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Air Fryer Chicken Wings

January 5, 2019

By Kath Dedon


Air Fryer Chicken Wings are the best chicken wings I have ever had! They are crispy, not at all greasy, and the meat is moist and cooked perfectly.

My family will tell you that I was pretty clear that I really, really wanted the Cuisinart® AirFryer Toaster Oven. Bob “surprised” me with it for my birthday, which happens to be a few days before Christmas. That meant I could make 3 batches of chicken wings for an afternoon snack on Christmas Day!

The reason I wanted this particular air fryer is because it’s a multi-talented toaster oven that not only air fries, but it also bakes, convection bakes, broils, convection broils, warms, and makes toast. I also like the fact that it has a window and an oven light, so it’s easy to check on how things are going.

So far, I’ve only used the air fryer, baking, and warming functions. I baked perfect potatoes. I warmed some leftovers. I made a batch of cookies with a large, full sheet of cookies in my regular oven, and I was able to bake the few cookies that were left at the same time in my toaster oven. They were perfect. It’s really nice to have a second oven that works well.

These Air Fryer Chicken Wings were the first thing I made. I just followed the recipe in the small Cuisinart cookbook that came with the oven. We were amazed at how good they were.  Using no oil and seasoning them only with kosher salt made the perfect wings.


Air Fryer Chicken Wings and Fries

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Air Fryer Chicken Wings

(Adapted from the recipe that came with the Cuisinart AirFryer Toaster Oven)


(print the recipe)


Makes about 11 wing sections


1¼ pounds “party” chicken wings (drumette and flat sections)

Kosher salt


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  1. Sprinkle kosher salt over both sides of the chicken wings.
  2. Put the air fryer basket on the baking pan. (Line the baking pan with foil, if desired, for easier clean up.) Put the salted chicken wings in the basket.


in the air fryer basket


3. Put the pan and basket in the middle position of the oven. Set the oven to the Air Fry function and 400°.

4. Set a timer for 10 minutes. (I use my cell phone timer because the one complaint that people seem to have about this air fryer is that the timer is not accurate.)

5. When the timer goes off, take the pan out of the oven and turn the wings over.

6. Return to the oven and set the timer for 10 minutes. Enjoy!


air fryer chicken wings


Some of my family liked Frank’s Red Hot Sauce with the wings, but Bob and I both loved them plain.


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4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 6, 2019 5:54 am

    i’ve started air frying lately. bit unconventional but the results have been remarkable

    • January 6, 2019 7:01 am

      It’s kind of amazing, isn’t it? Thanks so much for your comment.

  2. January 12, 2019 7:23 am

    Just the kind of simple, honest cooking I love! That crust looks fantastic. I have an electric oven with an air fry function that works just fine, and I do love the results I get. Will definitely give this one a try.

    • January 12, 2019 8:19 am

      How lucky to have an air fry function in your full-size oven! You’re ready to make chicken wings for a crowd. 🙂 Enjoy!

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