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air fried frozen chicken wings basted in a barbecue sauce
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Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings

Air frying frozen chicken wings is an excellent way to enjoy juicy, tender chicken wings without all of the oil that goes along with deep frying. Learn how to air fry 3 types of frozen chicken wings all in under 30 minutes with no need to thaw!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Fat, Low Lactose
Keyword: air fried frozen wings, air fryer chicken recipes, air fryer frozen chicken, frozen chicken wings in air fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 198kcal
Author: Kristina


  • 1 lb frozen chicken wings bone-in
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup dipping sauce see notes


  • Remove frozen chicken wings from the package and place into the air fryer basket. Pat dry with a paper towel.
  • Air fry chicken at 400°F / 204°C for 10 minutes (to thaw).
  • Remove the chicken from the air fryer and drain any liquid that has accumulated at the bottom. Put the wings back into the air fryer basket, spacing them out so they are not touching (work in batches if needed). Sprinkle evenly with the salt and pepper. *See notes section if using a dry rub or breading.
  • Air fry for an additional 10-15 minutes, flipping halfway through. Check that internal temperature has reached 165°F before removing from air fryer. Toss with dipping sauce of choice and serve warm.


Dry Rub: If using a dry rub, thoroughly coat the wings in the rub before putting them back into air fryer basket and cooking for the remaining 10-15 minutes. There is no need to season with the salt and pepper. 
Breading: Once the wings have finished the first 10 minutes of cooking remove them from the air fryer. Coat in a mixture of ½ cup flour, ½ cup cornmeal, ¾ salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, and ½ teaspoon paprika. Submerge coated wings in a mix of 2 eggs and 1 cup milk. Then coat again in the cornmeal/flour mixture. Put back into the air fryer and spray with a generous amount of cooking oil. Continue air frying for 10-15 minutes. They will be crispy and golden brown. Serve plain or allow them to cool for a few minutes and then toss in sauce. 
Sauce Recommendations: Buffalo, barbecue, garlic parmesan, sweet sesame sauce, sweet chili, honey garlic, pineapple teriyaki, etc.


Serving: 4oz | Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 993mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 171IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg