No more soggy, flavorless wings for you! Thanks to the air fryer, these Crispy Air Fryer Wings get ultra crisp in no time at all!
Truth be told, I’ve never really been a huge fan of wings. Turns out, I’d just been having bad wings. You know the type, they’re kind of soggy because the skin never renders down, flavorless except for some store-bought bbq or buffalo sauce. No thanks. These Crispy Air Fryer Wings utilize a dry rub for all the flavor and my new favorite tool, the air fryer for the crispy wing perfection.
Since the Super Bowl is quickly approaching, I thought I’d churn out as many of these classic game day recipes as possible before I move on to all that Valentine’s Day has to offer. Aka chocolate. These wings are actually very customizable. If you want more spice, add more cayenne pepper! If you want them a tad sweeter, a another tbsp of brown sugar! The options are truly endless. I highly recommend keeping the mustard, garlic and onion powder the same though. That combo gives such a mouthwatering savory flavor! I love that these are a great all-around recipe that everyone will love, since they’re not too spicy or unique, unlike my Honey Za’atar Hot Wings which are a bit of both! To go alongside, I made this Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dressing and it was the perfect pairing!
**Want to make these Paleo-friendly? Just swap the brown sugar for coconut sugar!
- 24 chicken wings and drumettes
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- 1 tsp mustard powder
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- crudite and blue cheese dip for dipping
- Thoroughly pat dry chicken wings with paper towels and place them in a mixing bowl.
- Combine all of the spices in a small bowl to make a dry rub.
- Toss to evenly coat with seasoning.
- Place on air frying basket, spacing evenly and air fry at 390˚F for 8 minutes per side, or a total of 16 minutes, or until chicken wings cooked through and are crisp and golden brown on the outside. Depending on the size of your air fryer basket, you may want to do in batches for optimal crispiness.