coat the super hot wings and the sauce will still stick. Sauce and serve warm.
Shake or turn the wings several times for even cooking.
Don’t overcrowd fryer basket.
If cooking with the a sauce, it is added in just at the end, otherwise it will usually burn before the chicken wings are cooked.
If cooking in multiple batches, the following batches may take less time to cook because the Air Fryer is already fully at temperature.
Remember to set a timer to shake/flip/toss the wings for even cooking.