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Air fryer buffalo chicken wings on a black plate with ranch dressing in a mini cast iron dip bowl.

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings

  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 1x


Skip the calories and mess of deep-fried chicken with these crispy air fryer buffalo chicken wings tossed in restaurant-quality sauce.


Units Scale
  • 2 lbs. chicken wings
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 1/2 cup Frank’s RedHot sauce
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt to taste


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400°F.
  2. Season the chicken wings with salt and pepper.
  3. Arrange the wings in a single layer in the air fryer basket and air fry for 10 minutes.
  4. Flip the wings over and air fry for another 10 minutes, or until a meat thermometer reads 165°F.
  5. Meanwhile, combine the sauce ingredients in a small pot over low heat. Gently simmer until the sauce begins to bubble.
  6. Remove sauce from heat immediately and toss with the cooked wings in a large mixing bowl until evenly coated.
  7. Dish and serve hot with veggies and ranch or blue cheese dressing.
  8. Enjoy!


  • Add a cornstarch slurry for a thicker, stickier wing sauce.
  • Cooking time will vary based on air fryer models and wing size.
  • For crispier wings, see the baking powder hack in recipe tips.
  • This recipe assumes you have an air fryer with a preheat option. If you do not, run your air fryer for 5 minutes at 400°F to preheat it evenly before adding in the chicken and following the recommended recipe time.
  • Scroll up to RECIPE TIPS for more useful tips, suggestions and ingredient substitutions.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins