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Aug 16, 2021

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings

These air fryer Buffalo chicken wings are so crispy and flavorful. Be sure to give everyone extra napkins, because they are going to want seconds. 

Buffalo chicken wings on a platter.

Made in an air fryer, they are a delicious lightened up take on the the deep fried restaurant version. The skin is super crispy even after being tossed in the tasty Buffalo sauce. 

Serve these with cool blue cheese dressing (or ranch if you prefer) along with the traditional carrot and celery sticks. They are amazing straight from the air fryer. 

I love chicken wings. I'm pretty sure I've contributed to the temporary wing shortage in some way, and I've gotten my oldest grandson hooked on them too. Making chicken wings is my favorite way of getting him to come visit. 

I just counted, and this is the twelfth chicken wings post on this site, including pepper glazed, hot honey, and Korean-style barbecue! While wings will never overtake the number of bread recipes here (a bazillion and counting), as you can see, I'm a big fan. 

Air fryer buffalo chicken wings on a platter.

I loved how the wings, after spending 22 minutes in the air fryer, had such a crispy skin and juicy meat. 

Tip for selecting your chicken wings:

While you can buy drumettes and wingettes, wing parts that have already been separated, I like to buy whole wings and separate them myself. All you need is a good cleaver or super sharp santuko-style knife

The reason I like doing this myself is that I can freeze and save the wing tips to later use to make chicken broth or gravy. When I have enough, I just simmer them in water to make stock. 

How to make air fryer Buffalo chicken wings:

First, toss the wings in a marinade of a small amount of hot sauce, vinegar, oregano, garlic powder, and salt. 

Next, air fry the wings in two batches in your air fryer. If your toaster oven has an air fryer function, you can air fry all of the wings at the same time. I actually have both but decided to use my air fryer because cleanup would be easier. 

If you decide to use the air fry function in your toaster oven, reduce the cooking time to 16 minutes. 

Buffalo wings in a bowl.

Once you've air fried all of the wings, return them all to the air fryer basket for a minute to make sure they are hot. 

Finally, place them in a bowl and toss them with the Buffalo sauce. 

Buffalo wings tossed in sauce.

These wings are so easy to prepare! In fact, if you are hosting a game day party, you can keep cranking them out as your guests get hungry. Just fire up the air fryer. More wings everybody! 

I've included a lightened up blue cheese dressing for dipping. If you're a ranch person, you can always substitute that. 

And don't forget the celery and carrot sticks! 

Individual buffalo wing dipped in dressing.

More Chicken Wing Recipes You May Also Like:

Slow Cooker Asian Glazed Chicken Wings

Pepper Jelly Glazed Chicken Wings

Air Fryer Korean-Style BBQ Chicken Wings

Tandoori Style Crispy Chicken Wings

Adobo Chicken Wings with Filipino Pico de Gallo

Welcome to another Multicooker Monday. We all post recipes using small kitchen appliances such as Instant Pots, Crock Pots, and Air Fryers. I love it because it's inspired me to use that machine I bought and let sit in the closet. 

This month, we have recipes featuring the air fryer, the slow cooker, and the toaster oven. 

Multicooker Monday

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings with blue cheese.

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings
Yield: 4 servings
Author: Karen's Kitchen Stories
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 44 MinTotal time: 54 Min
These air fryer Buffalo chicken wings are so crispy and flavorful. Be sure to give everyone extra napkins, because they are going to want seconds.


For the Wings
  • 12 pieces chicken wing portions (or 6 whole chicken wings, separated into drummettes and wingettes, tips saved for later)
  • 6 tablespoons Frank's RedHot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
For the Blue Cheese Dip
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/3 cup plain or Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar


  1. Toss the wings with 1 tablespoon of the Frank's RedHot, the vinegar, oregano, garlic powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Let marinade for 15 minutes and up to overnight. 
  2. While the wings are marinating, combine the dip ingredients, mashing the blue cheese and yogurt together with the rest of the ingredients. Cover and refrigerate. 
  3. Heat the rest of the Frank's RedHot with the melted butter and brown sugar. Set aside. 
  4. Working with 6 pieces at a time, air fry the chicken for 22 minutes at 400 degrees F, flipping them over half way through. 
  5. Transfer the cooked wings to a bowl while you air fry the rest of the chicken pieces. 
  6. Once you've cooked all of the wing pieces, place them back into the air fryer and cook for 1 minute more to reheat. Place the Wings into a clean bowl and toss with the hot sauce mixture. 
  7. Serve with the blue cheese dip along with celery and carrot sticks. 

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  1. The Teen loves her wings hot so the next time I make them I will use this sauce on some of them. Thanks Karen

  2. The recipe seems to be very easy and quick to make for any day! As usual, the pictures are amazing!

  3. I want be able to stop eating at one, these are too addictive.

  4. Thank you for sharing this delightful recipe. I can hardly wait to try it.

  5. Hi
    Is there a way I can bake these in oven, ifso, how?

    1. You can try. If you have a convection setting, use that and watch the timing. I haven't tried it yet but it probably will work but might take longer.


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