Air Fryer BBQ Wings

Air Fryer BBQ Wings 2

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B.B.Q Chicken wings might not be the newest recipe to try, but let me tell you! This recipe is most easiest, most delicious, and quickest of all. And don’t we all need more and more different recipes to try? These wings end up being spicy, juicy and coated with a luscious Barbecue flavored glaze. The air fryer makes our job even easier. So grab your chef’s hat and lets head to the kitchen to create something juicy, delicious, and irresistible for the entire family.

Ingredients to make Air Fryer B.B.Q wings

  • Chicken wings
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Olive oil
  • Baking powder
  • Paprika powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Onion powder or dried onions
Air Fryer BBQ Wings

Ingredient Notes and Variations

Chicken wings: If you are buying whole chicken wings, wash and clean them thoroughly. Separate them from joints and use the wingettes and drummetes for this recipe. Remove the tips from the wings too. These can be used to make chicken stock.

Barbecue Sauce: The Barbecue Sauce is the star of this recipe as it gives a classic smoky flavor to the wings.

Olive oil: Olive oil gives a crisp exterior to the wings. Alternatively, you can use avocado, sesame, or any other light vegetable oil.

Baking powder: Although it is an optional ingredient, baking powder forms a crusty coating on the wings and takes in any excess moisture.

Spices: For my classic Air fryer wings, I coat them with a blend of different spices. These include Paprika powder, Garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. For a more spicier taste, try using green chili paste or red chili flakes.

Dried onion: Dried onion has a unique sweet plus savory flavor which blends with all the spices to create an amazing overall taste.

How to make Air Fryer B.B.Q chicken wings

1: Marinating the wings

marinating BBQ Wings

Wash and pat dry the chicken wings with a kitchen towel to remove moisture.

In a mixing bowl add the chicken wings along with olive oil and baking powder.

Add paprika powder, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Add any other optional spices too. Mix well so that the wings are thoroughly coated.

2: Air frying the wings

Preheat the air fryer to 400°F.

Arrange the chicken wings in a lined air fryer basket. Arrange so that no piece overlaps each other.

Cook for at least 25 minutes. Flip sides in between to ensure the sides are brown and crisp from both sides.

If you are doubtful, use a kitchen thermometer to check the internal temperature of the chicken wings. It should be 165°F.

Remove from the air fryer basket.

3: Glazing

Glazing BBQ Wings

Coat the prepared chicken wings in barbecue sauce.

If you like, place them again in the air fryer and heat for 2 to 3 minutes so that the sauce heats up and forms a luscious glaze.

Serve with a side of potato wedges, ranch sauce, or vegetable salad.

Air Fryer BBQ Wings 2

Air Fryer BBQ Wings

Adalynn Ward
B.B.Q Chicken wings might not be the newest recipe to try, but let me tell you! This Air fryer BBQ wings recipe is easiest, most delicious, and quickest of all.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Appetizer
Servings 4 persons


  • 2 lbs chicken wings
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp paprika powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder or dried onions
  • ¾ cup BBQ sauce

How to Make?

  • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
  • In a large bowl, combine chicken wings, olive oil, baking powder, paprika powder, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, and onion powder. Toss until wings are evenly coated.
  • Place the wings in the air fryer basket in a single layer, making sure not to overcrowd.
  • Cook in the air fryer for 25-30 minutes, flipping the wings halfway through, until they are golden brown and crispy.
  • Once the wings are done, transfer them to a large bowl and pour the BBQ sauce over them. Toss until the wings are well coated.
  • Serve the Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Wings hot, garnished with extra BBQ sauce if desired.


Serving: 200gCalories: 540kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 60.9gFat: 22.2gSaturated Fat: 5.6gCholesterol: 168mgSodium: 477mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5.6gCalcium: 2206mgIron: 7mg
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